Instructor Training Overview
At Rubicon Diving in addition to providing training for recreational divers right through from DSD and PADI Open Water to specialist and Master Scuba Diver, we also provide Instructor Training for those divers who wish to become instructors themselves. Instructor Trainingis is obviously an important step to take in your diving career as this means moving into the realms of becoming a professional diver. Our Instructor Training programmes are at three levels and all are administered by our in-house PADI and ANDI instructor trainers.
Recreational Dive Instructor Training (PADI)
Becoming a recreational dive instructor is usually the first step in the career of anyone who wishes to become a dive instructor. Starting from dive master you can progress through to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and speciality instructor. Becoming a recreational dive instructor means that you will be able to teach new and continuing student divers. If you think this is for you and want more information click here.
Technical Dive Instructor Training (ANDI)
At Rubicon Diving we are committed to technical dive training and as part of this we provide training for those instructors who wish to progress further in their careers and become ANDI technical dive instructors. Becoming an ANDI technical dive instructor means that you are able to teach people to dive beyond the recreational dive limits of 30 and 40 metres using Enriched Air Nitrox, Tri-Mix, Stage Tanks and Decompression stops. The depth that you can teach divers to dive to and the equipment configuration and decompression profiles you can teach will depend upon the level you are qualified to instruct to. This can range from Level 1 (30 metres) to Level 5 (explorer 100 metres+). For more information on becoming a technical dive instructor click here.
Rebreather Instructor Training (ANDI)
Over the past few years there has been a huge growth in interest in the use of Closed Circuit Rebreathers (CCRs). At Rubicon Diving we provide instructor training for those instructors who dive on Rebreathers and also want to teach others to do so. As with our technical dive instruction programmes the depth and equipment configurations that you can teach to is dependent upon the instructor level to which you are qualified. Under the ANDI system of rebreather training we follow at Rubicon Diving this ranges from 30 metres at level 2 to 100 metres plus at Level 5. In addition, rebreather instructor training is specific to the unit on which you are taught. At Rubicon Diving we have one of the widest selections of rebreather units available in Europe. For more information on becoming a rebreather instructor click here.
What will I do within my Instructor Training programme?
Recreational Dive Instructor Training programmes at Rubicon Diving are run under the aegis of the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI), whilst our Technical and Rebreather Instructor training programmes are administered by American Nitrox Divers International (ANDI). In all cases the training of instructors involves a combination of both theoretical and practical training. Assessment is thorough and rigorous and involves assessment by means of examination, presentations and open water exercises and student supervision.