The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership level certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics. It also teaches individuals the fundamental water skills needed to be capable assistants. Certification authorizes individuals to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training. NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.
A current NAUI Assistant Instructor is qualified to assist active status NAUI Instructors in teaching skin and scuba diving courses, provided the activities and locale approximate those in which the Assistant Instructor is trained. Assistant Instructors are encouraged to apprentice under an active status NAUI Instructor prior to enrolling in a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC). A NAUI Assistant Instructor can be counted toward student-instructor ratios.
An active-status NAUI Assistant Instructor who completes all requirements as laid out by the NAUI Training Department, can teach the NAUI First Aid – Powered by DAN provider courses.
Leadership members of NAUI are entitled to benefits detailed in the Association Bylaws and in these standards. A NAUI leader may renew membership annually in any one of several statuses by meeting renewal requirements established by the NAUI Board of Directors.
The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership level certification. The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics.
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Open Water Dives: 2 dives
- Age. Minimum age of 18 years prior to enrollment and start of training.
- Certification/Experience/Knowledge /Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL).
- Specific Course Prerequisites
- A minimum of 50 logged open water scuba dives with a minimum of 25 hours bottom time. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth, and activities.
- The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so. One open water dive (which does not count toward the minimum number of dives required for the course) may be used as a screening and evaluation dive. This is not required when the student’s diving proficiencies are well known to the instructor.
- Equipment. Students shall furnish and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own equipment. The instructor shall initially assist the student in checking all student gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.
- Materials. Contact the NAUI Training Department for current requirements
- Medical Approval. Verification of good physical condition as documented by a medical examination and unconditional approval for diving by a licensed physician within the preceding 12 months. In no event will medical approval be accepted wherein the physician signing the certificate is the student.