|Your next step toward
a dive career is the highly rewarding Assistant Instructor course. You will learn
teaching methodology and in an internship relationship with a Master Instructor,
you'll gain hands-on teaching experience with students, the best possible way
to develop your instructional skills. This rating can be a step toward full Instructor,
or an end in itself. Match your time, talent and interests with the diving programs
near you, and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional enhancement as
a diving leader. |
OverviewThe Assistant Instructor rating is a
leadership level course that will teach you how to instruct students effectively.
It also divelops individuals in water skills needed to be capable instructors.
Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step in the progression
Qualifications Of GraduatesAn Assistant Instructor
is qualified to assist instructors in all phases of dive training, and teach Discover
Scuba and Skin Divers independently. Additional training or experience is
to be obtained by the Assistant Instructor who desires to assist in highly specialized
training activities, such as deep, wreck penetration, cavern or ice dives. An
Assistant Instructor can be counted toward student-instructor ratios.
Program Description Individual study, seminars, in water sessions and
hands-on teaching of actual students (under supervision). Experience with Open
Water Diver, Advanced Open Water, Advanced Plus programs and Rescue Diver classes.
The best route for the up-and-coming instructor.
- Register with Downey Diving to receive required study materials.
Attend required knowledge development & pool sessions.
- Complete internship.