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Dive Leader as Assistant Professional

Our Leadership level is unique in the Diving Industry as we do not just train this level to supervise divers in training as many agencies do... But we offer a number of upgrade options which can be included in our Leadership Certification. We also offer crossovers and upgrade paths from other agencies.

ITDA Dive Leadership Level 1 - Assistant Instructor (Instructor Candidate)

The ITDA Group Dive Leader is a cut above the rest...dl1

They require a unique set of diving skills, social skills and advanced safety training...

It takes a very special person to make the grade of ITDA Dive Leader...

All of the major training agencies have their leadership levels and many are very good but our advanced skills and advanced theory training meets and exceeds the Industry standards by a long way... Making the ITDA Dive Leader Program both challenging and highly rewarding.

Crossover and Upgrade to ITDA Dive Leader

Any agency leadership levels, Dive Master, Dive Con, lead diver etc.etc. May crossover to the ITDA Sytsem and upgrade to ITDA Divegroup Leader. Link to Leadership Crossovers Here!

Dive Leader as a Club Instructor

ITDA Dive Leaders may become certified as an upgrade to Club Instructor....  And may also enter directly our Instructor Programs ITP.... 

See ITDA Instructor training page

What does it take?

To become a dive leader from April 2014 you must have as a minimum:

75 Dives, 10 of which may be training dives from the dive leader course program

Be 18 Years olddl3

Must have Advanced and Rescue Certifications

Must Have an Oxygen First Certification or it maybe included in the Leadership Course

Have at least 30 logged dives on Nitrox or to / below 30m/100ft.

Have 5 Specialist Certifications Minimum (Nitrox maybe included)

A Rewarding Choice 

The traditional role of the dive master has long been a form of "not quite an Instructor and a "Wanna Be" Dive professional...  The role of the ITDA Dive leader is one of real leadership and professional status. We offer leadership course programs and internships in 60+ Countries around the world.

Our Dive Leader Generic Course Program Modules:

Introduction to Leadership (Types of Diving - Beach Entry / Boat Diving / Other Entry and Exit Options)

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Dive Equipment and Safety

Decompression Theory

Dive Planning and Management

Supervising Divers in Training (Identifying problems)

Advanced Rescue and Diving First Aid (Oxygen First Aid from IHMP or DAN maybe added)

Working with Instruction staff and Supervisors

Administration and Reporting Procedures (Risk Assessments and Decision Making)

An ITDA Dive Leader can / may:

Act as a professional Guide

Be an Instructional Assistant / ITDA Club Instructor (Under the supervision of a Trainer or Senior Instructor)

Automatically pre-qualify for our Instructor Training Programs

Become a Specialist Instructor / Nitrox Instructor

Upgrade to become a Open Water Scuba Instructor / Drysuit Instructor or pre-qualify for Sports Instructor

Dive Leader as a Dive Guide

Instructional Assistant is an additional set of training modules which is added to the Dive Leader Program and includes:

Advanced Dive Planning and Dive Management

Group Diving Techniques (Controlling Dive Environments)

Communication Skills Development

Assessing Diver Abilities and Skills

Muliple Rescues and Emergency Management

Effective use of Assistants

Certification is: ITDA Dive Leader (Professional Dive Guide)

Leadership Trainning Materials On-line, as instant downloads... with e-certification from just $99.00 USD.


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