An Open Water certified diver with a desire to obtain leadership certification as an Instructor with SCUBA Educators must progress through Dive Supervisor (Phase I) then Assistant Instructor (Phase II) before going on to Instructor (Phase III) training. Each level has prerequisites to enter training as well as exit requirements for certification.
To be considered for any SCUBA Educators Leadership certification, the student must not have any standards violations or have been dismissed from SCUBA Educators or any other scuba certification agency.
This course is the first in the progression of leadership courses that can lead to being certified as a SCUBA Educators Instructor. The Divemaster course is approximately 40 hours of training time that includes classroom, pool, and open water training. In this program, the cognitive or classroom portion is at the instructor level and this program, therefore, becomes the first phase in leadership training. Requirements:
- The minimum age is 18yrs. old
- You will complete a medical questionnaire
- You will need to be Advanced OWD Level 3 and complete 20 additional dives, as well as a certified DRAM Rescue Diver, or the equivalent from another recognized diver certification agency
- You will need to be certified or complete certification for First Aid (NSC, ARC, AHA, ASHI or equivalent), CPR (NSC, AHA, ARC, ASHI or equivalent), and Oxygen Provider (DAN or equivalent)