Logo IL1The 'Instructor Level 1' course is designed to provide the instructor candidate with the knowledge and experience that is required to train divers up to 'Level 1 - Supervised Diver' in a safe and responsible manner for the theory and swimming pool / confined water sections.

After following specific 'dry' speciality instructor courses, an Instructor Level 1, may also train and certify trainees in those specialities. These specialities are courses where the students does not have to enter the water and include the WOSD 'Equipment Specialist' and the WOSD/DAN 'Basic Life Support', 'Oxygen First Aid' and 'Automatic External Defibrillator' courses.

Under the supervision of an 'Instructor Level 2', an 'Instructor Level 1' may also train and evaluate trainees for the theory and swimming pool / confined water sessions of the 'Level 2 – Autonomous Diver' and 'Level 3 – Dive Leader' courses.

The WOSD "Instructor Level 1" course consists of the following sections:

Instructor Training Course (ITC):
During the ITC you will become proficient in the use of the WOSD D-Learning training system. The purpose is to further develop your didactical skills and also increase your ability to evaluate trainees. You will run various theoretical and practical sessions, under the guidance of a WOSD ‘Instructor Trainer’, who will evaluate and help you improve your abilities. The section will be rounded off by covering relevant legal issues and legislation as well as administrative tasks.

Instructor Examination (IE):
In order to ensure that a potential WOSD ‘Instructor Level 1’ has the required level of skills and knowledge, the final phase of a ‘WOSD ‘Instructor Level 1’ course is an examination. An independent WOSD ‘Instructor Examiner’ will evaluate the ‘WOSD ‘Instructor Level 1’ candidate on their ability to train a WOSD diver in a safe and professional manner.

Pre-requisites:
• Must have reached the age of majority that applies in any country where the Instructor will operate;
• Competent swimmer;
• Medical Examination approved by a physician (no more than one year old);
• Signed Certificate of Understanding;
• At least 90 logged dives (excluding training dives);
• Certified in the WOSD speciality 'Underwater Navigator' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD speciality 'Night Diver' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD speciality 'Multi-level Deep Diver' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD speciality 'Equipment Specialist' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD/DAN speciality 'Basic Life Support' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD/DAN speciality 'Oxygen Provider' or equivalent;
• Certified in the WOSD speciality 'Rescue Diver' or equivalent;
• Certified WOSD 'Level 3 – Dive Leader' or equivalent.

Authorized to:
• Carry out non-decompression dives with Scuba equipment;
• Dive to a maximum depth of 40 metres;
• Train and certify trainees for the WOSD Snorkel Diver course;
• Train and certify trainees for the WOSD MiniDiveSet User course;
• Train and certify trainees for the WOSD 'dry' courses (following additional Speciality Instructor training);
• Train and certify trainees for the WOSD/DAN specialty courses (following additional Speciality Instructor training);
• Train and evaluate trainees up to 'Level 1 – Supervised Diver' for the theory sessions;
• Train and evaluate trainees up to 'Level 1 – Supervised Diver' for the swimming pool/confined water sessions.
If an 'Instructor Level 1' is supervised and authorised by a WOSD 'Instructor Level 2':
• Train and evaluate trainees up to 'Level 2 – Autonomous Diver' for the swimming pool/confined water sessions;
• Train and evaluate trainees up to 'Level 3 – Dive Leader' for the swimming pool/confined water sessions.

Recognition:
This WOSD course is ISO 24802-1 certified. This means that this WOSD course meets the highest international standards for quality and safety.