PADI TecRec courses 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 is a great place to start because its 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.
The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You will extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage / decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. Youâ€™ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen.
The third part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program is Tec 50. As a Tec 50 diver, you show that you have developed competency as a technical diver and have the skills to dive to a maximum of 50 metres/165 feet. You know how to make extended, accelerated decompression stops using up to two gases. Its not easy to reach this level and earning your Tec 50 certification opens the door to deeper diving expeditions.