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CMAS One Star Instructor Course

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Course Overview

The CMAS One Star Instructor course is designed to teach current three or four star divers the knowledge required to teach divers up to one star. This program is broken up into two sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation (IE).


Minimum age of 18.
Certified diver for at least 6 months.
Hold a current diving medical.
Three Star diver or Assistant Instructor certified.
Medic First Aid and CPR certified (not older than 12 months).
Oxygen Provider certified.
Proof of 150 logged dives.

Details of the course

The 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 Instructor course can be completed within 10 days. 12 dives are required.

Course Price

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Additional costs

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

Equipment requirement

The 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 wrist slate. Ocean Zone Divers offers special Instructor equipment packages for those interested.

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