RAID Deco40 – Tec Diving Course in Subic Bay
About the RAID Deco40 Tec Diving Course
The RAID Deco40 tec diving course in Subic Bay is an entry-level technical dive certification designed with the recreational diver in mind. The course provides students with the knowledge, and skill proficiency to safely conduct decompression diving using helitrox and deco gasses. This tec training is held in Subic Bay, Philippines.
Why become a tec diver?
Becoming a tec diver offers a multitude of advantages for those looking to take their diving skills to the next level. Technical diving requires intensive training and offers an unparalleled level of excitement and challenge. By extending the boundaries of dives, a tec diving course promises a sense of accomplishment and a unique opportunity for personal development. With the proficiency and expertise gained through tec certification, technical divers can explore deeper depths for longer durations, using advanced diving equipment and techniques that are not available to recreational divers. This type of diving opens up a world of new opportunities, creating unforgettable experiences and moments of pure exhilaration. If you’re looking for an exciting and rewarding challenge, becoming a tec diver is the way to go.
What are the Deco40 tec diving course limits?
The Deco40 tec diving course serves as a gateway into the world of full tec diving. This level of tec certification enables divers to safely conduct helitrox non-accelerated decompression dives to a maximum depth of 40m (130ft). With a maximum of 10 minutes of deco time and the use of one deco gas, divers can explore the depths with confidence and security. You will gain the necessary skills and knowledge to plan and execute safe and effective deep dives, pushing back your boundaries and enjoying more time underwater. If you’re ready to take your diving to the next level, this tec diving course is the perfect starting point.
Tec diving course dives in Subic Bay, Philippines
All tec diving course dives are conducted on exciting dive sites in Subic Bay, Philippines. The dive sites used during this course include the Landing Ship Tank, USS New York Armored Cruiser, F4 Phantom, Tabby aircraft, Lanakai wreck, and others.
What is helitrox and why use it?
Helitrox is a breathing gas for deeper dives that combines the benefits of enriched air nitrox with the use of helium to reduce gas density and alleviate the effects of narcosis.
Gas density: there are recommended limits on gas density to prevent excessive accumulation of Co2 in the body tissues (hypercapnia). Co2 is 25x more narcotic than nitrogen; CO2 narcosis during a technical dive can become debilitating,
Narcosis management: while many scuba divers feel tolerant of the narcosis effect when diving air at depths between 30-40m (100-130ft), the impact of narcosis when attempting to conduct complex and risk-consequential technical dives can become an impediment to diver safety.
What are the Deco40 tec diving course prerequisites?
- Minimum 16 years old.
- Certified RAID Advanced 35 or equivalent.
- Certified RAID Nitrox and Deep40 or equivalent.
- 20 hours of logged dive time or 40 logged dives
- Robust fundamental dive skills: preparatory training is available if needed
Why choose the Deco40 tec diving course in Subic Bay?
The RAID Deco40 tec diving course in Subic Bay, taught by Andy Davis, reflects the most comprehensive and complete entry-level technical diver training available anywhere in the world. This technical diving training focuses on developmental coaching in fundamental scuba skills, team diving, stress resilience, decompression protocols, and helitrox gas use.
The aim of this technical diving course is to provide students with the knowledge, equipment, gas options, mindset, and procedures to empower a very high degree of safety and extended bottom time on challenging deep dives.
Ten reasons to choose this tec diving course:
- Fundamental skills development
- Helitrox qualification
- Team diving protocols and procedures
- Technical diving equipment configuration
- Advanced dive planning and procedures for maximal safety
- Comprehensive emergency scenario training
- All training is conducted in neutral buoyancy & horizontal trim (no kneeling!)
- Redundant gas system use (sidemount or backmount)
- Tuition by a leading, world-renown, tec diving instructor
- Effective preparation for further tech diver training on Deco50 and Deco60.
Further information on the Deco40 tec diving course
What is the Deco40 tec diving course syllabus?
RAID online eLearning and instructor-driven academic presentations, quizzes, exams, and practical skills covering the following topics in detail;
- Tec dive management
- Dive physics and physiology
- Tec diving equipment (backmount or sidemount)
- Electronic decompression planning software (Multideco)
- The Buhlmann ZHL-16C deco algorithm
- Gradient factors theory and application
- Gas management and selection (helitrox and decompression gasses)
- Tec diving mindset and culture-of-safety
Deco40 Technical Diver Training Schedule
- Day #1
- Confined Water Fundamentals:
- Equipment set-up and configuration backplate/wing BCD. Confined water skills include precision buoyancy, horizontal trim, control and propulsion techniques (frog, modified flutter, helicopter turn, and back kick), s-drills, descent checks, long-hose air-sharing, deco/stage remove and replacement, gas switching drills and DSMB deployment.
- Dive 1 – Simulated 10-minute deco 15-20m (50-66ft)
- Confined Water Fundamentals:
- Day #2
- Dive 2 – Simulated 10-minute deco 20-30m (66-100ft)
- Dive 3 -Simulated 10-minute deco 30-40m (100-130ft)
- Day #3
- Dive 4 – Extended No-Stop Gas Switching 30-40m (100-130ft)
- Dive 5 -10-minute Deco w/Trimix 35-40m (115-130ft)
Every tec training dive includes precision buoyancy standards, descent checks (bubble check and s-drill), gas management (SAC), ascent and stop protocols, DSMB deployment, and varied emergency scenarios.
All skills developed during this tec diving course are applied cumulatively; so the skills learned on each dive must be applied on every successive dive. A high standard of mastery is applied throughout the entire tec course and certification as a technical diver is entirely performance-based.
How much does the RAID Deco40 course cost?
3-4 Days $750
- maximum 3 per tec diving course.
- includes certification for helitrox
- Scheduled tec courses will be run even if just one student
- Discounts available for group booking
- Private tec lessons are available at a 50% surcharge
- Courses can be scheduled to meet your requirements
- 25% non-refundable deposit to confirm attendance on the course
Tuition cost excludes course registration fees, as per the RAID website, and hosting dive shop fees covering tank rentals, nitrox/helitrox fills, and boat costs, as required. Tec instructor diving costs are split between students.