Benefits of Certification
If you are a Professional Diving Student or are contemplating your schooling options, the IYT Diveboat Captain program is something to seriously consider.
The idea of packaging training and certifications aimed at offering the best chance for meaningful employment after graduation is very important. What is it that sets one resume apart from another? The IYT Diveboat Mate certification shows that the candidate has the accredited training necessary to properly crew, maintain, and command the dive boats. As destinations, employers, insurance companies and regulatory bodies adopt the IYT Diveboat Captain credentials as the 'de-facto' standard of training and certification for who runs dive boats, graduates seeking employment will eventually be required to have this training.
Bridge Between Yachting and Diving
There are many options for the type of dive employment available - dive boat charters, resort with boats, dedicated diving liveaboards, cruise ships. A new graduate can apply directly for dive/crew positions on a Yacht or a dive professional working on a resort-based dive boat can log seatime and move up towards Diveboat Mate Command and Diveboat Master before going in the Yachting direction. Previously, working for years as a diver operating a dive boat did not offer this opportunity.
Recognition and Increased Career Options
The IYT Diveboat Captain certifications contain Internationally Recognized Nautical Credentials. The training is the same that is offered at dedicated Yachting Schools and is part of IYT's global network of 130 schools in 36 countries. For the first time, the time a dive instructor spends running boats on an island somewhere can count towards higher nautical credentials. The Diveboat Master and it's associated certifications qualifies an individual for very real, high-paying positions on-board Mega-Yachts. The IYT Diveboat Captain Program adds serious value to your diving career!