Student divers must meet the following training prerequisites before starting the PADI
Tec 40 course:
- Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or provide a qualifying
certification from another training organization. For this course, a
qualifying certification is proof of training beyond entry level with
experience in deep diving and underwater navigation.
- Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver or qualifying certification from
another training organization. For this course, a qualifying certification
is proof of training in enriched air nitrox diving with training that
includes gas analysis cylinder labeling, oxygen toxicity, oxygen exposure,
determining maximum depth limits, and planning enriched air dives with
different enriched air blends (not just EANx32 and EANx36).
- Certified as a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of at least 10 dives to 30
- Minimum age: 18 years.
- Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 dives were made
with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet.