IDC AFRICA

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES



Tec Instructor

Description 

The Tec Instructor course will enable you to teach divers up To Tec 40 level. An Upgrade to Tec Deep is available. 

Prerequisites 

  • Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver (or hold a qualifying certification from another organization)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor Training course.
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training course.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives where at least 20 dives were made with enriched air Nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18              meters/ 60 feet    and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 meters/ 100 feet
  • Note that Tec 40 is not required. If you are not certified as a Tec 45 diver (or have a qualifying certification from another training                          organization), then the Tec Instructor training course must include the entire Tec 40 and Tec 45 course.

       

Course Outline 

The PADI Tec Instructor course prepares candidates to conduct the Tec 40 course and addresses the philosophy, organization, practical considerations, promotion and other aspects of teaching the Tec 40 course.

The application may need to include documentation of meeting these requirements by including photocopies of certifications, qualifications, etc. Log entry copies or print outs must specify dates, depths, location, times and gases used. Verification and signatures provided by witnesses must provide the same information.

 

Post Requisites    

  • Be a renewed PADI MSDT or PADI Instructor with a higher rating
  • Be a PADI EANx Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
  • Minimum of 270 dives logged, with 25 stage decompression dives with a maximum depth deeper than 40m
  • Have certified 10 or more PADI Deep Divers/PADI EANx Divers
  • Successfully completed the Technical Deep Instructor Standards Exam an Technical Deep Instructor Theory and Practical Application Exam
  • Meet the peer review waterskill requirements listed on the DSAT Technical Deep Instructor Application through the attesting signature of a          DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer


What You Can Teach         

As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to: 

  • Teach and certify students up to Tec 40
  • Assist Tec Deep Instructors during the Tec 45 and Tec 50 courses


Materials you’ll need
    

  • All Tec Diver student materials
  • Tec deep Diver Planning slates
  • Tec 40 exams and answer sheets
  • Tec Diver course Instructor Guide


Gear

All equipment required for Tec Diver course – standard technical rig

 Tec Deep Instructor

The PADI Tec Deep Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction. Tec Deep Instructors can teach all Tec courses up to Tec 50. 


Prerequisites

  • Be a renewed PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or a PADI Instructor with a higher rating)
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have successfully completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor Training course.
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor or have successfully completed a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor Training course.
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives where at least 20 dives were made with enriched air Nitrox, 25 dives were deeper than 18 meters/ 60 feet    and at least 15 dives were deeper than 30 meters/ 100 feet.
  • Note that PADI Tec 50 Diver is not required. If you are not certified as a Tec 50 Diver (or equivalent), then the Tec Deep Instructor training          course must include the entire Tec 40/45 & 50 Diver course.

      

Course outline

The PADI Tec Deep Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction 

What You Can Teach

You’ll be qualified to

  • Conduct the Discover Tec experience
  • Teach the Tec 40 course
  • Teach the Tec 45 course
  • Teach the Tec 50 course

     

Post Requisites

  • Be a renewed PADI MSDT or PADI Instructor with a higher rating.
  • Be a PADI EANx Instructor
  • Be a PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor
  • Be certified as a DSAT Tec 50 diver, or have a qualifying certification from another training organization. For the purpose of this level, a              qualifying certification is certification for technical diving using air, Nitrox and pure oxygen for decompression dives to at least 50m
  • Have assisted with at least one DSAT Tec 50/Tec 45 course.
  • Have a minimum of 270 dives logged, with at least 25 stage decompression dives that had a max depth deeper than 40m
  • Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or PADI EANx Divers
  • Successfully completed the Technical Deep Instructor Standards Exam an Technical Deep Instructor Theory and Practical Application Exam
  • Meet the peer review waterskill requirements listed on the DSAT Technical Deep Instructor Application through the attesting signature of a          DSAT Tec Deep Instructor Trainer
  • The application may need to include documentation of meeting these requirements by including photocopies of certifications, qualifications,        etc. Log entry copies or print outs must specify dates, depths, location, times and gases used. Verification and signatures provided by                witnesses must provide the same information.

           

Materials you’ll need

  • All Tec Diver student materials
  • Tec deep Diver Planning slates
  • Tec diver exams and answer sheets
  • Tec Diver course Instructor Guide

Gear

 All equipment required for Tec Diver course – standard technical rig

Tec Trimix Instructor 

PADI Tec Trimix Instructors provide the most comprehensive technical instruction available. If you are both a Tec Deep Instructor and Tec Trimix Diver, then the Tec Trimix Instructor trainer course is for you. 


Prerequisites 

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer or higher level PADI Instructor
  • Be a PADI Tec Deep Instructor or have successfully completed the PADI Tec Deep Instructor Training Course including the instructor                examinations.
  • Be certified as a PADI Tec Trimix Diver or have a qualifying full trimix certification from another agency.
  • Have a minimum of 200 logged dives, with at least 20 technical decompression dives requiring at least one stage/deco cylinder. Of these, at      least 10 must have been made deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix.


Course outline      

The PADI Trimix Diver Instructor course incorporates instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding and challenging nature of technical diving instruction with helium gas mixes. 

As a Tec Trimix Instructor you'll be one of the elite who can teach the Tec Trimix 65 course. During the course you'll learn how to teach diving at the cutting edge down to a depth of 75 meters. 

The application may need to include documentation of meeting these requirements by including photocopies of certifications, qualifications, etc. Log entry copies or print outs must specify dates, depths, location, times and gases used. Verification and signatures provided by witnesses must provide the same information. 


Post Requisites 

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer or higher level PADI Instructor
  • Be certified as a DSAT Tec Trimix Diver or have a qualifying full trimix certification from another organization
  • Have assisted with at least one Tec Trimix Diver Course
  • Have a minimum of 350 logged dives, with 50 decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet beyond those required for certification as a    technical diver. At least 30 must be deeper than 4 meters/130 feet using trimix as bottom gas, with at least 10 of these deeper than 50                meters/165 feet using trimix with less than 21% oxygen
  • Have successfully completed the Tec Trimix Instructor Standards Exam and Tec Trimix Instructor Theory and Practical Application Exam
  • Be 21 years old


What You Can Teach        

  • Conduct the Discover Tec experience
  • Teach the Tec 40 course
  • Teach the Tec 45 course
  • Teach the Tec 50 course
  • Teach the Tec 65 Course
  • Teach the Tec Trimix course


Materials You'll Need        

  • Tec Trimix Lesson Guides CD-Rom
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Manual
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Instructor Guide
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Lesson Guide
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Instructor Theory and Practical Application Exam and answer sheet
  • TecRec Dive Planning Slate
  • TecRec Dive Planning Checklist slates
  • DSAT Tec Trimix Diver Instructor Cue Cards
  • DSAT TecRec Deep Stop Calculation Table slate


Gear          

  • Double cylinders (minimum 12 L with larger preferred) with isolator manifold
  • Primary and secondary regulators, one with two meter/seven foot hose (approx.) for gas sharing, and one with SPG
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware
  • Stage/decompression cylinders with regulator, SPG, mounting hardware and proper labeling/markings. Two per diver will be required
  • Backup decompression cylinders as appropriate and required for the environment
  • BCD and harness – redundant buoyancy control is required (double bladder BCD or dry suit if suitable for weight of equipment worn)
  • Depth gauge/computer and backup depth gauge/computer
  • Dive watch and backup timing device
  • Trimix decompression information (tables/trimix computer) and backup decompression information
  • Exposure suit appropriate for environment and dive duration. (If students will use dry suits, they should be trained/experienced with their use in    recreational and technical diving prior to using them for trimix training or diving.)
  • Argon dry suit inflation or other inflation system as needed (students should not inflate dry suit with trimix)
  • Weight system (if needed)
  • Jon line (if needed for current diving environments)
  • Inflatable signal tube
  • Reel
  • Lift bag (bright yellow or per local community practice preferred)
  • Dive knife / cutting device and backup
  • Slate
  • Backup mask (optional)
  • Compass
  • Dive lights (optional)
  • Drift kit (if drift decompressing)

Tec Gas Blender Instructor

You may be certified to blend gas, but do you want to teach others to do it? If so, the PADI Gas Blender Instructor course is just what you’re looking for. The PADI Gas Blender Instructor course is one of the most informative and comprehensive programs available, incorporating instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the precise nature of gas blending. Teach others how to blend gas like Enriched Air Nitrox. 


Prerequisites

  • Be a teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba instructor or higher level PADI Member
  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor
  • Be certified as a DSAT Gas Blender or have a qualifying gas blender certification from another organization


Course outline      

You’ll learn the principles and procedures for oxygen cleaning, oxygen service and oxygen compatible air. 

You’ll also learn how to conduct the PADI Gas Blender course.


What You Can Teach

  • Teach the PADI Gas Blender Course
  • Materials you’ll need

     

Gas Blender Instructor Guide CD-Rom 

Gas Blender Instructor Guide