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Assistant Instructor

The Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the Instructor Development Course (IDC). You'll not only gain additional experience as a Professional but you'll also start learning the System of diver education.


What can assistant instructors do?

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of an Instructor

  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of an Instructor

  • Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course

  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses

  • Conduct Discover Scuba experiences

  • Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course


What do I need to start?

  • Divemaster rating

  • At least 18 years old

  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives

  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months


What will I do?

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations

  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations

  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

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