Course Description

If you’re serious about becoming a technical instructor and joining the ranks of PADI technical instructors, the Tec Diver Instructor course is an obvious choice.
The PADI Tec Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction.
The PADI Tec Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec 40 course and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec 40 course.

As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to:

  • Teach and certify students up to Tec 40
  • Assist full Tec Deep Instructors during the Tec 45 course

The PADI Tec Instructor course is conducted over three to six days.


Minimum Certifications Required Renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor Training course.
PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training course.
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives where at least 20 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18 metres/ 60 feet and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 metres/ 100 feet.
Have a medical form signed by your physician.
Note that Tec 40 is not required.  If you are not certified as a Tec 40 Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization), then the Tec 40 Instructor training course must include the entire Tec 40 Diver course.
Minimum Age 18 years old


Course Materials

Tec Diver Course Instructor Guide with Binder & Appendix CD-ROM
Tec Diver Course Lesson Guides, CD-ROM
Tec 40, 45 & 50 Instructor Slates Set
Tec 40 Diver Exam

Recommended material:
Equipment Set-up and Key Skills video on DVD

Course Preparation – Independent Study

Complete the Tec 40 knowledge reviews before class.


PADI Tec Instructor Course $1250.00
Tec Instructor Package – Include Tec 40 and Tec 45 (follow link for details) $2999.00