PADI Tec 45 Diver

PADI Tec 45 Diver
PADI Tec 45 Diver

PADI Tec 45 Diver Course Overview

The PADI Tec 45 diver course is the second step in the PADI evolution to technical diving.  First, you must have your Tec 40 or equivalent certification to enroll in this course.  To some, you'll call this course the equivalent to "Advanced Nitrox" as in this course, you're exposed to the benefits of enriched air mixtures with Oxygen percentages greater than 40%, and up to 100% pure Oxygen.

Course Duration:

This is a 2-day course with 4 dives.

Who should take the PADI Tec 45 course?

The PADI Tec 45 course is the second part of the full PADI Tec Deep Diver program. You’ll extend your depth limit to 45 metres/145 feet and learn to plan and execute repetitive decompression dives using a single stage/decompression cylinder. It puts you in a complete tec diving rig, which can be either backmount or sidemount. You’ll also make accelerated decompression dives using EANx or pure oxygen. This is a course where you’ll rise to the challenge and make the commitment to become a technical diver.

To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must:

  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 10 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.

What will you learn?

Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions, and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.


PADI Tec 45 Diver € 450

Combine and Save:

Combine this course with the PADI Tec 40 course for € 750, or

Combine this course with the PADI Tec 50 course for € 850, or

Take the PADI Tec Deep Diver (Tec 40 + 45 +50) for € 1.000