NAUI Scuba Diving Instructor

"Take the Challenge, Be a Leader"


A leader is someone who is seen and respected as a trend setter, a pioneer, or trail blazer. Leaders direct or conduct activities or organizations. But, most importantly, leaders are made, not born. While anyone can claim to be a leader, true leaders are recognized by their accomplishments and abilities. In scuba diving, it is the National Association of Underwater Instructors (NAUI) that is the name synonymous with being a leader. The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor member applicants. During the course candidate instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI diving course standards. The course assures the NAUI membership that candidates who receive certification as NAUI Instructors have the knowledge, skills, fitness and proper attitude to do so.


Qualifications of Graduates

Certified NAUI Instructor course graduates are qualified to apply for NAUI Instructor membership in any status provided for in the bylaws of the association.  An active-status NAUI Instructor may independently teach NAUI sanctioned courses and authorize NAUI certification for graduates.


Prerequisites For Entering The Course

•Minimum age is 18 years by the water phase of the course.

•Current certification as a NAUI Assistant Instructor or NAUI Divemaster or other agency leaders who are NAUI FIT Program graduates.

•Current certification in NAUI First Aid for Dive Professionals or equivalent.

•Current certification in NAUI Oxygen Provider or equivalent.

•Certified as a NAUI Nitrox Diver or equivalent.

•A minimum of 60 logged open water scuba dives with a minimum of 30 hours bottom time. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth, and activities.

•Instructor candidates must pass the NAUI Instructor Prequalification Examination prior to the start of the ITC.

•Medical Approval - Verification of good physical condition as documented by a medical examination and unconditional approval for diving by a licensed physician within the preceding 12 months.


8148 Vine St.

Cincinnati, OH 45216


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