PADI Tec 40 Course

PADI Tec 40 Course
PADI Tec 40 Course
Brand: PADI
Price: $695.00
PADI Tec 40 Course
PADI Tec 40 Course
PADI Tec 40 Course
PADI Tec 40 Course
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Brand: PADI
Price: $695.00
The first step in the PADI Tec Diver program is the PADI Tec 40 course. A perfect introduction to tec diving, the PADI Tec 40 course will get you started in the knowledge, skills and procedures to be able to perform limited decompression dives to 40m, using either a modified recreational diving rig, or a sidemount rig. 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 decompression and not deeper than 40 metres.
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.
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The PADI Tec 40 course consists of knowledge development, practical application exercises, and 4 training dives and is conducted over 2.5 days, (Theory is Sunday afternoon ( 12pm - 5pm) , plus the diving on the following weekend

    You must:

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver(or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
(or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Be a PADI Deep Diver
(or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox below 18m
Have a medical form
signed by your physician

This course can count towards your Master Scuba Diver rating
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The Scuba Gear You'll Use

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions.

The following is the equipment that is required for the Tec 40 Course
  • Air supply: Any of the following
    • Single tank with sling tank(can be hired and perfect for those who want to do basic deco diving)
    • or Sidemount configuration (can be hired)
    • or Back mounted doubles with dual isolator manifold
  • Two complete regulators, one with a 2m hose for air sharing 
  • O2 cleaned Stage/ deco cylinder with first & second stage regulator with spg
  • Two dive computers (can be hired)
  • Jon Line (where local environment requires it)
  • SMB & whistle/audible signalling device
  • Reel
  • Lift Bag (or DSMB)
  • Exposure suit (appropriate for environment)
  • Knife & backup
  • Slate
  • Compass
  • Backup buoyancy control if diving with twins.

Some of this gear can be rented from Abyss Scuba Diving, others such as SMB, reel, knife etc. will need to be purchased if not already owned. Please talk to us on an individual basis to work out your needs.

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The Learning Materials You'll Need

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to
  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

The pack includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate and is included as part of the course. 

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 through Tec 50

Transfer/Change of course commencement date

**Due to very small class sizes and a required higher skill level for these courses, all technical level courses have a stricter cancellation policy.**

  • For all event cancellations, there is a $25 administration fee.
  • If you transfer to a different day you will be required to pay any difference in course price in addition to transfer fees. No credits or refunds will be given if the new course price is a lower cost.
  • If you transfer to another course date within 3 weeks of the scheduled theory day for that course, a $210 fee will apply.
  • If you fail to complete the theory homework or don’t meet the course prerequisites prior to the theory date, you will be required to transfer to another course date and a $210 fee will apply
  • Once you have started your course, if you complete the course on different dates or are more than 20 mins late to any course day, you will be required to transfer and a $210 fee will apply.


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"Extend your capabilities..."

Chris Sutton on 13/12/2012 3:59:53 PM

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Comments: I decided to sign up for the Tec 40 course because I wanted to extend my diving capabilities and also to checkout some of the wrecks in Sydney that are around a depth of 40 metres - there are many!!! I knew the course would be challenging and, I must say, it was!!! However, under Jamie's expert instruction and guidance, I was able to get through all the skills required on the first day. This included various out-of-air drills while carrying two air tanks plus a decompression tank! The second day... More details

"looking back at tec 40 course"

ted sarnicki on 21/8/2012 11:12:42 PM

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Comments: I was not sure if I should enroll into the course. It ‘goes’ beyond recreational boundaries. Why would I go there if I can dive 40 m wrecks with my Deep Diver certification? I enrolled the course mostly out of curiosity and a bit as of a mystery that goes with word ‘technical’. I have done the course. I can say that was my best dive training I have done so far. Firstly it made me a safer diver. Secondly it opened to me diving that I could not do before. Each tec dive is a ‘team dive’. It is grea... More details