PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course


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PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course Thailand

Price: 19,900 THB

A growing number of technical divers today choose sidemount as the means of carrying their bottom gas. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor candidate you learn advanced sidemount techniques and how to teach them.  This course develops your coaching skills helping you to offer relevant training to those with neither tec or sidemount experience who want to use sidemount as they enter tec diving, or for those who are already technical divers with experience on backmount and want to switch to sidemount.

Course Details | Tec Sidemount Instructor 



  • Be a PADI OW Scuba Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Instructor
  • Be a PADI NITROX Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec 45 Diver (or equivalent)
  • Minimum of 100 dives of which:
    • 20 dives on Nitrox
    • 25 dives deeper than 18m
    • 15 dives deeper than 30m
Tech Diver on sidemount configuration during PADI Tec Sidemount instructor training
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Course Goals | Tec Instructor


Before certification you must meet the following:

  • PADI Tec Instructor
  • PADI Tec Sidemount diver
  • 20 technical sidemount dives of which 10 dives with 3 or more cylinders
  • Successfully complete the Tec Sidemount Instructor training

The PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor course can be run in conjunction with the PADI Tec Instructor course or the PADI Tec Deep Instructor course. Contact our Tec Instructor trainer today so that we can help design a custom training program for you.

The normal schedule for the Tec Sidemount Instructor Course

Day 1


  • Tec Knowledge Reviews
  • Practical applications
  • Exams

Day 2


  • Tec Sidemount Dive 1 (Max 6. in confined water)
  • Teaching Presentations

Day 3

3 Boat Dives

  • Tec Sidemount Dive 2 (6-18m)
  • Tec Sidemount Dive 3 (6-18m)
  • Tec Sidemount Dive 4 (10-30m)

Day 4

3 Boat Dives

  • Tec Sidemount Dive 5 (10-30m)
  • Tec Sidemount Extra Dive
  • Tec Sidemount Extra Dive

Technical Diving Instructor | Sidemount Skills

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