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CAREER IN SCUBA: How to Become a Dive Instructor and be Successful

​​If you are ready to get serious about SCUBA diving as a career choice, let this book be a fast-pass through some of the mental, motivational and administrative obstacles that many of us have had to overcome when becoming a diving professional.

This book covers everything you need to know to turn your life around and to start teaching SCUBA diving professionally. Some of the chapters include:

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Introduction by the author

Get Prepared


1. 7 Habits of a Successful Dive Instructor

2. Getting Your Life Sorted

3. Training Agencies, Dive Centers and Equipment

4. Setting Expectations

Get Started


5. Writing a Good Scuba Resume and Social Media

6. How to Land Your Dream Job

7. Common Mistakes on the Job

8. When Things Go Wrong

Get Better


9. Safeguard Your Future – Visa, Insurance and Retirement
10. Finding Your Niche
11. Becoming an Industry Leader

12. The 20% Club

13. Advice and Stories from the Pros



About the author


Nick Derutter is a multi award winning PADI™ Platinum Course Director and underwater filmmaker. He has trained hundreds of diving instructors and thousands of recreational divers worldwide.He runs Instructor Development programs in The Americas and Europe, is a Tec Trimix instructor Trainer, hyperbaric chamber operator and Diveheart™ Adaptive SCUBA Instructor Trainer.


Besides teaching SCUBA divers and instructors, he is best known from his popular YouTube channel DiveSAGA where he releases bi-weekly SCUBA diving episodes.

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