Assistant Instructor

Gain practical teaching experience alongside a qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor

Gain hands-on experience and work your way to becoming a Open Water Scuba Instructor

Prerequisites:

-Minimum age 18

– Certified SDI 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 get out of this course:

Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Teach and certify students in the SDI Snorkeling Course
  • Conduct the SDI Inactive Diver/Refresher Course
  • Conduct the knowledge quest review in the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver course under the guidance of an active SDI Instructor
  • Assist an active SDI 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 specialities after receiving instructor training in those specialities

 

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Course Requirements:

Theory

– Complete all E-learning modules before any practical lessons start.

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

Land Skills

– Demonstrate all land based open water diver skills to instructor quality

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

– Course planning and preparation 

– Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution

 

In-water Skills

– Demonstrate all open water diver skills to instructor quality

– 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 

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

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

– Demonstrate mature and sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution