Get Certify as a PADI TecRec Instructor

Technical diving (also referred to as tec diving or tech diving) is scuba diving that exceeds the agency-specified limits of recreational diving for non-professional purposes. Technical diving may expose the diver to hazards beyond those normally associated with recreational diving, and to greater risk of serious injury or death. The risk may be reduced by appropriate skills, knowledge and experience, and by using suitable equipment and procedures. The skills may be developed through appropriate specialised training and experience. The equipment often involves breathing gases other than air or standard nitrox mixtures.

As a PADI Instructor, the difference between one that really believes in continuing education and one that does not, is his willingness to push his training far beyond that of recreational so he understand diving in more detail.

 

Tech (Tec) divers will tell you that it’s really about the challenge and adventure of exploring places that no one else has ever seen. Tec diving is not for everyone, but it does attract experienced divers who want to go beyond their current limits and are willing to accept the added risks, training, investment and commitment it demands. If this is you, then PADI TecRec courses are your ticket to extreme adventure.

PADI TecRec courses are the quality benchmarks in the tec diving world due to their rigorous, yet logical, training sequence and the PADI educational materials that support them. TecRec courses are instructionally valid and have a seamless course flow that takes you from a new tec diver to one qualified to dive to the outer reaches of sport diving. Each level introduces you to new gear and procedures to extend your dive limits.

 

This is My Life, My PADI.

Founder of Orpheus Dive,
Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

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PADI TECREC INSTRUCTOR

PADI TEC INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Becoming PADI Tec Instructor is the first step of joining the PADI professional level of technical diving instructors. As a PADI Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to conduct PADI Discover Tec programs, teach the Tec 40 course independently and assist a Tec Deep Instructor with Tec 45 Diver courses. This credential will open your doors to the next level, which is the PADI Tec Deep Instructor.

PREREQUISITE
  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba
  • Diver Trainer
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor
  • Be a Tec 45 Diver
  • Have a minimum of 20 stage decompression dives
  • Have successfully completed the Tec Instructor Examinations
PADI TECREC INSTRUCTOR

PADI TEC DEEP INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing wrecks and photograph never-before-seen organisms. Tec Deep Instructors contribute to deep exploration by training the next generation of tec divers. When you earn this rating, you can conduct Discover Tec programs and teach Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 Diver courses.

PREREQUISITE
  • 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 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.
PADI TECREC INSTRUCTOR

PADI TEC SIDEMOUNT

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

For technical divers, using a sidemount configuration is becoming more common and accessible and it certainly is convenient for traveling, especially to locations where backmount isn’t available. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

PREREQUISITE
  • Be a Tec Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec Sidemount Diver
  • Have logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives including 10 with three or more cylinders
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GAS BLENDER INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Enriched air, trimix and rebreather diving just can’t happen without the right gas mixes. Not only does a dive shop need the right blending equipment, but it also needs qualified gas blenders. As a Tec Gas Blender Instructor, you can help meet the demand for gas blenders by offering this important training –  the Tec Gas Blender course.

PADI TECREC INSTRUCTOR

PADI TRIMIX INSTRUCTOR

INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION

Becoming a Tec Trimix Diver takes you to the outer edge of technical diving. Earning the Tec Trimix Instructor rating makes you the person who trains these extreme divers. It’s a respected tec diving instructor certification that few achieve. If you’ve got the experience and are up for the challenge, then it could be your next step. As a Tec Trimix Instructor you can teach the full range of deep open-circuit tec diving courses, including Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Diver.

PADI CCR INSTRUCTOR

PADI CCR INSTRUCTOR

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