Tec Deep Instructor

Contribute to deep exploration diving by training the next generation of Tec divers to 40, 45 and 50 meters.


Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing wrecks and photograph never-before-seen organisms. Tec Deep Instructors contribute to deep exploration by training the next generation of tec divers. When you earn this rating, you can conduct Discover Tec programs and teach Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 Diver courses.


To enroll on a PADI Tec Deep Instructor course, you must:

Be a renewed PADI Instructor
Be a PADI Enriched Air diver and Instructor
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18m/60ft and 15 dives deeper than 30m/100ft.

Exit Requirements

Prior to sending in the PADI Tec Deep Instructor Application, you must also:

Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor
Be a PADI Enriched Air Specialty Instructor
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
Be certified as a Tec 50 Diver (PADI TecRec or equivalent)
Have assisted with at least 1 Tec 45 or Tec 50 course
Have a minimum of 270 dives with at least 25 stage decompression dives deeper than 40m/130ft
Have certified at least 10 or more PADI Enriched Air and/or Deep Specialty Divers
Have completed the PADI Tec Instructor examinations
Meet a peer review waterskill requirement

Materials Required

You must have, in your possession, a personal, current set of the following materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterwards;

Tec Diver Course Instructor manual
Tec Diver Course lesson guides
Instructor slates
Participant exams

Equipment Required

You will need to have full technical diving set-up. You can dive backmounted or sidemounted (if you already have the training in sidemount configuration). All required equipment is available at a very reasonable price for you to rent for the duration of your course, should you not have your own personal set. Do bear in mind though, that as a Tec Instructor you will be required to have all of your own personal equipment in order to teach in the future.

What's Involved in the Course?

If you aren’t already a certified tec diver, then you will need to complete the entire Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver courses in addition to the Instructor training. The first part of the course ensures that you have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. During the second part of the course, you practice conducting knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. Your Tec Deep Instructor Trainer will also go over organization and marketing considerations for TecRec courses.

How Long Does the Course Take?

Normal duration: 3-4 days

Why XTC?

Unspoiled location off the beaten track
Diving in a marine park
Incredible biodiversity on dive sites
Dedicated Tec Diving facilities
Quality rental equipment
Full range of courses available
Transparent pricing
Quality training with performance-based courses
Highly-trained staff



At XTC we are committed to making safe and competent Tec divers that are able to meet the course performance requirements in a comfortable and repeatable manner. Tec diving has additional inherent risks (when compared to recreational diving) and we want to minimize these additional risks as much as possible. This means is that our training is performance-based, not time-based, so course prices are based on daily rates and your Instructor will discuss with you if additional training days are required.


Quality training in a quiet "off-the-beaten track" location with purpose-built Tec facilities.



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