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PADI Tec 45

The PADI Tec 45 Diver course picks up where PADI 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.

You'll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet 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.

The Course

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.

During this course, you will learn:

  • The skills, equipment and planning needed 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.
  • That the limits of your decompression are limited by the decompression gas you can carry.
  • To prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies.
  • To master the basic skills and procedures you'll need as you move into deeper technical diving.
  • The correct scuba gear to use for a Tec 45 dive.

The Learning Materials

PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit scuba lessons into a busy schedule. Learn about scuba diving principles and terminology whenever, wherever it's convenient for you. It's your course on your time. Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with your instructor whenever you have a question.

eLearning time commitment: 4-5 Hours

The Scuba Gear You Use

The fit and comfort of your personal equipment are key to having an enjoyable diving experience. As a minimum, You will need yor own mask, snorkel, fins and exposure suit. Your PADI Tec Instructor will have the technical diving equipment, including but not limited to - two tanks, primary and backup regulators, and technical diving BCD and harness or sidemount harness.

Our friendly staff will help you select gear that’s right for you when you’re ready to get your own equipment. 

Prerequisites

You must be certified as a PADI Open Water Diver or have a qualifying certification from another training organisation. be at least 18 years old and logged 10 dives.

Medical Requirements

Scuba diving requires a minimum level of health and fitness. Chronic health conditions, certain medications and/or recent surgery may require you to get written approval from a physician before diving.

Avoid disappointment, download and review the Diver Medical form to ensure you won’t need a physician’s approval to dive before enrolling in a scuba course. Instructors, divemasters and dive shop staff are not physicians and should not be asked for medical advice; only medical professionals can give medical clearance to dive.

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).

Your Next Adventure

Once you completed PADI Discover Tec Diving, you'll want to check out: Tec 50 certification courses.

Getting Started

This is one of our specialist course and we run them as custom courses to enrol please book the holding course below making your purchase online through our website.

You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials. We will contact you to arrange more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when.

If you are unsure simply contact us to discuss this further.

Additional Costs

Dive site entry from £15- £25 per day

  Course Type   Price    
Tec 45 £ 450.00