Technical Diving with Us

Want to learn about Tec diving but are put off by all those ‘going to the dark side’ references?  Interested in learning how to dive deeper for longer but feel learning Tec diving might be intimidating.  Think Tec diving is not safe and not for you, then think again… 

At Bubbles we see Tec diving as an expansion of your current recreational diving knowledge and skills, allowing you to open up a whole new world of dive sites you could otherwise not enjoy and not as an activity only suitable for brave and the thrill seekers.  Moving from recreational to Tec diving is not a giant leap, but an easy step. 

Safety is paramount of course and with Tec diving you do have to manage greater risks and follow strict rules but you already do that as a recreational diver.  We are very proud of our 100% safety record and we keep our policy of only offering the smallest group sizes for diving. 

With Bubbles you will learn in a safe environment, under careful supervision of our Tec Instructor, Chris Dennis. You will learn all aspects of Tec diving with the end goal to accelerate decompression using multiple mixed gases, up to 100% O2. 

Chris is passionate about offering the very best in Tec training – with over 10 years experience as an Instructor at Bubbles, in which time he has achieved the prestigious rating of Master Instructor.  Chris will look after you and make sure you are comfortable every step of the way.  You will also be trained exactly to PADI standards, no shortcuts to finish the course quicker. 

PADI has divided its Tec training course into three distinct modules: Tec40, Tec45 and Tec50. Each module builds on the skills you need to know as a Tec diver, culminating in the prestigious Tec50 certification – making you part of an elite group of divers. Each module takes approximately 3 days. 

Tec Course Prices

Guided Technical Diving 

Already qualified as a Tec Diver? Want an adventure like no experience you have had before? 

With Bubbles, not only will you enjoy our extremely high levels of customer service, our emphasis on safety and marine conservation you will also have a personalised diving plan made just for you to make sure you get to experience the best technical diving the islands have to offer. 

The islands of Gozo and Malta are already recognised as having some of the best recreational diving in the World, but did you know that it is the same for Tec diving too?  Famous for a unique underwater topography, wrecks, and caverns, many too deep to explore as a recreational diver, this is a Tec divers paradise. 

Need to rent equipment?  Not a problem as we have a full range of quality equipment available to rent.

Technical Equipment

Tec equipment needs to be good, very good!  So we have chosen to use Apeks range of technical dive equipment for our dive centre.

Wings – We use a DIR style backplate and harness rig with Apeks WTX 40 wings

Regs – We use Apeks DS4 first stage with two XTX 40 second stages

Tanks – We have 12L twins with 7Ltr aluminium stages

Gases – We can supply gas mixes up to 100% O2

Guided Tec Prices
Tec 40

This is the first step into the Tec diving world; after this course you will be qualified to do the following:

  • Use decompression software to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
  • Use a single stage of up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

Duration – 3 days

For more information please use this link to connect direct to the PADI Tec 40 information page.

Tec 45

Tec45 will build on what you learnt in your Tec40 course, expanding and developing your skills & knowledge in the following areas:

  • The ability to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet
  • The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.
  • There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
  • Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
  • Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

Duration – 3 days

For more information please use this link to connect direct to the PADI Tec 45 information page.

Tec 50

The Tec50 course rounds off your training with the ability to make full decompression dives with two deco gases up to 100% O2 as well:

  • Make actual decompression dives as deep as 50 metres/165 feet
  • Use enriched air nitrox and/or oxygen for decompression
  • Use desk top decompression software to create custom dive tables and plan your dives
  • Qualify to make technical decompression dives with a strong focus on self reliance.

Duration – 3 days

For more information please use this link to connect direct to the PADI Tec 50 information page.