Open Water Instructor


Open Water Instructors can teach all levels of recreational diver courses from introductory experiences through Divemaster. They can also qualify to teach a variety of Specialty Diver courses. Teaching scuba makes a rewarding full- or part-time job, whether domestically or in a resort environment.

Prerequisites

Prerequisites for this program include, but are not limited to:

  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be able to obtain a physician’s approval for diving within twelve monts of the start of training, and have had no significant changes in health or medical condition since.
  • Be certified to the NASE Assistant Instructor level

Course Fees

Few things are more frustrating than seeing a “one size fits all” course price, only to discover your specific situation may require you to incur additional costs. We work hard to keep course fees realistic and competitive. Nevertheless, fees may vary from one individual to the next depending on factors such as:

  • Group size
  • Your prior training and experience
  • Any courses you may be taking concurrently with this one
  • Additional time needed to accommodate special needs

We can give you a more accurate estimate of total course cost once we know more about you. Use the form at the bottom of the page to tell us more about your specific situation. We will get back to you with up-to-date pricing information.

You should be aware that course fees cover all instruction, NASE training materials, if available, and NASE certification, if earned. Students are responsible for:

  • All personal dive equipment.
  • All gas fills.
  • Transportation to and from dive sites.
  • Dive site admission fees.
  • Accommodations.

Take the Next Step

Use this form to ask questions or begin the enrollment process. If enrolling in a course, be sure to include a brief summary of your prior training and experience.