The goals of Assistant Instructor training are :
Develop instructional assistant skills.
Provide practical experience in teaching portions of various courses.
Provide practical experience in conducting skill development sessions and open water
dives for various courses.
Familiarize you with standards, administrative requirements and certification procedures.
Prepare you for instructor training.
To become an Assistant Instructor training is divided into three modules:
Module One - Academic Training Sessions
Your Instructor will conduct presentations on the following: Course Orientation;
The System of Diver Education; Effective Academic Teaching Presentations; How to
Organize and Conduct Experience Programs and the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
Course; Teaching in Confined Water; and Conducting Open Water Training Dives.
Module Two - Independent Study
Prior to each classroom session, you are expected to complete reading assignments
and knowledge reviews.
Module Three - Practical Application
During the practical application, you are expected to assist with three complete
certification courses, attending all academic, confined water and open water training
Course Fee and Schedule
All Assistant Instructor courses are taught privately so you can START TODAY!
Prerequisites: Must be 18 years of age and certified as a Divemaster or leadership
level with another recreational diver training organization and have at least 60
Opportunities for the Professional
Assistant Instructor teaching opportunities include:
- certifying students as Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers
- conducting the complete Discover Scuba experience
- conducting the MEDIC FIRST AID Course (after additional training as a MFA Instructor)
certifying students in non-diving specialties such as Equipment Specialist
The above course description is general in term. There will be variations on the
course depending on certification agency.