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. Description The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving. To take a Tec 40 CCR Diver course, you must: Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, with at least 10 dives using EANx deeper than 18 metres/60 feet Be at least 18 years old Before Training Dive 5, be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver Before certification, have at least 50 logged dives. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec 40 CCR Instructor. Academic You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during eight training dives. You’ll also cover: Basic CCR function Tec equipment and CCR setup and checklists Diving CCRs and handling potential problems Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements Post-dive procedures and disassembly Thinking like a Tec CCR diver Equipment You’ll use standard tec diving equipment appropriate for the local environment, including your exposure suit, mask, fins and weight system. Snorkels are optional, but a collapsible snorkel can be carried in your pocket. You’ll also need a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and reel, an audible surface signaling device, slate and a compass. Your PADI Tec 40 CCR Instructor will advise you about the Type T CCR you’ll learn to use and suggest a CCR dive computer with open-circuit bailout capability (if not integrated into the CCR), offboard life support system, and oxygen analyzer along with other beneficial gear. After certification as a PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model. Your instructor will make sure that all Type T CCRs used in PADI courses meet requirements, such as being third party tested and that manufacturers ensure their CCRs meet a comprehensive list of requirements. Getting Started Get the PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver Manual on DVD from your local PADI Dive Shop that offers PADI TecRec courses and start reading. You’ll also get a TecRec Type T CCR Predive Checklist Slate. When you know what CCR model you’ll use for training, you can also start studying the manufacturer’s literature. Advertisement More Courses Continuing Education 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. 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.