PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor

Tec Sidemount Instructor course at EASE

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.


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

Course Materials

Required Materials

  • Tec Sidemount Diver manual
  • Tec Sidemount Instructor Guide

Recommended Materials

  • none

Course Preparation – Independent Study

  • Complete the Tec Sidemount knowledge reviews before class.