• Skin Dive Instructor

Skin Dive Instructor

Want to begin working as a professional in the field, organizing your own courses, issuing certifications, and conducting open water skin dives? NAUI Skin Diving Instructor training will enable you to join NAUI as a leadership member and independently conduct skin diving training. Because of the growing popularity of snorkeling and skin diving, this may gain you substantial financial rewards. You can also team-teach with a NAUI Instructor, offering the skin diving portion of the Scuba Diver Course.

Starting from

Availability: Contact us for booking information

At Oceano Dive Centre, the NAUI Skin Dive Instructor course consists of two main phases:

  • Theory. The academic training will help you understand the skills involved in becoming a NAUI Skin Dive Instructor, first at home doing an eLearning then a review in our classroom with your instructor.  
  • Practical work experience. Learning all the practical skills required to work in the dive industry by teaching skin diving courses.

This is a leadership level certification course designed to train, qualify persons and issue certifications in skin (breath hold) diving. The course will be made available to individuals, schools, camps, or similar groups of NAUI leaders who can effectively teach people to enjoy skin diving with minimal risk. An active-status NAUI Skin Diving Instructor may independently teach the NAUI Skin Diving course and designated specialty courses as skin diving courses and authorise NAUI to issue certifications for these. An active-status NAUI Skin Diving Instructor may, while being overseen by an active-status NAUI Instructor, perform as an assistant during NAUI SCUBA diving courses. If certified as a SCUBA diver, this may include SCUBA training activities. An active-status Skin Diving Instructor may independently perform the swimming skills evaluation and teach the skin diving portions of the NAUI Open Water SCUBA Diver course. An active-status NAUI Skin Diving Instructor who completes all requirements as laid out by the NAUI Training Department, can teach the NAUI First Aid provider courses. Leadership members of NAUI are entitled to benefits detailed in the Association Bylaws and in the standards. A NAUI leader may renew membership annually in any one of several statuses by meeting renewal requirements.


To enrol in the NAUI Skin Dive Instructor course you must:

  • Pay the course fee in full
  • Be NAUI skin dive or NAUI open water certified or equivalent
  • Be at least 18 years-old
  • Be current NAUI DFA Pro certified or equivalent
  • Having a minimum of 25 logged open water skin dives is required. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth, and activities.
  • The instructor is to ensure adequate student knowledge and capability before any open water training and shall use skill or other evaluations to do so. One open water dive (which does not count toward the minimum number of dives required for the course) may be used as a screening and evaluation dive. This is not required when the student’s diving proficiencies are well known to the instructor.
  • Equipment. Candidates shall provide and be responsible for the care and maintenance of their own diving equipment. The instructor shall initially assist candidates in checking all their gear to ensure it is adequate and in proper working order.
  • 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. In no event will medical approval be accepted wherein the physician signing the certificate is the student.
  • Complete the eLearning before review day

What's Included in the NAUI Skin Dive Instructor Course Fee

Our course fee includes the following materials:

  • NAUI Skin Dive Instructor eLearning course
  • NAUI Skin Dive Instructor kit
  • Pool fees
  • Use of didactic materials
  • Special discounts in gear purchase

Items Not Included

  • NAUI registration fee
  • We do not include dive gear ( mask, snorkel, boots, fins and weight belt, proper dive attire and slate) as you will need these items to be able to work in the industry. There is a student discount on purchasing these items when you buy from Oceano Dive Centre.
  • Transportation to and from the dive sites/pool
  • Meals
  • Accommodation (if required, we can help you organise it)


Schedule can change due to conditions and students' proficiency. The below schedule is just an example. We also offer this training as an apprenticeship over a month.

Day one:

Meet your fellow students and Instructor at the shop
Introduction to the course and schedule
History of diving lecture
NAUI procedures lecture
Knowledge review at the classroom

Day Two:

Meet your fellow students and Instructor at the shop
Business of diving Lecture
Classroom presentations

Day Three:

Meet your fellow students and Instructor at the shop
Pool day for swimming skills
Skin dive review skills
Confined water presentations
Open Water presentation

Day Four:

Meet your fellow students and Instructor at the shop
Final classroom presentations
Final Exam
Complete NAUI paperwork

0 reviews for Skin Dive Instructor

Write a review

Can't read? Reload