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If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the Tec 50 or Tec 45 Diver courses, you can consider enrolling in the Tec 40 Diver course. It is the first subdivison of the full Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first 4 dives.   Because you can do one of the dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

What do I need to start?

bulletPADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
bulletPADI Enriched Air Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
bulletPADI Deep Diver (or qualifying certification from another organization)
bulletHave a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 10 must be enriched air dives, 12 must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and at least six must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
bulletMinimum age: 18 years old
bulletHave a medical form signed by your doctor.
bulletSigned Statement of Understanding
What will I do?
bulletUse 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.
bulletUse 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 training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

What will I need?

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

bullettec diving lingo
bulletemergency procedures
bulletdecompression and stage cylinder handling
bulletgas planning

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50.

Where can I go from here?

For more information becoming a Tec 40 Diver please contact us via the enquiry form, or explore more course options below  


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