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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 

Prerequisites: 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 

The course: Over four dives you will:

  • 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 
  • Equipment:

    • Primary mask / backup mask
    • Fins
    • Wing-type BCD and harness
    • Primary and secondary
    • Twin cylinders
    • Decompression cylinder / Stage bottles
    • Dry suit
    • Submersible pressure gauge
    • Equipment placed in thigh pocket
    • Multigas dive computers
    • Z-knife and shears
    • Safety reel and lift bag

    Materials: You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pack, which introduces you to 

    • tec diving lingo 
    • emergency procedures 
    • decompression and stage cylinder handling 
    • gas planning 

    The pack includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through the Tec 50 course. 

    What's Next? Master the basic skills and procedures you’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving.

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