Sidemounted Scuba setup is an integral part of technical diving. This course introduces you to the setup techniques that you will use on every Tec dive.
Find out what it's all about and try our Tec equipment in a pool TecRec Session.
Intro to technical diving that provides a transition from rec to tec.
Wearing full tec kit of doubles (either sidemount or backmount) plus a decompression cylinder.
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:
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your Tec Deep Instructor.
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.
Contact Aqua Vision and if you don’t already have one, pick up a Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you’ll use for self-study. The Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video is an optional tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 50 course.
You’ll use full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration. Aqua Vision's PADI Tec Deep Instructor will explain the gear required for your tec diving adventures.
Continue your tec diver training: