inland-water-divers-logo2-335x176Do you have the desire to lead divers or introduce new divers to the wonder of our underwater world? Maybe it’s time to become a certified Divemaster or Instructor.   All of our scuba courses are taught by patient and experienced certified instructors that hold the ratings of Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Instructor Trainer or Course Director. Our instructors have years, some cases decades, of experience teaching and diving around the globe. The resume of our instructors include working with handicapped divers,technical diving, 1st Aid instruction, public safety diving, equipment repair technicians, Merchant Marine Officers and diving just for the fun of it. Inland should be your choice when it comes to this important level of training, we are uniquely positioned to provide you with a real world education. Inland is the only dive shop in Arizona certified to issue Instructor certifications in-house without the aid of outside help or the need for our students to travel elsewhere to complete their Instructor Exams. Additionally, Inland has a certified boat captain on staff and access to a variety of watercraft to get a ” hands on education”. Don’t settle for less, contact Inland today to chart your future as a diving professional.

All courses include instructional textbooks but do not include professional manuals that vary by agency and level as well as any rental gear, boat fees or park entrance fees and travel expenses. All candidates are expected to own their own scuba gear that is appropriate for this level of instruction and diving. Check with your instructor for details and prerequisites for each course. A complete diving resume is required prior to acceptance into any of our Leadership courses.

NAUI: The Definition of Diving

Assistant Instructor:   Tuition $995  TBA

As an Assistant Instructor, you will be authorized to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor. This is the best possible way to develop your instructional skills. The rating can be a step toward full Instructor, or an end in itself. Match your time, talent and interests with the NAUI programs near you,   and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional enhancement as a NAUI leader. 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 individuals to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training. NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.  Students who graduate from this program will receive a discount on their tuition if they decide to move up to NAUI Instructor within one year of receiving this rating.

Divemaster:   Tuition $495  In Progress/ Next July 2017

Would you like to lead dives and dive trips; take certified divers on vacations to the world’s best dive sites? Many Divemasters are employed full-time or work independently supervising certified divers during club, store, resort or charter tour and travel activities. 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 program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers as well as assist Instructors during training classes.

 InstructorTuition $1895 (course & instructor exam) In Progress/ Next Fall 2017

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!

The NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC) is designed to train and qualify NAUI Instructor members. During the course future instructors learn effective methods to teach skin and scuba diving in compliance with NAUI Diving Course Standards.

The ITC may be presented in two phases. If done so, Phase One, called an Instructor Training Program (ITP), contains all developmental training except for the final evaluations. During an ITP, candidate practice performances must be evaluated by at least two qualified evaluators, one of whom may be a STW completer and the other an IT or CD. The ITP can be conducted in many formats, ranging in length from a week to an internship over an extended period.

The second or final phase of an ITC so organized is called the IQP, during which a Course Director must be in residence and all final evaluations will be made.

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.

Instructor Trainer:    Tuition $1495  In Progress

Help train the NAUI Instructors of the future. Successful graduates of this course of study will be qualified to conduct NAUI Instructor Training Courses under the supervision of a staff Course Director. This is a very extensive course where students will be directly involved with the development of future NAUI Instructors. All candidates are expected to submit a resume with not only their diving experience but also their instructional experience.

PADI:

DivemasterTuition $ 495  TBA

Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.