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TEC 40 Technical Diving Equipment And Procedures

Tec 40 Course

If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these 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.

Prerequisites

You must be :

  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • A PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least: 
    • 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 meters / 60 feet.
  • Participants must be at least 18 years old
  • Before participants take part they must fill out Galaxsea's Application and Medical Forms 


What 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.

How 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 Tec 50 courses.

The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You’ll start with your basic scuba diving equipment and add technical equipment, which essentially means you’ll begin to double up on gear. You may dive with back mounted or side mounted cylinders.

The Fun Part

Getting to use a different equipment setup than you would normally be used to. Plus, learning the variety of emergency procedures.

The Learning Materials You'll Need 

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

  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

The pack 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.

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