This is the final step in the instructor development process. Candidates make a number of academic, confined water and open-water teaching presentations, as well as learn more about continuing education and the business of diving.



Who Can Enroll? This course is open to divers who:

  • Are at least 18 years old.
  • Are certified to the Dive Master of Assistant Instructor level or equivalent.
  • Have logged at least 100 dives.
  • Have secured a physician’s approval for diving within the past twelve months, based on the standard Medical History/Exam form.



What is involved? This course consists of:

  • Self study.
  • A minimum of 6 classroom sessions.
  • A minimum of 2 pool sessions.
  • A minimum of 3 open water sessions consisting of multiple dives.

Where and When?


Where and when do classes take place? Classes take place at the following places and times:

  • Classroom sessions take place at agreed upon time between the candidate and the Instructor.
  • Pool sessions take place during regularly scheduled beginning classes.
  • Local open-water training dives take place Saturday and Sunday, during regularly scheduled beg.

Starting dates include:

  • Because minimum class size is 1, this course starts anytime someone signs up.

How Much?

How Much

How much does it cost? The course fee is $1300 per person and includes:

  • All study materials.
  • Tanks and Weights.

Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below, plus:

  • Entry fees to dive facilities or dive charter fees.

What Equipment?


What equipment will you need? Students are responsible for supplying all of the equipment items listed below:

  • Mask, snorkel, fins.
  • Adequate exposure protection.
  • Buoyancy Control Device (BC).
  • Regulator/alternate air source.
  • Depth gauge/timer or computer.
  • Audible surface signal.
  • Surface signal (safety tube).
  • Cutting tool.
  • Dive tables and slate.
  • Compass.
  • Pocket Mask.
  • U/W Light and backup.

All of these items are available at Big Kahuna Scuba.

How to Enroll

Sign Up

Get Started Now: The best way to get started is to either call or visit Big Kahuna Scuba.