Learn to plan and make dives using air diluent and air or enriched air (EANx) bailout gas on Type T (technical) closed-circuit rebreathers (CCR) to a maximum of 40 meters/ 130 feet with a single decompression stop of no more than 10 minutes.
Tec 40 CCR Diver is the first level of training that addresses technical diving with Type T CCRs, which include a range of electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRS (mCCRs). Tec 40 CCR Diver introduces student divers to diagnosing life-support problems and when possible, returning to the loop to complete the dive with limited decompression obligations.
This training is significantly more challenging than recreational rebreather diving because divers learn to be both a tec diver as well as learning to tec dive with a CCR.
Closed-Circuit Rebreathers are a type of scuba that reuses the gas you exhale. This is the primary difference between CCR and Open-Circuit scuba.
All CCRs used on PADI TecRec CCR courses must be third party tested and manufacturers must ensure they meet a comprehensive list of requirements and register them with PADI.
Technical diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of Closed-Circuit Rebreathers.
CCRs provide numerous benefits to the technical diver, including:
Consequently, CCRs potentially allow the technical diver a greater access to time underwater - greater time based on gas logistics when compared with an open circuit technical diver and more time available to find solutions to gas management problems. As time is critical and a finite resource diver wanting to dive at and beyond the recreational envelope can now choose PADI Technical CCR training to achieve their goals.
You'll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 meters/ 130 feet during eight training dives.
You'll also cover:
After qualifying as a PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver, you'll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don't need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.
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This Refresher Program covers the level of skills required to make Tec 40 CCR dives.
Feeling up to the challenge? Complete the PADI Tec CCR 60 Diver Course the next step to deeper adventures with Closed-Circuit Rebreathers.
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