Advanced EANx Instructor

A. Purpose

  1. This Program is designed to train qualified Divemasters, who are not already Scuba Instructors, to teach Sport Diving Programs plus / DAN Oxygen Provider and Diving First Aid. These individuals may teach Snorkel Skin Diver, OW Free Diver, Open Water, Deep Diver, Advanced EANx and Divemaster Programs.
  2. This Program is offered only to Divers with outstanding experience and knowledge.
  3. After succesfull pass of exam you will be certified as:
    Open Water Instructor +  EANx Instructor +  Advanced EANx Instructor + Snorkeling Instructor + Open Water FreeDiving Instructor + Rescue Diver Instructor


B. Prerequisites

  1. Must be qualified as an Divemaster or equivalent.
  2. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which at least 50 were a combination of Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 140 fsw (42 msw) and Advanced EANx dives with at least 25 of these dives on EANx or breathing mixtures other than air.
  3. Must have assisted in at least three courses from one or more of the following Qualification Programs: Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx Diver, Deep Diver, and Advanced EANx Diver prior to being qualified at the Instructor level.
  4. Must be current in CPRand First Aid qualifications, plus qualified in SCUBA Rescue and as an Oxygen Provider.
  5. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


C. Program Content

  1. A 7-day Program directing the Instructor candidate in the methods and techniques of training Divers. The course also includes qualification as DFA Instructor.
  2. The IDC is staffed by at least one Open Water IT plus two other Open Water Instructors.


D. Equipment Requirements

  1. There are no specific equipment requirements for this Program.


E. Program Limits

  1. Same as for the Advanced EANx Diver Program.


F. Qualification Renewal

  1. Teach a minimum of 2 EANx Diver Programs annually, or co-teach 3 EANx Diver Programs.
  2. Same as for EANx Instructor Program.

 

G. Water Skills Development

  1. Complete watermanship from the Advanced EANx crossover program
  2. To be allowed to teach the OW Free Diver Program must demonstrate ability to free dive to 50 fsw (15 msw) by actually doing a free dive or by swimming 120 feet (36 meters) underwater in a confined water area.
  3. Remove SCUBA gear and make an ESA, then swim 30 feet (9 meters) from the point of ditching SCUBA. After taking 3 breaths surface dive swim to and don SCUBA gear and manual (either simulated or actual) gas share for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters) while maintaining a minimum swim pace of 75 feet (23 meters) per minute.
  4. Swim on back with full SCUBA gear on for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters), then remove SCUBA gear and use it as a front-mounted platform, and swim an additional 300 feet (90 meters).
  5. Perform valve shutdowns and regulator switches simulating equipment failure in less than 1 minute.
  6. Deploy a lift bag in less than 1,5 minute.
  7. Demonstrate all skills taught in Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Diver Programs, as well as other OW skills as assigned by the IT.
  8. Demonstrate proficiency in illustrating and teaching water skills in Programs as per assignments given by IT.
  9. Complete all skills as required for Instructor status per CMAS or RSTC Instructors.
  10. Complete OW teaching skills for Deep Diver or Advanced EANx Diver Program on at least one dive, and demonstrate other OW teaching skills on a second dive per assignment given by IT.
  11. Demonstrate the ability to use malfunctioning equipment as follows: with SCUBA units placed 40 feet (12 meters) apart swim to the first unit which is to have the non-return exhaust valve removed from the second stage. Take at least three breaths from it, Swim to the second unit that will have a dislocated diaphragm and take at least three breaths from it. Swim to a third unit which will be adjusted to give a rapid free flow when turned on and breathe from this unit for at least three breaths. If the candidate surfaces before completing all three steps, he or she will be allowed up to three additional attempts.
  12. Perform a SCUBA bailout.

 


Advanced EANx Instructor Crossover

A. Purpose

  1. This Program is designed to develop qualified EANx and Advanced EANx Instructors. An EANx Instructor may qualify Snorkel Skin Diver, OW Free Diver, Open Water Diver, OWND, OWRD, Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx Diver, and Specialty Diver ratings. An Advanced EANx Instructor may award all of the aforementioned Open Water Diver qualifications, as well as the Deep Diver, Advanced EANx Diver, /DAN Oxygen Provider, Diving First Aid, and Divemaster qualifications.


B. Prerequisites

  1. Must be qualified as a Sport Diving Instructor in active teaching status with an internationally accredited Scuba association.
  2. Must be qualified as an Oxygen Provider and in Diving First Aid, or complete these qualifications in conjunction with the IEC.
  3. For EANx instructor only, must be qualified as an EANx Diver with proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives of which at least 10 dives were on EANx.
  4. For Advanced EANx Instructor, must be qualified as an Advanced EANx Diver (can be completed during the crossover) with proof of a minimum of 125 logged dives of which at least 25 dives were on EANx.
  5. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


C. Program Content

  1. The EANx Instructor IEC is a comprehensive evaluation Program conducted by an EANx Instructor Trainer. This Program normally incorporates three full days.
  2. Completion of applicable water skills.
  3. Present at least one lecture from the Deep Diver Workbook and at least one lecture from the Advanced EANx Student Manual and Workbook.
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in teaching the water skills required in the Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Programs.
  5. Supervise at least one OW dive in the Deep Diver Training Program and at least one OW dive in Advanced EANx Diver Training Program.


D. Equipment Requirements

  1. There are no specific equipment requirements for this Program.


E. Program Limits

  1. Same as for the Advanced EANx Diver Program.


F. Qualification Renewal

  1. Teach a minimum of 2 EANx Diver Programs annually, or co-teach 3 EANx Diver Programs.
  2. Fulfill all Qualification Renewal requirements stated under IAND, Inc./ Sport Diving Instructor Programs.


G. Water Skills Development

  1. Demonstrate ability to free dive to 50 fsw (15 msw) by actually doing a free dive or by swimming 120 feet (36 meters) underwater in a confined water area.
  2. Swim in a simulated out-of-air situation (without breathing, and exhaling slowly) for a distance of at least 60 feet (18 meters), and commence gas sharing. While gas sharing, continue to swim for at least 10 minutes while maintaining a swim rate of approximately 75 feet (23 meters) per minute.
  3. Swim with SCUBA gear on for a distance of at least 1,500 feet (450 meters) in less than 16 minutes.
  4. Swim with mask, snorkel, and fins for a distance of at least 1,200 feet (365 meters) in less than 10 minutes.
  5. Swim underwater without surfacing with mask, snorkel, and fins for a distance of at least 100 feet (30 meters).
  6. Swim without wearing a mask while gas-sharing using an alternate gas source for a distance of at least 100 feet (30 meters).
  7. Demonstrate teaching OW skills as per IT assignment.


Additionally for Advanced EANx Instructor:

  1. Demonstrate valve shutdown combined with regulator switches in less than 1 minute.
  2. Deploy a lift bag in less than YA minute.
  3. Demonstrate stage tank removal and replacement without a noticeable change in swim pace.
  4. Demonstrate teaching skills in the Deep Diver Program and the Advanced EANx Diver Program as assigned by IT.
  5. Demonstrate in water supervision skills of either a Deep Diver or Advanced EANx Diver Program.

 

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