Assistant Instructor


ISO 24802.1, RSTC Recreational Assistant Instructor

Scope and Purpose

The Assistant Scuba Instructor Course provides individuals who have met the dive supervisor requirements with additional training as instructional assistants. Using the background established during dive supervisor training, the Assistant Scuba Instructor course builds on this foundation. The assistant scuba instructor candidate will learn through practical application (internship: hands on experience working with actual candidates) or through practical training exercises (designed to role play actual training circumstances) while supervised by the certified scuba instructor.

A certified assistant scuba instructor is qualified to apply the knowledge and skills outlined in this program to assist certified instructors in conducting academic and scuba skills training of recreational scuba divers, to conduct limited or specialized training and issue certification for this training as outlined by PTRD, and to conduct supervised diving activities. The assistant scuba instructor may perform the duties as outlined by his/her respective


In order to enroll in an assistant scuba instructor course an individual shall meet the following minimum Prerequisites.

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

-Hold the following PTRD Diver Training or equivalent certifications:

-PTRD 3 Star Diver Training Programme or equivalent;

– PTRD BLS and CPR certification or any other equivalent first aid and CPR certification (i.e. the term of validity of the certificate must be valid on the date of certification as a PTRD 3 Star Diver);

– PTRD Oxygen Administration Training Programme or equivalent (where not prohibited by legislation); and

– PTRD Rescue Diver Training Programme or equivalent

– Submit proof of at least one hundred (100) 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 Divinf School;

– 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 Diving School acknowledging and assuming the risks of SCUBA diving prior to participating in any in-water activities.

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