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Assistant Instructor

The Assistant instructor course is designed for students to gain practical teaching experience under the guidance of an active instructor.  Students will help an instructor teach an Open Water Scuba Diver course, Advanced Diver Course, and Rescue Diver Course.  Upon completion of the course, graduates may teach and certify Skin Divers, conduct the In-active diver program, and conduct the knowledge Quest review in the Open Water Diver Course.

What can Assistant Instructors do?
• Assist Instructors with students
• Lead Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
• Teach Snorkeling Course
• Teach SCUBA Review Courses


The SDI Instructor Course is designed to teach current Divemaster or Assistants Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an independent instructor.  The program is divided into 2 sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC). The first section teaches the candidates how to properly teach and design courses. The second section evaluates the candidates teaching skills.