• Open Water Instructor

Open Water Instructor

Open Water Instructors are the core of the dive instructional system. They help create new divers, develop specialized skills in experienced divers, and help train the next generation of dive professionals

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Who Can Become an Open Water Instructor?

Open Water Instructors have a passion for diving so intense that it spills out of them. A love for helping new divers discover the beauty of the ocean for the first time is definitely a job requirement

Minimum Age: To be certified as an Open Water Instructor, you must be 18 years old

Minimum Dives: Divers must have at least 75 logged dives to start the Open Water Instructor program and must have 100 when they finish

Medical Sign Off: All dive professional programs require a physician's approval to participate. Please fill out this form and take it to your doctor (make sure all dates are in the DD/MM/YY format)

Training Prerequisites:

Assistant Instructor

Enriched Air / Nitrox

How Do We Make Exceptional Open Water Instructors?

Training Philosophy
We believe that teaching SCUBA is an incredibly fulfilling career and a wonderful way to spread your love of the ocean. It is also a challenging endeavor that requires great risk management skills and excellent professional judgement. We work to teach you not just the basics of how to teach, but also the philosophies that lead to those strategies. We mentor our new instructors to help them calibrate their decision making and make them confident dive professionals!

The Instructor Training Course takes place over 3 weekends with some weeknight classroom sessions.

Knowledge Development
You will build your knowledge of course standards and teaching techniques through independent study of your digital student materials. Then you will participate in a series of classroom sessions to review these ideas and discuss how to utilize these tools effectively.

Skill Development
You will participate in workshops to improve your core dive skills, rescue skills, and group control skills. You will learn how to present not just basic skills, but also more advanced skills, such as those used in emergency scenarios. You will also learn how to effectively mentor new dive professionals and how to lead an instructional team.

Simulated Classes
You will participate in over a dozen simulated class scenarios in order to develop your abilities to ensure that you are ready to teach your first class after graduation!

For more information please visit our Frequently Asked Questions page.


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