St. Lucia offers professional diver instructor training at scenic Anse Chastanet

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Dive enthusiasts seeking certification as a  Open Water Scuba Instructors can receive professional training in a scenic and ecologically rich location in St. Lucia.

Anse Chastanet, one of the best resorts in the Caribbean, as rated by leading travel outlets, and its in-house dive shop Scuba St. Lucia, are offering instructors-in-training opportunities at the 600-acre resort estate.

A premier scuba and snorkeling operation, Scuba St. Lucia  is located right off the resort’s shores in the heart of the Soufrière Marine Management Area park.

Not only do Anse Chastanet guests enjoy access to this top diving destination, but they also can immerse themselves in luxury accommodations and soak in breathtaking above-water views of the UNESCO-designated twin Piton mountains.

The entire operation, both the hotel and Scuba St. Lucia, is Travelife Gold certified and adheres to strict, sustainable, no-impact standards.

“Offering this leading instructor training program in the recreational dive industry is about changing lives,” says Karolin Troubetzkoy, executive director of marketing and operations at Anse Chastanet.

Course participants create long-lasting friendships and bonds while gaining Professional Association of Dive Instructors (PADI) Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. From there, participants have the options to conduct a range of scuba classes and programs, become certified in their field of expertise and explore international job opportunities.

Prerequisites include:

  • Certification as a PADI Divemaster or comparable certification
  • Medical statement of physical fitness from a diving medical examination within the last 12 months
  • Open Water Diver certification for at least six months and a record of 60 logged dives to start the instructor Development Course. 100 logged dives are required prior to the Instructor Exam.
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and first aid training within the past 24 months

“This is a career and recreational opportunity that does not only enhance one’s resume, but also gives course graduates a wealth of skills they can convey to other students at dive shops, attracting more customers for their business,” Troubetzkoy pointed out.

The Anse Chastanet PADI Instructor Development Course at Scuba St. Lucia is available from August 25 to September 4, 2019. Special accommodation rates are available for participants.

For more information about Anse Chastanet’s accommodation rates, Scuba St. Lucia or the PADI Instructor Development Course, call +1 758 459-7755 or email