Tec Sidemount Instructor

Teach the advantages of sidemount diving to Tec divers or introduce scuba divers to Tec diving with the sidemount course.



For technical divers, using a sidemount configuration is becoming more common and it is certainly convenient for travelling, especially to locations where backmount isn’t available. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.


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

Be a renewed PADI InstructorBe a PADI Enriched Air diver and InstructorBe a PADI Deep Specialty InstructorHave 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/100ftBe a Tec 45 Diver (or equivalent)

Exit Requirements

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

Be a renewed PADI Tec Instructor (or higher)Be a PADI Tec Sidemount DiverHave logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives, including 10 with three or more cylinders

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 Sidemount Diver Course Instructor manual

Equipment Required

You’ll need full technical sidemount set-up. Your Instructor Trainer will explain the gear required for your tec sidemount diving adventures and help you with what you need. As sidemount harnesses need to be extensively customized we recommend that you buy your own harness.

What’s Involved in the Course?

If you aren’t a certified Tec Sidemount Diver, then your Tec Sidemount Instructor course will include the entire Tec Sidemount Diver course. You’ll not only get to practice all the skills, but will also get the chance to present knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching segments. Your Tec Sidemount Instructor Trainer will make sure you’re ready to teach the course and also provide ideas for organizing and marketing your Tec Sidemount courses.

How Long Does the Course Take?

Normal duration: 3-4 days

Why XTC?

Unspoiled location off the beaten trackDiving in a marine parkIncredible biodiversity on dive sitesDedicated Tec Diving facilitiesQuality rental equipmentFull range of courses availableTransparent pricingQuality training with performance-based coursesHighly-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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