Advanced Eanx Instructor

A. Purpose

1. This Program is designed to train qualified IANTD Advanced EANx Supervisors or Open Water Instructors,
to teach IANTD Advanced EANx Programs

B. Prerequisites

1. Certification Requirements:
a. Must be qualified as an IANTD Advanced EANx Supervisor or equivalent.
b. Must be qualified as an Oxygen Provider, CPR and Diving First Aid
► Complete these qualifications in conjunction with the IEC.
► NOTE: If taking the program using Sidemount configuration, the candidate must also be qualified as
IANTD Tek Open Water Sidemount Diver
2. Age Requirement:
a. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age.
3. Dive Experience:
a. Must provide proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives, of which:
I. At least 50 were a combination of Deep Diver dives between 90 fsw (27 msw) and 130 fsw (39 msw)
Advanced EANx dives with at least 25 decompression dives within the Advanced EAnx limits.
II. Must have assisted in at least three (3) courses from one (1) or more of the following IANTD
Qualification Programs:
i. Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, EANx Diver, Deep Diver, and Advanced EANx Diver
prior to being qualified at the Instructor level.

C. Program Content

1. A 7 day Program directing the Instructor candidate in the methods and techniques of training IANTD Divers.
► Upgrade program 3 days

D. Equipment & Text Requirements

1. IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Student Kit plus Kits related to all other IANTD programs that the Candidate is
qualified to teach.
2. IANTD Sport Diving Instructor Kit.
3. All Equipment Requirements listed in the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program are mandatory.

E. Program Limits

1. The IDP is staffed by at least one (1) Open Water IT plus one (1) other Advanced EANx Instructors.
2. Same as for the IANTD Advanced EANx Diver Program.

F. Qualification Renewal

1. Teach a minimum of three (3) IANTD Diver Programs annually which (2) two must be your highest level.
► NOTE: If the instructor has any overhead environment qualification, one (1) class must be the highest
overhead environment and one (1) must be the highest level for Open Water (Ex.: 1 Advanced ENAx
Program and 1 Introductory to Cave Diver Program) , or co-teach three (4) IANTD Diver Programs which
two (2) must be as defined above

G. Water Skills Development

1. Complete Watermanship skills from the Advanced EANx crossover program.
2. To be allowed to teach the OW Free Diver Program must demonstrate ability to free dive to 50 fsw (15 msw) by
actually doing a free dive.
3. Stress Management Skill:
a. Remove SCUBA gear, underwater.
b. Make an ESA
c. Swim 30 feet (9 meters) from the point of ditching SCUBA.
d. After taking 3 breaths free dive to the SCUBA unit and don SCUBA gear.
4. Surface Skill:
a. Swim on back with full SCUBA gear on for a distance of at least 300 feet (90 meters),
b. Remove SCUBA gear and use it as a front mounted platform
c. Swim an additional 300 feet (90 meters).
5. Perform valve shutdowns and regulator switches simulating equipment failure in less than 1 minute.
6. Deploy a lift bag in less than 1½ minute.
7. Demonstrate all skills taught in Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Diver Programs, as well as other OW skills as
assigned by the IT.
8. Demonstrate teaching Rescue Diver skills as per IT assignment.
9. Demonstrate proficiency in illustrating and teaching water skills in IANTD Programs as per assignments given
by IT.
10. Complete all skills as required for Instructor status.
11. Complete OW teaching skills for Deep Diver and Advanced EANx Diver Program on at least one (1) dive, and
demonstrate other OW teaching skills on a second dive per assignment given by IT.
12. Demonstrate the ability to use malfunctioning equipment as follows: with SCUBA units placed 40 feet (12
meters) apart swim to the first unit which is to have the non-return exhaust valve removed from the second
stage. Take at least three (3) breaths from it, swim to the second unit that will have a dislocated diaphragm
and take at least three (3) breaths from it. Swim to a third unit which will be adjusted to give a rapid free flow
when turned on and breathe from this unit for at least three (3) breaths. If the candidate surfaces before
completing all three (3) steps, he or she will be allowed up to three (3) additional attempts.
13. Perform a SCUBA bailout.

H. After Certified

1. After certified, the Advanced EANx Instructor will be able to teach the following IANTD programs:
a. IANTD Open Water program;
b. IANTD Advanced Open Water Diver program;
c. IANTD Deep Diver program;
d. IANTD Rescue Diver program.
► NOTE: If the IANTD Instructor is not an IANTD Instructor for IANTD CPR, IANTD Diving First Aid and IANTD
Oxygen Administrator, the diver must be already certified for this levels by another IANTD Instructor or
have equivalent qualifications with this levels.
e. IANTD Dive Master program
f. EANx Diver program
g. Advanced EANx Diver program
► NOTE: If diving in conditions significantly different from those previously experienced the Assistant
Instructor shall require an appropriate orientation.

I. Physical Evaluation

1. Complete the Sport Diving Instructor Watermanship.

Minimum certification requirements:

Satisfactorily complete the course written examination
Complete all open water requirements safely and efficiently
Demonstrate mature, sound judgment concerning dive planning and execution