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CMAS Three Star Instructor Course

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Course Overview

The CMAS Three Star Instructor course is designed to teach current Two Star Instructor the knowledge required to teach Instructor courses. This program is broken up into two sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation (IE).


Minimum age of 23.
Certified Two Star Instructor for at least 12 months.
Hold a current diving medical.
Medic First Aid and CPR certified (not older than 12 months).
Oxygen Provider certified.
Proof of 500 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
  • Organisiation of an IDC

Course duration and number of dives

The Instructor course can be completed within 14 days. 6 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 wriste slate. Ocean Zone Divers offers special Instructor equipment packages for those interested.

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