The intent of this program is to provide individuals with sanctioned training as dive supervisors. The standards cover the supervision of recreational divers and assistance in the training of such divers. A certified dive supervisor is qualified to apply the knowledge and skills to assist certified instructors in conducting educational and scuba skills training of recreational scuba divers, and to conduct supervised diving activities.


In order to qualify for enrollment in a dive supervisor course an individual shall meet the following minimum prerequisites.

(1) Age. The individual shall be at least eighteen (18) years of age; there is no upper limit.

(2) Dive Experience. An evaluation conducted by the instructor of the candidate’s dive experience that includes, but is not limited to: 1. 20 logged dives 2. Additional experience (e.g., advanced, night, deep, navigation, and search and recovery) since entry-level certifi cation, as documented in the candidate’s individual log book/training record or equivalent documentation.

(3) Minimum Candidate Diving System. The candidate shall possess (the minimum dive supervisor candidate diving system.

(4) Minimum Candidate Certifi cation. The candidate shall have completed the requirements and be certifi ed beyond open water diver, at an advanced diver level, as required by PTRD.

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