PADI Tec40 CCR

PADI CCR Rebreather Courses

B&J Diving Centre was the first training facility in Malaysia to offer PADI Tec 40 and Tec 60 CCR courses. TEC 60 CCR instructor Ben is a veteran dive and tec instructor with some 30 years experience. He is the only tec instructor in Malaysia who offers the full range of Tec courses.

B&J Diving Centre teaches the Buddy inspiration vision unit which is approved by PADI, the unit has 3litre on board tanks with quick gas connector for a fast bailout without going of the loop. The BOV enables you to switch between the loop and the bail-out gas of your choice.

Tec 40 CCR

The future of deep tec diving belongs to the CCR (closed circuit rebreather) and the Tec 40 CCR course is where it all starts. If you’re interested in technical diving and want to dive a rebreather, the Tec  40 CCR course is your entry into the tec diving realm. This first level of training introduces you to Type T CCRs, which can be electronic CCRs (eCCRs) and manual CCRs (mCCRs). During the course, you focus on developing the discipline it takes to be a technical diver while learning the details of proper setup, predive checks, dive planning, failure and problem management and teamwork for CCR diving.

To take a Tec 40 CCR Diver course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver or show proof of 10 dives to 30 metres/100 feet
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, with at least 10 dives using EANx deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Before Training Dive 5, be certified as a PADI Rescue Diver
  • Before certification, have at least 50 logged dives.

What will you learn?

You’ll learn to make no stop or limited decompression dives using a Type T CCR to a maximum depth of 40 metres/130 feet during eight training dives. You’ll also cover:

  • Basic CCR function
  • Tec equipment and CCR setup and checklists
  • Diving CCRs and handling potential problems
  • Decompression software and open-circuit bailout requirements
  • Post-dive procedures and disassembly
  • Thinking like a Tec CCR diver

How long does it take?

This course takes 4-5 days depending on your comfort and skill level on the unit. There will be 1-2 confined water and 6 open water dives to complete this course.

What gear will you use?

You’ll use standard tec diving equipment appropriate for the local environment, including your exposure suit, mask, fins and weight system. Snorkels are optional, but a collapsible snorkel can be carried in your pocket. You’ll also need a Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and reel, an audible surface signaling device, slate and a compass. Your PADI Tec 40 CCR Instructor will advise you about the Type T CCR you’ll learn to use and suggest a CCR dive computer with open-circuit bailout capability (if not integrated into the CCR), offboard life support system, and oxygen analyzer along with other beneficial gear.

After certification as a PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.

Your instructor will make sure that all Type T CCRs used in PADI courses meet requirements, such as being third party tested and that manufacturers ensure their CCRs meet a comprehensive list of requirements.

Get in touch with our Tec Instructor who will plan and organize your CCR course.

 

Tec 60 CCR

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.

To enroll in the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you must:

  • Be a Tec 40 CCR Diver qualified on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course.
  • Have logged a minimum of 150 dives, with at least 25 dives and 50 hours experience diving the Type T CCR used in the course with an offboard bailout system following Tec 40 CCR Diver principles.
  • Have at least 10 logged CCR dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

What will you learn?

In the Tec 60 CCR Diver course, you complete one confined water and six open water dives. Building on the technical diving knowledge and skills you acquired in the Tec 40 CCR course, you’ll cover new topics such as:

  • Different bailout strategies
  • Offboard gas supply capability
  • Planning tec CCR decompression dives including deep deco stops
  • Offsetting narcosis with helium gas mixes
  • Dealing with CCR problems and dive emergencies

How long does it take?

The course takes 3-4 days to complete and includes 1 confined water plus 4-6 deep dives.

What gear will you use?

You’ll use standard tec diving equipment along with the gear you used for your PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver course, with the addition of a spare mask and a primary and backup CCR dive computer with open-circuit bailout capability. You’ll definitely want CCR and bailout decompression software or your PC, tablet or smartphone.

After certification as a PADI Tec 60 CCR Diver, you’ll need to qualify if you want to use a different Type T CCR model because procedures vary with each model. However, you don’t need to repeat the entire course. Just take a PADI Tec CCR Qualifier program that focuses on the knowledge and skills needed to use a different Type T CCR model.

Your instructor will make sure that all Type T CCRs used in PADI courses meet requirements, such as being third party tested and that manufacturers ensure their CCRs meet a comprehensive list of requirements.

 

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