​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

MAryland's Premier technical dive shop

Course cost includes instruction and certification card upon successful completion. Students are responsible for books, all gear, boat charter fees, gasses, quarry entry fees, and travel associated with the class


You must: 

- Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- 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.
- Have a medical form signed by your physician 

Questions about the PADI Tec 40 class, or technical diving in general? Contact us!


You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to 

- tec diving lingo
- emergency procedures
- decompression and stage cylinder handling
- gas planning 

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50. Contact us to order your materials.

The Learning Materials You'll Need

You use recreational scuba equipment, with some minor additions to enhance your ability to deal with tec diving conditions. Southern Maryland Divers can provide you with all the gear requirements needed for this course via rentals, or gear purchases. 
Gear Requirements for this course can be found 

The scuba gear you'll use

If you're interested in technical diving, but haven't yet met the prerequisites for the PADI Tec 50 Diver course or PADI Tec 45 course, you can consider enrolling in the PADI Tec 40 course. It is the first subdivision of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver course and consists of the first four dives. Because you can do one of these dives in confined water (such as a swimming pool), many divers start the Tec 40 courses in the winter months, ready to continue in open water when spring arrives.

PADI Tec 40 Course