Cave Divemaster and Instructor Intern Programs
The Cave Divemaster course is the first step in the NSS-CDS leadership pipeline. It is the equivalent to what a recreational or technical divemaster/supervisor does.
Prerequisites For Cave Divemaster:
Be certified as a Full Cave diver.
Be a current member of the NSS and the CDS.
Have a professional Liability policy naming the NSSCDS as an additional insured.
Sign a NSSCDS Leadership Application prior to the start of training.
Have logged at least 100 cave dives post Full Cave Diver certification.
Hold a Divemaster rating from a widely recognized agency.
Submit a resume of diving experience, both recreational and technical.
There are other requirements we will review.
What You Will Learn:
Techniques for guiding certified cave divers.
Techniques and procedures for assisting with cave diver training courses.
How to organize/plan a cave dive under direct instructor supervision.
Graduates of the Cave Divemaster Program May:
Conduct guided cave dives.
Observe and assist NSS-CDS instructors with cavern, apprentice and cave diver classes.
Take part in instructor development classes/programs.
Cave Divemasters May Not:
Independently teach or guide student cave divers
Conduct student training exercises or skill performance evaluations.
There is no set time required for this course, but realize this is not a two or three weekend course.
Prior To Certification You Must:
Audit a complete Apprentice Cave Diver training program from start to finish.
Pass the NSSCDS Full Cave Diver Exam with a minimum score of 90%.
Be able to conuct all in water skills from the Apprentice and Full cave Diver level with demonstration quality.
There are two ways to compensate me for these internship programs, which include: Cave Divemaster, Assistant Cave instructor, Apprentice Cave Instructor and Full Cave Instructor.Pay as a student OR Bring me two full paying students. Choose this option and you can intern for their entire course at no charge.
All candidates for these programs must be pre-approved by the Training Director of the NSS-CDS.
Call or e-mail me for all the details.
Call or text Jim at 352-363-0013
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