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Padi Tec 45

Padi Tec 45


The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course


What do I need to start?


Scuba Gear for Technical Diving


Tec diving, a.k.a. technical diving, involves diving beyond the normal limits of recreational scuba diving. Participating in tec diving requires additional experience, training and (of course) equipment. In recreational diving you use one scuba tank but tec divers typically wear twin cylinders, plus one or more additional ones under their arms, each with different gas blends. They usually have two or more completely independent regulators and dive computers, as well as other backups to regular dive gear.


What will I do?


You will complete:


The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops. There would be no time limit to amount of decompression Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving


How long will it take?


Courses are scheduled over a timescale convenient to the student. Please contact us for more details


What will I need?


You must be


A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

A PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

A PADI Deep Diver (or hold aqualifying certification from another organization)

PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)

Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least:

- 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet

- 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

At least 18 years old

Have a medical statement signed by a physician


What can I do after this?


The Tec 50 course completes your training as an entry-level tec diver, taking you past the limits of recreational diving.

International Association of Rebreather Trainers International Association Nitrox and Technical Diver Padi Tec Rec Technical Diving International