Scuba Center | PADI Tec 45 Course | Technical Diving classes in Minnesota
Scuba Center has been selling quality scuba diving and snorkeling equipment since 1973. You will find a wide selection of scuba and snorkeling equipment at both our Eagan, Minnesota and Minneapolis, Minnesota locations. Scuba Center Eagan
1571 Century Point
Eagan, Minnesota 55121
(651) 681-8434
Scuba Center Minneapolis
5015 Penn Ave South
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55419
(612) 925-4818

PADI Tec 45 Course
PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

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 meters/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.

What will you learn?
Your Tec 45 training consists of three knowledge development sections, three practical application sessions and four open water dives. Building on what you learned in the Tec 40 course, you focus on the function and maintenance of tec diving equipment and associated issues. You continue fine-tuning gas planning and calculating accelerated decompression stops. Plus, you learn to think like a technical diver.
 
To enroll in the Tec 45 course, you must be*:
  • Be a PADI Tec 40 diver

  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver

  • Have a minimum of 50 logged dives, with at least 12 dives on enriched air nitrox deeper than 18 meters/60 feet and 10 dives deeper than 30 meters/100 feet

  • Be at least 18 years old

* Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply. Ask your PADI Tec Deep Instructor.

You also need to have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

 
How can you start learning now?
Visit our Eagan location, and if you don't already have one, purchase a Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak that includes a PADI Tec Deep Diver Manual, which you'll use for self-study. The Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video is an optional tool to help you practice skills between your tec diving adventures. You'll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through your Tec 50 course.
 
What scuba gear will you use?
You'll use full technical equipment, which includes wings and doubles plus an additional deco cylinder, or you may use a technical sidemount configuration. Your PADI Tec Deep Instructor will explain the gear required for your tec diving adventures.
Tec 45 and Tec 50 Equipment Requirements:
  • Double cylinders of at least 12 l/70 cf each, with isolator manifold. The isolator manifold is not required for divers using sidemount configuration. Divers known to have a very low gas consumption rate may, at the instructor's discretion, use lower capacity cylinders than specified here, provided the diver will have ample gas to assist a team mate in a gas sharing emergency.

  • Primary and secondary regulators for back mounted double manifolds, one with two meter/seven foot hose for air sharing and one with SPG. Note: In sidemount configuration, one regulator must have the two meter/seven foot hose, and both regulators must have an SPG.

  • Stage/decompression cylinder(s) (1 for Tec 45, 2 for Tec 50) with regulator and SPG, with proper labels/markings.

  • Tec diving BCD(s) and harness (backmount or sidemount)

  • Two multigas enriched air capable dive computers, or one multigas enriched air computer and a back up single gas computer with dive tables, or one single gas enriched air computer and a backup timer and depth gauge with dive tables.

  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration (if students will use dry suits, they should be trained/experienced in their use in recreational diving prior to using them for tec training or diving).

  • Argon dry suit inflation system (as needed for environment)

  • Weight system (If required. Students should weight for the contingency of decompressing with near-empty cylinders.)

  • Jon line (as needed for environment)

  • Inflatable signal tube, whistle and/or other visual and audible surface signaling devices. Note that a sausage type DSMB may double for the inflatable signal tube.

  • Reel and lift bag (bright yellow preferred) or DSMB. A suitable DSMB has sufficient buoyancy to help steady a diver during a drifting decompression, and is unlikely to spill when deployed from the underwater.

  • Knife/cutting device and back up

  • Slate

  • Back up mask (optional)

  • Compass

  • Lights (optional as required for dive environment)

  • Backup buoyancy control. The student must have a reliable means for controlling buoyancy and maintaining decompression stops in midwater with a failed primary BCD. This is usually accomplished with a backup BCD (double wings) or, when using light weight cylinders, the use of a dry suit is permitted.

Course Fee: $500.00
2 course package: Tec 40/45 or Tec 45/50=$900
3 course package: Tec 40/45/50=$1350

(Fee and cancellation policy)

PADI Tec 45 Diver Course at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota | PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits. | DSAT TecRec
Certification: PADI Tec 45
Includes:    Training and certification processing.
 
What study materials am I required to purchase before class?:
PADI Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak PADI Tec Course Materials | Scuba Center stocks a wide selection of PADI course materials. If we don't have the PADI item you need in stock, we would be happy to order it. Please contact us with any questions you may have. | Order PADI Course Materials Online
Schedule: Course time is 3 days. Your instructor will provide more details on this during registration.
PADI Tec 45 Course Dates:*

PADI Tec 45 class sessions are
held at Scuba Center in Eagan, Minnesota

Contact our Eagan location to schedule.
*Customized schedules available upon request.