The Leadership Courses are designed to train and develop individuals who posses the skills, knowledge and personality to training of scuba divers.

 

Skin Diving Instructor (SDI)

The Skin Diving Instructor certification qualifies individuals to train and certify skin divers and conduct snorkeling experience programs.

NAUI Skin Diving Instructor training will enable you to join NAUI as a leadership member and independently conduct skin diving training.

Academics 17 hours        Practical Application 7 hours    Open Water Dives 1 full day

Assistant Instructor (AI)

The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership-level certification.  The program is designed to introduce students to diving instruction basics. It also tests individuals in fundamental water skills needed to be capable assistants.  Certification authorizes Assistant Instructor to assist NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training.  NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a required step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.

Additional training or experience is required by the Assistant Instructor who desires to assist in highly specialized training activities, such as deep diving, wreck penetration and technical diving.

Academics 13 hours        Practical Application 7 hours    Open Water Dives 1 full day

Divemaster (DM)

Would you like to lead dives and dive trips; take certified divers on vacations to the world's best dive sites? As a NAUI Divemaster you enjoy again and again adventures to which you introduce your clients.  Another option leading to NAUI Instructor qualification.

The NAUI Divemaster rating is the highest NAUI leadership-level certification with the exception of Instructor. The NAUI Dive Master program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers.

  • A NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct dives for certified divers. Additional training, knowledge or experience is necessary for the Divemaster who desires to organize highly specialized activities, such as technical wreck penetration and other technical diver courses.
  • A NAUI Divemaster is qualified to organize and conduct NAUI Recognition (such as International Diver) and Experience Programs (such as a Stingray Experience) and award appropriate recognition materials to participants.

  • A NAUI Divemaster is qualified to assist a NAUI Instructor in diving courses.

Academics 20 hours        Practical Application 10 hours    Open Water Divemastering activities 10

Instructor Training Course (ITC)

A NAUI Instructor is a person dedicated to the motto of "Dive Safety Through Education"; a person whom others look to for leadership and knowledge. NAUI has always been and remains today the most prestigious agency focusing on diving instruction. You can share the adventure - and help create it! If you believe your work should be enjoyable and exciting, if you are eager to share your knowledge with others, if you believe that to train the best you must be among the best trained, join the finest. Join the adventure!

  • A NAUI Instructor may independently teach NAUI sanctioned courses and authorize NAUI certifications for graduates.
  • A NAUI Instructor may independently conduct NAUI recognition and experience programs and authorize formal recognition for graduates.
  • A NAUI Instructor is a voting member of NAUI.

The ITC is presented in two phases.  Phase One, called an Instructor Training Program (ITP), contains all developmental training.

The second phase of an ITC is called the Instructor Qualification Program (IQP), during which a NAUI Course Director must be in residence and all final evaluations will be made.

Acedemics 75 hours          Practical Application 15 hours     Open Water 3 full days