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Atlantis Divers 2015 NAUI Instructor Class

Atlantis Divers is the only Scuba Academy in the Greater Richmond area capable of conducting an Instructor Class, Instructor Examination and Instructor Certification all in house. Your tuition fee covers all 3 parts, along with the Scuba Instructor Certification. After successful completion you will also be certified as a Nitrox Instructor and CRP/First Aid Instructor.

Our dedicated Scuba experts will train you in the appropriate leadership methodology required to become a successful NAUI Scuba diving instructor. You will learn practical teaching methods and best practices of Diving Instruction becoming a Certified Diving Educator. Being a Dive Instructor can become a challenging and rewarding full time or part time career taking you around the world.

This is a demanding course, and it will allow you to pursue opportunities to become a diving instructor all around the world, from the US Coast to the Caribbean, from local diving clubs, to exotic vacation resorts. NAUI Instructors are recognized as the HIGHEST level of diving instructors in the industry and used to train Military Divers, along with Astronauts.

A NAUI Instructor is a person dedicated to the motto of "Dive Safety Through Education"; a person whom others look to for leadership and knowledge. NAUI has always been and remains today the most prestigious agency focusing on diving instruction. You can share the adventure - and help create it! If you believe your work should be enjoyable and exciting, if you are eager to share your knowledge with others, if you believe that to train the best you must be among the best trained, join the finest. Join the adventure!

Class size limited to eight students.

Only five spots left.

Certified NAUI Training Assistant or NAUI Divemaster, plus valid CPR and First Aid certificates.

Course content: INSTRUCTOR Leadership Course.pdf

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

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