There are two kinds of dive instructors

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Diving is an exhilarating experience that allows you to explore the underwater world’s mysteries. Many people want to be dive instructors, but the path to get there can vary greatly depending on the individual’s background. In this blog post, we’ll look at two types of dive instructors: those who started out young and then transitioned to a more “adult” career, and those who had a career before quitting to become a dive instructor.

Type 1: Those who began their careers when they were young and then switched to a more “adult” career.

Many dive instructors begin diving as children and pursue the sport as a hobby. They develop an interest in the ocean and the underwater world and want to share that interest with others. After completing a rigorous training program that includes classroom instruction, pool sessions, and open water dives, they can become certified as dive instructors.

However, after working as a dive instructor for a few years, some people may realize that the lifestyle is not sustainable. Dive instructors put in long hours, often in difficult conditions. They may be required to work on weekends and holidays, and their pay may be insufficient to support a family. These factors may cause some dive instructors to rethink their career path and seek a more stable, traditional job.

Type 2: Those who previously had a job and then quit to become a dive instructor.

Some people, on the other hand, have successful careers in other fields before deciding to become a dive instructor. They may have been working in an office or a corporate setting and were dissatisfied with their job. They may have been looking for a new challenge and found it in the diving industry

These people may have to start from scratch, completing the same rigorous training program as those who began when they were young. Before they can earn a living as a dive instructor, they may need to invest time and money in becoming certified and gaining experience.

Despite the difficulties, those who leave a successful career to become dive instructors frequently find the transition worthwhile. They may have to adjust to a more relaxed way of life, but the benefits of being able to explore the underwater world and share their passion with others can be rewarding.

Both types of instructors come from different backgrounds and have had different experiences that have shaped their careers in the diving industry. Dive instructors, regardless of how they got there, share a common passion for the ocean and a desire to share that passion with others.

Ask your dive instructor about his/her career, you may be surprised by their journey!

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