Tec 40 is the first big step into technical diving. During the course you will learn the basic skills in technical diving at the same time as the course places great demands on you as a diver. In order for you to succeed on the course, it is required that you are well prepared and prepared to work hard. There is no guarantee that you will succeed in the course on the first try. In addition to the course fee, there are gas costs.
After the course, you are qualified to carry out and plan decompression dives with a maximum of 10 minutes of total decompression, with air or nitrox as bottom gas and Eanx 50 as decogas.
Tec 40 is a prerequisite for further education within the PADI TecRec program.
1. PADI Advanced open water diver or equivalent
2. PADI Enriched air diver or equivalent
3. PADI Deep diver or equivalent
4. At least 18 years
5. At least 30 logged dives of which 10 dives with nitrox deeper than 18 meters
6. Have a approved medical certificate for diving, which may not exceed one year
All equipment must be configured in a manner suitable for technical diving.
- Twin set with a manifold and isolation valve.
- Two regulators, one with a longhose and one with a manometer.
- BCD and harness with sufficient buoyancy, preferably a steel backplate and a wing.
- 2 SMBs, preferably one red and one yellow.
- At least 2 cutting tools
- At least one line reel and at least one with enough line to deploy an SMB from maximum depth.
- 2 dive computers suitable for technical diving (or 2 time and 2 depth gauges).
- Extra mask.
- 3 deco cylinders with regulator and manometer approved for 100% oxygen.
- At least one dive light suitable for tec diving (preferably 1 main light and at least 1 backup light).
The theory is divided into the following parts: Equipment, Gas Planning, Techniques and Procedures, Emergency Procedures, Team Diving and Thinking Like a Technical Diver. All theory is interspersed with practical examples and problem solving where the theory is translated into reality.
Exercises in confined water:
The course includes at least one dive in pool where we go through the basic skills required for the further course. An assessment is also made here if you are ready to continue the course.
Diving in the open water:
The course contains four dives in the sea, three of which are practice dives and one is a real decompression dive.
During the practice dives, you will learn, among other things, to: Carry out a correct bubble check and descent control Carry out a complete crane drill (this may take a maximum of 45 seconds on dive 3) Shoot an SMB correctly and safely. Carry out correct and safe gas changes during simulated decompression Carry out simulated decompression without varying more than 0.5 m Handle various emergency situations, eg, run out of gas or lost mask.
In order to complete dive 4 (the real decompression dive), it is required that you have passed all previous parts of the course.
You will find the price for the course in our Course Catalog