DDI Instructor Course at the Gili Islands
Dive resort Oceans 5 will organize 11-12 September 2014 a DDI Instructor course.
Disabled Divers International (DDI) is a non-profit organization, with the aim to promote, develop and conduct disabled scuba diving training programs for professional and non-professional students. Since its introduction in 2010, DDI has gathered extensive support and recognition within the diving industry and conducted both professional and non-professional programs all around the world. All board members are volunteers, dedicated to promoting and developing disabled scuba diving internationally.
DDI programs are designed to work in cooperation with existing scuba diving training organizations and their training programs. DDI programs adds a new layer on top of the existing diver training, allowing individuals who would have difficulties fulfilling all requirements and standards to experience diving safely with modifications and enhancements to their training and or equipment. DDI professional training adds to the diving professional a new set of tools and knowledge to train disabled divers safely and certify their students as a scuba diver, with varied levels of limitations depending on the student’s ability to perform program requirements and standards.
Scuba diving has shown numerous advantages as a social and physical rehabilitation of disabled individuals, allowing them to interact in a near weightless state, with many feeling that the normal obstacles and restrictions their disability gives them on land, disappears in water when given the right equipment and training. It is common knowledge that participating in regular recreational activities, which involves physical exercise, is rewarded with better health, both physically and mentally. Scuba diving is also a social sport, and as such can have a tremendous positive effect on disabled divers and their ability to interact with non-disabled divers alike. As a diving professional the work with disabled divers is also rewarding as the students share their excitement and joy of their experiences. For diving professionals and dive centers alike, offering DDI programs can both help them differentiate them self from their competitors, but also offer added value to their community and staff.
The DDI Instructor Course takes 2 full days. During these days there are theoretical, practical and exam parts.
DDI Instructor Course:
To participate in the DDI Pro-Training an individual must:
Be a renewed Instructor member and in active teaching status with an internationally recognised diver training organization, the training system is working in accordance to the ISO standards, and is qualified to train Open Water Divers. Proof of status must be submitted.
Submit a copy of a medical examination stating that the individual is fit for diving. The examination must have been conducted within the past twelve months.
Submit proof of training in First Aid / CPR within the past twenty four months.
Fill out and submit the DDI Instructor-Training application form and comply with the requirements listed. Undersign and submit a Safe Diving Practice Agreement and, where applicable, a liability waiver.
A certified DDI Instructor in active teaching status is qualified to: A certified DDI Instructor in active teaching status is qualified to:
Conduct the DDI Try Scuba Diving program. Conduct the DDI Pool Diver and issue certifications.
Conduct the Scuba Diver and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Open Water Diver course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Advanced Open Water Diver course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Assistant Dive course and issue certifications.
Conduct the DDI Surface Assistant and issue certification. Conduct any new non-professional programs developed by the DDI. Act as certified Pro member to dive with level 2 and 3 divers.
For more information about the DDI instructor course, contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org