Tec 40


Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving.

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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 130 feet.

Knowledge Development - 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

Confined Water and Open Water Dives – You will develop your Tec 40 skills in both confined and open water with a minimum of 1 pool session, and 3 ocean dives. 

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

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 60 feet
  • A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 100 feet
  • At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
  • Have a current medical statement signed by your physician

Included - Course tuition, PADI certification fee

Materials - PADI Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak (not included)

Tec 40 students are expected to provide their own scuba gear, including BCD (tec harness), regulators, computer, wetsuit or dry suit, tanks, and weights. These items may be available for rent if needed.

Although students who clearly intend to take additional tec courses are encouraged to complete Tec 40 in complete tec diving gear,  the Tec 40 course allows more flexibility. Therefore, to accommodate divers interested in very limited tec diving, the Tec 40 equipment requirements are only a bit beyond those of the standard recreational kit. Candidates interested in continuing their tec education, may do the course in a full tec rig.

Scubatude students receive a discount on all personal gear!

All expenses including boats, transportation, etc. are paid by the student.

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