PADI Tec 40
The PADI Tec 40 Diver course is where you transition from recreational scuba diving to technical diving. It’s a great place to start because it’s the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Diver course and bridges the gap between no stop diving and full technical deep decompression diving. You gain experience and begin building the knowledge and skills you need to continue your tec diver training. You will qualify to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet.
You can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course if you’re interested in technical diving, but haven’t yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 45 or PADI Tec 50 diver course. 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.