Kiwidivers : PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course

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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.

PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course

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 nor 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.


  • PADI OW Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
  • PADI Tec 45 Diver
  • Minimum of 100 dives of which:
    • 20 dives on nitrox
    • 25 dives deeper than 18m
    • 15 dives deeper than 30m

Before certification 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 course.

PADI Tec Sidemount Instructor Course Flow

Day 1 – Classroom:

  • Knowledge reviews
  • Practical applications

Day 2 – Pool:

  • TSM D1 (Max 6m confined water)

Day 3 – Boat dives:

  • TSM D2 (6-18m)
  • TSM D3 (6-18m)
  • TSM D4 (10-30m)

Day 4 – Boat dives:

  • TSM D5 (10-30m)
  • TSM Extra dive
  • TSM Extra dive
Tec Sidemount Instructor
4 day course
4 day course
All class materials included
Gear rental available
Transportation included only on boat days
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PADI Sidemount Instructor
2 day course
2 day course - PADI Sidemount Specialty Instructor course - not Tec Sidemount
All class materials included
Gear rental available
Classroom and pool
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