PADI Tec 45

PADI TecRec courses provide the techniques and procedures necessary for diving beyond recreational dive limits. These are some of the most intensive, yet exhilarating, courses you’ll find. Technical diving isn’t for everyone but if this type of diving appeals to you and you’re willing to accept the risks, responsibilities and obligations, you’ll find it one of the most rewarding dive experiences you’ll ever have.

Why 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 sub-course in the full  PADI Tec Diver course. Building on the Tec 40 program, the Tec 45 module covers the skills, equipment and planning needed to dive to a maximum of 45 metres using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.

What do you need to start?

Hold a PADI Tec 40 certification (or hold a qualifying certification from another organisation).
Be a PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another organisation).
Be at least 18 years old.
Have a minimum of 50 logged dives of which 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox & were deeper than 18 metres and 6 dives (with or without EANx) which were deeper than 30 metres.
Have a medical form signed by your physician.

What will you do?

After successful completion of the PADI Tec 45 course you’ll be able to conduct decompression dives and gas-switch accelerated decompression dives using enriched air or oxygen to a depth of 45 metres. You’ll also understand the hazards and risks involved in technical diving, as well as how to prepare for and handle reasonable foreseeable technical diving emergencies. You will master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving.
Course details Course timing is flexible dependent on weather (to access required dive sites) and participant availability. Includes 3 evenings of theory, 1 pool session and 3 boat dives.
What we will supply One confined water session, 3 boat dives, PADI certification card (on successful completion of course).

Equipment requirements

Mask, spare mask and fins
Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration.
Tec BCD or backplate, harness and wing (redundant buoyancy control – either double bladder or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
Double cylinders with manifold
Primary and secondary regulators (1st and 2nd stages – one with a two metre hose and one with SPG)
One stage/decompression cylinders with mounting hardware (Must be oxygen clean)
One regulator and SPG for stage/decompression cylinder (Must be oxygen clean)
Dive computer (air, enriched air or multigas)
Backup computer or depth gauge and timing device
Decompression information (tables/enriched air computer) and backup decompression information
Surface marker buoy (deployable from depth)
Reel (at least 60 metres of line)
Knife/cutting device and backup
Backup mask and pocket
Weight system


$730 (excluding manual) $810 if manual is also required

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