This is a course where you rise to the challenge and commit to becoming a technical diver. The PADI Tec 45 course extends your depth limit to 45 metres/150 feet. You will learn to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single decompression cylinder with up to 100 percent oxygen. You will use double cylinders, which can be either back mount or sidemount diving configuration. Tec 45 is a prerequisite to Tec 50. There is also an option for divers to earn a Tec 45 Trimix Diver certification.
To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must meet these qualifications:
- PADI Tec 40 Diver
- PADI Rescue Diver*
- Minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
- 18 years old
* If meeting this with a qualifying certification, provide proof of CPR/First Aid training within the previous two years..
You also need to have a Diver Medical Form signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Note that some qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply - ask your Tec 45 Instructor.
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You'll use full technical dive equipment which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration. Your PADI Tec 45 Instructor will explain the dive equipment required for your tec diving adventures.
Tec 45 Trimix (option)
Curious about the benefits of using Trimix gas, like decreased gas density and reduced narcosis? Tec 45 divers can also learn to use trimix with not less than 21 percent oxygen and not more than 35 percent helium. Ask your instructor what additional requirements you may need to complete for the Tec 45 Trimix option.