​​Southern Maryland Divers, llc 

- The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 metres/145 feet
- The knowledge to plan and execute single and repetitive decompression dives using a single stage cylinder of EANx or oxygen to accelerate or add conservatism to the decompression stops.
- There would be no time limit to amount of decompression
- Prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies
- Master the basic skills and procedures you will need as you move into deeper technical diving

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Course cost includes instruction and certification card upon successful completion. Students are responsible for books, all gear, boat charter fees, gasses, quarry entry fees, and travel associated with the class

$395.00

You must: 

- Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- A PADI Rescue Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- Be a PADI Deep Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- PADI Tec 40 (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
- 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
- 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
- At least 18 years old
- Have a medical form signed by your physician 

Questions about the PADI Tec 45 class, or technical diving in general? Contact us!

Prerequisites

You'll use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak, which introduces you to 

- tec diving lingo
- emergency procedures
- decompression and stage cylinder handling
- gas planning 

The pak includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. The optional Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD is a great tool to help you practice at home in between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through Tec 50. Contact us to order your materials.

The Learning Materials You'll Need

You will use basic tec diving equipment. Southern Maryland Divers can provide you with all the gear requirements needed for this course via rentals, or gear purchases. 
Gear Requirements for this course can be found 
HERE

Please contact us about gear requirements as we offer discounts to our students on gear purchases. 

The scuba gear you'll use

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. It is the second subcourse in the full PADI Tec Diver course

PADI Tec 45 Course