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TEC 40 The first step of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver Program

If you have completed your PADI deep diver specialty course and are still looking for more, then PADI Tec40 may be for you. Tec40 is the first course in the PADI TecDeep program. This is where you will begin your transition from recreational to technical diving and how to extend your diving limits safely with limited decompression stops. 

This course contains self study material, academic/classroom based instruction as well as practical applications and 4 open water dives.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Safely extend your dive time past the no decompression limit (NDL).

  • Safely plan and execute limited decompression dives to 130ft/40m using air and enriched air mixtures

  • Calculate gas usage, reserve gasses, and decompression requirements

  • Switch gasses on decompression stops for added conservatism

  • Review basic nitrox principles and learn new ones for decompression diving




Equipment you will use:

  • Standard technical configured equipment with twin tanks 

  • or standard configuration scuba equipment with pony bottle

  • Or sidemount configuration


What learning Materials you will need 

  • PADI TecDeep manual



Questions: Contact a TecRec Expert

To find out when our next Tec40 class starts, check out our Course Calendar