XTC Tec Diving is a dedicated Technical Diving operation located in Xcalak, Mexico (Caribbean Coast) offering World-Class diving and training in a purpose-built facility, designed with the modern Tec Diver in mind.

Email: gotec@xtcdivecenter.com

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Tec 45



The PADI TecRec Tec 45 is the second course in the series of PADI’s TecRec courses. It builds upon the knowledge and skills earned in the Tec 40 course and introduces you to diving at depths beyond the limits of recreational diving.

Dealing with increased oxygen exposures, planning dives with accelerated decompression and handling greater decompression requirements are part of this course.

This course qualifies you to perform stage decompression dives to a maximum depth of 45m / 145ft using one decompression gas up to pure oxygen for either conservatism or accelerated decompression and it is a prerequisite to continue training on to the PADI TecRec Tec 50 course.


To enroll in the Tec 45 course you need to meet the following requirements:

Be at least 18 years old

Be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or equivalent

Be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent

Be a Tec 40 Diver or equivalent

Be an Enriched Air Diver with at least 12 dives on EANx deeper than 18m / 60ft and 6 deeper than 30m / 100m

Have at least 50 logged dives

Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

If you do not currently have the certifications and dives necessary to start the program please contact us with details of your current level and we can put together a program to meet your needs.

Duration, Price and Materials

Duration: 4 days, 4 training dives
Price: $750

Included: 4 Training Days including classroom sessions, confined and open water dives, cylinder rental, all gases up to and including oxygen needed for dives / decompression, certification fees.

Required materials: Tec Deep Diver Crew Pack (digital) – $120 (student may already own it from previous training)

NB: Additional Training: All of our TEC courses are performance based. If additional/remedial training is required beyond the scheduled course duration in order to meet the performance requirements, additional training may be required as follows:

Additional Classroom day (or part thereof): $100.
Additional diving day (TEC): $200.
Additional diving day (Trimix): $250 + student and instructor gases.

Gases used and Maximum Training Depth

Gases used: Air, EANx and pure oxygen for decompression

Maximum Training Depth: 45m / 145ft

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