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Padi Tec40 CCR

Padi Tec40 CCR Rebreatherpro-Training

What will I do?

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 metres/130 feet with a single decompression stop of no more than 10 minutes.

Program Limits

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.

What do I need to start?

- PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Enriched Air Diver, PADI Deep Diver (or have experience of more than 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet) certification and at least 30 dives logged with specific experience requirements.
- Prior to Training Dive Five, student divers must be certified as PADI Rescue Divers
- Prior to certification, student divers must have 50 dives logged.
- There are provisions for other qualifying certifications.
- 18 years old

What is a closed-circuit rebreather?

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.

Tec 40 CCR Qualifier program Tec 40 CCR divers on wreck

Due to differences between CCRs, divers qualify on each CCRs, however, once qualified you will not need to repeat the entire course if you want to learn to dive a different Type T CCR. The Tec 40 CCR Qualifier focuses on the knowledge and skills divers need to cross over from one Type T CCR to another.

Would you like to see more? Go to the page Rebreather Courses.