PADI Tec Instructor Course

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PADI Tec Instructor Course Thailand

Price: 29,900 THB

As an instructor in technical diving you are expected to have knowledge and skills far more advanced than that of the average open water scuba instructor. If that sounds like something you want to strive towards then the PADI Tec Instructor course will help you on your path of being the best of the best.

Tec Instructors not only explore depths beyond normal recreational depths but they coach and lead by example training new technical divers how to explore these new and challenging dive sites. There is still so much of the ocean that has not been explored and is beyond the reach of recreational divers.

Course Goals | Tec Instructor 


As a PADI Tec Instructor you will be qualified to:

  • Teach and certify students on the PADI Tec 40 cours
  • Assist full Tec Deep Instructors during the Tec 45 course (great for gaining experience)
If you are not yet a Tec Diver or do not have the required decompression dives, then we can customize a technical training program to ensure you meet all the requirements while diving some of the great technical dive sites we have here in Phuket. Join our Technical Instructor Trainer Kevin Black as he explores new never before visited dive sites and re-visits some of his favorites.
Technical diving instructor during Tec instructor course in Thailand
Tec instructor in water during PADI course

Course Details | Tec Instructor 



  • Be a PADI MSDT
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Instructor
  • Be a PADI NITROX Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec 45 Diver (or equivalent)
  • Show 20 logged decompression dives
  • Complete the PADI Tec Instructor Standards exam
  • Complete the PADI Tec Instructor Training course

The normal schedule for the Tec Instructor Course

Day 1


  • Tec Knowledge Reviews
  • Practical applications
  • Exams

Day 2


  • Tec 40 Dive 1 & 2
  • Confined water skill circuit
  • Teaching Presentations

Day 3

3 Boat Dives

  • Dive 3 (Tec 45 18-30m)
  • Dive 4 (Tec 45 27-45m Deco)
  • Dive 5 (Open Water teaching presentations)

Day 4

Classroom & Pool

  • Knowledge development presentations
  • Confined water teaching presentations (Pool)

Confined water skill circuit includes:

  • DSMB deployment
  • Deco stop hover – 10 min
  • Shutdown on the bottom (45 seconds)
  • Shutdown hover
  • Gas sharing – long hose as donor and receiver
  • NO TOX switch on bottom
  • NO TOX switch hover
  • Time/depth/SPG awareness
  • Unresponsive diver tow
  • Remove and replace 2 cylinders underwater both stationary and on the fly
  • Remove and replace 2 cylinders on the surface

Students are expected to have the following:

  • 2 back-gas or sidemount regulator sets
  • 2 stage regulators with SPG (1 O2 cleaned regulator)
  • 2 Depth gauge/timing device or computer
  • Back plate/harness
  • Wings (redundant) with at least 20kg/44lb lift
  • Exposure suit protection (recommended 3-5mm full length)
  • Slates / wet notes
  • Assorted Clips
  • 2 line cutters
  • Reel with lift bag/SMB
  • Permanent marker pen
  • Cable ties
  • Backup mask

* Kiwidiver also has equipment for rental by daily rates

Technical Diving Instructor | Course in Thailand

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