Career Details

Scuba Instructor


Career Overview

A Scuba instructor is responsible for teaching students (in the classroom, a pool, or open water) how to safely Scuba dive.


A Scuba instructor must complete a number of dive-related courses and certifications. There are no other educational requirements, although a high school diploma or equivalent would be helpful.

Salary Expectations

Low End:
High End:
$0 /yr
$0 /yr
$0 /yr

Recommended Courses

  • Psychology
  • English - as much as possible!
  • Communication
  • First Aid
  • Hospitality
  • Scuba Diving
  • Swimming
Future Outlook

There will likely be strong competition for these positions. Opportunities may differ based on geographical location.

Jobs: Check Available Jobs!

Work Environment

A Scuba instructor may work for a dive shop, resort, or cruise line. Most people who do this are only able to do this part-time, and salaries vary widely.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook

Explore Careers, Labour Market Information, Government of Canada