PADI Tec 40

Thursday, July 4

Thursday, July 4


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 6

Ocean Training - Video Review - Theory

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 7

Ocean Training - Video Review - Theory

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Thursday, July 11


6:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Saturday, July 13

Ocean Training - Video Review - Theory

8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Sunday, July 14

Ocean Training

8:00 am - 1:00 pm

About PADI Tec 40

The PADI Tec 40 course introduces divers to limited decompression diving within the 130 ft / 40 m range.  The program will introduce basic technical diving concepts and skills and lay the foundation for further technical diving training.  Successful students will be qualified to complete a maximum of 10 minutes of decompression with the use of one decompression cylinder filled to a maximum of 50% O2.

The Ocean Quest Difference…

For over the past 25 years, Ocean Quest is the only dive centre who has actively and consistently conducted technical diver training in the Greater Vancouver area. Like all of our courses, we will add many extras to your technical diver training beyond that of what is outlined in many technical programs.

Outside of the typical tech skills, we will continually focus on the foundational skills – buoyancy, trim, propulsion and awareness and how they apply to the technical diving environment. We are extremely detail oriented and will work with you until you have a solid execution of all the necessary skills of a tech diver. We will test and build upon your ability to problem solve as an individual and as a team member through scenario based failures and drills.

We are experts in decompression theory. All of our technical diving programs include extensive and up to date decompression theory so you have the knowledge and understanding on how to plan and execute decompression dives.  We will guide you on how to apply decompression theory to your dive plans so you have full understanding of best practices and strategies for your technical dive planning. We don’t teach you to just blindly follow your computer or decompression software.

We exclusively teach specific team diving principles and “Human Factors” to improve the successful outcomes of your technical dives.

We guarantee that our technical diving programs are unmatched in the industry!


  • 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 metres/100 feet.
  • 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

Medical Statement

All technical diving students are required to provide a Diver Medical Statement signed by a physician within the past 12 months stating you are fit to dive

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Price Includes

  • PADI Tec 40 eLearning
  • 2 x Custom Technical Diving Theory Sessions
  • 1 x Custom Decompression Theory and Technical Diving Planning Theory Session
  • Minimum 4 x Technical Diving Training Dives
  • Air Fills

Exclusive to Ocean Quest

  • Access to multiple resources including digital books, articles and videos on various technical diving topics
  • Instruction in Advanced Decompression Theory and Progressive Technical Dive Planning procedures
  • A comprehensive “Decompression Theory and Dive Planning” booklet created by Ocean Quest
  • A comprehensive “Technical Diving Student Handbook” created by Ocean Quest

What’s Needed?

Additional Notes

Students are required to possess a high level of buoyancy control while maintaining horizontal trim, advanced propulsion techniques including modified frog kicking, modified flutter kicking, helicopter turns and back finning. The ability to maintain a stable position in the water. If you have not had formal instruction in these techniques, we strongly suggest you consider the Foundations of Diving, the PADI Tec Basics or the TDI Intro to Tech programs. Contact PADI Tec & Trimix Instructor Trainer Greg McCracken or additional details and expectations about technical diver training.

Ocean Quest technical diver training programs adhere to a strong team diving philosophy. Learning Team Diving techniques within your technical training will add a completely new level of skills, awareness, challenge and safety to your technical diving. In order to maintain the quality of training, we require a minimum of two students to be enrolled in most of our technical diving programs.