PADI Tec 45 Course in Phuket Thailand

Tec Courses in Thailand

With this Tec course you go deeper than recreational diver, the Tec 45 course picks up where PADI Tec 40 leaves off and  takes your training as a tec diver with further knowledge and deeper to 45 m. It is the second sub-course in the full PADI Tec Diver course.

Tec 45 Course

You can credit your PADI Tec 40 course training towards the PADI Tec 45, Tec 50 and Tec Deep diver courses.

Objectives of the Tec 45 course

  • The skills and equipment and planning need to dive to a maximum of 45 meters/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’ll need as you move into deeper technical diving

Tec Equipment used

  • Primary and secondary regulators
  • Back-up mask
  • BCD and harness
  • Depth gauge/computer *
  • Backup depth gauge/computer *
  • Timing device and backup timing device *
  • Appropriate exposure suit *
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Two inflatable signal tubes
  • Reel
  • Knife/cutting device and backup *
  • Slate and backup slate *
  • Two stage/decompression regulators
  • Compass *

Tec 45 Course Material used

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 pack includes a manual, dive planning checklist and dive planning slate. You’ll continue to use the Tec Deep Diver Crew-Pak through the PADI Tec 50 course.


You must be:

  • Be a PADI Advanced Open Water 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)
  • Be a 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 meters/60 feet
    • 6 (with or without EANx) dives were deeper than 30 meters/100 feet
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have a medical statement signed by a physician

Duration: 3 days, 4 dives

24,000 baht and that includes: material, certification, equipment rental, transportation to and from the boat, boat fees and breakfast, lunch, soft drinks, snacks, water, tea, coffee on the boat.

Air, Nitrox and Oxygen fills are included in course prices