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Do you want to join the top of Technical Diving Instructors in the world?
Get Started with a TDI Instructor Course.

tdi instructor courses

The TDI Instructor courses we can offer are the same as the diver levels that we teach. This means in the TDI system going from TDI Nitrox Instructor, the Advanced Nitrox level, up through Extended Range, and various Instructor specialties like Nitrox Gas Blender & Technical DPV.


Several different scenarios exist when it comes to Tec Instructor Training, with examples being: 

  • You're not an instructor yet and want to become one.
  • You're a recreational instructor with a recognized agency and want to become a technical instructor.
  • You're already a beginning tech instructor (TDI Advanced Nitrox for example) and want to upgrade.
  • You want to crossover from one technical agency to another without starting all over again.


Generally, once you have become an instructor at some basic tec entry level, an agency will require you to teach a number of students at that level before being eligible to enroll in the next level of Instructor training, and usually, to be certified as a diver at a higher level than you intend to teach.

However, given so many different possibilities, the prerequisites, experience requirements, and equivalencies recognized are highly variable and are best discussed on a case-by-case basis with our Instructor Trainer Marc Kouwenberg.




ADVANCED NITROX

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor Course qualifies Nitrox Instructors to teach the use of enriched air nitrox from EAN 21 through EAN 100 to a depth of 40 metres/130 feet during dives that do not require staged decompression. Often taught in conjunction with the TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor course, this can be considered the first step to beginning your technical diving teaching career.


Who this course is for:

  • The experienced active dive instructor and technical diver who is looking to share their passion for technical diving with others.

Advanced Nitrox Instructor Course Prerequisites:

(these requirements must be met prior to the start of the course):


  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox diver or equivalent
  • Provide proof of 100 logged dives, 25 must be nitrox dives
  • Must have certified 10 students in entry-level nitrox
  • Review the course Standards & Procedures.


DECOMPRESSION PROCEDURES

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

The TDI Decompression Procedures Instructor Course prepares the Advanced Nitrox Instructor to teach the theory, methods and procedures of planned staged decompression diving. While this course is taught in conjunction with TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor Course, it also can be paired with TDI Advanced Wreck Instructor as well as TDI.


Who this course is for:


  • The experienced active dive instructor and technical diver who is looking to share their passion for technical diving with others

Decompression Procedures Instructor Course Prerequisites:

(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):


  • Minimum age 18
  • Minimum certification of TDI Advanced Nitrox Instructor or equivalent (unless Advanced Nitrox Instructor course is taught in conjunction with Decompression Procedures Instructor)
  • Minimum certification of TDI Decompression Procedures diver or equivalent
  • Provide proof of 150 logged dives
  • Have certified 10 students in SDI Deep Diver or TDI Advanced Nitrox diver or equivalent
  • Review the course Standards & Procedures.



EXTENDED RANGE

INSTRUCTOR COURSE

In the TDI Extended Range Instructor Course, the instructor candidate will receive training in the proper techniques, equipment requirements and hazards of extended range diving to depths of up to 55 metres/180 feet, while utilizing nitrox mixtures and oxygen for staged decompression.


Who this course is for:


  • The experienced active dive instructor and technical diver who is looking to share their passion for technical diving with others

Extended Range Instructor Course Prerequisites:

(these requirements must be met prior to commencement of training):


  • Minimum age 21
  • Provide proof of 250 logged dives, 25 must be extended range dives
  • Certification as a TDI Extended Range Diver or equivalent
  • Certification as a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Staged Decompression Instructor or equivalent
  • Must have certified 10 students in advanced nitrox diver or decompression procedures diver, a minimum of 5 must be decompression procedures divers
  • Review the course Standards & Procedures.