Cave Divemaster and Instructor Intern Programs

The Cave Divemaster course is the first step in the NSS-CDS leadership pipeline. It is the equivalent to what a recreational or technical divemaster/supervisor does.

Graduates of the Cave Divemaster program may:

  • Conduct guided cave dives.
  • Observe and assist NSS-CDS instructors with cave, apprentice and cave diver classes.
  • Take part in instructor development classes/programs.
  • Cave Divemasters may not:

  • Independently teach or guide student cave divers
  • Conduct student training exercises or skill performance evaluations.
  • There is not pre-determined length of time required for this course. Suffice to say this will be lengthy program.

    There are two ways to compensate me for these internship programs, which include: Cave Divemaster, Assistant Cave instructor, Apprentice Cave Instructor and Full Cave Instructor.

  • Pay as a student OR
  • Bring me two full paying students. Choose this option and you can intern for their entire course at no charge.

  • All candidates for these programs must be pre-approved by the Training Director of the NSS-CDS.

    Call or e-mail me for all the details.

    NSS-CDS Instructor Programs


    Call or text Jim at 352-363-0013