Course Overview

The Tec 45 Diver programme the second part of the full tech deep programme. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres and using a single decompression cylinder with twin back or sidemount tanks, use accelerated decompression dives using up to 100% oxygen.

What’s Involved

This course has three knowledge development sessions, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. These will be scheduled to suit divers enrolled in each course, but typically will be run over a long weekend.

Course Skills

Advanced trim and buoyancy, advanced teamwork, gas and decompression planning. Focus on control, attitude and thinking like a technical diver.

Why Do the Course?

This course will appeal to experienced divers who are now seeking to move deeper into technical diving. It develops and prepares you for the PADI tec 50 course, the extended range of the technical diving world and to move into wreck or advanced wreck training programmes.

What’s Included

The course fee covers instructional time, manual, use of facilities including pool. Students are expected to pay any boat costs and accomodation costs required to complete the course but we do have packages available. Only after the successful completion of the course do you pay your certification fee – “you pay for training – you earn the certification”

What You Need

Standard scuba equipment plus a spare mask, timing device, a dsmb, a spool/reel with 30m of line. We also strongly advise that this course is conducted using manifolded twin cylinders or in sidemount configuration. These may be rented for the duration of the course.

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Tec 40 diver or equivalent.

Rescue Diver

At least 50 logged dives, 12 on EANx beyon 18m and 10 deeper than 30m.

18 years old and current medical statement signed by a physician

Student to Instructor Ratio

3:1 (maximum)

No. Sessions

3 theory sessions; 3 practical sessions, 4 open water dives


On joining we will send you a kit list, full kit can be rented for the course

Related Courses

JJ-CCR Rebreather

PADI Wreck, Advanced Wreck

TEC 40 & TEC 50

Foundations of Safer Diving

I’ve been diving for over 20 years, including instructing and Matt was able to bring my diving skills and knowledge to a completely new level

Kirk K, Kerry

Rec Diver