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Tec 40 and 45

For divers combining Apprentice Cave with their Tec class I suggest taking the Tec 40 class.
I only teach these courses to cave divers or cave diver students
Toucan

Tec 40 Course Description

PADI Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within accepted recreational depth limits. Although the student who clearly intends to continue through Tec 50 is encouraged to complete Tec 40 in complete tec diving gear, the limits of the Tec 40 qualification allow more flexibility. Therefore, to accommodate divers interested in very limited tec diving, the Tec 40 equipment requirements are only a bit beyond those of the standard recreational kit.


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 50 logged 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 pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.

Depth Range:
Dive 1: 0-30
Dive 2: 30-60
Dive 3: 50-90
Dive 4: 85-130

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, three 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 air sharing
One with an SPG deco tank with regulator, SPG & staging kit - properly labeled
Back-up deco gas as required
BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings 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, including primary and backup
Jon line (for current diving environments)
Safety reel
(2) Slates, (1 wrist-type)
Compass
Z-knife and back-up cutting device
Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
Back-up mask (optional)
Lift bag

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 50 logged 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), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.

Depth Range:
Dive 1: 8-30
Dive 2: 40-60
Dive 3: 60-100
Dive 4: 90-145

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, three 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
Back-up deco gas as required
BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings 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, including primary and backup
Jon line (for current diving environments)
Safety reel
(2) Slates, (1 wrist-type)
Compass
Z-knife and back-up cutting device
Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
Back-up mask (optional)
Lift bag

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