The PADI Tec 40 course is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. 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 and to 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 Tec Deep Diver course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
You may use your recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with Tec diving conditions.
The PADI Tec 40 course is conducted over three days.
- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization
- PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- PADI Deep Diver certification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization OR have a minimum of 20 logged dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet)
- Minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet.
- Medical form signed by your physician within the last 12 months
- Minimum age: 18 years old
- Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak including Tec 40 Handout and Tec 40 Knowledge reviews. The Crew-Pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate.
- Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD
Course Preparation – Independent Study
- Complete the knowledge reviews in the handout and separate KR before class