Tec Sidemount Instructor Prerequisites: Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor. Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor.Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet. Be a Tec 45 Diver.
Prior to sending in your Tec Sidemount Instructor application, you must also:
Be a PADI Tec Instructor or higher rating. Be a PADI Tec Sidemount Diver. Have logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives including 10 with three or more cylinders. Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply.
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.
Tec Deep Instructor Prerequisites: Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course. Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor. Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.
Prior to sending in your Tec Deep Instructor application, you must also:
Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor
Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
Be a Tec 50 Diver
Have assisted with at least one Tec 50 Diver course or one Tec 45 Diver course
Have a minimum of 270 dives logged, with at least 25 stage decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.
Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or PADI Enriched Air Divers.
Have successfully completed the Tec Deep Instructor course exams.
Meet a peer review waterskill requirement.
If you aren’t a certified tec diver, then your instructor course will include the entire Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver courses as necessary. In fact, the first part of the course makes sure you have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. During the second part of the course, you practice conducting knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. Your Tec Deep Instructor Trainer will also go over organization and marketing considerations for TecRec courses.Type your paragraph here.
Tec 40 Instructor Prerequisites: EANx Instructor, Deep Instructor, MSDT, Tec 45 Diver, have certified a total of ten Deep Divers and/or Enriched Air Divers. Any combination of ten is acceptable. As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to conduct Discover Tec programs, teach the Tec 40 course and assist a Tec Deep Instructor with Tec 45 Diver courses.Type your paragraph here.
We have PADI recreational and Technical Instructor Development training available through Rainbow Reef Dive Center in Key Largo, Florida and also through Cave Country Dive Shop in High Springs, Florida. All candidates must be renewed and active PADI instructors.
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