Course Description

The PADI Tec Deep Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction.
The Tec Deep Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec Deep Diver as well as Tec 45 through 50 courses and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec Deep Diver course.

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

Conduct the Discover Tec experience

  • Teach the Tec 40 course
  • Teach the Tec 45 course
  • Teach the Tec 50 course

The PADI Tec Deep Instructor course is conducted over four to twelve days.


Minimum Certifications Required Renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
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.

Note that PADI Tec Deep Diver or Tec 50 is not required. If you are not certified as a Tec Deep Diver (or equivalent), then the Tec Deep Instructor training course must include the entire Tec Deep Diver or Tec 50 course (must be Tec 45).

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
Tec 45 Diver Exam
Tec 50 Diver Exam

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

Course Preparation – Independent Study

Complete the Tec 40 through Tec 50 knowledge reviews before class.


PADI Tec Deep Instructor Course $1250.00
Tec Deep Instructor Package – Include Tec 40 through Tec 50 (follow link for details) $2999.00