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4940 Rusina Rd
Colorado Springs, CO, 80907
United States


Underwater Connection, has been serving the Colorado Springs water sports community since 1989. What started as a scuba shop 25 years ago, has now grown into a legacy of aquatic adventures. Now offering everything you need for Whitewater Kayak, SUP, Swimming, Triathlon Aquatics, and of course, Scuba.

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Underwater Connection offers professional level Scuba training, including divemaster, assistant instructor, and instructor courses all in Colorado Springs.

 PADI Tec45

The Tec 45 course picks up where Tec 40 leaves off and takes your training as a tec diver further and deeper. Tec 45 qualifies divers to make extended no stop dives, and accelerated decompression dives to a maximum of 45m./145ft. Divers use air and any 2 EANx mixes up to 100%


You'll learn to make gas switches, extended no-decompression dives using air and enriched air to 145ft, prepare for and respond to foreseeable technical diving emergencies, and master the basic skills and procedures you'll need as you move into deeper technical diving.

Equipment Requirements

  • Double cylinders with dual manifold or side-mount configuration.
  • Two primary regulators (one with seven ft hose, one with SPG) and two secondary Deco regulators oxygen serviced with SPG.
  • Harness/back plate with shoulder and hip D-rings.
  • Dual bladder redundancy BCD
  • Multi-gas dive computer
  • Reel, dive knife, slate and pencil, compass, lift bag
  • Backup mask recommended


Fees and Course Materials

Course: $549

Tec/Rec Deep Diver crew-Pak: $102 (Same as used in Tec40) 

Equipment Set-up and key Skills DVD: $32 (Same as used in Tec40)