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Going Professional as a Diving Instructor

 

There are good routes and also some pitfalls to becoming a diving instructor and we hope to provide help and information for anyone considering this as a career.

To start with there's a great write up on getting a HSE Medical, by Jens Hucke, which is something you'll need if you want to teach diving for a living in the UK.

HSE Medicals

 

Information about ACOPs, the UK regulations governing diving for monetary gain. More specifically, it covers professional diving instructors.
ACOPs

Information about the Diving at work regulations in force in the UK
HSE and Diving at Work

If anyone has any more information to add, or stories about becoming a professional diving instructor, please email them to me by going here

 

 

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