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Assistant Instructor

Become an Assistant Instructor at the Arizona Dive Center!

Overview -
This program provides training and certification for qualified SSI and PADI Dive Professionals to become Assistant Instructors. Graduates of this program receive the following benefits:

  • Meet qualification requirements to teach the Open Water Diver academic water sessions (except for emergency ascent skills) under the indirect supervision of an active status Open Water Instructor.
  • Qualified to directly supervise and evaluate surface skills during open water training dives for the Open Water Diver program under the indirect supervision of an active status Open Water Instructor.
  • Qualified to teach & certify for the following SSI courses

–  Scuba Rangers

–  Try Scuba

–  Scuba Skills Update

–  Perfect Buoyancy

  • Eligible for Arizona Dive Center’s Instructor Apprentice Program & teach courses
  • Eligible to enroll in SSI Instructor Training course

This course is held over two weekends in June, 2022.

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Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details: You must be in active status as an SSI Divemaster (or equivalent status with another agency). PADI-certified Divemasters are also eligible for this course. You must have also logged at least 60 open water dives totaling 40 hours or more.
Materials Included: (Excludes SSI Dive Professional Registration fee and applicable dive professional insurance coverage)
Instructor: Dwain Desbien
Includes Course fee, SSI Assistant Instructor Digital App, Dive Professional Wetnote set, and SSI Dive Briefing & Guiding Evaluation Slate. The Digital App includes instructor kits for OWD, Advanced Adventurer, Nitrox, Stress & Rescue, Perfect Buoyancy,

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