For people looking to turn their hobby into a job, this course will start you on an exciting path to a career in diving. Welcome to the first step towards your professional diving career. A Dive Control Specialist 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 who are in training. As a divemaster, you will lead certified divers on underwater tours, work on dive boats, lead trips, and conduct snorkeling and Scuba Skills Update courses.
You will use group management, accident prevention and specialised diving skills. Stress recognition and management are also vital to being an effective divemaster, whilst 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 all vital to this role. As an assistant instructor, you’ll also build valuable experience towards 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 “quick fix courses” for this programm.
The duration of this course is normally a minimum of 3 weeks, during which time you will gain valuable knowledge and experience.
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have at least 24 logged open water dives (60 upon completion of certification)
• Current medical exam
• Certified at the Advanced Open Water level or equivalent
• Certified as a Stress and Rescue specialty diver or equivalent
• Logged experience in Navigation, Night Diving & Deep Diving
Note: Prior to certification you will need to have a current First Aid and CPR certification.