The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.
- Advanced Open Water
- Rescue Diver
- Enriched Air Nitrox
- Deep Diver
- TEC 40
- Minimum of 50 logged dives
- Minimum of 12 logged dives deeper than 18 metres on enriched air nitrox
- Minimum of 6 logged dives deeper than 30 metres
- Minimum of 18 years of age
- Medical Statement signed by a doctor approving technical diving
WHAT YOU LEARN
Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.
THE FUN PART
Tec diving is all fun. It isn’t just about diving deeper for longer, the skills you learn are applicable to every dive you do and will make you a safer and better diver.
THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE
You’ll use full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration. Your PADI Tec Deep Instructor will explain the gear required for your tec diving adventures.
THE LEARNING MATERIALS YOU NEED
If you had previously completed the Tec 40 course then you will continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak you were issued for that as it contains the Tec 45 and Tec 50 training which you can start reading right away. You can also get an Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video, which is a great tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You’ll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 50 course. If you haven't got this then you would need to purchase this.
Please see our FAQ post 'Additional costs for training courses'
YOUR NEXT ADVENTURE
- Tec 50
- Tec Sidemount