Tec 45

PADI Tec 45 at Scubadive West

The PADI Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off, and will take your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course. Tec 40 > Tec 45 > Tec 50

What will Tec 45 qualify me to do?

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Develop the skills, equipment and planning needed to dive to a maximum of 45 metres

Gain the knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives.

Use a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops

What will I do on Tec 45 at Scubadive West?

Under the direct supervision of Cillian Gray, PADI Course Director and Technical Instructor, you will qualify as a Tec 45 diver through practical theory and training dives; including tec diving drills.

Skills undertaken will include:

- Students must use full technical rig; unlike the Tec 40 course

- Accelerate deco by actually switching a multi gas computer or by using desktop deco software; divers simulate up to four different deco stops (e.g. 12m, 9m, 6m and 3m)

- Use two stage/deco cylinders with up to 100% O2

- In full technical equipment, including stage/deco cylinder, demonstrate buoyancy control and the ability to hover over the bottom for not less than one minute

- Swim not less than 18 metres with no mask on, while sharing gas via long hose as the receiver

- Demonstrate managing a drift decompression using a lift bag/DSMB after primary BCD failure by ascending, establishing neutral buoyancy and beginning a simulated accelerated neutrally buoyant decompression

Who can enroll on the PADI Tec 45 course?

Anyone looking to participate in the Tec 45 course must meet the following criteria:

- Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver (or hold an equivalent from another organisation)

- Certified as a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold an equivalent from another organisation)

- Certified as a PADI Deep Diver (or hold an equivalent from another training organisation)

- Certified as a PADI Tec 40 Diver (or hold an equivalent from another organisation)

- Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, of which 12 were made with enriched air deeper than 18 metres and 6 (with or without enriched air) dives were deeper than 30 metres

- Have a medical statement signed by a doctor

How much does the Tec 45 cost and when can I do it?

The course costs €499, with booking by a deposit of €95.

Scubadive West's next Tec 45 course will take on 28th, 29th & 30th of January 2011. This course will take place over two and a half days, starting on Friday afternoon and finishing on Sunday evening.

How do I book?

Contact us for more information on Tec 45 and to book your place.


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