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Assistant Instructor

Assistant Instructor

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Who is this course for?

This course is designed to have students gain practical teaching experience with an active Instructor

Course prerequisites

Minimum age 18

Certified Divemaster or equivalent

Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider, where local law permits

Provide proof of at least 60 logged dives or 50 logged dives and 25 hours underwater accumulated time

Possess the minimum instructional equipment, as defined in leadership course standards section two of this manual

What you can expect to learn

The Assistant Instructor Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:

Standards and Procedures

History of your chosen agency

Products and procedures

How to place an order

Yearly renewals

Requirements for Assistant Instructor certification

Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities of an Assistant Instructor

Liability and insurance

Risk management

Waivers and releases

Filling out an accident report

Course planning

Preparation, planning and control in dive management and diving activities

Pool/confined water and open water procedures

Practical experience in assisting with the training of open water dives

Pool/confined water and open water problem solving

How to conduct a snorkeling course

How to conduct an inactive diver/refresher course

Emergency procedures

First aid

Oxygen (O2) administration

Cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR)

What's in it for you?

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

Teach and certify students in the Snorkeling Course

Conduct the Inactive Diver/Refresher Course

Conduct the knowledge quest review in the Open Water Scuba Diver course under the guidance of an active Instructor

Assist an active Instructor during approved diving courses, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training

Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training

Teach approved specialties after receiving instructor training in those specialties

Assistant Instructor minimum requirements

Demonstrate all open water diver skills to instructor quality

Complete the Assistant Instructor exam, or online version, with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation

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The Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations.

You will work with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the Specialty Instructor training with a qualified Instructor Trainer, you can become qualified to teach several Specialty Diver courses.

Some of the required skills you will have to demonstrate include:

Assist in all required courses

Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

Complete a 400 metre swim on the surface, non-stop, any stroke, without the use of swimming aids, in less than 10 minutes; swim goggles permitted

Complete a 800 metre swim with mask, snorkel, and fins non-stop without the use of arms in less than 17 minutes

Provide proof of 60 logged dives

Bring a diver, simulating unconsciousness, up from depth, not greater than 6 metres/20 feet; at the surface swim them 100 metres in less than 4 minutes

Why chose AI?