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On-line Assistant Instructor Course



Who this course is for:

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

Course 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

*Note: SDI CPROX, CPR1st or CPROX1stAED courses may be combined with the assistant instructor program by qualified instructors

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

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Contact Us

Physical Address:
41199 U.S. Highway 6 & 24
Eagle Vail, CO 81620

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 3743
Vail, CO  81658

Fax: (970) 748-1622
Office Ph: (970) 949-1012

Hours:
HOURS: MONDAY-FRIDAY, 10AM-6PM
BY APPOINTMENT ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY

Email Address: scuba@beaverdivers.com