PADI Tec Deep Diver Program

The PADI Tec40 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'll learn about

 

  • Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities

  • Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up

  • Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning

  • Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations

 

After successful completion of the course you will qualify to make limited decompression dives with EANx50 as the decompression gas to 40 metres/130 feet.

 
Prerequisites

To enroll in the Tec40 course, you must be:

 

 

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.

 

Course Structure

The Tec40 course consists of

 

  • three knowledge development sections,

  • three practical application sessions

  • four (4) training dives

 

The dives start from shallow water and get gradually deeper:

 

Dive 1: Minimum depth: 2.5m, Maximum: 10m. Pool, confined water or limited open water.
Dive 2: Min 10m, max 18m
Dive 3: Min 15m, max 27m
Dive 4: Min 26m, max 40m. Up to 10 min of decompression with back gas

 

If this is your first time diving on doubles, there will be a pool session preceding the open water dives.

 

Materials

Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual and dive planning slates. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec45 and Tec50 courses.

 
Your equipment

You can start with your basic scuba diving equipment and add technical equipment, which essentially means you’ll begin to double up on gear. Most divers entering the Tec40 course however start with full technical set-up. You may dive with backmounted or sidemounted cylinders.

PADI Tec40

PADI's full open circuit Tec Deep Diver program consists of three courses: you'll start with Tec 40 and proceed to Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses. If your pre-requisites allow, you may take all three back-to-back or one at the time and continue to build up over time.

 

Due to the depth requirements, we conduct the deep dives in PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses abroad. You can however start right here in Hong Kong with Tec 40.

 
PADI Tec Deep Diver

PADI Tec45

 

The PADI Tec45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.

 

 
You'll learn about

 

  • Technical diving’s risks and responsibilities

  • Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up

  • Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning

  • Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas situations

 

After successful completion of the course you will qualify to make accelerated decompression dives using EANx50 or pure oxygen as the decompression gas to 45 metres/130 feet.

 

Prerequisites

To enroll in the Tec45 course, you must:

 

  • Have a PADI Tec40 Diver certification

  • Have a PADI Rescue Diver certification

  • Have a minimum of 50 logged scuba dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.

 

Course Contents

Your Tec 45 training consists of

 

  • three (3) knowledge development sections

  • three (3) practical application sessions

  • four (4) open water dives.

 

Building on what you learned in the Tec40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver:

 

Dive 1: Minimum depth: 2.5m, Maximum: 10m. Pool, confined water or limited open water.

Dive 2: Min 12m, max 18m

Dive 3: Min 18m, max 27m

Dive 4: Min 27m, max 45m. Gas switch - single gas decompression.

 
Materials

Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you’ll use for self-study. The Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video is an optional tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec50 course.

 
The equipment

You’ll need full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration.

PADI Tec50

 

The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec50. As a Tec50 diver, you show that you’ve developed competency as a tec diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two decompression gases. It’s not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.

 

Prerequisites

To enroll in the Tec50 course, you must:

 

  • Have a PADI Tec45 Diver certification

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged scuba dives, with at least 20 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

  • Be at least 18 years old

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.

 

Course Contents

Your Tec50 training consists of

 

  • two (2) knowledge development sections

  • three (3) practical application sessions

  • four (4) open water dives.

 

A primary focus of this course is mission planning and execution. You also learn more about handling emergencies and how to think like a technical diver:

 

Dive 1: Minimum depth: 2.5m, Maximum: 10m. Pool, confined water or limited open water.

Dive 2: Min 12m, max 24m. 30min simulated decompression.

Dive 3: Min 30m, max 50m. Decompression with two gases (EAN50, 100% Oxygen)

Dive 4: Min 40m, max 50m. Decompression with two gases (EAN50, 100% Oxygen).

 

 

Materials

Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual.

 

The equipment

You’ll need full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration, plus two stage/decompression cylinders.

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