PADI TecRec courses provide the techniques and procedures necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. These are some of the most intensive, yet exhilarating, courses you’ll find.
Technical diving isn’t for everyone but if this type of diving appeals to you and you’re willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you’ll find it one of the most rewarding dive experiences you’ll ever have.
Why PADI Tec 40? If you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec Deep Diver course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. Tec 40 is the first rung in the Tec Deep ladder, the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course consists of the first three dives. You will 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. By the end you will be qualified to use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.
What do you need to start?
Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization).
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization).
Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres. Be at least 18 years of age.
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives must be on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres.
Have a medical form signed by your physician.
What will you do? You will learn how to use twin back mounted and manifolded tanks. You’ll learn to use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with up to 10 minutes of decompression and up to 40 metres deep. You’ll also be able 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 course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec50 courses.
Course usually runs over 4 evenings and 1 weekend. Includes 1 limited open water session (2.5-10m) session and 3 boat dives.
What we will supply
Tec Deep Student Manual, 1 supervised limited open water session, 3 supervised boat dives, certification card (on successful completion of course).
Mask and fins
Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If you will use a dry suit, you should be trained/experienced with its use in recreational and technical diving prior to using them for Tec 40 training or diving.)
One stage/decompression cylinder with mounting hardware (Must be oxygen clean)
One regulator and SPG for stage/decompression cylinder (Must be oxygen clean)
Dive computer (air, enriched air or multigas)
Knife/cutting device and backup
Tec BCD or backplate, harness and wing (redundant buoyancy control – either double bladder or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
Double cylinders with manifold
Primary and secondary regulators (1st and 2nd stages – one with a two metre hose and one with SPG)
Backup mask and pocket
Surface marker buoy (deployable from depth) and spool