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Hello

,

we’re

Rec Tek Scuba.

We do it silent… We do it deep.

We are Bonaire's first and only dedicated Technical Diving operation. We believe that those who wish to push beyond the traditional recreational diving limits should have a safe way of doing so.

Services

We specialize in deep dives and rebreathers.

Courses

We offer a wide range of courses for divers of all experience levels.

Rentals

Need equipment for a special dive?

We have it!

Let's Chat

Have questions or want to schedule a dive, send us an email.

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Hello, I'm Walter Stark, owner of Rec Tek Scuba.

I started diving in 1975 and became a PADI Instructor in 1984. In 1999 I became a TDI and SDI Instructor and a TDI and SDI Instructor Trainer in 2001. I worked at the Colorado Scuba Center in Denver, Colorado as head Instructor from 1984 until moving to Bonaire in 1990. I managed the Sunset Beach Dive Center from 1990 until 1999; then I managed the Great Adventures Dive Center at Harbour Village in Bonaire from 1999 until 2000. In 2000 I opened up my own business, Rec Tek Scuba.

We are more than just recreational diving.


Rec Tek Scuba offers a full range of TDI/SDI courses including Solo Diving, Nitrox, progressing to Rebreathers, Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures, Extended Range, up through Advanced Trimix and many others. Instructor level training is also available.


We offer experience programs for those who want to try something different or aren't sure if they want to do a full course. These are generally a one-dive introduction to a cours with minimal classroom time. Get out there and try a Rebreather, Nitrox, or dive an Expedition diving rig.


Rec Tek Scuba's rental department stocks Evolution Rebreathers, Drager Dolphin Rebreathers, high performance regulators, O2 clean regulators, back plates, harnesses, wings, doubles, stage bottles and other Tek diving accessories.


If you own a Rebreather but don't want to travel with the tanks, we have feed bottles, bail out bottles, and Scrubber material available.


Check out our services, courses, or rentals.

"The WindJammer is worth doing at least once. Go see Walt at Rec Tek Scuba, he will guide you through the couple pieces of paperwork. The "hoops" are just because the entry point is behind a fence in a secure area. I spent my final 100 minutes of Normoix trimix on this wreck in June. Lots of fun and plenty of reef while off gassing. Bring a good light. Once in the wreck it is very dark since the tar is soaking it in. Walt will provide some interesting info about the ever-changing nature of this wreck too. Enjoy!"

– Tim

"Just finished up a week long trip in Bonaire. We stayed at Buddy Dive which worked out fine. The price was right and is conveniently located, and obviously caters to divers! They don't have any support at the resort for CCR, so we got fills and sorb from Walt Stark of Rec Tek Scuba, which is located at Capt. Don's right next door to Buddy Dive. Walt is absolutely great! Instead of having to run back and forth for fills every day, he gave us a bunch of O2 and dil bottles pre-filled and that way we only had to go back twice during the week! He was also able to provide us with Helium for some Trimix dives we were doing. By the way, the Windjammer wreck is the only deep wreck on the island, but it is well worth the price, and hassle of the security procedures to do the dive. (It is located just off of shore next to the oil tanks on the island and is "high security!" We had to hurry and get out of the water due to the fact that a tanker was waiting to shove off!) Any way, the diving is very relaxed and lots of pretty fish! I taught a Trimix class as well as a Hammerhead CCR class while I was here, and thanks to Walt, all of the logistics were very easy to deal with. He has tanks in various sizes, fills and sorb all easily accessible. I would highly recommend him!"

– Randy

"The recreational diving is very good, but there is some deep stuff as well. If you get a chance dive the deep wall at Karpata or Red Slave Huts and do the Windjammer Wreck up near the BOPEC station. Walt can arranged everything for you. The Windjammer is a slight hassle, as you have to get him a copy of your passport ahead of time so you can be 'cleared'."

– Doug

"Thanks for providing me with scrubber and tanks/fills on my trip to Bonaire last week. I was stunned by the beauty of your reefs and being able to use my rebreather made the diving all the better. I appreciated the trouble you went to in delivering tanks to Toucan Diving. I wrote up a brief report for Rebreather World that you may be interested in reading. Thanks for your help. We're already making plans for a return trip. I may be interested in hooking up with you for some deeper dives (maybe to the Windjammer?)"

– Carl

Yes, we’re certified.

Here at Rec Tek Scuba we take safety very seriously. All of our instructors are insured with DiveAssure. This company has good policies for both Technical and Recreational Divers, as there is no limit on dive depth, equipment, or breathing gases.

Diveassure logo

Based on over a decade of service dedicated exclusively to divers and with the expertise gained through the service of hundreds of thousands of divers, Dive Assure offers great membership benefits and insurance programs – designed specifically for divers.

SDI Logo

SDI is the fastest growing recreational certification agency in the world. Courses range from kids snorkeling programs, through Open Water instructor, taught in over 15 languages.

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TDI is the largest, most respected Technical Dive training certification agency in the world. TDI qualifies divers in over 75 different levels in over 100 countries worldwide.

Our Services

We offer a variety of serivces for divers of all experience levels and for groups or individuals.


Please email us for detailed information.

Guided Dives

We offer guided dives to the following locations for divers who are qualified.



Hilma Hooker

The 236ft freighter Hilma Hooker sunk in September 1984. Lying between a double reef 100ft under water, she provides ample scope for exploration. Beginners can remain at 60ft near the Hull of the wreck, and intermediate divers can explore the open passageways at 70ft.



Hesper

The Hesper, a 40ft long, wood sailboat, was purchased by Captain Don of Captain Don's Habitat and was anchored in front of the Habitat for a complete overhaul. After Hurricane Gilbert ripped past the area, the Hesper was gone. She now lies 130ft under water on a sandy bottom.



Coopers Barge

This 100ft long barge sunk in 1972. Although an attempt was made to salvage this completely intact sunken barge, it only resulted in accidentally moving it to deeper water. At 150ft under water, this dive can only be done when a tanker is not loading fuel.



The WindJammer

Discovered in 1968, The Windjammer is the wreck of the Mairi Bhan, a 240ft bark that sunk off the coast of Bonaire in December 1912. At a depth of 180ft, you will reach the cargo she was carrying and from there you can admire the entire ship. The Windjammer is for advanced divers only.



Anchors of Karpata

Karpata is best known for its numerous double-fluke anchors. Huge colonies of Elkhorn Coral and sponges cover the site, to within ten ft from the surface and reaching down past 200ft. Novice and intermediate divers can pose for pictures alongside one of the many huge ship anchors embedded in the coral.



Anchors of Red Slave

The Red Slave area is located on the West Coast of Bonaire, near the Southern tip of the island. The area is dotted with anchors dating back to 17–1800’s. A good place for a technical dive; advanced divers recommended.

Rebreathers

Rec Tek Scuba fully supports the traveling Rebreather diver.


We can meet all your needs. In this day and age with security checks and extra baggage fees we know that bringing your Rebreather is not as easy as it once was. To make it as easy as possible for you we have tanks to fit every Rebreather out there in our rental department and stock both 408 and 797-812 Sofnolime. We can provide O2 compatible air fills, 200 BAR – 3000 psi O2 fills and any Trimix or Heliox you have a card for. Also in our rental department we have Inspiration and Evolution Rebreathers and even a couple of Drager Dolphins. For those that want to travel really light you can just bring your Inspiration or Evolution head and rent the rest of the Rebreather from us. That way you also have all your dives logged on your unit.


We also do Rebreather Adventure dives for those that want to try a Rebreather and see-feel what it is like to dive silent and bubble free.


Rebreather certification courses are also taught


For more info on rentals and Sofnolime see our rentals.

Insurance

At Rec Tek Scuba your safety is our number one concern. All of our instructors are insured with DiveAssure and we recommend that all our customers carry diving insurance. We suggest DiveAssure for both Technical and Recreational Divers because there is no limit on dive depth, equipment, or breathing gases.

Diveassure logo

Based on over a decade of service dedicated exclusively to divers and with the expertise gained through the service of hundreds of thousands of divers, Dive Assure offers great membership benefits and insurance programs – designed specifically for divers.

Non-U.S. Divers

Dive Center Code: 90062

Nitrox

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$110.00


Minimum Age:

15


Prerequisite Certification:

Basic diver certification and 10 logged dives or current enrollment in diver certification course.


Required Number of Dives:

2 Nitrox dives recommended (but not required)


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, possible hazards, and proper procedures for using Nitrox mixes from 22% to 40% oxygen content.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN 22 to EAN 40 without direct supervision. And are qualified to enroll in the following courses: Advanced Nitrox Diver, Decompression Procedures Diver, and Semi-closed Rebreather Diver.


What’s NOT Included:

Basic dive equipment and the course manual.

The Fun Stuff

This is an entry level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the 2 dives in the afternoon “dives are optional”.



The Dives are normally done out front in your own dive equipment. A Nitrox Dive Computer will be supplied for the dives so you can compare your Dive Computer to a Nitrox Dive Computer. So you can see the big difference diving Nitrox makes on your no decompression time.

Nitrox Gas Blender

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$165.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

None


Required Number of Dives:

0


Course Objectives:

To train candidates in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending Nitrox gases for recreational scuba.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in the blending of Nitrox gases without direct supervision.

The Fun Stuff

This Course provides the training required to competently and safely blend Nitrox gases.


Course Schedule:

Approximately 3 hours long, it is broken down in to three parts: Classroom discussion, practical application i.e. blending Nitrox and final exam.

Solo Diver

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$220.00


Minimum Age:

21


Prerequisite Certification:

Advanced Diver Certification and 100 logged dives.


Required Number of Dives:

2


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, possible hazards, equipment configurations and proper procedures for Solo Diving.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in Solo diving activities.


What’s NOT Included:

Basic dive equipment air/gas for the dives and the Manual.

The Fun Stuff

This is a Specialty level certification course for recreational divers wishing to Dive Solo.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A couple of hours in the classroom in the morning then in to the water to make the first dive then another dive late morning or early in the afternoon.



The Dives are normally done out front in your own dive equipment. A redundant air supply and a surface diver marker will be supplied for the 2 dives at no additional charge.

Equipment O2 Service Technician

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as a Nitrox diver and TDI Nitrox gas blender. Provide proof of VIP certification and certification as a regulator repair technician. Provide proof of employment at a Scuba Facility.


Course Objectives:

To train candidates in the proper procedures required for Oxygen equipment cleaning.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates will be able to prepare scuba equipment for use with EAN.

The Fun Stuff

This Course enables the successful graduates to engage in the preparation of scuba equipment for Technical Diving Gasses.


Course Schedule:

Approximately 6 hours long. It is broken down in to three parts, classroom discussion, practical application i.e. O2 cleaning of equipment and a final exam.

Rebreather - Evolution/Inspiration**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1300.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification of Nitrox Diver


Required Number of Dives:

1 confined water sessions and 7 open water dives with a minimum of 480 minutes of in water time over 5 days.


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the use and technology of either the Evolution or Inspiration CCR for dives to 100 ft (30 m) using air as a diluent with No Deco.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course Graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing the CCR trained on to a maximum depth of 100 ft (30 m) using air as a diluent with No deco.


What’s NOT Included:

CCR unit, personal dive gear, course manuals miscellaneous consumables & gases ($ 300.00 +/-).

The Fun Stuff

This is an entry-level certification course for divers wishing to utilize the Evolution or Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

am - Lecture


pm - Put unit together & Practice skills on land


Day #2

am - Confined water skills


pm - Open Water Dive #1


Day #3

am - Open Water Dive #2 & 3


pm - Open Water Dive #4 & 5


Day #4

am - Open Water Dive #6


pm - Open Water Dive #7


Day #5

am - Go over test and final paperwork



The dives are normally done out front.

Decompression Procedures*

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$440.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Diver Certification and 25 logged dives


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 ft. / 45 m. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including nitrox mixes and oxygen) are presented.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen without direct supervision. And enroll in the following courses: Advanced Nitrox Diver, Extended Range Diver, Advanced Wreck Diver, and Trimix.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the course manual and gases. Average cost of gas is around $125.00.

The Fun Stuff

This course examines the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first 2 dives in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning Dive Afternoon Dive



The dives can be done in your own Tek gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The dives are normally done out front. We try to do one of the dives at the “Coopers Barge” a Wreck that lies at a depth of 120 to 150 ft. This Course is usually taught in conjunction with the Advanced Nitrox Course.

Advanced Nitrox*

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$330.00


Minimum Age:

15


Prerequisite Certification:

Nitrox Diver and 25 logged dives


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures and possible hazards for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for dives NOT requiring staged decompression.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) without direct supervision. And are qualified to enroll in the following courses: Decompression Procedures Diver, Extended Range Diver.


What’s NOT Included:

The course manuals and gases. Average cost of gas is around $50.00.

The Fun Stuff

This course examines the use of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 130 ft. / 40 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first 2 dives in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Back in to the water for two more dives. Followed by a quick review and final exam in the afternoon.



The dives can be done in your own gear or we can supply Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in at ½ price. The dives are normally done out front. This Course is usually taught in conjunction with the Decompression Procedures Course.

Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures*

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$660.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Nitrox Diver and 25 logged dives


Required Number of Dives:

6


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures and possible hazards for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen). To train divers how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 ft. / 45 m. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen without direct supervision. And enroll in the following courses: Extended Range Diver, Advanced Wreck Diver and Trimix.


What’s NOT Included:

The cost of gases. Average cost is around $125.00 and the manuals as we suggest you buy them from TDI ahead of time so you can read them and fill out the chapter review questions ahead of time so we can minimize classroom time & maximize dive time.

The Fun Stuff

These courses examine the use of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 150ft./45m. and the theory, methods and procedures of planned stage decompression diving.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- Morning classroom session. Advanced Nitrox. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #2

- Morning classroom session. Decompression Procedures. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #3

- Morning Dive at the Coopers Barge when possible. Afternoon Dive out front.



The dives can be done in your own gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings and Regulators for you to do the dives in at ½ price. The dives can be done in doubles or high capacity singles with dual outlet H-valves. Tank use is included in course price. The dives are normally done out front. We try to do one of the dives at the “Coopers Barge” a Wreck that lies at a depth of 120 to 150ft.

Advanced Gas Blender

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$192.50


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as a TDI Nitrox gas blender


Required Number of Dives:

0


Course Objectives:

To train candidates in the proper procedures, techniques, equipment requirements and hazards involved in blending High Quality scuba gases.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in the blending of High Quality scuba gases without direct supervision.

The Fun Stuff

This Course provides the training required to competently and safely blend High Quality scuba gases including but not limited to Tri-Mix, Heliox and Heli-air.


Course Schedule:


Approximately 6 hours long, it is broken down in to three parts: classroom discussion, practical application i.e. blending mixes and a final exam.

Rebreather Drager Dolphin

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$440.00


Minimum Age:

15


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification of Nitrox Diver


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train recreational divers in the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards for using a Drager Dolphin Semi-closed Circuit Rebreather.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course Graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing the Dolphin to a maximum depth of 130 ft. / 40 m.


What’s NOT Included:

Course manual, Personal dive gear.

The Fun Stuff

This is an entry level certification course for recreational divers wishing to utilize the Drager Dolphin Nitrox Semi-Closed Circuit Rebreather


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water in the afternoon for 2 dives.


Day #2

- 2 morning dives and a review and final exam in the afternoon.



The dives are normally done out front.

Trimix Diver**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$770.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as an Advanced Nitrox Diver AND Decompression Procedures Diver or equivalent. And a minimum of 100 logged dives with 25 deeper than 100 ft. / 30 m.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in technical diving activities utilizing custom Trimix mixtures with no less than 18% O2 without direct supervision.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the cost of gasses. Average cost is around $450.00 +/- & course manual.

The Fun Stuff

This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures and or oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 200 ft. / 60 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first dive in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning dive.


Day #3

- Morning Dive.


Day #4

- Morning Dive, followed by a quick review and final exam.



The dives can be done in your own gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The first 2 Dives are normally done in front of Capt. Don’s Habitat. We try to do Dive # 3 at Karpata and Dive # 4 at the “Windjammer” a 240 ft. long 3 masted iron hulled sailing ship laying in 200 ft.

Advanced Trimix Diver**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1100.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as an Extended Range Diver or Entry Level Trimix Diver. With a minimum of 100 logged dives with 25 dives deeper than 100 ft. / 30 m.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards of utilizing custom Oxygen / Helium / Nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases for dives requiring stage decompression, utilizing custom Nitrox blends and/or Oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 330 ft. / 100 m.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in technical diving activities utilizing custom Trimix mixtures without direct supervision.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the cost of gasses and the course manual. Average cost of gases is around $600.00 +/-.

The Fun Stuff

This course provides the training required to competently and safely utilize breathing gases containing custom Oxygen / Helium blends for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing Nitrox mixtures and or oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 330 ft. / 100 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first dive in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning dive.


Day #3

- Morning Dive.


Day #4

- Morning Dive, followed by a quick review and final exam.



The dives can be done in your own Tek gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The first Dive is normally done out front. Dive 2 is done at the WindJammer a 240 ft. long 3 masted iron hulled sailing ship laying in 150 to 200 ft. Dive # 3 and 4 at Red Slave and or Karpata.

Tek Special without Trimix**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Certified as a Nitrox Diver. Minimum of 100 logged dives with 25 deeper than 100 ft. / 30 m.


Required Number of Dives:

10


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures and possible hazards for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen). How to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive. To provide the training and experience, proper techniques and equipment required to competently utilize air for dives to 180 ft. / 55 m. that require staged decompression, utilizing Nitrox or Oxygen during decompression.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen), decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen and may engage in decompression diving to a depth of 180 ft. /55 m. And enroll in the following courses: Advanced Wreck, Entry Level Trimix or Advanced Trimix.


What’s NOT Included:

Average cost is around $200.00. The cost of gasses, dive gear, and the course manual.

The Fun Stuff

Get certified as an Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures and an Extended Range diver. This is a very INTENSE week of instruction and diving. Students must purchase course materials prior to the beginning of the week. The class manuals must be read and ALL chapter review questions answered before arriving on Island for class. Help can be provided via the Internet. Class size is VERY limited. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

-Morning classroom session, Advanced Nitrox. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #2

- Morning classroom session, Decompression Procedures. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #3

- Morning classroom, Extended Range. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #4

- Morning Dive out front. Afternoon Dive out front.


Day #5

- Morning Dive at the “Cooper Barge”. Afternoon review tests.


Day #6

- Morning 1 Dive at the “Windjammer”. Afternoon review and final paper work.



The dives can be done in your Tek gear or we can rent you Tek gear at ½ price.

Tek Special with Trimix**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Certified as a Nitrox Diver. Minimum of 100 logged dives with 25 deeper than 100 ft. / 30 m.


Required Number of Dives:

10


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures and possible hazards for utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen). How to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression dive. To train divers in the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards of utilizing custom 18 % or higher oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen), decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen and may engage in technical diving activities utilizing custom 18%+ oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases. And enroll in the following courses: Advanced Wreck and Advanced Trimix.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear, the cost of gases, class manuals. Average cost is around $600.00s.

The Fun Stuff

Get certified as an Advanced Nitrox, Decompression Procedures and Trimix diver. This is a very INTENSE week of instruction and diving. The candidates prior to the beginning of the week must purchase all course materials. The class manuals must be read and ALL chapter review questions answered before arriving on Island for class. Help can be provided via the Internet. Class size is VERY limited. Don’t miss out on this great opportunity.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

-Morning classroom session, Advanced Nitrox & Deco Procedures. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #2

- Morning classroom session Trimix & the use of dive planning software. Afternoon 2 Dives out front.


Day #3

- Morning 2 Dives out front. Afternoon free.


Day #4

- Morning Deco Dive out front. Afternoon Deco Dive out front.


Day #5

- Morning Dive at the WindJammer or Karpata. Afternoon free.


Day #6

- Morning Dive at Karpata or WindJammer. Afternoon final paper work & free.

Rebreather - Evolution / Inspiration Decompression

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1500.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification of Adv. Nitrox Diver & Decompression Procedures Diver & 50 logged open water dives.


Required Number of Dives:

1 confined water sessions and 7 open water dives with a minimum of 480 minutes of in water time.


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the use and technology of either the Evolution or Inspiration CCR. To train divers who wish to dive up to 150 ft (45 m) using air as a diluent with Decompression.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course Graduates may engage in diving activities utilizing the CCR trained on to a maximum depth of 150 ft (45 m) using air as a diluent with decompression.


What’s NOT Included:

CCR unit, personal dive gear, course manuals miscellaneous consumables & gases ($300.00 +/-).

The Fun Stuff

This is a Decompression certification course for Technical divers wishing to utilize the Evolution or Inspiration Closed Circuit Rebreather for air-dil decompression dives.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

am - Lecture


pm - Put unit together & Practice skills on land


Day #2

am - Confined water skills


pm - Open Water Dive #1


Day #3

am - Open Water Dive #2 & 3


pm - Open Water Dive #4 & 5


Day #4

am - Open Water Dive #6


pm - Open Water Dive #7


Day #5

am - Go over test and final paperwork



The dives are normally done out front.

Extended Range**

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$550.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Certification as an Advanced Nitrox Diver AND Decompression Procedures Diver. And 100 logged dives, of which 25 must be deeper than 100 ft. / 30 m.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train divers in the proper techniques, equipment requirement, and possible hazards of deep air diving to a maximum depth of 180 ft. / 55 m. and utilizing nitrox mixtures and or oxygen for staged decompression.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in technical extended range diving activities without direct supervision. And enroll in the following courses: Advanced Wreck Diver, Trimix Diver, and Advanced Trimix Diver.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the course manuals and gases. Average cost of gas is around $150.00

The Fun Stuff

This course provides training and experience required to competently utilize air for dives up to 180 ft. / 55 m. that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures or oxygen during decompression.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first dive in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning dive.


Day #3

- Morning Dive.


Day #4

- Morning Dive, followed by a quick review and final exam.



The first 2 Dives are normally done out front. We try to do Dive # 3 at the “Coopers Barge” a Wreck that lies at a depth of 120 to 155 ft. and Dive # 4 at the “Windjammer” a 240 ft. long 3 masted iron hulled sailing ship laying in 150 to 200 ft.

CPR – 1st

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or higher.


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors the proper techniques to safely teach the administration of CPR and evaluate the correct First Aid for an injury.


Qualification of Graduates:

Evaluate students on their ability to provide 1 person adult CPR and to administer proper First Aid to an injured person.

The Fun Stuff

This course teaches the basics on how to teach students to Recognize and evaluate an emergency situation and an injured person. How to activate the EMS system in your area. The basics of providing 1 person adult CPR and proper First Aid.


Course Schedule:


Approximately 2 hours long and includes CPR and basic first aid practice.



* CPR O2 & 1st Aid Instructor Course is a combination of this course and CPR O2

CPR O2

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or higher.


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors the proper techniques to safely teach the administration of CPR and O2 in emergency situations to Divers.


Qualification of Graduates:

Evaluate students on their ability to administer 1 person adult CPR and O2 to a breathing or non-breathing person.

The Fun Stuff

This course teaches the basics on how to teach students to recognize a victim. The basics of providing 1 person adult CPR and to administer O2 to a breathing or non-breathing person.


Course Schedule:


Approximately 2 hours long and includes CPR and O2 set up & administration practice.



* CPR O2 & 1st Aid Instructor Course is a combination of this course and CPR - 1st

Nitrox

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$385.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Open Water Instructor, Nitrox Diver certification and 10 logged Nitrox dives.


Required Number of Dives:

2 Nitrox dives recommended (but not required)


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors how to teach the benefits, possible hazards, and proper procedures for teaching Nitrox mixes from 22% to 40% oxygen content.


Qualification of Graduates:

: Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching activities utilizing EAN 22 to EAN 40. And are qualified to enroll in the following courses: Advanced Nitrox Instructor, Decompression Procedures Instructor, and Semi-closed Rebreather Instructor.


What’s NOT Included:

Basic dive equipment, course manuals and TDI Instructor registration fees.

The Fun Stuff

This is the entry-level TDI certification course for Instructors wishing to teach Enriched Air Nitrox (EAN) as a breathing gas. This is also your starting point for an exciting adventure as a Technical Diving Instructor.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the 2 dives in the afternoon.



The Dives are normally done out front in your own dive equipment. A Nitrox Dive Computer will be supplied for the dives so you can compare your Dive Computer to a Nitrox Dive Computer. So you can see the big difference diving Nitrox makes on your no decompression time.

Advanced Nitrox

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$600.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver, 100 logged dives of which 25 are Nitrox dives and certified 10 Nitrox divers.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors in the benefits, possible hazards, and proper procedures for teaching Nitrox mixes from 21% to 100% oxygen content for dives not requiring Staged Decompression.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching activities utilizing EAN 21% to EAN 100%. And are qualified to enroll in the following courses: Decompression Procedures Instructor Course or Extended Range Instructor Course.


What’s NOT Included:

Course manuals dive equipment and gasses. Average cost of gasses is around $75.00 +/-.

The Fun Stuff

TThis course examines the Teaching of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 130 ft. / 40 m for no deco dives or for use during staged Decompression when combined with the Decompression Procedures Instructor Course.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first 2 dives in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning: 2 Dives. Afternoon: Review test, teaching presentations and final paperwork.



The Dives are normally done out front in your own Tek gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in. This Course is usually taught in conjunction with the Decompression Procedures Instructor Course.

Advanced Nitrox & Decompression Procedures

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1200.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver, 150 logged dives of which 25 are Nitrox dives and certified 10 Nitrox divers and either 10 SDI Deep Diver or TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver or equivalent.


Required Number of Dives:

6


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors in the benefits, possible hazards, and proper procedures for teaching Nitrox mixes from 21% to 100% oxygen content for dives not requiring staged decompression and to train Instructors how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression course not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 ft. / 45 m. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including nitrox mixes and oxygen) are presented.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching activities utilizing EAN 21% to EAN 100% and may engage in teaching decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen provided the students are certified to use it. And are qualified to enroll in the following courses: Extended Range Instructor, Advanced Wreck Instructor, and Trimix Instructor.


What’s NOT Included:

Course manuals Dive equipment and gasses. Average cost of gasses is around $100.00 +/-.

The Fun Stuff

This course examines the Teaching of EAN 21 through 100% (oxygen) for optimal mixes to a depth of 130 ft. / 40 m for no deco dives and the methods and procedures of teaching planned stage decompression diving to a depth of 150 ft. / 45 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first 2 dives in the afternoon.


Day #2

A half-day in the classroom in the morning. Afternoon 2 Dives.


Day #3

Morning Dive. Afternoon teaching presentation and review of the final exam.


Day #4

Morning Dive. Afternoon teaching presentation and review of the final exam and final paperwork.



The dives can be done in your own Tek gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The dives are normally done out front. We try to do one of the dives at the “Coopers Barge” a Wreck that lies at a depth of 120 to 150 ft.

Trimix

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1100.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as a Trimix Diver an Advanced Nitrox Instructor AND Decompression Procedures Instructor. And a minimum of 250 logged dives with 20 Trimix dives logged outside of training 10 of these in the last 12 months. 15 certified Adv. Nitrox & Deco procedures divers with a minimum of 10 Deco procedures diver certified.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train instructors how to teach the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards of utilizing custom oxygen / helium / nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching diving activities utilizing custom Trimix mixtures with no less than 18% O2 without direct supervision.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the cost of gasses. Average cost is around $300.00 +am/- & course manuals.

The Fun Stuff

This course provides the training required to competently and safely teach Trimix diving utilizing breathing gases containing helium for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing nitrox mixtures and or oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 200 ft. / 60 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first dive in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning dive.


Day #3

- Morning Dive.


Day #4

- Morning Dive, followed by a quick review and final exam.



The dives can be done in your own gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The first 2 Dives are normally done in front of Capt. Don’s Habitat. We try to do Dive # 3 at Karpata and Dive # 4 at the “Windjammer” a 240 ft. long 3 masted iron hulled sailing ship laying in 200 ft.

Advanced Trimix

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$1300.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification as a Adv.Trimix Diver an Extended Range Instructor or Trimix Instructor. And a minimum of 250 logged dives with 30 Trimix dives. Show proof of 20 dives deeper that 180 ft. And one of the following: #1 Certify at least 10 Extended Range or Trimix divers. #2 Assist with 2 complete Adv. Trimix courses and provide a letter of recommendation from the instructor.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors to teach the benefits, proper procedures, and possible hazards of utilizing custom Oxygen / Helium / Nitrogen mixtures as breathing gases for dives requiring stage decompression, utilizing custom Nitrox blends and/or Oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 330 ft. / 100 m.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching technical diving activities utilizing custom Trimix mixtures without direct supervision.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive gear the cost of gasses. Average cost is around $600.00 +/- & course manuals.

The Fun Stuff

This course provides the training required to competently and safely teach utilizing breathing gases containing custom Oxygen / Helium blends for dives that require staged decompression, utilizing Nitrox mixtures and or oxygen during decompression to a maximum depth of 330 ft. / 100 m.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first dive in the afternoon.


Day #2

- Morning dive.


Day #3

- Morning Dive.


Day #4

- Morning Dive, followed by a quick review and final exam.



The dives can be done in your own Tek gear or we can rent you Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in. The first Dive is normally done out front. Dive 2 is done at the WindJammer a 240 ft. long 3 masted iron hulled sailing ship laying in 150 to 200 ft. Dive # 3 and 4 at Red Slave and or Karpata.

Rebreather Drager Dolphin

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$800.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

Minimum certification of TDI Nitrox Instructor, TDI Dolphin Rebreather Diver and 10 Dives on a Drager Dolphin Rebreather.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors to teach recreational Nitrox Rebreather diving and to develop basic Rebreather diving skills appropriate to diving with in the normal recreational depth limits for no-decompression diving.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course Graduates may teach the TDI Drager Dolphin Nitrox Semi-Closed Circuit Rebreather no-decompression course not to exceed a maximum depth of 130 ft. This course is manufacturer and unit specific.


What’s NOT Included:

Personal dive gear & course manuals.

The Fun Stuff

This is the Instructor level Certification course for Instructors wishing to teach the Drager Dolphin Nitrox Semi-Closed Circuit Rebreather Course


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water in the afternoon for 2 dives.


Day #2

- 2 morning dives and a review and final exam in the afternoon.



The dives are normally done out front.

Decompression Procedures

The Nitty Gritty

Cost:

$700.00


Minimum Age:

18


Prerequisite Certification:

TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor and 150 logged dives and Certified 10 students in either SDI Deep Diver or TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver or equivalent.


Required Number of Dives:

4


Course Objectives:

To train Instructors how to plan and conduct a standard staged decompression course not exceeding a maximum depth of 150 ft. / 45 m. The most common equipment requirements, gear set-ups, decompression techniques and decompression mixtures (including nitrox mixes and oxygen) are presented.


Qualification of Graduates:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may engage in teaching decompression diving activities utilizing air, nitrox or oxygen provided the students are certified to use it. And enroll in the following courses: Extended Range Instructor, Advanced Wreck Instructor, and Trimix Instructor.


What’s NOT Included:

Dive equipment, Course manuals and gasses. Average cost is around $ 100.00.

The Fun Stuff

TThis course examines the theory, methods and procedures of teaching planned stage decompression diving. This course may be taught in conjunction with Advanced Nitrox Instructor course.


Course Schedule:


Day #1

- A half-day in the classroom in the morning, then in to the water to make the first 2 dives in the afternoon.


Day #2

-Morning Dive, followed by a teaching presentation. Afternoon Dive, and review of the final exam and final paperwork.



The dives can be done in your own Tek gear or we can supply Tek rigs i.e. Back Plates, Wings, Doubles and Regulators for you to do the dives in at no extra charge. The dives are normally done out front. We try to do one of the dives at the “Coopers Barge” a Wreck that lies at a depth of 120 to 150 ft. This Course is usually taught in conjunction with the Advanced Nitrox Instructor Course.

These programs are designed for those that are not sure but were always curious as to what it would be like to: experience the silence of a Rebreather or try diving in an Expedition Tek Rig. This is your chance to do so without the commitment to a full course.


Rebreather Try Dive:

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to dive silently? No bubbles blasting by your ears and scaring everything close to you. Get just inches away from marine life for incredible photos. To breath warm moist air. Lose a couple of mm of neoprene and still be warm.


Breathe as often and as much as you want. Dive for more than 2 hours on a small light 27cu. Ft. (4 L.) aluminum tank. Dive a system that weighs less than a standard 80 cu. Ft. (12 L.) aluminum tank.


Now you can with Rec Tek Scuba’s Rebreather Adventure Dives. After a brief discussion and orientation we will go for a Rebreather Adventure dive, where you can experience first hand all of the advantages of diving with a Rebreather.


How long has it been since you tried something new? Isn’t it about time for a new Adventure?! $110.00



Tek Experience Dive:

This is your chance to dive an Expedition Tek Rig. After a short orientation to the use of double cylinders, redundant systems, self-reliance and other specialized equipment used by Tek Divers. A dive will be made out front in a full Expedition Tek Rig $50.00.

Rentals

We can supply you with all the equipment you will need to complete any of our courses. Travel light, for a change, and save those over weight fees!



Price in U.S. Dollars.

Price subject to change without notice.

Rebreather
Evolution Rebreather Rental $100.00
Drager Dolphin Rebreather with one tank and Dive Sorb $100.00
Drager Dolphin Rebreather with two tanks and Dive Sorb $125.00
Tank only for Drager rebreather (includes nitrox fill) $18.00
Tanks for Inspiration & Evolution rebreathers ($5.00 per tank - gas not included) $5.50
Sofnolime (408 grade, white to violet) Price per pound: $6.00
Sofnolime (812 / 797 grade, white to violet) Price per pound: $6.00
Open Circut
S.S. Back plate Harness with Dual Rec Wings $22.00
Primary Reg. 1st MK-20 DIN 2nd S-550 long hose, w/ inflator hose $11.00
Secondary Reg. 1st MK-20 DIN 2nd S-550 w/ inflator hose and SPG $11.00
Double Tanks Banded with DIN Isolation Manifold $20.00
Deco Reg. O2 Clean 1st MK-20 DIN 2nd R-190 left or right w/ short hose SPG $11.00
Deco Tank O2 Clean w/ Mounting Snaps $10.00
Lift Bag $5.50
Line Reel $5.50
Trimix dive computer, up to 7 different gax mixtures (DiveRite Nitek HE)
*Rental price can be applied towards purchase.
$20.00
Multi-mix Nitrox computer / Depth - Bottom Timer $15.00
Dive Computer / Digital Depth and Bottom Timer $10.00
Tek Rig includes: Back Plate Harness Wings, Doubles, Primary Reg. Secondary Reg. Lift Bag and Line Reel $55.00

Rec Tek Scuba

Located at Capt. Don's Habitat

Kaya Gob. Debrot #103

Bonaire, Netherlands Antilles

Dutch Caribbean


+011 599.780.6537

info[at]rectekscuba[dot] com

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