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Naui Assistant Instructor Course

October 19th 2015

As an AI, you will be authorized to teach all aspects of skin and scuba diving under the supervision of a NAUI Instructor.

This is the best possible way to develop your instructional skills.

The rating can be a step toward full Instructor, or an end in itself.

Match your time, talent and enjoy the adventure of personal and professional enhancement as a NAUI leader.

The NAUI Assistant Instructor rating is a NAUI leadership-level certification. The 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 NAUI Instructors in the conduct of dive training. NAUI Assistant Instructor certification is a highly recommended step in the progression to NAUI Instructor.

Qualifications of Graduates
A current NAUI Assistant Instructor is qualified to assist active-status NAUI Instructors in teaching skin and scuba diving during sanctioned diving courses provided the activities and locale are similar to those of the training. Additional training or experience is to be obtained by the Assistant Instructor who desires to assist in highly specialized training activities, such as deep, wreck penetration, cavern or ice dives.

After assisting an active-status NAUI Instructor with at least one complete, NAUI Scuba Diver course a current NAUI Assistant Instructor is qualified, if all other prerequisites are met, to enter a NAUI Instructor Training Course (ITC). (Attending a NAUI Instructor Preparatory (PREP) Program and certification as a NAUI Divemaster are recommended prior to attending an ITC.)

Prerequisites for Entering the Course
Diver Certification: Certification as NAUI Master Scuba Diver and NAUI Scuba Rescue Diver or their equivalent. Divers with evidence of equivalent training and experience may be enrolled provided they pass the NAUI Master Scuba Diver written examination with a minimum score of 75%.

Experience: Have at least 50 logged open water scuba dives. Dives shall be varied in environment, depth and activities.

The NAUI Assistant Instructor Course tuition is $960 and does not include the required books, pool or quarry entrance fees, or other ancillary costs.

Once you become an Assistant Instructor your next stop is a NAUI Instructor. Contact us to find out how.

Richmond’s Only Instructor and Instructor Trainer school able to certify NAUI Dive Masters, Instructors and Instructor trainers IN HOUSE. Looking to learn how to dive, then go with the professionals who train the professionals.

Dive in with Atlantis on one of our expeditions…

We are Richmond’s only full service, multi-agency dive center, able to certify divers from Basic Openwater Diver through Instructor and Instructor-Trainer, all in-house.  Atlantis is the region’s oldest and only Pro Platinum Scuba Facility, certified and licensed by more agencies than any other shop in the Richmond area.

The team at Atlantis has been diving the oceans of the world since 1963. The Atlantis Divers staff has the only NAUI Course Director in the area with over 25 years of professional scuba instructing.

Along with hundreds of years’ worth of combined diving experience, Atlantis has been working within the Public Safety diving environment for over 50 combined years.

Atlantis offers state of the art training and equipment along with 2 AV classrooms on site. All classes are accompanied by the most State-of-the-art lifesaving and rescue equipment and the staff trained to use it.

Our dedication to safety has resulted in a perfect decade long safety record for Atlantis Divers. The Right Choice is always QUALITY and customer focused training. Diving is a fun and safe sport, but yes, it is a water sport and with that comes risks. Without the proper training the risks can become a real problem for the undertrained diver. Proper and thorough training from a knowledgeable and experienced Instructor with no short cuts will make all the difference and make diving much more enjoyable.

DO NOT BE FOOLED BY A “Cut-rate Certification Card” ! Make sure the training you receive is the very best.

Atlantis Divers only employs the finest and highest quality professional Instructors in the industry. Atlantis Divers does not use part time contractor Instructors.

Atlantis Divers has been repeatedly recognized for its level of training and quality of staff.

At Atlantis divers we do not sell dive certification cards-We make DIVERS!

Read more about our staff and about Atlantis Divers...

Come see what experience offers.

After the completion of ANY SCUBA class, all first-time Atlantis Divers students will receive

  • $100 International Travel Voucher for an Atlantis Divers sponsored trip
  • One year free membership in the Atlantis Divers Explorers Club (normally $200/year)
  • 20% off all required and basic gear
  • Automatic enrollment in Richmond’s fast growing premiere dive club – Splash-N-Dash

A value worth over $300


We offer Open Water classes to fit any budget!

Don't be fooled - you don't need to purchase a lot of expensive dive gear to learn to scuba dive. Atlantis Divers offers an affordable alternative to get you started on your diving adventure without a large up front investment. Atlantis Divers will provide all of the dive gear needed for the class until you decide if scuba diving is the fun and exciting sport for you.

Atlantis Divers is the only dive shop in Richmond that offers professional level Public Safety training by experienced PSD staff instructors currently serving on fire, police and rescue dive teams. Atlantis has full time Public Safety Diving Instructors on staff daily to assist you. We know and understand the special training needs and expectations to maximize your education and provide the best, safest, and state of the art equipment for Public Safety training.

Richmond's first and only full service multi-agency dive shop training divers from the beginner level to Instructor Trainer with a dedicated team certified by multiple agencies.

We teach to the quality of training...not the time. All Instructors and Dive Masters are multi-agency certified with years of experience and have been trained in-house to be the best and most committed training staff in Virginia.

Call or email us if you have any questions! (804) 320-7000 or info@atlantisdiversva.com

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Store Hours
Monday by Appointment only
Tuesday – Friday 12-7 pm
Saturday 12-6 pm
Closed Sundays 

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