Skin Diving Instructor (SDI)

Want to begin working as a professional in the field, organizing your own courses, issuing certifications and conducting open water skin dives? NAUI SDI 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.

OVERVIEW

This is a leadership level certification course designed to train and qualify persons and issue certifications in skin (breath-hold) diving.

The course will make available to individuals; schools, camps, or similar groups NAUI Leaders who can effectively teach people to enjoy skin diving with minimal risk.

QUALIFICATIONS OF GRADUATES

  • An active-status NAUI Skin Diving Instructor may independently teach the NAUI Skin Diving Course and designated specialty courses as skin diving courses and authorize 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 Scuba Diver Course.

PREREQUISITES FOR ENTERING THE COURSE

  • General. Meet the requirements applying to all Leadership courses. (See “Policies Applying to Leadership Courses.”)
  • Materials. (See current guide to NAUI membership.)
  • Diver Certification. Certified skin or scuba diver by a NAUI recognized agency with a minimum of 25 logged skin dives. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth and activities.

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