XTC Tec Diving is a dedicated Technical Diving operation located in Xcalak, Mexico (Caribbean Coast) offering World-Class diving and training in a purpose-built facility, designed with the modern Tec Diver in mind.

Email: gotec@xtcdivecenter.com

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Tec 40



The PADI TecRec Tec 40 course is an entry-level course for divers that wish to expand their diving skills and knowledge beyond the recreational diving limits. It builds upon skills learned in the Tec Basics course, expanding upon emergency procedures, learning to perform gas switches as well as handling of a stage / decompression cylinder.

Theory lectures include the risks involved in technical diving, problem solving, planning and execution of a decompression dive, gas calculations and more.

This course qualifies you to perform limited decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40m / 130ft using one decompression gas up to EANx50 for added conservatism and it is a prerequisite to continue training on to the PADI TecRec Tec 45 course.


To enroll in the Tec 40 course you need to meet the following requirements:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Be a PADI Deep Diver or have 10 logged dives to 30m / 100ft or deeper

Be an Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives on EANx deeper than 18m / 60ft

Have at least 30 logged dives

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

If you do not currently have the certifications and dives necessary to start the program please contact us with details of your current level and we can put together a program to meet your needs.

Duration, Price and Materials


Duration: 4 days, 4 training dives
Price: $695

Included: 4 Training Days including classroom sessions, confined and open water dives, cylinder rental, all gases up to and including EANx50 needed for dives / decompression, certification fees.

Required materials: Tec Deep Diver Crew Pack (digital) – $120

NB: Additional Training: All of our TEC courses are performance based. If additional/remedial training is required beyond the scheduled course duration in order to meet the performance requirements, additional training may be required as follows:

Additional Classroom day (or part thereof): $100.
Additional diving day (TEC): $200.
Additional diving day (Trimix): $250 + student and instructor gases.

Gases used and Maximum Training Depth

Gases used: Air and EANx up to 50% for decompression

Maximum Training Depth: 40m / 120ft

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