• PADI Tec 40 Diver

PADI Tec 40 Diver

If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course.

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The Tec 40 Course with DIVE KAWARTHA

It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

You'll learn to

  • Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
  • Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen (EANx50) to add conservatism to the required decompression.

Since it's part of the course, your PADI Tec 40 course training credits toward the PADI Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to

  • tec diving lingo
  • emergency procedures
  • decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • gas planning

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50.
For all your learning materials and equipment, contact DIVE KAWARTHA.

Dan Suke CCRMeet Dan Suke, Dive Kawartha's Tec Instructor

Meet Dan Suke, Dive Kawartha's expert for all thing tec.  a First Responder as a full time Firefighter in Durham region he excels in both courage and compassion; which both are apparent when he is teaching.

Dan's journey in diving has taken many places around the world with experience diving in all sorts of environments including advanced technical diving and dive leadership.  Now a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with multiple specialties and a PADI TecRec Trimix Instructor, as well as having obtained his technical diving Instructor rating from PSAI & IANTD Dan is Dive Kawartha's  lead technical diving instructor; sharing his passion for advanced training with our community of divers.

When he isn't saving lives in his day job, or diving teaching divers at home, Dan's favorite thing to do is head to the Florida caves where he can strap on his rebreather and go exploring for hours.


You must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres / 60 feet.
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician

For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the DIVE KAWARTHA Team members.

Download a scuba medical questionnaire (PDF)

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