Intro to Tech Instructor

The TDI Intro to Tech Instructor course provides the training required to competently and safely introduce students to the world of technical diving. The objective of this course is to train the Intro to Tech Instructor CANDIDATES 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.

Prerequisites Intro to Tech Instructor :

  • SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor or equivalent
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and Deco Procedures diver or equivalent


  • Dives: 4 open water dives
  • Total bottom time: 100min
  • Min. number of classroom and briefing hours is 6

To complete this course, students must:

  • Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
  • Satisfactorily complete the TDI Advanced Nitrox and Decompression
  • Procedures written examination and be able to adequately explain each answer to a prospective student
  • Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning training, dive planning and execution
  • Demonstrate proficiency in in teaching the TDI Intro To Tec course
  • Present at least 1 graded academic least 1graded open water
  • presentation on an Intro to Tech topic