You are an experienced Divemaster and are now keen to move further up the professional diving ladder. Your next logical step is Assistant Instructor, or Dive Control Specialist.
The Instructor Development Course consists of two parts: the Assistant Instructor (AI)/Dive Control Speicalist (DCS) course and the Open Water Instructor (OWI) programme. Each course can be followed separately or the two parts can be combined.
As an Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist, you gain additional experience as a Professional. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and can take on limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience towards becoming an Open Water Instructor.
Under the guidance of one of Scubaducks’ instructors, you will build on your existing abilities to organise and supervise scuba diving activities while concentrating on developing your teaching skills. Once you have qualified as an Assistant Instructor/Dive Control Specialist you will be able to:
Teach classroom presentations (under the indirect supervision of an Instructor)
Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills (under the indirect supervision of an Instructor)
Teach the Perfect Buoyancy, Project AWARE and the Digitial Underwater Photography Speciality courses
Conduct Try Dive and Scuba Experience programmes
Teach Emergency First Response courses, after successfully qualifying as an EFR Instructor
Qualify as a Scuba Rangers Instructor
Minimum age 18 years
Minimum 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
Emergency First Response certification within the last 24 months