PADI-DSAT Tec Deep Diver Course at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
PADI/DSAT Tec Deep Diver Course
Course Objectives: Dive deeper, dive smarter, and see the greatest shipwrecks while others only read about them in books. Be safer on all future dives with a better understanding of all technical aspects of diving and obtain refined in-water skills. Diving in the Great Lakes beyond 130’ is no place to "wing it." Do it right, do it when you are ready, and do it with the professional teaching staff of Huron Scuba.

After successful completion of the DSAT Tec Deep Diver course you'll be able to conduct gas-switch extended no-decompression dives, decompression dives and accelerated decompression dives using air and enriched air to a depth of 165 feet. You'll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

Classroom, Lab and Confined Water:

  • Course includes approximately 16 hours of presentations, dive planning and work on equipment assembly and configuration, both in the classroom and at dive sites.
  • 3 confined water dives over the course of a full day.

Open Water Dives:

  • Minimum of 9 open water dives scheduled, including the Grecian, E.B. Allen, Barney, and John J. Audubon. Planned Trimix dives for Tec Trimix include New Orleans, Monrovia, Defiance, Typo, Cornelia Windiate and Florida. Tec Trimix is scheduled for August ’07.
  • Plan at least four days of diving divided among the Ohio quarries and Alpena/Rogers City charters.
  • Get a preview of what your technical diving log will look like (PDF).

Equipment Requirements:

  • Participants must utilize a standardized Technical Equipment Configuration as outlined in the DSAT Tec Deep manual.
  • This course utilizes enriched air and oxygen. Gas (est. $150-200) and charter boat costs are separate.
  • All dives will be made utilizing doubles with an isolation manifold and, on later dives, decompression cylinder(s) for required deco stops including a 20ft. stop and shallower on 100% oxygen.
  • Participants must consult the technical instructor prior to making any equipment purchases to make sure he or she gets the right equipment the first time.
  • Dry suits are highly recommended - rentals are available with appropriate training.
Start Date Times / Location Notes Sign Up!
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Prerequisites Certification equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Rescue Diver, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver, and PADI Deep Diver certification. Minimum of 100 logged dives, of which 20 must be enriched air dives, 25 dives must have been deeper than 60 feet, and at least 15 dives must have been deeper than 100 feet.
Minimum age 18 years.
Class size Limit 4 students.
Classroom location Huron Scuba.
Pool location Slauson Middle School or EMU pool.
Open water location Quarry dives and Lake Huron wreck dives are part of the course.
Equipment provided by student Full technical equipment configuration with manifolded double cylinders and decompression cylinder required. You must consult a technical instructor prior to making any purchases to make sure we get you the right equipment the first time.
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba First aid and emergency oxygen kits.
Course cost $1199 per student.  Equipment, gas fills (approx. $150), dive site & charter fees, food & lodging additional.
Required books & materials DSAT Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak ($81.99)
Or AND; DSAT TEcREc DVD ($25.99)
Optional books & materials Doing it Right: The Fundamentals of Better Diving ($24.95)
Additional expenses Additional costs include required texts and any additional NTEC equipment, breathing gas, dive site and charter boat fees, food and lodging.
Other classes to consider Mixed Gas Blender and Oxygen Cleaning Techniques.
Forms / Materials / Handouts
Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with Basic Open Water Courses (weekend and weeknight class & pool, & Open Water Cert dives)
"Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, Rescue courses
Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)
Huron Scuba Directions to Huron Scuba
Eastern Michigan University Directions to EMU
Slauson Middle School Directions to Slauson Middle School
Gilboa Quarry Directions to Gilboa Quarry
class_reservation_confirmation.asp class reservation confirmation
DSATTecWaiver.pdf DSATTecWaiver.pdf
padi_medical_statement.asp padi medical statement
TecDeepReferral Form.pdf TecDeepReferral Form.pdf
TecDeepStmentUndLearnAgrmnt.pdf TecDeepStmentUndLearnAgrmnt.pdf


Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc. 4816 Jackson Road Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
Phone: 734-994-3483 Fax: 734-994-1597 Apply to join Huron Scuba's staff! Application form in PDF
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