SDI Assistant Instructor Course

DURATION: 4 days
  • Minimum age 18
  • Certified SDI Divemaster or equivalent
  • Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider
  • Provide proof of at least 60 logged dives
  • Possess the minimum instructional equipment
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SDi Assistant Instructor Course

The SDI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the SDI 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 SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the Specialty Instructor training with a qualified SDI Instructor Trainer, you can become qualified to teach several SDI Specialty Diver courses.

Who this course is for:

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

What you can expect to learn:

The SDI Assistant Instructor Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more:
SDI Standards and Procedures
History of SDI
Products and procedures How to place an order
Yearly renewals
SDI requirements for SDI Assistant Instructor certification
SDI Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities of an SDI 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)

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

What’s in it for you?

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 specialties after receiving instructor training in those specialties

SDI Assistant Instructor Diver minimum requirements:

Demonstrate all open water diver skills to instructor quality
Complete the SDI Assistant Instructor exam, or online version, with a minimum score of 80 percent and 100 percent remediation