PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Training Course

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 content includes philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion, and other course aspects

To enroll in the PADI Tec Sidemount course you need to have the following pre-requisites:

  • Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor training course
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor training course
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 20 dives were made with enriched air nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18 meters/60 feet and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 meters/100 feet
  • Be a Tec 45 Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization)

After successfully completing the PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor training course and prior to sending in your application you must meet the following post-requisites:

  • Be a PADI Tec Instructor (or TecRec Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Tec Sidemount Diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • Have logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives including 10 with three or more cylinders (two mains and at least one stage/deco cylinder)
  • Have successfully completed the Tec Sidemount Instructor Trainer course

The PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor training course is conducted over a minimum of 2 days and consists of the following components:

  • Present 2 knowledge development presentations with a minimum score of 3.5 or higher
  • Present 1 practical application presentation
  • Present 2 confined water presentations with a minimum score of 3.4 or higher
  • Skill evaluation of 13 skills scoring a 4.0 or higher for each skill
  • Present 2 open water presentations, each with two integrated skills scoring a 3.4 or higher for each skill

I can tailor make a package to include the pre and post requisites for you.  This will make it much easier for you to reach your goal of becoming a PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor.  Contact me for details.