PLEASE NOTE: We are revising the Diveboat Programme and are not taking applications at this time.  We will notify all schools when we have completed the revision.  Thank you!

Please do not apply if you do not meet the following criteria. 

IYT Dive Boat courses are taught by highly qualified professional yachtsmen and women with years of experience in the marine industry at various levels.

If you have the required skills and experience and wish to instruct for an IYT partner school, we welcome reviewing your application to become a certified IYT Dive Boat Instructor. Simply complete the instructor application online providing the necessary documents. We will determine the level at which you may teach based on the information provided. We may ask that you undergo an instructor training course to ensure you are familiar with the IYT programme and teaching techniques.

Again, please note that all instructors must be associated with a school. We do not allow freelance instructors.

Instructors will receive an “IYT Dive Boat Instructor Certificate” and “Official Instructor Membership Letter” listing the courses they are approved to instruct. This list of courses is also available on the instructor’s IYT account profile. Instructor membership is annual and must be maintained in order to remain qualified to instruct and place orders for student certificates.

Instructor Approval General Guidelines

Instructor approval will be determined by evaluating each application on a case-by-case basis. However, the instructor:

  • Should hold a qualification at least a level above what they are requesting to be certified to instruct,
    • OR
  • Hold same level as requesting to instruct but have instruction experience on resume/CV or have a sufficient amount of logged sea time.
  • Hold the same level as requesting to instruct and do an instructor training course with an approved IYT instructor training school.

We accept qualifications from other sailing and boating organisations for instructor certification but do so on a case-by-case basis. Examples: AMSA, RYA, Sail Canada, US Sailing.

What does it cost to be an IYT Instructor

Please see this document for Instructor Membership & Certificate Prices as of April 1, 2017  instructor cert and membership-fees-2017-to publish.pdf  The cost is based on the range of courses covered and the depth of knowledge required.