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.
To enroll in this course you must be:
- A PADI Tec 40 diver
- A PADI Rescue diver
- Have a minimum of 50 logged dives
- At least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres
- At least 6 dives deeper than 30 metres
- Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
Note: That qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Phoenix Tec Deep Instructor.
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.
- You learn to think like a technical diver.
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 Phoenix PADI Tec Deep Instructor will explain the gear required for your tec diving adventures.
Note: We do suggest contacting us directly to consult on your final price and practical training days time, before purchasing this product online. Dependant on your skill level the price and days vary.
As soon as you sign up (added the course to your cart and payment cleared) with Phoenix Divers to do your PADI Tec 45 Course, you will receive an email with the learning information you need.
By this stage you should have your PADI Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, if you don’t already have one, pick up a Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you’ll use for self-study. The Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video is an optional 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.
Your Phoenix Divers PADI Instructor will contact you about scheduling time for practical training.