tec diverThe Tec 40 course is the entry point into the technical range providing a transition from recreational to technical diving. In Dive Aqaba the use of a full tec rig is preferred with double tanks and wings. But a diver can use their own recreational gear modified accordingly with two seperate regulators, one of which must be on a long hose or also in sidemount configuration. See Tec Sidemount Diver. Course duration 2-3 days.


  • PADI Advanced Open Water or equivalent
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver or equivalent
  • PADI Deep Diver or equivalent
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives with at least 10 dives using Enriched Air Nitrox to depths greather than 18m.
  • Be 18 years old and have a fit to dive medical signed by a physician.

Tec diverYou will learn to:

  • Conduct decompression dives using technical equipment, modified recreational equipment, or sidemount rigged
  • Practice motor skills required for decompression diving
  • Understand the risks and hazards invloved with decompression diving
  • Reasonably respond to forseeable emergencies that may occur in decompression diving
  • Dive to 40m depth with up to 10 minutes of non-accelerated decompression while breathing up to EANx50