The SDI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build on the SDI Divemaster Program by gaining practical teaching experience, learning to prepare lesson plans, and give academic presentations. You will work with an instructor to gain experience teaching before moving on to the SDI Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor level. Once you complete the Specialty Instructor training with a qualified SDI Instructor Trainer, you can become qualified to teach several SDI Specialty Diver courses.
• Minimum age 18
• Certified SDI Divemaster or equivalent
• Provide proof of current CPR, first aid and oxygen provider,* where local law permits
• Provide proof of at least 60 logged dives or 50 logged dives and 25 hours underwater accumulated time
• Possess the minimum instructional equipment, as defined in leadership course standards section two of this manual