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PADI Tec 45 Course

PADI Tec 45 Course
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As a Tec 40 diver you've gained experience with entry level technical diving. Now it's time to take the next step with the PADI tec 45 course!

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.

During the PADI Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learnt in the Tec 40 course, you'll focus on; 

  • The function and maintenance of Tec diving equipment and associated issues.
  • Continue to fine-tune gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops.
  • Develop your learning to think like a technical diver.

Why learn with Performance Diver?

This is a very important question! There are many dive schools out there, so why would you choose ours?

  • We have nice small class sizes to prioritise your learning. This means that you get more personalised instructor time. 

  • We're always going diving! Once you're qualified, we have heaps of shore dives, day trips, weekend adventures and more at every level of qualification! Every weekend throughout the season there are trips planned, so you're never short of options. Our social nights are a great way to make new dive buddies and new friends.

  • ​​As a Performance Diver student you get exclusive offers and pricing on a huge range of dive gear. If you're not ready to commit to buying your own then no worries - we have heaps of rental gear at a great rate for you. We want you to go diving, so we'll make it as accessible as we can! 

  • ​Our Instructors are awesome - Here at Performance Diver we only teach PADI courses, and all of our PADI Instructors are here for one reason - they love diving! Sharing the underwater world with you is such an amazing experience and we're privileged to be able to do just that.

Course Prerequisites:

  • Already be at least a certified PADI Tec 40 diver and Rescue Diver with at least 50 logged dives.
  • A PADI Enriched Air Diver with at least 12 dives using enriched air deeper than 18m and 10 deeper than 30m.
  • For technical diving, you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course as we can't allow you in the water without it. . Click here to print the PADI Medical Form for diving
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age. 
  • The course cost excludes charter fees and transport, unless otherwise stated. 
  • Twin cylinders, deco bottles, regs, backplate and wing are included as part of the course, however hire is additional if required. Students must have their own drysuit, with hire available on arrangement.
  • You will have homework to compete before the course starts. The course is heaps of fun, but is also intense - we have a lot to learn in our sessions, and they run to a very strict timetable. Failure to complete your homework means that you are behind right from the start, and are holding your group back. This is, understandably, not fair on everyone else and is likely to result in you being removed from the course without refund! 
  • Click here for diving course terms & conditions. By purchasing this service you agree to all terms & conditions.
For a full course schedule or to arrange a course time, give us a call in store, enquire as attached or email us! - We look forward to hearing from you soon!
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