Leadership courses are a step into the realm of the Professional diver. Whether assisting, leading or teaching, the rewards garnered from being in leadership are evident in the faces of the divers under your charge. Remember your favorite Divemaster, the one that helped you out the first time you put your wetsuit on backwards. Your favorite Assistant Instructor that demonstrated all the skills underwater time and time again until you saw all the little tricks that made it easy. And of course your favorite Instructor, the one that brought the wonderful underwater world to you. These leaders can be you!
This 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 instructors in the conduct of dive training. Assistant Instructor is a highly recommended step in the progression to Instructor. Estimated 13 hours of academics and 7 hours of water time required, with a minimum of one open water dive. Must hold Master Scuba Diver and Scuba Rescue Diver or equivalent training and experience. Have a minimum of 20 logged open water scuba dives which must be varied in environment, depth and activities.
Recommend anyone considering this rating ensure they have good swimming skills and begin a personal swim training program. Contact us for information on the swim and skill qualifications.
The program is designed to train experienced and knowledgeable divers to organize and conduct enjoyable open water dives for certified divers. A Divemaster is qualified to assist an active-status instructor in diving courses. If all other prerequisites are met, a current Divemaster is qualified to enter a Instructor Training Course. The Divemaster is "the ultimate" logician in diving. This course has an estimated 20 hours of academics and minimum 10 water hours are required. (In addition, students may expect to spend time outside of class hours researching dives sites, organizing notes and generally preparing for dive briefings and activities.) Contact us for swim and skill qualifications.
Become a leader in dive training. Here's the opportunity to share the underwater world with those that have yet to venture below the surface. As an Instructor you will be responsible for teaching students how to be safe and confident divers. Help certified divers in their quest for continuing dive education through upper level courses and specialties. Best of all, help yourself to become a better educated, confident and resourceful diver. Contact us about our Instructor Internship Program and Instructor Development Package.
NAUI Instructor Training Courses and Instructor Cross Over Courses available upon request.
NEW Wreck Dives!!
Our efforts at finding and diving new wrecks around Okinawa have finally paid off with mooring lines installed on the our newest wreck off the port of Naha. Come explore this new very large wreck with the wreck experts on Okinawa.
Yonaguni Trips for 2013.
We have two trips scheduled for Yonaguni this year: Jan 24 and Feb 12. You can come for 3 -7 days depending on how many dives you would like to do. Contact us now for reservations. Depending on interest we may add a trip in March.
New Scooter Fleet and Double Tanks have Arrived!
Our new fleet of Cuda 650 scooters have arrived and we have been running them through their paces on the reefs and wrecks surrounding Okinawa. Our new advanced scooter classes will be starting soon. We also now have over 8 complete doubles set ups and 40cuft deco cylinders added to our rental fleet. Backplates and double wings
Get Certified at Reef Encounters!!
We are still offering certification classes weekly. Advanced classes also go weekly. Remember we have day, evening and weekend schedules available. Classes can be taught in English or Japanese.
Intro to Tech and the new NAUI Tech classes to include Technical Decompression Diver and Extreme Exposure Diver are also available monthly.
Also Reef Encounters is hiring instructors and DM's email Doug for more info!!!