This course is designed to have students gain practical teaching experience with an active SDI instructor. Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:

  • Teach and Certify students in the Skin Diver course.
  • Conduct the Inactive Diver/Refresher course.
  • Conduct the Knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Scuba Diver course under the guidance of an active 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.
  • Lead dives 3 & 4 of the Open Water diver course under indirect supervision so long as all required skills have been evaluated by the instructor and the student is proficient prior to the start of dives 3 and 4.
  • Teach approved specialties after receiving training in those specialties.

Prerequisites for this course are:

  • Be at least eighteen (18) years old.
  • Be a certified Divemaster.
  • Hold a current CPR and First Aid certification (i.e. a valid and current CPR Certification).
  • Have a current medical examination for diving.
  • Have a minimum of forty (40) logged dives.
  • Possess the minimum instructional equipment, as defined in leadership course standards.

The student must assist an active instructor with the following classes. The Student must attend all classes, confined water, and open water sessions:

  • One (1) complete Open Water Scuba Diver Course.
    • One (1) limited academic presentation.
    • One (1) limited confined water presentation.
    • One (1) limited open water presentation.
  • Four (4) Specialty Courses.
    • One (1) Rescue Course.

The price includes: all books and course material, and registration.

Cost: $1200

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