Tec 45

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PADI Technical Diver 40/45/50 Courses

Technical (TecRec) diving means going beyond recreational scuba diving limits. But, TecRec divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.

In technical diving the surface is often inaccessible in an emergency, so TecRec divers use extensive procedures, equipment and training to manage the added risks and potential hazards. Although founded on extensive open-circuit scuba technology, TecRec diving has been revolutionized by the development, availability and reliability of closed circuit re-breathers (CCRs). CCRs have numerous benefits and provide TecRec divers with significantly more time underwater.  


  • Diving beyond 40 meters/130 feet

  • Required stage decompression

  • Diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear meters/130 linear feet of the surface

  • Accelerated decompression and/or the use of variable gas mixtures during the dive

  • Use of extensive equipment and technologies

    In addition, all certified divers participating in training are required to have Divers Alert Network (DAN) Diving insurance. Please provide proof of insurance prior to your class.

    The link to purchase on line is https://apps.dan.org/scuba-dive-insurance/?rc=2698450

If you are interested in Technical Diving but not sure where to begin, give us a call at In2Deep or send us an email and we will schedule a time to meet with you to discuss the different tech diving possibilities to see what interests you the most.  

TEC 45:


PADI Tec 45 course provides a transitional qualification while continuing to develop as a technical diver. The equipment requirements are the same as for the Tec Deep Diver Course. This diver is qualified to make limited technical decompression dives using the equipment and the procedures used at the Tec Deep Diver level. However, qualifications are narrow, reflecting comparatively limited training and experience. The expectation is that a Tec 45 diver plans to continue on to Tec 50. 




  • Certification as PADI Advanced Open Water (or equivalent)

  • Certification as PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent)

  • Minimum age of 18 years old

  • Certification as PADI Enriched Air Diver (or equivalent)

  • Certification as PADI Deep Diver (or equivalent)

  • 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

  • Have a medical statement signed by a physician




Each section of the course will require 3-4 days of diving (including pool and open water sessions), 2-3 academic sessions, and 2 or more equipment configuration sessions.



Depth Range:

  • Dive 1: 8-30

  • Dive 2: 40-60

  • Dive 3: 60-100

  • Dive 4: 90-145




  • Make single and repetitive dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres/145 feet.

  • Use a single decompression gas of EANx, or oxygen, to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression. In addition to the

  • Tec 40 course requirements, the Tec 45 course consists of knowledge development, three practical application sessions, one confined or limited open water dive, two open water no stop dives (simulated decompression) and one open water decompression dive.


  • Same as Tec 40.

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