The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.
To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:
- A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
- A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 10 dives using enriched air deeper than 60 feet
- A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 100 feet
- At least 18 years old and have a minimum of 30 logged dives
You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Tec Deep Instructor.
All Technical SCUBA Classes may require evaluation dives prior to enrollment.
All Technical SCUBA Classes have 'homework' dives in between class dives. For example, for Tec40 there are 4 official class dives (1 confined, 3 open water), however between the official class dives you are expected to perform your own dives to practice the skills (within your current certification limits) learned in the prior class session.
Class tuition cost: $650
PADI TecRec Crew Pack cost: $132 (this crew pack will cover you for Tec 40, 45 & 50)
Discounts available if signing up for 2 or more PADI TecRec courses at the same time (Tec40, 45 or 50)
If you're planning to do these classes in Sidemount we highly suggest also signing up for PADI Tec Sidemount as well.