Welcome to Technical Diving with Us!

Are you intrigued by the world of Tec diving but hesitant due to misconceptions and intimidating references? Do you desire to explore the depths and extend your dive times but feel unsure about the safety and complexity of Tec diving? It’s time to reconsider…

At Bubbles, we view Tec diving as a natural progression from recreational diving, enriching your skills and opening doors to new and exhilarating dive sites. It’s not just for thrill-seekers; it’s an accessible and rewarding extension of your diving journey.

Safety is our top priority. While Tec diving involves greater risks and adherence to strict protocols, these are challenges we tackle head-on, building on the safety culture you’re already familiar with as a recreational diver. With our impeccable 100% safety record and commitment to small group sizes, you can trust us for a secure and personalised diving experience.

Under the expert guidance of our Tec Instructor, Chris Dennis, you’ll delve into all aspects of Tec diving. Chris, a seasoned Master Instructor with over a decade of teaching experience at Bubbles, ensures your comfort and confidence throughout the training journey. Rest assured, your training will align precisely with PADI standards, ensuring thorough learning without shortcuts.

Our Tec training programme spans several modules: Tec40, Tec45, Tec50, Tec65 (normoxic), and Tec Trimix (hypoxic). Each module is carefully designed to enhance your skills as a Tec diver, culminating in the prestigious Tec Trimix certification, placing you among an elite group of divers. Each module typically spans about 3 days of comprehensive training.

Join us at Bubbles and embark on an exciting Tec diving adventure, where safety, expertise, and exploration come together seamlessly.

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 11L and 7Ltr aluminium stages

Gases – We can supply gas mixes up to 100% O2 and all He blends

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.

Tec 65 (Trimix)
Tec Trimix