TDI Instructor

TDI Instructor Development Course

If you had been teaching scuba diving for some time and looking for a bigger challenge,consider taking the TDI technical instructor course.

Each level of the instructor program has to be administered by a TDI instructor trainer. Each subsequent level of instructor training has to full fill a set of pre-requisites which includes a minimum number of students in the previous level. This is one of the examples of how TDI keeps a quality control of its instructors.

TDI instructor trainers are located throughout South East Asia. Plus, you only need to pay one renewal fee no matter how many agencies you teach under us. Do reach out to us if you have any questions or need a recommendation

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 

Course prerequisites:

  • Minimum age 18 
  • Certified diver for the program they wish to teach 
  • Provide proof of 100 logged dives completed in a number of different environments with varying depths 
  • Provide proof of a minimum number of dives or hours underwater depending on the specific course 
  • Certified as an SDI Instructor or the equivalent 
  • Hold a current CPR and first aid certification (i.e. current and valid CPROX1st certification) 
  • Current medical examination signed by a licensed physician for diving 
  • Possess the minimum instructional equipment as defined in the
    leadership standards 

*NOTE: This is a very generic outline of TDI Instructor program prerequisites. As there are many different TDI Programs, the prerequisites will vary. 

What you can expect to learn:

The objective of this program is to: 

  • Introduce the instructor candidate to TDI 
  • Introduce the candidate to all of the programs they will be qualified to teach 
  • Introduce the candidate to all of the instructor materials and student materials for those programs they will be teaching 
  • Demonstrate how to use all of the support materials to teach those programs 
  • Teach the instructor “How to Conduct” each of those programs, listing helpful hints on “How to teach” academics as well as possible problems they may experience in the pool/confined water and open water sessions and ways to handle those problems 
  • Demonstrate how to register and certify TDI Divers and Leadership levels 

The topics to be covered are: 

  • Welcome and Course Orientation 
  • The TDI Instructor 
  • Dive Leader Risk Management 
  • Methods of Instruction 
  • Business Side of Diving 
  • How to conduct the specific TDI Diver Course including: 
  • Classroom requirements 
  • Pool/confined water requirements 
  • Open Water requirements 
  • Required materials 
  • Required paperwork 
  • How to use the TDI Instructor Guide and Standards and Procedures Manual 

Required Skill Performance and Graduation Requirements

The instructor candidate will be evaluated on their knowledge and ability to teach each required subjects and diving skills for the specific course. Specific requirements vary based on the level of instructor course. 

What’s in it for you? 

  • Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may conduct diver level courses at the level for which they have been evaluated 

 For specific course prerequisites, click thisInstructor Courselink