TDI Sidemount Instructor course


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TDI Sidemount Instructor Course

The TDI Sidemount Instructor Course provides the training required to competently and safely introduce students to the world of technical Sidemount diving. The objective of this course is to train instructors to familiarize students with technical equipment configurations, to enhance open water diving skills (such as buoyancy, trim, and situational awareness), and to introduce advanced gas planning techniques within a no-decompression context. Although taught in conjunction with material from the TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression Procedures courses, this course is strictly a no-decompression course; students are permitted to use enriched air nitrox mixes, provided the gas mix is within their current level of certification.

Subject areas include:

  • Formula work
  • Equipment Considerations
  • Dive Planning
  • Fixed or Drifting Decompression Methods

Intro to Tech Instructor Prerequisites:Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, or equivalent

  • Certified as an SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor, or equivalent
  • Certified as a Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures diver, or equivalent


  • Certified as a TDI Advanced Nitrox and Deco Procedures Instructor, or equivalent

Upon successful completion of the course, graduates may teach diving activities in a technical Sidemount configuration provided:

  1. The diving activities approximate those of training
  2. The areas of activities and environmental conditions approximate those of training

Whats included:

  • All training materials required for the course
  • Local shore dives included
  • Gases, Air and Nitrox
  • Stage cylinders 
  • Equipment

Our hire equipment is included but is limited it is highly recommended that as a technical dive Instructor, you are intimately familiar with your dive gear, and as such it is recommended that you own your own gear for this course. Please feel free to contact us prior to making any purchases, our tech instructors are always willing to offer their time and advice when it comes to gear selection. They have dived with and used a number of different brands and configurations, and will be able to provide you with detailed recommendations.

Not included:

  • TDI Instructor upgrade fee
  • Pool session
  • Boat charges.
  • Dive planning software.

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