When One Tank Is Not Enough!
Ever wanted to dive deeper than recreational limits? Or dive longer than 'nonstop' algorithms on modern dive computer will allow without 'putting you into Deco'? Ever thought to yourself 'One tank just isn't enough'!
If the answer is Yes to one or more of these questions, then you need to look at the exciting PADI Tec Rec Deep Diver course and the sub courses that form this respected Technical diving training program.
Your First Step? - Tech 40
The Tec 40 sub course of the PADI Tec Rec Deep Diver course is a limited, entry-level technical diving program that bridges the gap between recreational diving and full technical deep decompression diving.
Certified Tec 40 divers are qualified to make limited decompression dives using equipment that is marginally more extensive than that used in mainstream recreational diving. This course can be conducted on back-mount or Sidemount.
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical applications sessions and four training dives and the first dive will be a limited open water dive to 10m maximum depth.
This course is not for compete beginner divers so you must complete a few dive prerequisites before starting the course.
These prerequisites are in place because you will go beyond the recreational dive limits and you should have had previous experience dealing with gas narcosis at depth before enrolling in tech diving.
You should also have the knowledge and skills using Enriched air as Tech 40 introduces you to breathing oxygen at higher percentages.
What Are The Course Goals?
Your Obligations & Responsibilities
During the Tec 40 course, you have a variety of obligations and responsibilities including:
Failing to meet these obligations and responsibilities can have these consequences:
What Is Technical Diving?
Technical scuba diving is diving other than conventional commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational diving limits. It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following:
Diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet, required stage decompression, diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet of the surface, accelerated decompression, and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive.
Technical scuba diving uses extensive methodologies, technologies and training to manage added risk. Typically this means using complex equipment in situations where direct access to the surface is inaccessible due to a ceiling imposed by decompression, or physical barrier such as that found in cave or a wreck diving environments.
Technical diving is not simply exceeding the limits of recreational diving.
Exceeding recreational limits without the appropriate training, equipment and procedures in place is not technical diving. It is being stupid and irresponsible!
Certification as a Tec 40 diver qualifies you to dive within the following limits....
So, what are you waiting for? Sign up for the PADI Tec 40 course today!
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