The PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver is the second level of rebreather technical diving using the Type T CCR’s. This intermediate rebreather diver program will develop your use of your chosen rebreather, completing dives outside the recreational and air diluent envelope.
What will I do?
During your Tec 60 CCR course you will build upon skills you developed during the PADI Tec 40 CCR diver course. You will learn to confidently complete multiple decompression stops, manage life-support problems and dive with trimix/heliox (minimum 16% oxygen) as a diluent rebreather gas. During your dives you will learn to carrying adequate bail out gas for these type of dives. This challenging but fun program is ideal for divers who are serious about being a Tec CCR divers, if that is you, then this course is your next step.
In the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you complete one confined water and six open water dives. Building on the technical diving knowledge and skills you acquired in the Tec 40 CCR course, you’ll cover new topics such as:
- Different bailout strategies
- Offboard gas supply capability
- Planning tec CCR decompression dives including deep deco stops
- Offsetting narcosis with helium gas mixes
- Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies
Due to differences between CCRs, divers qualify on each CCR. However, once qualified, if you wish to cross over to another Type T CCR, you’ll only need to complete the Tec CCR Qualifier program, which covers unit-specific skills and knowledge.
What scuba gear will I use?
You’ll use standard tec diving equipment along with the gear you used for your PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver course, with the addition of a spare mask and a primary and backup CCR dive computer with open-circuit bailout capability. You’ll definitely want CCR and bailout decompression software or your PC, tablet or smartphone.
After certification as a PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.
Your instructor will make sure that all Type T CCRs used in PADI courses meet requirements, such as being third party tested and that manufacturers ensure their CCRs meet a comprehensive list of requirements.
How do I start learning now?
How much does it cost?
We offer a couple of options for the PADI Tec 60 CCR diver course, these are as follows:
Standard PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver – £650
– This is the most popular package and is available upon request.
Bespoke PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver – £995
– This is a great option if you struggle with dates and times and will allow you to adjust your course schedule to suit your needs
All of these options include full equipment hire, gas fills, course materials, all training elements and your PADI course materials. The only thing that you will have to pay on top of your course fee is transport to and from the training location and entrance fees at the open water dive sites
The PADI Tec 60 CCR can be completed with in conjunction with the PADI Nitrox & Trimix Gas Blender course. This is a useful program for all technical divers to better understand how different gases are blended.
- PADI Nitrox & Trimix Blender – Classroom based course to help you blend your own gases