Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing underwater wrecks and photograph never-before-seen marine organisms. Tec 40 Instructors introduce divers to tec diving and open up the world of tec exploration to the next generation. When you earn this dive instructor rating, you can conduct PADI Discover Tec programs and teach the PADI Tec Basics and Tec 40 Diver courses. There is also an option to become a PADI Tec 40 Trimix Instructor.
To enroll in the Tec 40 Instructor course, you must meet these qualifications:
- PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or higher rating)
- PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Instructor
- PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
- Tec 45 Diver certification
- 25 EANx dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet
- 10 decompression dives wearing full technical equipment
Prior to sending in your Tec 40 Instructor application, you must have:
- Certified 25 divers: no more than five certified divers from courses without dives, no more than five certified divers from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations
- Minimum of 20 decompression dives
One of the following:
- Completed a PADI Tec 40 Instructor course
- Qualifying tec instructor rating with another organization and:
- have assisted with one Tec 40 Diver course or taught two qualifying courses
- successfully complete the Tec 40 Instructor Exam within 12 months of application
- Successfully complete the Tec 40 Instructor Exam within 12 months of application
Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply - ask your Tec 50 Instructor Trainer.
Tec 40 Trimix Instructor Option
To enroll in the Tec 40 Trimix Instructor course, you must meet these qualifications:
- Tec 50 Trimix Diver (or higher level trimix) certification
- Minimum of 10 trimix dives
- Successfully complete the Tec Diver Trimix Instructor Course and Exam
Teaching status: PADI Tec 40 Trimix Instructors are authorized to conduct Discover Tec programs and teach PADI Tec Basics, Tec 40 and tec 40 Trimix Diver courses.
For information on other available languages please contact your PADI Dive Center.