Tec 45


A Tec 45 diver is qualified to make single and repetitive dives to a maximum depth of 45 metres and to 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.


  • Physician's approval medical statement not older than one year.
  • PADI Tec 40 diver or equivalent.
  • PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which at least 12 dives were made with enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 metres, and at least 6 dives were deeper than 30 metres.

3 days, knowledge development, 1 confined or limited open water dive and 3 open water dives.


Tec Deep Diver Manual (not included in the course fee).