2Objectives Identify and discuss the roles of the NAUI divemaster. List and describe the duties of the NAUI Divemaster.Distinguish between the roles and duties of the NAUI divemaster.
3Definitions Role Duty A function or office assumed by someone Conduct based on moral or legal obligation.Any action, task, etc. Required by or relating to one’s occupation or position.(Taken from Webster’s New World Dictionary)
4Divemaster Roles NAUI leader role model All Assistant Instructor Roles Promote NAUI = promote yourselfAll Assistant Instructor RolesWhen acting as an AISee later slidesEmergency management leaderAs long as you are the most qualifiedDive activity Organizer and coordinatorCertified divers only
5Divemaster Roles Dive trip Organizer and leader Diving Advisor Certified divers onlyDiving AdvisorPrivate/recreationalProfessionalTransfer ResponsibilityUnderwater guideArranged in advanceBusiness contract
6Divemaster Duties All AI duties and responsibilities When assistingPlanning, organizing, promoting and coordinating diving activities for certified divers.Conducting pre-dive equipment inspectionsTransfer responsibilityAnnounce everyone is responsible for his/her own equipmentYou are all certified diversPerform inspectionsFor everyone or no oneOnly by requestNot at all
7Divemaster Duties Helping divers estimate weighting requirements Transfer responsibilityProvide estimatesFor everyoneFor no oneOnly by requestNot at all
8Divemaster Duties Helping divers prevent or resolve problems When is the best time to do thisSuggested techniquesGet to know your diversListenAsk open ended questionsBe approachable not judgementalAnticipation/Advanced visualizationNo undue pressure
9Divemaster Duties Guiding certified divers underwater When pre-arrangedManaging emergency situationsUntil instructor or more qualified individual takes over
10Acting as an Assistant Instructor ObjectivesDescribe the relationship between the divemaster and the instructor.Describe the relationship between the divemaster and the students.Describe who other than instructors, may escort entry level students, when they may do so, and the maximum allowable ratio.
11Divemaster/Instructor Relationship Instructor is in chargeTeaching/supervision Style vs TechniqueWhat if the instructor is unsafe?StandardsBurnoutJob descriptionWhat does the instructor expect of you?Challenging studentsCompatible styles and personalities
12Divemaster/Instructor Relationship Divemaster/Student relationshipResponsible for teachingSkills demo must be teaching qualityKnowledge of scuba theoryEquipment knowledge and comfortResponsible for student safetyRole model as a diver
13Instructor / Student Ratios Maximum ratios apply to ideal conditions!Entry LevelInstructor alone8 studentsInstructor with 1 active-status assistant10 studentsInstructor with 2 or more active status assistants12
14Instructor / Student Ratios Courses beyond entry levelInstructor alone10 studentsInstructor + 1 Active status assistant16 studentsInstructor + 2 active status assistants20 studentsInstructor + 3 active status assistants22 students
15Active Status Assistants NAUI InstructorActive statusSustaining with insuranceNAUI DMs active statusNAUI AI active statusNAUI Skin Diving InstructorScuba certifiedRescue certifiedOther agency members with corresponding ratings
16Escorting Students Certified assistants may escort students during Surface excursions and exitsAscents and exitsTemporarily attend to students while the instructor conducts a skill with other students.
17TouringDuring the second or subsequent open water dives, pairs of students may be escorted on toursThe instructor must evaluate the following skills for each student before that student is allowed to tour with a certified assistant:
18Touring Student skills to be evaluated: Regain, replace and clear a regulatorRegain primary regulator from behind the shoulderMask clearing including removal and replacementHover without support or significant movementGive, recognize and respond appropriately to common underwater communications
19Touring Share air with another diver as both donor and recipient Monitor air supply and, upon request, communicate amount remaining
20Training AssistantDoes not count toward ratios but may escort 2 students on underwater toursRequirementsNAUI Advanced or EquivalentNAUI Scuba Rescue or EquivalentCPR and FirstAidNavigationReciprocal course within 10 feetSquare pattern within 10 feet
21Training Assistant Assist divers simulating Muscle crampAnxietyBreathing difficultySigns of pre-panicAssist/escort a tired and an incapacitated diver to safetyBe in charge of and satisfactorily act as an escort during an open water dive for 2 other diversDemonstrate a satisfactory scuba diver rescue