PADI Tec 40

PADI Tec 40

The PADI Tec 40 course is the transition from recreational diving to technical decompression diving. It is a natural progression from the Tec Basics course or it can be your first tec diver course.
- Giorgia Sanna / PADI Instructor

PADI Tec courses in Liguria

Applicants for a PADI Tec 40 course must:

  • Be physically and mentally fit
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent level of other training organization
  • Be certified PADI Nitrox Diver or equivalent level of other training organization
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, excluding training dives, of which at least 10 carried out at depths greater than or equal to 30 meters
  • Hold a medical certificate of fitness to dive signed by a doctor within the last 12 months.

We also recommend:

  • Be a non-smoker
  • Be certified PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent level of other training organization.
  • To get the most out of the Tec 40 course, students are encouraged to refine their basic diving skills before starting the practical sessions. The PADI Tec Basics course is the ideal tool to be acquainted with the equipment configuration for technical diving, to improve buoyancy and trim, to refine the different propulsion techniques and to consolidate team procedures.

Prior to the commencement of class, students should consult with our PADI representatives to verify equipment requirements.

The PADI Tec 40 course trains divers to plan and execute dives within 40 meters of depth with a decompression exposure of up to 15 minutes, using nitrox mixes with 50% oxygen during the ascent. The program teaches the importance of gaining experience gradually and lays a solid foundation for the next level of training (PADI Tec 45).

Additional course outcomes include:

  • the use of nitrox for accelerated and general decompression strategies;
  • decompression tank management and gas switch procedure;
  • identification and resolution of emergencies resulting from equipment failures;
  • performing ascents with deco stops in different scenarios;
  • team communications and procedures;
  • cultivating, integrating, and expanding the essential skills required for safe technical diving.
  • the use of helium to minimize narcosis and reduce breathing effort (optional, only for Tec 40 Trimix certification).

Maximum depth of 40 meters.

Dives should not be planned to incur more than 15 minutes of decompression.

The PADI Tec 40 Trimix certification (optional) enables the use of normoxic trimix mixtures containing up to 35% helium.

PADI Tec 40 course is normally conducted over 3 days, requires 4 dives and a minimum of 20 hours of instruction, encompassing classroom, dry runs and in-water work.

  • Knowledge development
    The student studies the PADI Tec 40 course manual and completes the knowledge assessment through the PADI eLearning® digital training material.

  • Training dives
    2 shore dives for advanced skills development.

  • Real dives
    2 boat dives to gain real decompression diving experience.

You can get started immediately with the knowledge development portion of the course and work at your own pace using the innovative interactive system PADI eLearning®.

Our experience shows that the digital version of the manual is preferable because it allow the student:

  • to start to study at home at his own pace;
  • to optimize the time with the instructor;
  • to dedicate more time to in-water practice;
  • freeing up valuable pleasure time during the stay.

All-inclusive course price

Instruction, dives, tank rentals and gas refills, PADI eLearning® and certification fee.

PADI Tec 40

per candidate

  • Duration: 3-4 days

Tec 40 Trimix

additional fee per candidate

  • Recommended option. Not mandatory.

For information on equipment requirements, candidates are invited to contact us to receive guidance on purchasing the most suitable components or renting them at our facility.

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