We believe that to truly learn something, people need to have an experienced teacher guiding them. The better that teacher is at relating to their students through effective communication skills, patience, empathy and an understanding of the different ways that people learn, the more effective they will be at helping a student grasp the concepts involved in scuba diving. We select candidates who believe that to be able teach people to be the best divers, they need to be taught by the best instructors. Our instructor candidates are the best because we hold them to a higher standard. Instead of requiring them to learn and demonstrate only the “minimum required standards”, we make our candidates exceed those minimum standards as well as demonstrate a high level of proficiency and excellence in everything they do.
NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) Prerequisites:
Minimum Age: 18 years at the time of enrollment
Minimum Experience: 150 required logged dives that are varied in environment and depth. This means if you dive all of your dives in the same location, at same depth in the same conditions all the time, we’re only going to accept a portion of them toward the required total.
Required SCUBA Certifications:
- Advanced Open Water
- Scuba Rescue Diver
- NAUI Master Scuba Diver or Equivalent from another recognized agency
- NAUI Divemaster or equivalent certification from approved agencies
CPR & First Aid Certification: Current certification or verified competency in CPR and First Aid is required for registration. Training must include Adult, Child, and Infant CPR.
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.
Administrative Requirements – Submit a complete course application, provide and be responsible for personal dive gear suitable for open water and provide all required texts and materials.
All Instructor Candidates will be required to take the NAUI Instructor Prequalification Exam prior to entering the course and must pass with a score of 75% or better. Instructor Candidates will also be required to pass the Instructor Final Written Examination with a score of 75% or better.
Underwater Oahu offers NAUI and SSI crossover courses for open water scuba instructors from other recognized agencies and who are current members in good standing with their respective agencies.
Contact us to learn more about our instructor training programs.