PADI Tec Instructor

To conduct all sub-courses in the PADI Tec Diver course, you must be a teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor. To conduct the Tec 40 course only, you must be a renewed, teaching status PADI Instructor who is certified as a DSAT Tec Instructor.

You may qualify by completing a DSAT Tec Instructor or DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Training course conducted by a PADI Course Director who is a DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer like Kiwidiver’s Kevin Black.

When training to be a PADI Tec Instructor choosing the best trainer and the best facility should be your top priority. Nothing less than a PADI 5 star facility should be considered and nothing less than a PADI Course Director should be considered. You will already be a qualified Tec Diver so the Instructor level is not just about honing your skills to a professional level it is about how to teach technical courses using the PADI system.

Tec Instructor requirements

Technical Diving

By definition technical diving (tec diving) takes divers beyond the limits of recreational diving. Technical scuba diving is diving other than commercial or research diving that takes divers beyond recreational limits.

It is further defined as and includes one or more of the following: diving beyond 40 metres/130 feet, required stage decompression, diving in an overhead environment beyond 40 linear metres/130 linear feet, accelerated decompression, the use of variable gas mixtures during a dive, and/or the use of scuba technologies that require discipline, thought, training and attitude beyond that required by recreational divers.

Technical diving has inherent risks and increased complexity and is not for everyone. Becoming a Technical Diving Instructor takes time and practice.


Kiwidiver is the only PADI 5 Star facility and Official PADI Tec Rec Center in Phuket who has a full time PADI Tec Instructor Trainer on site. Kiwidiver also teach genuine PADI Sidemount Instructor, Tec Sidemount Instructor and PADI Rebreather Instructor courses.

Are you ready to make that commitment? Talk to our Technical Diving Instructor Trainer today.