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PADI Tec 40 Rebreather Diver

Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more.  You get longer no stop limits, reduced gas consumption because you reuse most of your exhaled gas, and unmatched wildlife encounters because you don’t release annoying bubbles.

The PADI Tec 40 CCR Rebreather Diver course introduces you to rebreather diving to a maximum depth of 130 feet with up to 10 mins of deco, letting  you experience things you never imagined possible as a recreational scuba diver.

Supported Units:

  • KISS Spirit Sidewinder
  • Poseidon mk6/7

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Tec 40 CCR Rebreather Course Details

  • Total cost $2,073

    • Classroom, pool & ocean instruction:  $2,000

    • Student Materials:  PADI Tec 40 Rebreather Diver Manual (approx. $94)

    • No Minimums/ No Private Fees 

  • We Provide

    • Instruction, boat trips, tanks (diluent, oxygen, bailout), Scrubber, weights

  • Student Provides

    • Rebreather (Poseidon Mk6 rental is available for $800/course)

    • Mask, fins, wetsuit, DSMB, reel/finger spool, cutting device, technical dive computer.

    • Tec 40 CCR Rebreather Diver Manual

  • Prerequisites

    • Open Water, Rescue Diver, Deep Diver and Enriched Air certifications.

    • At least 50 logged dives w/ 10 dives using EANX deeper than 20m/60ft.

    • Minimum age – 18 years old.

  • Discounts  

    • 10% off most regular priced merchandise

    • $5 off a subsequent dive trip

    • Rebreather rental fees may be applied towards a Poseidon Se7en if ordered through the shop within 30 days of course completion.

Rebreather Schedule:

  • 5 full days.  Additional day(s) needed to complete course requirments result in additional fees

  • Schedule Classes:  On request

    • PREPARATION:  Read Tec 40 CCR Rebreather Diver manual and complete all Knowledge Reviews

    • DAY 1 (8:00am to 4:00pm): Classroom - Rebreather academics

    • DAY 2 (8:00am to 4:00pm): Pool - Practice Skills in confined water dives 1 and 2

    • DAY 3 (8:00am to 4:00pm): Boat - Rebreather dives 3 and 4

    • DAY 4 (8:00am to 4:00pm): Boat - Rebreather dives 5 and 6

    • Day 5 (8:00am to 4:00pm): Boat - Rebreather dives 7 and 8 

Things to Know:

  • Review the Medical Statement.  You must print the Medical Form and take it to your doctor to get a doctor’s approval before starting a Rebreather course, regardless if you do not have any 'YES' on the form. A physician's signature is REQUIRED to begin the course.

  • Students fill out the Continuing Education Administrative Document

  • Flying or Driving to Altitude After Diving:  If you complete the open water experience, it is recommended you wait at least 12 hours before flying or driving to altitude.  If you make more than one open water dive on the same day; or, dive over two or more days, wait 18 hours.

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Next Step: PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver

Tec 60 CCR Diver is the second level of technical diving training with Type T CCRs. By completing the Tec 60 CCR course, you extend your CCR diving adventures down to a maximum depth of 60 metres/200 feet.

You learn to complete multiple decompression stops, manage life-support problems and dive with trimix/heliox as a diluent. It’s a considerable challenge, but if you’re serious about being a tec CCR diver, then this course is your next step.

  • Total Costs: $2,000

  • No Minimums/ No Private Fees

  • Additional $600 for rebreather rental

  • Prerequisites: AOW or higher and PADI Tec 40 CCR Rebreather Diver

  • Course covers additional training and equipment needed to dive deeper on a rebreather.

  • Certifies you to dive to 60m/200ft 

  • 3 additional days of open water dives on the boat.

  • Students must read and complete PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver Manual

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