2 Star Master Instructor

Aim of the training programme

 This training programme aims at refreshing the knowledge of experienced PTRD 1 Star Scuba Instructors with regard to the basic concepts, principles and instructional techniques for diver education and training and introducing them to the instructional techniques involved in the teaching of advanced, rescue and entry-level leadership Diver Training Programmes, which will enable them to present these PTRD Diver Training Programmes in a safe and competent manner.

Competencies of a certified PTRD 2 Star Master Instructor

A PTRD Two Star Instructor shall be trained such that, when assessed by a PTRD 3 Star Instructor Trainer, he shall be deemed to have a professional level of knowledge of diving theory, a professional level of knowledge of theoretical, confined and open water teaching and supervising skills, solid rescue skills, dive management and supervision abilities,

exemplary diving skills and sufficient diving experience:

-To teach, assess and certify candidates on all PTRD Sport Diver Training Programmes, the PTRD 3 Star Diver Training Programme as well as the PTRD Rescue Diver Training Programme in accordance with the prescribed PTRD Diver Training Standards on their theoretical knowledge, confined and open water skills;

-To teach, access and certify participants on all the PTRD Speciality Diver Training Programmes for which he himself has successfully completed the appropriate PTRD Speciality Diver Training Programmes and/or Speciality Instructor Training Programmes which are allowed to be presented by a PTRD 2 Star Master Instructor in terms of the relevant PTRD Diver Training Standards on their theoretical knowledge, confined and open water skills and other practical skills.

-To act as an Instructional Assistant to a PTRD 3 Star Instructor Trainer during the presentation of PTRD One and 2 Star Master Instructor Training Programmes.

The parameters within which the PTRD 2 Star Master Instructor is qualified to dive are those applicable to the other diver training certifications he already holds.

Prerequisites for participation in the training programme

In order to gain access to the PTRD 2 Star Master Instructor Training Programme, the participant shall:

-Be at least eighteen (18) years of age; there is no upper limit;

-Hold the following PTRD Diver Training or equivalent certifications:

. PTRD 1Star Scuba Instructor Training Programme;

-Submit proof of at least one hundred (150) logged open water dives that shall include night dives, limited visibility dives, deeper dives (between thirty (30) to forty (40) meters), drift dives, dives in colder water and navigation dives;

-Effectively demonstrate his basic watermanship ability by performing, to a PTRD 3 Star Instructor Trainer, the prescribed physical conditioning and watermanship evaluation of the PTRD Country Partner;

-Shall undergo a diving medical examination by a registered medical practitioner and cleared as suitable for participation in the sport of recreational SCUBA diving in accordance with procedures laid down by the PTRD Country Partner prior to participating in any in-water activities; and

-Sign the appropriate form(s) as required by the PTRD Country Partner acknowledging and assuming the risks of SCUBA diving prior to participating in any in-water activities.

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