Scuba Center | PADI Tec 40 Course | Technical Diving classes in Minnesota
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Tec 40 Course
PADI TecRec Center | PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

The PADI Tec 40 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.

What will you learn?
The Tec 40 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four training dives. You'll learn about:
  • Technical diving's risks and responsibilities

  • Technical diving equipment, proper rigging and set up

  • Gas planning, oxygen limits and decompression planning

  • Team diving techniques and emergency procedures, such as dealing with free flows, manifold leaks and out of gas

To enroll in the Tec 40 course, you must be*:
* Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply. Ask your PADI Tec Deep Instructor.

You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

 
How can you start learning now?
Visit our Eagan location to purchase your Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses.
 
What scuba gear will you use?
You'll start with your basic scuba diving equipment and add technical equipment, which essentially means you'll begin to double up on gear. You may dive with backmounted or sidemounted cylinders. Your PADI Tec Instructor may have you dive with EANx for additional conservatism.
Tec 40 Equipment Requirements:
  • Any one of the following appropriately labeled and marked options:

    • A single cylinder with a dual outlet valve (eg H valve or Y valve).

    • A single cylinder with single outlet valve and a pony bottle. Pony bottle should have same gas as main cylinder, or be breathable at the deepest planned dive depth. The minimum size cylinder is one with a free gas capacity of 30 cubic feet.

    • Back mounted doubles with dual isolator manifold

    • Two side mounted cylinders (sidemount configuration)

  • Two complete regulators, one with a two meter/seven foot hose for air sharing and one with SPG. Where two, unmanifolded cylinders are used (sidemount or pony bottle), each regulator must have an SPG, carried and/or marked in such a way as to avoid confusion between them.

  • Stage/deco cylinder with attachment hardware and a single second stage regulator and SPG.

  • BCD with D-rings or other attachment points for a stage/deco cylinder. (See note below.)

  • Two dive computers, or one computer with a backup timer and depth gauge with dive tables.

  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration (if students will use dry suits, they should be trained/experienced in their use in recreational diving prior to using them for tec training or diving).

  • Argon dry suit inflation system (as needed for environment)

  • Weight system (If required. Students should weight for the contingency of decompressing with near-empty cylinders.)

  • Jon line (as needed for environment)

  • Inflatable signal tube, whistle and/or other visual and audible surface signaling devices. Note that a sausage type DSMB may double for the inflatable signal tube.

  • Reel and lift bag (bright yellow preferred) or DSMB. A suitable DSMB has sufficient buoyancy to help steady a diver during a drifting decompression, and is unlikely to spill when deployed from the underwater.

  • Knife/cutting device and back up

  • Slate

  • Back up mask (optional)

  • Compass

  • Lights (optional as required for dive environment)

  • Backup buoyancy control. The student must have a reliable means for controlling buoyancy and maintaining decompression stops in midwater with a failed primary BCD. This is usually accomplished with a backup BCD (double wings) or, when using light weight cylinders, the use of a dry suit is permitted.

Course Fee: $500.00
2 course package: Tec 40/45=$900
3 course package: Tec 40/45/50=$1350

(Fee and cancellation policy)

PADI Tec 40 Diver Specialty Course at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota | PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits. | DSAT TecRec
Certification: PADI Tec 40
Includes:    Training and certification processing.
 
What study materials am I required to purchase before class?:
PADI Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak PADI Tec Course Materials | Scuba Center stocks a wide selection of PADI course materials. If we don't have the PADI item you need in stock, we would be happy to order it. Please contact us with any questions you may have. | Order PADI Course Materials Online
Schedule: Class Thurs. 6-10pm, Class/Pool Fri. 6-10pm, Dives Sat. 9am-5pm at Lake Wazee near Black River Falls, WI.
Course time is 3 days. Your instructor will provide more details on logistics during course.
PADI Tec 40 Course Dates:*

PADI Tec 40 class sessions are
held at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota

 

Contact our Eagan location to schedule.
*Customized schedules available upon request.