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Familiarization-Instructor-Testing (FIT) Program

The NAUI Familiarization-Instruction-Testing (FIT) program is a non-certification program required as a prerequisite for enrollment in a NAUI Assistant Instructor Course, NAUI Divemaster Course or a NAUI Instructor Crossover Course (ICC). The program includes both instruction and evaluation. Enrollees receive the information needed to prepare for NAUI membership and NAUI leadership training. Participants are given knowledge, water skill and other performance evaluations, critiques and counseling to ensure they are aware of their state of preparedness for NAUI membership and continued leadership training.



• Minimum age 18
• Certified as a NAUI Scuba Diver or the equivalent.
• Certification as a NAUI Rescue Scuba Diver or the equivalent.
• Certified as a NAUI Nitrox Diver or equivalent.
• Certified as a NAUI Master Scuba diver or equivalent.
• Certified in NAUI First Aid for Dive Professionals or equivalent.
• Certified in NAUI Oxygen Provider or equivalent.
• A minimum of 25 logged open water scuba dives with a minimum of 12.5 hours bottom time. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth, and activities.

Assistant Instructor Course

The Assistant Instructor course is designed to introduce you to diving instruction and prepare you for the Instructor Training Course (ITC).  You will practice assisting students with skills and you will be evaluated on your watermanship skills as well as multiple pool and classroom presentations.


This program includes:

•12 hours of classroom study in NAUI Leadership    

  and teaching theory

•Classroom, pool and ocean presentations
•Demonstration of “demonstration quality” watermanship skills
As an Assistant Instructor you will be able to assist NAUI instructors with pool and ocean training. After assisting with 4 SCUBA classes you can enroll in the instructor program.


•Minimum age 18
•Current physical
•Certified Master and Rescue Diver
Certified FIT graduate
•Current First Aid/CPR
•Swim 450 yards in less than 10 minutes; 25 yards underwater on one breath; survival swim for 20 minutes; tow another person 50 yards.
•Snorkel 900 yards; snorkel D&R.
•Scuba lifesaving transport; scuba D&R; scuba bailout.
•75 logged dives
•Participants must provide all of their own gear.


Dive Master Course

This is the highest NAUI Leadership level next to instructor! You will learn how to organize and conduct safe, enjoyable beach and boat trips for certified divers.

This course consists of:

•20 hours classroom
•10 hours of in water training.
•10 ocean dives


After certification you may conduct recognition programs, hire yourself out as a Dive master/tour guide at dive resorts and on live aboard, and assist NAUI Instructors with pool and ocean training.



•Minimum age of 18
•Same as Assistant Instructor Course
•75 Logged Dives
•Current Physical
•Participants must provide all of their own gear.


Instructor Training Course (ITC)

If you enjoy diving and working with people then become a NAUI instructor and help people to safely dive in the underwater world. You will have the rewarding experience of instructing students that will thank you for helping them discover the underwater world which in turn will change their lives.  As a NAUI instructor you will be able to instruct basic through leadership levels plus many specialties! 


This challenging course consists of:

•15 hours pool and ocean presentations
•75 classroom hours
•7 classroom presentations



(Book price depend on existing NAUI books from A. I./D.M. and Master Diver courses)



•Minimum age of 18
•A. I. or Instructor Prep Graduate
•Meet all A. I./D.M. waterman ship skills
•Current Physical
•100 logged dives of various areas and conditions.
•Participants must provide all of their own gear.


Instructor Crossover Course (ICC)

Please contact the shop for details.