The Tec 40 Diver course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions, and four training dives.
You'll learn about:
- Technical diving risks and responsibilities
- Technical diving equipment, proper rigging, and setup.
- Gas planning, oxygen limits, and decompression planning.
- Technical diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations
- Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
- Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation)
- Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air below 18m
- Have a medical form, signed by your physician
- PADI Tec Deep Diver Crewpack or Tec Deep Digital Manual
- Equipment Setup and Key Skills DVD
- PADI Tec diver planning slates
- PADI TecRec dive planning checklist (2 slates)
You'll continue to use these during Tec 45, and Tec 50, courses.
By the end of the course, you will be able to:
- Use decompression software, and dive computers, to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total compression, to 40 metres
- Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50% opxygen to add conservatism to the required decompression.