The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec 40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.
To take a Tec 40 CCR Diver course, you must:
Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, with at least 10 dives using EANx deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
Be at least 18 years old
Before Training Dive 5, be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver
Before certification, have at least 50 logged dives.
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec 40 CCR Instructor.
What will you learn?
You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during eight training dives.Minimum total dive time 500 min You’ll also cover:
Basic CCR function
Tec equipment and CCR setup and checklists
Diving CCRs and handling potential problems
Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements
Post-dive procedures and disassembly
Thinking like a Tec CCR diver
How can you start learning now?
Get the PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver Manual on DVD from your local PADI Dive Shop that offers PADI TecRec courses and start reading. You’ll also get a TecRec Type T CCR Predive Checklist Slate. When you know what CCR model you’ll use for training, you can also start studying the manufacturer’s literature.