Open Water Instructor

A. Purpose

  1. This Program is designed to train qualified Divemasters, who are not already Scuba Instructors, to teach Open Water Diving Programs plus / DAN Oxygen Provider and Diving First Aid. These individuals may teach Snorkel Skin Diver, OW Free Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open water, Deep Diver, and Rescue Diver Programs.


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 15 were Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 130 fsw (39 msw).
  3. Must have assisted in at least one course complete OW Diver course and one Advanced Open Water Diver course.
  4. Must be current in CPR and 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 one other Open Water Instructor.


D. Equipment Requirements

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


E. Program Limits

  1. Same as for the Deep Diver Program.


F. Qualification Renewal

  1. Teach a minimum of 2 Open Water Diver Programs annually, or co-teach 3 Open Water Diver Programs.


G. Water Skills Development

  1. Complete watermanship Evaluation
  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 OW skills and Advanced OW 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 Program on at least one dive, and demonstrate other OW teaching skills on a second dive per assignment given by IT.

 


Open Water Instructor / Instructor Crossover

A. Purpose

  1. This Program is designed to cross over from other agencies qualified Open Water Instructors. An Open Water Instructor These individuals may teach Snorkel Skin Diver, OW Free Diver, Open Water, Advanced Open water, Deep Diver, and Rescue Diver Programs, as well as, / DAN Oxygen Provider and Diving First Aid.


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. Must provide proof of a minimum of 110 logged dives.
  4. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.


C. Program Content

  1. The OW Instructor IEC is a comprehensive evaluation Program conducted by an EANx Instructor Trainer. This Program normally incorporates 1 Vi days.
  2. Completion of applicable water skills and the OW Instructor mandated watermanship listed in the OW Instructor program.
  3. Complete review of the Standards and procedures (S & P) by the IT
  4. Demonstrate proficiency in teaching Open water lectures and skills.
  5. Complete the on line written exam on S & P's.


D. Equipment Requirements

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


E. Program Limits

  1. Normal Sport Diving limits will apply.


F. Qualification Renewal

  1. Teach a minimum of 2 OW Diver Programs annually, or co-teach 3 OW 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.( mandatory for those who will teach The free diver program.
  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 underwater without surfacing with mask, snorkel, and fins for a distance of at least 100 feet (30 meters).
  4. Swim without wearing a mask while gas-sharing using an alternate gas source for a distance of at least 100 feet (30 meters).
  5. Demonstrate teaching OW skills as per IT assignment.

 

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