As an Assistant Instructor you can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a full feathered scuba instructor! You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:
Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations, confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations, open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations.
The Assistant Instructor Course consists of the following sections:
Module 1: Academic Training
- Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkeling Programs.
- Developing Knowledge Development Presentations.
- Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties.
- Teaching in Confined Water.
- Conducting Open Water Training Presentations.
Module 2: Independent Study
- Knowledge Development.
Module 3: Practical Application
- Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations.
- Standards Exam.
- Dive Rescue Skills Assessment.
In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a Divemaster, as a Assistant Instructor you can teach:
- Academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a Instructor during confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a Instructor.
- Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a Instructor.
- Teach and certify Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a Instructor.
- Teach Specialty courses.
- Conduct Scuba Diver experiences in a pool or confined water.
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
- Be a Divemaster.
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives.
- Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months.
- Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months.
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- Want a fun and exciting career!