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For divers combining Full Cave with their Tec class I suggest taking Advanced Nitrox and Cave Decompression Procedures.
I only teach the PADI Tec Courses to Cave Divers or Cave Diver Students who have completed at least 60 Cave Dives.
Toucan

Tec 40 Course Description

PADI Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within accepted recreational depth limits.


Prerequisites:
Certification as PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)
Minimum age of 18 years old
Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)
Certification as PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent)
Have a minimum of 60 logged cave dives, of which at least
- 10 dives must be on enriched air
- 12 dives must be deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
- 6 dives must be deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
-Have a medical form signed by your physician

Duration: Each section of the course will require 3-4 days of diving (including confined and open water sessions), academic sessions, and equipment configuration sessions.

Limits:
Use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with not 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. The Tec 40 course consists of knowledge development, practical application sessions, one confined or limited open water dive, two open water no stop dives (simulated decompression) and one open water decompression dive.

Requirements: Each diver will be required to have a complete set of personal dive equipment, including:

Dual cylinders with a minimum of 160 cubic feet back mount or sidemount.
Primary & secondary regulators One with a seven foot hose for gas sharing
One with an SPG deco tank with regulator, SPG & stage kit - properly labeled
BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder unless drysuit diving)
Dive computer (single or multi-gas), and either back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
Weight system (if needed)
Lights as necessary for cave diving, including primary and two backups
Jon line (for current diving environments)
Two Safety reels
Z-knife and back-up cutting device

Tec 45 Course Description


Purpose: PADI Tec 45 course provides a transitional qualification while continuing to develop as a technical diver. The equipment requirements are the same as for the Tec Deep Diver Course. This diver is qualified to make limited technical decompression dives using the equipment and the procedures used at the Tec Deep Diver level. However, qualifications are narrow, reflecting comparatively limited training and experience. The expectation is that a Tec 45 diver plans to continue on to Tec 50.

Prerequisites:
Certification as PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)
Certification as PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)
Minimum age of 18 years old
Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)
Certification as PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent)
PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
Have a minimum of 60 logged cave dives, of which at least:
- 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
- 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
Have a medical statement signed by a physician

Duration: Each section of the course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), academic sessions, and equipment configuration sessions.

Limits:
Make single and repetitive dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres/145 feet.
Use a single decompression gas of EANx, or oxygen, to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression. In addition to the Tec 40 course requirements, the Tec 45 course consists of knowledge development, practical application sessions, one confined or limited open water dive, two open water no stop dives (simulated decompression) and one open water decompression dive.

Requirements: Each diver will be required to have a complete set of personal dive equipment, including:

Twin diving cylindesr with at least 160 cubic feet back mount or sidemount
Primary & secondary regulators for doubles One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
One with an SPG(2) Stage/deco cylinders with regulator, SPG & staging kit – properly labeled
BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
Dive computer
Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
Weight system (if needed)
Primary Light and two backups
Two Safety reels
Z-knife and back-up cutting device

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Jim@cavediveflorida.com

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