Why Choose to Be a Try Dive Instructor?
Every year, hundreds of thousands of try dives take place worldwide, offering participants their first taste of breathing underwater. This initial underwater encounter is a profoundly rewarding experience, not only for the new divers but also for the Try Dive instructors.
Despite its simplicity, guiding untrained, uncertified divers through an experiential program presents distinct challenges. Safety takes precedence, but it’s equally crucial to impart knowledge and skills within a fun-filled environment. As a Try Dive instructor, your role is to skillfully balance all these aspects to create an unforgettable and enriching experience for participants.
How Do I Get My Certification?
To gain the RAID Try Dive Instructor rating, provided you are a qualified RAID Divemaster, all you need to do is purchase the Try Dive Instructor course and complete the Try Dive Instructor training including all academics and in-water work with a RAID Divemaster Instructor.
- The minimum age for this course is 18 years old.
- You must be certified as a RAID Divemaster.
Together with your instructor you will be guided through the following:
- A review of all your mandatory paperwork.
- Academic knowledge vital to this program including a review of your quizzes and exam.
- You will present content from the Try Dive program and master demonstration and control of all skills from the program.
Once certified as a Try Dive instructor, you will be able to:
- Conduct the experience in a pool – Try Dive Instructors who are certified RAID Divemaster.
- Conduct the experience in a pool/confined water and open water – Try Dive Instructors who are certified RAID Instructors.
The RAID Try Dive Instructor program with Aqua Ventura Divers is a specialized training course designed for individuals who aspire to guide and instruct participants in introductory scuba diving experiences, often known as “try dives.”
- Prerequisite Certification: Before enrolling in the RAID Try Dive Instructor program, participants typically need to hold a higher-level diving instructor certification, such as RAID Divemaster or an equivalent certification from a recognized agency. This ensures that instructors have a solid foundation in diving skills and knowledge.
- Role and Responsibility: The program prepares participants to take on the role of a Try Dive Instructor, which involves introducing new divers to the underwater world during try dive experiences. Instructors are responsible for ensuring the safety, comfort, and enjoyment of participants.
- Teaching Try Dive Basics: Participants learn how to effectively teach the fundamental principles and skills required for a try dive, which includes briefing participants on dive equipment, underwater communication, basic buoyancy control, and safety procedures.
- Safety Emphasis: Safety is paramount in the Try Dive Instructor program. Instructors are trained to prioritize the safety of participants by conducting thorough equipment checks, risk assessments, and providing clear instructions on dive procedures.
- Effective Communication: Instructors develop strong communication skills to convey diving concepts and instructions clearly to participants, many of whom may be new to scuba diving.
- Creating a Fun Environment: While safety is crucial, instructors also focus on creating a fun and enjoyable atmosphere for participants. This encourages a positive experience that can inspire individuals to pursue further diving training.
- Balancing Knowledge and Experience: Try Dive Instructors learn how to strike a balance between imparting essential knowledge about diving and allowing participants to have a hands-on, immersive experience in the underwater environment.
- Practical Training: The program often includes practical training sessions where participants practice instructing try dives under the guidance of experienced instructors. This hands-on experience helps instructors refine their teaching techniques.
- Course Management: Instructors are trained in the logistics of managing try dive sessions, including scheduling, equipment preparation, safety briefings, and debriefing after the dive.
- Certification: Upon successful completion of the RAID Try Dive Instructor program, participants receive a certification that authorizes them to conduct try dives and introduce newcomers to the world of scuba diving. This certification is recognized globally.
- Support for New Divers: Try Dive Instructors play a vital role in introducing individuals to the joys of diving. They may inspire participants to pursue further diving education and become certified divers.
Aqua Ventura Divers RAID Try Dive Instructor program equips individuals with the skills and knowledge necessary to safely and effectively introduce newcomers to scuba diving through try dive experiences. It emphasizes safety, effective teaching, and creating a positive and enjoyable environment for participants, making it an essential role in the diving community.