Tec Instructor

Tec Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving. This rating enables you to teach Discover Tec and Tec 40 diver level courses.

  • At least PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification(must be MSDT or higher before submitting application to PADI)
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver certification or equivalent certification from another certification organization
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Instructor certification or equivalent certification from another certification organization
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course Instructor certification or equivalent certification from another certification organization
  • DSAT Tec Deep Diver or Tec 45 Diver certification or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • A minimum of 100 logged dives with at least:
    • 20 enriched air nitrox dives
    • 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet
    • 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
    • 20 stage decompression dives before submitting application
Equipment Required: 
  • Two first and second stage regulators with SPG for configured for sidemount
    • One with a seven foot hose for air sharing
  • Two deco regulators, SPG & staging kit – properly labeled
  • Approved sidemount harness (dual bladder or dual wings unless drysuit diving)
  • Dive computer (single or multi-gas), and either back-up computer or timer & depth gauge
  • Back-up decompression information (computer, dive tables, etc.)
  • Exposure protection (dry suit use requires prior dry suit diving experience)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Lights as necessary, including primary and backup
  • Jon line (for current diving environments)
  • Safety spool or reel (150ft)
  • Two Slates (1 wrist-type)
  • Compass
  • Z-knife and back-up cutting device
  • Spare clips, pull-ties, tank wrap bands & other rigging accessories
  • Back-up mask
  • Lift bag (100lbs min)

Teaching Materials Required:

  • Tec Deep Diver Manual
  • TecRec Dive Planning Slate
  • TecRec Dive Planning Checklist Slates
  • TecRec Deep Stop Calculation Table Slate
  • TecRec Equipment Setup and Skills video
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Manual
  • PADI Enriched Air Diving video
  • Enriched Air cylinder decal
  • Contents stickers
  • Enriched air fill log sheets
  • DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Theory and Practical Application Exams and answer sheets
  • DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Standards Exam and answer sheets
  • Tec Deep Diver Statement of Understanding and Learning Agreement
  • PADI Diver Protection Program enrollment forms
Equipment Provided: 
  • Two primary cylinders at least 80cuft rigged for sidemount
  • Two deco cylinders
  • Weights
  • Laptop, tablet or other device with decompression software
  • Oxygen analyzer
  • Emergency Oxygen & first aid kit
  • Contents labels
  • Forms & support materials
Course Structure: 

This training will be conducted after the successful completion of the Tec 40 and Tec 45 diver level courses, but instructor level topics will be integrated into the entire tec camp experience.

Certification Limits: 

After successfull completion and approved application with PADI, you will be able to teach and certify:

  • Discover Tec
  • Tec 40

Also you will be able to assist Tec Deep Instructors with Tec 45 courses.