PADI/DSAT Apprentice Tec Diver Course at Huron Scuba, Ann Arbor Michigan
"Tec Diver Level One"
The first step in Technical Scuba Diving training! If you're interested in technical diving and want to get a better understanding of it TEC40 fits the bill.

This course is designed to give the nitrox-certified Advanced Open Water Diver with PADI Deep Diver certification an opportunity to improve their skills, knowledge and equipment configuration to increase their dive safety and efficiency. For those interested in technical diving, this course is also the first step in the technical training progression at Huron Scuba and with PADI.

This is for the diver looking to understand technical diving equipment, decompression theory and procedures for extending your bottom times within the recreational depth limit (130 feet).

The PADI TEC40 Course includes:

  • Two classroom sessions, dive planning and review of equipment and configuration, both in the classroom and at dive sites.
  • A single evening of confined water diving.
  • Three open water training dives.
  • You will learn to make gas switches and conduct extended dives using air and enriched air to 40 meters/130 feet. You'll also prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies.

Specific equipment requirements apply:

  • All dives will be made utilizing doubles with an isolation manifold (or other redundant setups, per review of TEC Instructor) and, on later dives, decompression cylinder(s) for required deco stops.
  • Participants must utilize a standardized Technical Equipment Configuration as outlined in the DSAT Tec Deep manual.
  • Participants must consult the Huron Scuba technical instructor prior to making any equipment purchases to make sure you get the right equipment the first time.
  • Dry suits are highly recommended - rentals are available for those with appropriate training.
  • This course utilizes enriched air and oxygen. Gas (est. $50).
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Prerequisites Certification equivalent to PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Diver, PADI Enriched Air Nitrox Diver and PADI Deep Diver certification. Must have completed at least 10 enriched air dives deeper than 60 feet and have a completed Medical Statement.
Minimum age 18 years.
Class size Limit 3 students
Classroom location Huron Scuba
Pool location See course schedule
Open water location Gilboa Quarry
Equipment provided by student Full technical (redundant) equipment configuration to be provided by student. You must consult a technical instructor prior to making any purchases to make sure we get you the right equipment the first time.
Equipment provided by Huron Scuba First aid and emergency oxygen kits.
Course cost $469 per student.  Equipment, gas fills (approx. $50), dive site fees, food & lodging additional.
Required books & materials PADI Tec Deep Diver Crew ($104.99)
Optional books & materials Equipment Set-Up and Key Skills DVD ($35.99)
Additional expenses Additional costs include required text and any additional equipment, breathing gas, dive site fees, food and lodging.
Other classes to consider Mixed Gas Blender and Oxygen Cleaning Techniques. DSAT Tec Deep Diver.
Forms / Materials / Handouts
Introductory Classes Schedule Printable schedule with Discover Scuba Workshop, Snorkeling, and PADI Seal Team classes
Basic Scuba Diver Schedule Printable schedule with Basic Open Water Courses (weekend and weeknight class & pool, & Open Water Cert dives)
"Core" Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with Refresher, Advanced, Nitrox, Drysuit, Rescue courses
Continuing Education Schedule Printable schedule with other continuing education classes (First Aid/CPR, Equipment Specialist, Divemaster, etc.)
Huron Scuba Directions to Huron Scuba
Eastern Michigan University Directions to EMU
Slauson Middle School Directions to Slauson Middle School
Gilboa Quarry Directions to Gilboa Quarry
class_reservation_confirmation.asp class reservation confirmation
DSATTecWaiver.pdf DSATTecWaiver.pdf
padi_medical_statement.asp padi medical statement
TecDeepReferral Form.pdf TecDeepReferral Form.pdf
TecDeepStmentUndLearnAgrmnt.pdf TecDeepStmentUndLearnAgrmnt.pdf


Huron Scuba, Snorkel & Adventure Travel Inc. 4816 Jackson Road Suite D, Ann Arbor, MI 48103 
Phone: 734-994-3483 Fax: 734-994-1597 Apply to join Huron Scuba's staff! Application form in PDF
Regular Store Hours: Monday-Friday 10am-7pm, Saturday 10am-5pm.