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CMAS Assistant Instructor Course

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Course Overview

The CMAS Assistant Instructor course is designed to teach current three or four star divers the knowledge required to assist active instructors or teach independently introductory courses.


Minimum age of 18.
Hold a current diving medical.
Three Star diver certified.
Medic First Aid and CPR certified (not older than 12 months).
Oxygen Provider certified.
Proof of 80 logged dives.

Details of the course

The Assistant Instructor course covers:

  • TDA standards and procedures
  • History and code of ethics
  • Products and procedures
  • Liabilty and insurance
  • Risk management
  • Methods of Instruction
  • Scuba retailing
  • Physics and physiology
  • Emergency procedures and rescue
  • Free diving

Course duration and number of dives

The Assistant Instructor course is actually an Internship program and can be completed within 90-180 days. The candidate will be able to log a great amount of dives preparing him for the Instructor course.

Course Price

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Additional costs

Recreational Rental equipment if needed. set p/day.
TDA Membership Fees.
TDA Admnisitrative Fees.
TDA & CMAS CCards.

Equipment requirement

The Assistant Instructor course has some specific equipment requirement more than your standard recreational dive gear. The candidate needs to add to the standard kit a knife, diving torche and note slate. We require that all candidates carry also a spool, SMB and wriste slate. Ocean Zone Divers offers special Assistant Instructor equipment packages for those interested.

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