Become a NAUI Professional

Be a NAUI Professional

Scuba diving is an amazing activity providing a lifetime of fun and adventure for people of all ages and walks of life.  Scuba diving also offers exciting career opportunities for those with the passion and drive to become scuba professionals.  If you dream of being the trusted, fun-loving person guiding others on amazing dives, if want to be the respected, skilled expert introducing others to the awesome world of diving, if you long to work and travel in exotic destination or have a full or part-time scuba career right where you live then becoming a NAUI leader is for you.

NAUI, the National Association of Underwater Instructors, is the world’s premier scuba training and professional development organization.  NAUI Instructors and Dive Leaders are recognized for their exceptional skills and abilities, resulting in opportunities to work and teach at some of the most exotic and unique destinations in the world. Contact a NAUI Regional Manager or NAUI Dive Center in your area to learn more about becoming a NAUI Professional.

NAUI membership includes two groups:

NAUI Leaders

NAUI Leaders achieve privileges commensurate with their level of training and progress. NAUI Assistant Instructors are qualified to assist NAUI instructors during the teaching of NAUI programs. NAUI Divemasters obtain the highest level of achievement within the Dive Leader category and are qualified to conduct dives for certified divers, assist with training, and to teach specialized courses & programs independently. NAUI Skin Diving Instructors specialize in the teaching of NAUI sanctioned skin diving courses and skills.

NAUI Instructors

NAUI Instructors represent the highest level of membership within the Association. All NAUI Instructors are authorized to provide education and training for entry level through leadership development for students pursuing scuba diver training for recreation or professional development.

NAUI is its membersand our members need to be represented in all levels of this proud organization. Therefore, in an effort to progressively embody our commitment to Equity, Diversity and Inclusion, NAUI is excited to announce an opportunity to increase the diversity of our dive leaders...Click to learn more now! 

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Earn Your Rating

Earning your NAUI Leader or Instructor rating will take hard work and perseverance, but the respect and opportunities earned make it all worthwhile.

To learn more, read the Pathway to NAUI Membership or ask to speak with a NAUI Training Representative today.