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Tec 40 Course

COURSE PRICE & DURATION: $650 (includes all course materials) Duration - 2 days to a week or more (depending on weather and dive site availability) COURSE CONTENTS: Knowlege development Skill developmentOne Confined Water DiveThree Open Water Dives   EQUIPMENT REQUIRED: Normal Scuba Gear (plus redundancy)Tech Gear (as applicable) PREREQUISITES,PADI Advanced Open Water DiverEnriched Air DiverDeep DiverREQUIRED TEXT: PADI Deep Diver Crew Pak LINKS: Medical Statement (must be signed by physician)Tec Safe Diving Practices Statement of Understanding

The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:

You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Tec Deep Instructor.


What You Learn

The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You’ll learn about:

  • Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities
  • Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up
  • Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning
  • Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations