Home / Education / Courses / Tec 40 Consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. Designed for the diver transitioning from recreational diving to technical diving. Tec 40 Contact Dive Shop Continuing-Education Tec 40 Contact Dive Shop Your Dive Shop Description 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 18 metres/60 feet A PADI Deep Diver or proof of at least 10 dives to 30 metres/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. Academic The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. 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 Available Languages For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center. Equipment You’ll start with your basic scuba diving equipment and add technical equipment, which essentially means you’ll begin to double up on gear. You may dive with backmounted or sidemounted cylinders. Your PADI Tec Instructor may have you dive with EANx for additional conservatism. Getting Started Contact a PADI">https://locator.padi.com">PADI Dive Shop and get your Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses. You may be able to get college credit for the PADI Tec 40 course. Your Dive Shop More Courses Continuing Education Tec 45 Part 2 of the PADI Tec Deep Diver program. Extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 ft. Learn to plan & execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. Continuing Education Tec 50 Part 3 of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. Develop competency & have the skills to dive to a max of 50 metres/165 ft. Learn how to extend & accelerate decompression stops using up to 2 gases. Continuing Education Tec Trimix 65 Extend your depth range the right way with a blend of helium, oxygen & nitrogen (trimix). The Tec Trimix 65 course introduces you to using trimix down to a maximum depth of 65 metres/210 feet. Continuing Education Tec Trimix Diver This course turns experienced tec divers into extreme divers. During this course, you'll make dives as deep as 90 metres/300 feet, use multigas trimix computers, & handle up to 4 stage/deco cylinders. Continuing Education Tec Gas Blender Being a gas blender is a key job at a busy PADI Dive Center or Resort. This course teaches you how to blend enriched air nitrox and helium-based gases using one or more blending methods. Continuing Education Tec 40 CCR The Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. Learn the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.