PADI Tec 45 Diver

PADI Tec 45 Diver

Course Goals

The PADI Tec 45 will further develop skills learned in the Tec 40 stage of training to extend divers abilities.  Successful students will be qualified to complete accelerated decompression divers using one decompression cylinder with enriched air or O2 to a maximum depth of 150 ft / 45 m (discussions about depth related narcosis and CO2 will be addressed in the course).


  1. Certified as a Tec 40 diver or provide a qualifying certification from another training organization. For the purposes of this level, a qualifying technical certification is one that qualifies the student to make limited decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet using air and EANx using open circuit scuba equipment.
  2. Certified as a PADI Rescue Diver or provide a qualifying certification from another training organization. For this course, a qualifying certification is proof of training in diver rescue. Students who meet this prerequisite through a qualifying certification must provide proof of training in CPR and First Aid within the previous two years.
  3. Minimum age: 18 years.
  4. 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, and at least 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

Equipment Requirements 

Contact Ocean Quest Staff for specific equipment recommendations.

Tuition - $695.00 (students are responsible for materials and mixed gas fills)

All students that enroll in the PADI Tec 45 program with Ocean Quest will receive the PADI TMX (Trimix) 45 / 50 Distinctive Specialty Course for no additional cost - students are responsible for the cost of the PADI Trimix Manual, Fills and Instructor Fills, however, there are no add on fees for instructor's time, knowledge and experience!