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You'll learn 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 meters.
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

Since it's part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

The Learning Materials You'll Need


You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to diver underwater

  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

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-pack through Tec 50.

Prerequisites

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 deeper than 18 meters.
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician
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