Course Description

Sidemount has caught on in both recreational and open-circuit tec diving as a popular alternative equipment configuration. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can qualify divers to use sidemount so they can take any of the TecRec open-circuit tec courses using the configuration. You can also train divers to use sidemount within the limits of their current open-circuit TecRec certifications.


The PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor course is conducted over three days.


Minimum Certifications Required PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
PADI Enriched Air Instructor (or have successfully completed the PADI EANx Instructor training course)
PADI Deep Diver Instructor (or have successfully completed the PADI Deep Diver Instructor training course)
Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 20 were made with enriched air, 25 were deeper than 18m and at least 15 were deeper than 30m
PADI Tec 45 diver (or have a qualifying certification)
Minimum Age 18 years old


Course Materials

Tec Sidemount Diver manual
Tec Sidemount Instructor Guide

Course Preparation – Independent Study

Complete the Tec Sidemount knowledge reviews before class.


PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course $750.00
Tec Sidemount Instructor Package – Include Tec Sidemount Diver (follow link for details) $1250.00