Open Water Instructor
Take the Final Step: As the name implies, the NASE Instructor Evaluation isn’t really a course; it’s an evaluation process designed to help ensure that only the most qualified candidates become NASE Instructors. And, even though only Regional Training Directors may conduct this program, all Instructor Trainers must be familiar with this process, as this is what they are preparing candidates for.
Who Can Participate?
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Have successfully completed a NASE Instructor Training Program (ITP) within the preceding two years.
- Have obtained a doctor’s approval for diving within the preceding twelve months and be able to supply a physician-signed NASE Medical History form, or equivalent.
What is Involved?
What Materials and Equipment Will You Need?
- Mask and fins
- Snorkel for freediving
- Adequate exposure protection
- BC and regulator system
- One full cylinder per dive
- Dive computer or depth gauge and timer
- Underwater compass
- Dive knife or cutting tool
Depending on the dive site and planned activities, it may also be prudent to have items such as audible and visual surface signals. Your instructor may have further equipment requirements in addition to these, such as a primary and backup light for night and deep dives.