Auckland Scuba

PADI Tec 45

The Tec 45 program is to extend your limits from the Tec 40 program, it is also broken down into 3 segments:

    1. Theory
    2. Limited open water/pool sessions
    3. Technical open water training dives

The theory will take you through extending your limits, gear configuration and planning dives within your new limitations as a PADI Tec Rec 45 diver. Once you have completed the theory and dive planning we head off to the pool or a limited open water training site to refresh your Tec 40 skills and complete some new ones designed for Tec 45 divers. You will learn how to execute drills as a team and individually save yourself in an emergency all while mastering buoyancy and stress.

sidemount pool skills

Next you will jump into the 2 simulated decompression dives of the course, on these dives you will execute an overall mission within simulated 45m depth range whilst observing your gas consumption and performing skills you have previously learnt whilst technical training.

sidemount cavern

Last dive of the course will be an actual decompression dive to 45 meters using 100% oxygen to accelerate decompression, a deep dive of this magnitude is planned and executed like a true technical diver. You will be the team leader and we will follow you only there for safety.

Do you have what it takes to become a Tec 45 diver?

Extend your range with the Tec 45 program?

Course Times
Book Now

Entry Requirements

  • Certified as a PADI Tec 40 diver or qualifying certification from another training organisation. For the purposes of this level, a qualifying technical certification is one that qualifies the student to make decompression dives to 40 metres/130 feet using air and EANx using open circuit scuba equipment
  • 18 years old
  • 50 logged dives (12 deeper than 18 metres/60 feet using EANx at least 6 deeper than 30 metres/100 feet (with or without EANx)

Exit Dive Qualification

  • Certified to dive to 45m
  • Use up to 100% 02 decompression mix to accelerate decompression
  • Unlimited decompression within gas calculations

Where to Next?