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NAUI Training Assistant

NAUI Training Assistant

Do you think you are interested in teaching Scuba? Do you have a heart to help others? Just want to stay close to the sport and the latest developments?  Diver’s World’s Training Assistant course is right for you! By becoming a NAUI certified Training Assistant you will be able to assist new divers and Diver’s World Scuba Instructors with various tasks, skills and activities involved in Diver’s World training.

What You Will Learn

This course will qualify you in the skills and knowledge necessary to perform as a training assistant during diver training courses overseen by an active-status NAUI Instructor.

As a certified NAUI Training Assistant, you will be qualified to temporarily directly supervise students while an instructor conducts skills with other students; escort students on the surface or on underwater tours; and assist an active-status NAUI Instructor with other tasks, all under the direction of a NAUI instructor.

Compass navigation; underwater communications; assisting divers with cramps, anxiety, breathing difficulties, and signs of pre-panic; escorting a diver to safety; escorting divers during an open water dive; and performing a scuba diver rescue are just some of the techniques and skills you will learn during your course.

What’s Involved?

Diver’s World Training Assistant is composed of one evening classroom session followed by a skills review shown below under Training Dives.

How Do You Get Started?

To enroll in a Training Assistant course, you must be at least 18 years old, have the training and experience equivalent to at least NAUI Advanced Scuba Diver, have certification in NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver or equivalent, and have current CPR and First Aid certifications. Don’t have the pre-reqs?… Give us a call. All of the requirements are available at Diver’s World including CPR and First Aid!

Required Equipment

Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to insure it is adequate and in proper working order.

What’s Provided

Your class fee will cover the costs of class, NAUI training materials, pool rental, your Instructors and Dive Master, and NAUI Training Assistant certification. Further, once certified by Diver’s World, you will receive FREE AIR FILLS any time you formally assist at a Diver’s World class or dive! 

Training Dives

You will have to demonstrate your basic scuba skills, compass navigation, as well as various rescue skills learned in the RSD course in one open water session. You will also have to satisfactorily act as an as escort during an open water dive for two other divers. 

You will need to provide your own transportation, rental equipment, environmental suit and accommodations. Rental equipment is available through Diver’s World. Many of our local dives are within a couple of hours drive (or right here in our own Lake Erie or Presque Isle Bay) and classmates frequently arrange for travel together.

What’s Next?

Now that you are a NAUI certified Training Assistant the next step is NAUI Leadership. You may want to pursue a NAUI Dive Master role or even go through the rigorous NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) to become a full fledged Dive Instructor. Bring your knowledge and interest together at Diver’s World and enroll in a leadership course.

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