Over the three days of the PADI Tec 45 course previously qualified Tec 40 divers will be introduced to the first stages of full, technical deep decompression diving. Certified Tec 45 divers are qualified to make multistop decompression dives that employ EANx and oxygen for accelerated decompression.
The expectation is that a Tec 45 diver intends to continue on in technical diving. Accordingly, the course not only develops the knowledge and skills to make open circuit technical dives as deep as 45 metres/145 feet, but also begins developing the knowledge and skills the diver will need at the Tec 50 level and beyond.
The Tec 45 course consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical applications
sessions and four training dives and uses the same Tec Deep Diver manual as used in the Tec 40 course with the addition of a Tec 45 Handout and additional knowledge reviews.
• Knowledge reviews
• Equipment configuration and gas planning
• Gas & Dive Planning
• Dive 1: Max 10m / Beach or mooring / Air + nitrox
• Dive 2: 12m-18m Beach or mooring / air + nitrox
• Gas & dive planing for dives 3&4