Becoming A Scuba Instructor

You may want to think about becoming a scuba instructor if you love the sport, enjoy teaching and are looking for something more than just an office job. It can be an exciting and challenging career and one where you can work in some of the most beautiful locations in the world. You will need to be physically fit and have a signed medical certificate under a year old, and also be at least 18 years old. Of course, you will need to have experience too, and scuba diving instructors need to have had at least 60 documented dives, and experience of diving in various environments, such as deep water and night diving. It takes several weeks to complete all the practical and classroom instruction, and once qualified you can expect to earn about $1500 a month, although many resorts and hotels provide free room and board too.