Tec 40

The transition from recreational scuba diver to technical diver, where you will begin building your Tec knowledge and skills.



The PADI Tec 40 course will transition you from recreational scuba diver to technical diver. You will start to gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills needed to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40meters/130 feet. It’s a great starting point to your future tec diving as it will bridge the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving.


To enroll on a PADI Tec 40 course, you must:
Be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent)Be certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver with 10 logged dives below 18m/60ftBe certified as a PADI Deep Diver or have proof of 10 dives to 30m/100ftBe over 18 years oldHave logged 30 scuba divesHave been medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Materials Required

You’ll need to have the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak. 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 for Tec 45 and Tec 50 as well.

Equipment Required

You’ll start with your basic scuba equipment and begin to add technical equipment, so you’ll start to double up on equipment. You can dive backmounted or sidemounted (if you already have the training in sidemount configuration). All required equipment is available at a very reasonable price for you to rent for the duration of your course.

What’s Involved in the Course?

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 responsibilitiesTechnical diving equipment, proper rigging and set upGas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planningTeam diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations

How Long Does the Course Take?

Normal duration: 3 days

Why XTC?

Unspoiled location off the beaten trackDiving in a marine parkIncredible biodiversity on dive sitesDedicated Tec Diving facilitiesQuality rental equipmentFull range of courses availableTransparent pricingQuality training with performance-based coursesHighly-trained staff



At XTC we are committed to making safe and competent Tec divers that are able to meet the course performance requirements in a comfortable and repeatable manner. Tec diving has additional inherent risks (when compared to recreational diving) and we want to minimize these additional risks as much as possible. This means is that our training is performance-based, not time-based, so course prices are based on daily rates and your Instructor will discuss with you if additional training days are required.




Quality training in a quiet “off-the-beaten track” location with purpose-built Tec facilities.







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