Purpose:

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.

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 subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course. If you have not already tried Sidemount diving, we offer Utah's premier Sidemount Diver Training.

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You'll learn to:

  • 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 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.

Prerequisites:

  • 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)
  • Certification as PADI Tec 40 Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least
    • 12 dives must be deeper than 18 meters/60 feet
    • 6 dives must be deeper than 30 meters/100 feet
  • Have a medical form signed by your physician

Duration:

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

Limits:

  • Make single and repetitive dives to a maximum depth of 45 meters/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.

Requirements:

Each diver will be required to have a complete set of personal dive equipment, including:

  • Diving cylinder with a minimum of 80 cubic feet with a dual-outlet valve on the cylinder ( .Y. or .H. valve) or 2 diving cylinders at least 80 cft back mount or sidemount.
  • Primary & secondary regulators for doubles
    • One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
    • One with an SPG
  • 2 Stage/deco cylinders with regulator, SPG & staging kit - properly labeled
  • Back-up deco gas as required
  • BC, back plate & harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
  • Dive computer (single or multi-gas), and either back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
  • Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
  • Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Lights as necessary, including primary and backup
  • Jon line (for current diving environments)
  • Safety reel
  • (2) Slates, (1 wrist-type)
  • Compass
  • Z-knife and back-up cutting device
  • Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
  • Back-up mask (optional)
  • Lift bag (100lbs min)

ADDITIONAL EQUIPMENT CONSIDERATIONS

Equipment provided by SLC Scuba:

  • Computer with decompression software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • Emergency Oxygen & first aid kit
  • Contents labels
  • Forms & support materials

Divers will read the appropriate section of their TecRec manual and answer the Knowledge Reviews prior to the practical application portion. A score of at least 80% is required on all exams.

  • Certification: PADI TECREC - DSAT
  • Cost: $550.00
  • Dates: Please call or e-mail for next available class
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