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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Underwater Connection offers professional level Scuba training, including divemaster, assistant instructor, and instructor courses all in Colorado Springs.

PADI Tec40

This course begins the journey into more "extreme" diving and takes experienced qualified divers far deeper than in mainstream Recreational diving. Tec 40 provides recreational divers an opportunity to gain exposure to technical diving and learn and practice entry level technical diving skills. Tec 40 dive scope is within recreation limits, and qualifies divers to make limited, single gas decompression dives of no more than 10 minutes to 40m/130ft. Divers can use air up to 50% EANx.




You'll learn to use decompression software and dive computers to plan and make decompression dives with no more than 10 minutes of total decompression and not deeper than 40 meters/130 feet. Use a single cylinder of decompression gas with up to 50 percent oxygen to add conservatism to the required decompression.

Equipment Requirements

  • Double cylinders with dual manifold or side-mount configuration.
  • Two primary regulators (one with seven ft hose, one with SPG) and one secondary Deco regulator with SPG.
  • Harness/back plate with shoulder and hip D-rings.
  • Dual Bladder redundancy BCD
  • Dive Computer
  • Reel, Dive Knife, Slate and pencil, Compass, Lift Bag


  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • Certified as PADI Deep Diver, or show proof 10 dives deeper than 100ft
  • Minimum age of 18
  • Have a minimum of 30 logged dives, of which at least 10 were made with enriched air deeper than 60ft.
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician

Fees and Course Materials

Course: $499                    Tec/Rec Deep Diver crew-Pak: $102                  Equipment Set-up and key Skills DVD: $32