Dive Control Specialist (DiveCon – DCS)
"Turn your hobby into a career"
For people looking to turn their hobby into a job, this course will start you on the exciting path to a career in diving.
Welcome to the first step toward your professional diving career.
DiveCon is a combination of divemaster and assistant instructor roles. In the divemaster role you are directly responsible for, and work primarily with, certified divers. In the assistant instructor role, you are indirectly responsible for, and work primarily with, uncertified divers in training.
As a divemaster, you will lead certified divers on underwater tours, work on dive boats, lead trips for a dive store, and conduct snorkelling and scuba Skills Update courses. You will use group management, accident prevention and specialised diving skills. Stress recognition and management are also vital to effective divemastering, while a fundamental understanding of teaching techniques is essential to conduct Update and Snorkel courses.
As an assistant instructor, you will help instructors manage students under water, set up classrooms and move equipment. In addition to assisting, you will teach classroom and pool skills under the direct supervision of an SSI Instructor. Group management, leadership-level diving and stress recognition skills are vital to the assistant instructor role. As an assistant instructor, you’ll also build valuable experience toward becoming an instructor yourself. Usually, the tuition you’ll be assisting with will cover React Right First Aid and CPR and Scuba Rangers.
Due to the importance of this course Sea Bees Diving does not offer any “Crash Courses” in this area. The duration of this course is normally a minimum of 3 weeks, during which time the students gains valuable knowledge and experience.
Prerequisites to start:
• Be at least 18 years old
• At least 24 logged open water dives (60 for certification)
• Maintain professional scuba Equipment of Leadership quality and own their mask, snorkel & fins
• Current medical exam
• Certified at the Advanced Open Water level or equivalent
• Certified as a Divers Stress and Rescue specialty diver or equivalent
• Logged experience in Navigation, Night Diving & Deep Diving
Note: Prior to certification you have to provide proof of current first aid and CPR certification.
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