Assistant Instructor (AI)

NAUI ASSISTANT SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

As an Assistant Instructor you will be authorized to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of an active Scuba Diving Instructor. This is the best possible way to develop your confidence and  instructional skills.   The PADI Assistant Instructor rating is a PADI leadership-level

certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics.  It also tests individuals in the fundamental water skills needed in order to be capable assistants.  This rating can be used as a step moving toward full instructor certification depending on how far you’d like to go.

THE FUN PART

It’s about learning what it’s like to teach others to do what they enjoy so much–scuba diving! You’ll get hands on experience while assisting an Open Water NAUI Scuba Instructor conduct two Open Water Scuba courses.  You’ll important techniques for organizing, managing, and conducting scuba diving course.  You’ll assist students in confined and open water.  Meanwhile you’ll everything you’ve learning will be reinforced with academic training.

THE CHALLENGING PART

The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all of the academic e-Learning before the course begins, to prepare classroom presentations and daily assignments for teaching daily. Organization and dedication are the keys to successfully completing this program.

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR ADMISSION

Submit an Assistant Instructor Application form, Medical Questionnaire / Statement, Rental Agreement form (if you need to borrow gear), and the Liability Release and Assumption of Risk Agreement. If the new diver answers “yes” to any condition on the form’s medical history section, the diver must receive medical approval prior to any in-water activities.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

• Be at least 18 years old

• Pay all course fees upon enrollment

• Posses a full set of scuba gear and academic materials

• Submitt all of the required forms

• Demonstrate adequate scuba knowledge and capability before any open water training

COURSE PREREQUISITES

• Fifty logged dives with a minimum of 25 bottom hours

• NAUI Familiarization-Instruction-Testing (FIT) program

• NAUI First Aid for the Diving Professional or equivalent

• NAUI Oxygen Provider or equivalent

WHAT YOU LEARN

As an Assistant Instructor in training, you will learn not just how to properly assist a Sucba Instructor but more importantly learn how to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor. This is the best possible way to develop your instructional skills. The rating can be a step toward full Instructor, or an end in itself.  Match your time, talent and interests with the NAUI programs near you, and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional enhancement as a NAUI leader.

CLASSROOM TEACHING PRESENTATIONS

Being able to teach scuba in a professional setting is a key strength of NAUI leaders.  You will have to present at least four assigned teaching presentations selected from the list of the 10 core diving knowledge topics. Each presentation is formally evaluated, but not graded for record.  Each presentation is 5 to 10 minutes in length.

CONFINED WATER TEACHING PRESENTATIONS

In addition to classromm presentations, you will be required to do

• at least two confined water skin diving presentations

• at least two confined water scuba presentations
*Each presentation will be formally evaluated, but not graded for record.*

WHAT YOU CAN TEACH

Asside from being able to assist scuba students as well as being to teach them scuba and skin diving skills under the supervision of an NAUI Scuba Instructor, if you’ve completed a NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN Instructor orientation, completed all required NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN modules, as long as you use the NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN training and support materials, you may teach the NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN courses independantly.

THE SCUBA GEAR YOU USE

Students in training are required to bring their own gear: a mask, fins, snorkel, scuba cylinder and regulator with submersible pressure gauge and an additional regulator second stage (octopus) or other demand-type alternate air source, and a buoyancy control device with low pressure inflator, a timing device, dive knife/tool, an emergency signaling device, and a compass to class.

SELECT COURSE MATERIAL

NAUI Assistant Instructor Course Packet includes the following items:
• Assistant Instructor course e-Learning code

• leadership folder (#82903)

• course evaluation form (#82902)

• review survey

NEXT STEPS

Once you pass the NAUI Assistant Instructor and have gained some experience working in the dive indusrty you are highly encouraged to enroll in NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC).

WHAT DOES IT COST?

Tuiton – $1,100.00 plus the cost of your NAUI Assistant Instructor Premier Packet – $155.00

 

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