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TDA/CMAS Instructor 3 Star***

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  • · Minimum age 23.
  • · TDA-Membership.
  • · Presentation of a police document about his criminal record.
  • · Valid medical fitness certificate for sport divers – validity not exceeding 6 months.
  • · Training certificate about medic first aid course incl. cardiopulmonary resuscitation not exceeding one year.
  • · Valid TDA instructor**-licence including at least 3 years of active training work as TDA instructor** and also including a course for CMAS** or CMAS*** on his own responsibility signed by a diving club, diving school or associated organisation (training department) – or sign at least 50 CMAS courses (complete examination) as responsible trainer.
  • · 2 examinations for all practical training to become CMAS***.
  • · 500 dives and thereof at min. 30 dives within the last 12 months after application and at least 6 dives up to 40 meters.
  • · A certified participation as assistant (Speaker and “Examiner”) at a course for TDA* instructor incl. examination in theory and practice (normally part of the instructor** examination) signed by a TDA instructor 3 Star.
  • · Participation at an instructor examination of the CMAS Thailand Diving Association.
  • · The official driver licence for sport boats or any equivalent international brevet is recommended.
  • · Active training work for the CMAS Thailand Diving Association which has to last for several years and will be certified by TDA (training department).
  • · A 14 days training work on a diving base (for non-professional instructors only).


The candidate (instructor**) applies in time for the examination by himself.


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

The I3 candidate is responsible for an accurate timing and correct planning of the whole instructor examination at place. This in the sense of all organisational, theoretical

and practical skills.

The TDA-instructor 3 Star is a representative of his association. TDA expects from their TDA-instructor 3 Star during the instructor examination to show a big deal of self-initiative

and responsibility also as group leader.

A corresponding behaviour will be expected.


  • · Leading and executing an instructor examination under supervision of the examination commission.
  • · Preparation of daily reports and training reports at place.

Preparation of an accident report in view of the rescue of a diver who had an accident by the I2 candidate.

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.


  • . Preparation of total instructor examination special courses at home:
  • . Preparation of training sketches for all training of the instructor* candidates including all relevant aspects regarding diving safety and the whole training development
  •  . Preparation of a time table and development plan of the whole instructor examination over 6 days with regard to meals and all preparatory and make up works involving the instructor** candidate as safety and assistant diver or swimmer resp.
  • · Written workout and presentation of a given theme.
  • · Answering a questionnaire in writing and/or evaluating these written examinations.
  • · One short report of around 10 – 15 minutes. The candidate may choose between 2 themes which were drawn 30 minutes before and taken from different parts (aiding materials are allowed).
  • · Report for approx. 45 minutes about any theme of commercial diving examination or training of an assistant instructor.
  • · Planning of a 40 meters deco-dive incl. complete calculation and containing all safety aspects.
  • · Oral examination.
  • · Demonstrating medic first aid skills in case of diving injuries incl. handling of the various O2-systems. The candidate must demonstrate his ability to immediately give a diagnosis and undertake the corresponding medic 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 in the area 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.

Contents of Examination

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.


  • · Safety on board.
  • · Organisation and leading of a TDA instructor examination.
  • · Dive and certification of a TDA/CMAS ***-exercise.
  • · Observation of a group dive leaded by an instructor*-candidate.
  • · Rescue of an injured person into the boat.
  • · Making up of an accident report in view of the rescue of an injured person by an instructor**-candidate.

Authorisation for examination

  • · Equivalent to a TDA-instructor**.
  • · Training and examination up to an TDA-I*** following the latest valid TDA examination guidelines.
  • · Carrying out of organisational tasks.
  • · Representing TDA on national and international events.

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