Your way to i.a.c. - Dive leader

Scuba Instructor

Scuba Instructor

first steps on your journey to become a Dive Instructor!

Training content

The academic (theory) and practical content of your i.a.c. Dive Leader Course will be revisited and advanced. Additional valuable background information will be provided and discussed.

A major part of your Basic Instructor training will focus on how to present and communicate information to your students. You will learn the necessary skills to convey the respective aspects of diving in a simple and timely manner.

The practical content of your Basic Instructor training touches first upon how to plan and structure scuba diving training courses. You will e.g. learn to identify which equipment is suited for training and which requirements are given for an appropriate training dive site.
These are only two of the many questions that will have to be answered before any scuba diving training course can start. We will focus on what is important for you know and how to recognize and address challenges and difficulties in training before they arise.

Successful Completion

After successful assessment of your theoretical knowledge and a positive overall appraisal you will be certified as i.a.c. Basic Instructor / Assistant Instructor. Based on this certification, you may directly proceed to the next Diving Instructor Assessment/Diving Instructor Qualification Training.
As certified i.a.c. Basic Instructor you are eligible to teach the following diving specialty courses:

- Snorkeling Specialty
- Discover Scuba Diving
- Certified Pool Diver
- Certified Basic Diver

As certified i.a.c. Basic Instructor you are eligible to participate in all levels and respective specialties of i.a.c. diving education and to assist the respective i.a.c. diving instructor.


- Be at least 18 years old
- Be certified as an i.a.c. Dive Leader / CMAS*** or equivalent
- A valid medical statement of fitness for diving
- Be certified in the following diving specialties (continued diving education):night diving, rescue diving, CPR incl. oxygen provider, underwater orientation/navigation as well as diving leadership
- Have 80 logged dives (log book!)