Instructor 1* CMAS

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Open Water Instructor

– TDA/CMAS Instructor 1 Star*

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  • · Minimum age 18.
  • · TDA-Membership.
  • · Presentation of a police document about his criminal record
  • · Valid medical fitness certificate for sport divers – not exceeding 6 months.
  • · Training certificate about medic first aid course incl. cardiopulmonary resuscitation
  • not exceeding 1 year.
  • · TDA assistant instructor licence
  • · The candidate must have successfully passed the examination for an
  • TDA/CMAS *** or has to have an equivalent brevet by one of the other associations
  • at least 1 year before his application for the instructor examination.
  • · 150 dives and thereof at min. 30 dives within the last 12 months after application
  • and at least 6 dives deeper than 30 m.
  • · A certified participation as assistant (Speaker and „Examiner“) at an TDA/CMAS*
  • course incl. examination in theory and practice signed by a TDA instructor.
  • · Certified examination dives – certified by a TDA instructor (at least I2) as follows:
  • 2 dives as group member of examination dives for TDA/CMAS **/***.
  • 2 dives as group leader of examination dives for TDA/CMAS **/***, whereby
  • the examination will be scored by an instructor.
  • 1 dive as “Examiner” for TDA/CMAS **, whereby the examination will afterwards
  • be scored by an instructor.
  • · The candidate is obliged to participate in the following preparatory courses:
  • · Diving medicine/rescue for instructors
  • · Technique for diving instructors
  • · Rhetoric, Methodology, DTD Actics for instructors
  • These courses will be offered by the TDA-academy several times per year.
  • Courses offered by other organisations which are of same content will also be
  • accepted.
  • · All preparatory examination dives have to be certified and a confirmation has to
  • be shown before any examination.
  • · The official driver licence for sport boats or any equivalent international brevet is
  • strongly recommended.
  • · Participation at an instructor examination of the CMAS Thailand Diving Association.


The TDA instructor has to apply for the candidate at the association.

Skills or dives of the assistant instructor can be checked by the TDA instructor.


All parts of this examination must be passed in the order theory – practice within 24


Theory Examination

If the performance at this theory examination is unsuccessful, there is a mandatory 6

weeks waiting period before attending the next instructor* examination. The unsuccessful

parts can be repeated during this next examination. In case the written part

and one other examination part will not be passed successfully, the whole theory examination

must be repeated.


Answering a questionnaire in writing.

One short report of around 10 – 15 minutes about one topic assignment out of

following themes: diving training, diving practice, diving physics, diving medicine,

diving physiology, diving equipment as well as diving and environment. The candidate

can choose two topics out of the different themes and prepare himself.

The home report in double draw up will be handed out to the course director in

charge. This home report should show the standard of a TDA/CMAS*. A careful

and professional making out will be expected. The report should not fill less than

10 DIN A4 pages. Drawings and sketches as well as folios should be included.

This home report will be held in front of the examination commission during the

diving examination and be scored by said commission.

Demonstrating medical first aid skills in the rescue of divers who had an accident

incl. handling of the various O2-systems. The candidate must demonstrate his

ability to immediately give a diagnosis and undertake the corresponding medical

first aid steps.

Practice Examination

The practice examination will be executed either in the sea or in a lake with a depth of

40 meters. The lake or sea has to be around the diving school/diving base. The candidate

is obliged to use a boat where minimum 8 people can find space – the boat

has to be officially licensed.

If this part of the examination has been unsuccessfully passed, also the 5 already

prepared examination dives (see premises) have to be repeated.


Minimum 6 qualified dives within at least 5 following days whereof at least 2 of the 6

dives have to be done from the boat.


  • · 3000 meter transport of a diver who had an accident.
  • · 10 Meter Apnoe deep diving.
  • · 50 Meter Apnoe long distance diving.
  • · Approaching and recovery of a pressure tank loaded with 10Kg weights (performance of ascent without buoyancy control devices.
  • · 3 times 35 m distance approaching a pressure tank.
  • · Body breathing of 3 to 5 divers using one pressure tank.
  • · Controlled emergency ascent from 15 m water depth.
  • · Ascent with body breathing from 25 m water depth.
  • · 5 minutes dive without mask.
  • · Guiding of a diver (beginner will be examined CMAS*).
  • · Guiding of a diver (beginner has an accident during his dive).
  • · Teaching presentation – under water navigation.
  • · Teaching presentation – ABC lesson.
  • · Teaching presentation - pressure tank lesson.
  • · Snorkelling in a group with complete diving equipment. The candidate as group leader should verify the co-operation of the group and the necessary safety.
  • · Demonstration of rescuing the buddy including a controlled transportation from a depth of 10 meters to the water surface by using all parts of the equipment, emergency signals at the surface, transportation to either the shore or the boat (approx. 50 meters) and demonstrate further skills at land or on board, medic first aid skills and starting further skills needed.



  • · Discover Scuba dives
  • · Junior Diver - Flipper 1
  • · Junior Diver - Flipper 2
  • · Skin Diver 1
  • · Skin Diver 2
  • · TDA Resort-course
  • · TDA/CMAS basic diving certificate.
  • · TDA/CMAS Basic.
  • · TDA/CMAS *.
  • · TDA/CMAS Apnoe *

Special courses:

  • · SC Underwater navigation.
  • · SC Group leading.
  • SC Night diving.


Training and passing the examinations following the TDA examination guidelines.

Use of recommended training materials.

Execution of several trainings per year.

Use of diving equipment being of the latest technical standard. In case of missing or

insufficient standards abroad, use the German standard as basis.

Permanent further training and participation in further training courses for instructors.

The candidate is obliged to furthermore build up his diving knowledge in all aspects

and areas and give his knowledge to other divers.

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