If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives.
What You'll Learn
You'll learn to:
- Use decompression software and dive computers 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 cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.
Since it's part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
Tec 40 qualifies divers to make limited, single gas decompression dives of no more than 10 minutes deco to 40 m/130 ft. Divers use air and up to 50% EANx.
|Jun 04||Jun 16||Includes one day of diving on board the Top Line.||$695||Curriculum||Register|
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The Quick Facts
At this level you are expected to provide a full scuba kit in accordance with PADI standards. Several gear configurations are acceptable - please be sure to discuss your gear requirements when you sign up.
TecRec prerequisites vary (see individual course descriptions), but the following applies to anyone interested in the Tec 40 course. You must be:
- 18 years or older
- A mature, responsible person who will follow the required procedures and requirements strictly and faithfully
- Medically fit for tec diving (physician's signature required)
- Willing to accept the added risks that tec diving presents
- Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet.
- Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver and PADI Deep Diver
The Learning Material
You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Manual (included), which introduces you to:
- Tec diving lingo
- Emergency procedures
- Decompression and stage cylinder handling
- Gas planning
The Scuba Gear You'll Use
You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions. The minimum required equipment is a cylinder with dual outlet valve and two regulators or a primary cylinder and a large pony. Full tec diving gear is recommended.