If you’ve heard of tek diving and feel you want to give it a go without going stupidly deep or carry all that gear – this is for you. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. The prerequisites are easily met and there is no great change in gear. The course WILL change your attitude toward diving though!! The Tec 40 is also the first subdivision into the full PADI Tec Deep course which means if you like it you can carry on!
What you need to be/do BEFORE joining the course
COURSE PRICE & DURATION:R 5590 / 4 DaysBuy Course OnlinePREREQUISITES:Open Advanced Open water PADI Deep Diver PADI Enriched Air Diver CertificationAt Least 18 years oldMinimum 30 logged Dives, 10 Deeper than 18 on Enriched air, 7 deeper than 30 Medical COURSE CONTENTS:Knowledge Development and CritiquesPractical ApplicationsOpen Water DrillsMinimum of 4 divesExamEQUIPMENT REQUIRED:Recommended EquipmentRECOMMENDED TEXTS:Technical Diving from the Bottom upEncyclopedia of Recreational DivingLINKS:Medical questionnaire (pdf)
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization) OR proof of ten Dives to 30m
At least 18 years old
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least
10 dives must be on enriched air deeper than 18 meters
7 dives must be deeper than 30 meters
Have a medical form signed by your physician
What you’ll be doing
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 meters
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.
You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to
Differences between Tec and recreational diving
Gear Configuration - equipment
Decompression and stage cylinder handling
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.