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PADI Tec courses set the bar for technical and rebreather diver training. 
NEW standard COURSES

TEC4o Course


Are you a scuba diver looking for a new challenge? Or maybe you’re wanting to explore underwater places deeper than 30 meters or that nobody has ever seen before? Then the PADI Tec 40 course might just be for you. Not only is this course a great place to start your technical diving journey, but you will also have the chance to build on and advance your recreational skills.


Consists of seven knowledge development sections, four practical application sessions and four training dives. Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving.


The PADI Tec 40 course is where you transition from recreational diving to technical diving. It's a natural progression from Tec Basics, or it can be your first tec diver course. It is the bridge between no stop diving and technical decompression diving. You will 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 and use up to 50 percent oxygen as a decompression gas.


To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, and PADI Rescue Diver recommended
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • PADI Deep Diver or proof of 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet or deeper
  • 30 logged dives
  • 18 years old


Time Commitment: Approximately 3 days. If students don't come to this course with the required basic skills to conduct these types of dives, then the instructor may have to recommend starting with extra training dive(s) in shallow water.


Note:

  • You need to have a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire signed by a physician within the last 12 months. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.
  • You need to have a DAN Dive Insurance, Sport Silver / Sport Gold or equivalent, covering technical diving.

TEC45 Course


Extend your depth limit to 45 metres/150 ft. Learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder.


This is a course where you rise to the challenge and commit to becoming a technical diver. The PADI Tec 45 course extends your depth limit to 45 metres/150 feet. You will learn to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single decompression cylinder with up to 100 percent oxygen.


\You will use double cylinders, which can be either back mount or sidemount diving configuration. Tec 45 is a prerequisite to Tec 50. There is also an option for divers to earn a Tec 45 Trimix Diver certification.


To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must:

  • PADI Tec 40 Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver*
  • Minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • 18 years old 

  • * If meeting this with a qualifying certification, provide proof of CPR/First Aid training within the previous two years..  


Note:

  • You need to have a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire signed by a physician within the last 12 months. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.
  • You need to have a DAN Dive Insurance, Sport Silver / Sport Gold or equivalent, covering technical diving.

TEC5o Course


Make extended range dives up to 50 metres/165 ft. Learn how to make dives with multiple decompression stops, using two decompression gases.


As a Tec 50 diver, you’ll have the knowledge and skills to make extended range dives to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You’ll know how to make dives with multiple decompression stops using two decompression gases. It's not easy to reach this level. Earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions. There is also an option for divers to earn a Tec 50 Trimix Diver certification.


To enroll in the Tec 50 course, you must:

  • PADI Tec 45 Diver
  • PADI Rescue Diver*
  • Minimum of 100 logged dives or 75 hours
  • 18 years old

  • * If meeting this with a qualifying certification, provide proof of CPR/First Aid training within the previous two years.  


Note:

  • You need to have a PADI Medical Statement and Questionnaire signed by a physician within the last 12 months. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.
  • You need to have a DAN Dive Insurance, Sport Silver / Sport Gold or equivalent, covering technical diving.