PADI Tec 45
The PADI Tec 45 is the second level of Technical Diver Training with PADI, and course picks up where the Tec 40 course finished. Limitations placed on you by that first level are removed at T45.
Additional decompression gases are introduced, Technical Rescue is addressed, depth limits increased, the amount of deco you can do now is determined by the volume of gas you can carry.
This course comprises of classroom based workshops discussing dive planning and equipment configuration, shallow water skill dives, and deep water decompression dives that tie everything together.
Course goals are described as;
- To train the diver in the motor skills required for open circuit tec diving.
- To assure the diver understands, acknowledges and accepts the hazards and risks involved with technical deep diving with open circuit scuba to 45 meters, as well as the limits of training.
- To refine technical diving skills from previous training, and introduce more gas switches, tank management, and technical rescue.
Topics covered are;
- Decompression theory
- Decompression strategies
- Tables and software
- Equipment type and configuration
- Emergency Procedures
Topics are revisited and elaborated on, for each level of diver training
Before attending the course students are required to have a medical screening by a licensed physician, you will need to present the course director a signed medical clearance form before any training.
Participant must be certified as a Tec 40 diver or qualifying certification from another training organization. For the purposes of this level, a qualifying technical certification is one that qualifies the student to make decompression dives to 40 metres using air and EANx, using open circuit scuba equipment. Be at least 18 years old, have 50 or more logged dives (12 deeper than 18 meters using EANx, at least 6 deeper than 30 meters).
You will need a copy of the Tec Deep diver CD Rom (PDF), the paper manual has been discontinued, however you may print the PDF if you prefer a hard copy. Materials can be sent ahead, early study is highly recommended, you will also be given a list of suggest additional reading.
The course cost is 22,000 PHP, this includes all dives and equipment, however we strongly recommend using your own gear, part of the course includes a configuration workshop, having your own kit is a big advantage.
The materials are sold separately at 3500 PHP, this is necessary as they cover you for Tec 40, 45 and 50. Once we confirm your course, we can send your materials to you.
We have a limited number of twin bed fan dormitory rooms for 2500 PHP per person, per week. These come with a kitchenette and bathroom, simple backpacker style.
If you prefer something else we work with a number of local resorts and hotels, or you might like to check services like, AirBNB we can help with local information if needed.
A typical hotel room starts from 1500 per night and up, the average would be around 2000 PHP. A typical self service monthly rental room or studio from 10,000 PHP and up, the average around 15000 PHP per month.
See here for more information on accommodation.
Contact the Course Director as early as possible, we can only accept a limited number of students on to each program, it is wise to book your preferred date in advance.
Please provide as much of the following information as possible when you book.
Total number of dives you have done
Number of dives you have done on Nitrox
Number of dives you have done between 18 and 30 meters (or deeper)
How long you have been diving
Any significant gaps in your diving
What equipment you will need