Tec 45

Tec 45 Course (2 days)

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 sub-course in the full PADI Tec Diver course.

What You Learn

  • 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

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use basic tec diving equipment

The Learning Materials You Need

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to;

  • Tec Diving lingo
  • Emergency procedures
  • Decompression and stage cylinder handling
  • Gas planning

The pak 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 Tec 50

Programme Sequence

The Tec 45 course consists of three Knowledge Development Sections, three practical application sessions, exam and four training dives.


£508 - Add £150 to package if you also want PSAI Advanced Nitrox 45m for dual passport

The fully integrated instructional sequence for the Tec 45 course is;

  • Knowledge Development One
  • Practical Application One
  • Dive One - Depth 2.4 m -10m

  • Knowledge Development Two
  • Practical Application Two
  • Dive Two - Depth 12m-18m

  • Knowledge Development Three
  • Practical Application Three
  • Exam
  • Dive Three - Depth 18m-30m

  • Dive Four - Depth 27m-45m


  • 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