Tec 45

Tec 45 adds equipment knowledge and diver skills:

  • Dive to a maximum of 45 meters/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.
  • 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

Accelerated Decompression:

Tec 45 expands the range of gases available for Tec 40 Divers from 50% to 100% oxygen and adds acceleration during decompression. The diver can credit decompression "acceleration" achieved by switching to a gas with increased oxygen content during decompression.

Selecting a Gear Configuration:

Tec 45 requires candidates choose a traditional technical configuration, i.e. back mounted doubles or sidemount. The left diagram shows a diver with back mounted doubles for back gas with independent first and second stage regulators and a single decompression cylinder.  The right diagram shows a sidemount configuration featuring independent cylinders, first and second stage regulators, and a single decompression cylinder.

Prerequisites
  • PADI Tec 40*
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • Have a minimum of 50-logged dives, of which at least 12 were made with Enriched Air Nitrox below 60-feet; six dives below 100-feet using air or Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Medical Statement signed by your physician
  • At least 18-years old

* or hold a qualifying certification from another agency.

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