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Grotto Guide Benefits
Considering the time, money and effort required to achieve Grotto Guide status, it is reasonable to expect something in return. This is why we make sure that being a Guide has its rewards.
Grotto Guide benefits include:
It is worth noting that the Grotto is far more than just a training site. You may discover that you have a surprising number of customers willing to pay you to take them on guided tours of the Grotto. This is one reason Grotto Guide status is not just limited to Instructors; Divemaster, DiveCons and AIs are welcome to become guides as well.
It is also worth pointing out that, despite its popularity among tech diving instructors, the Grotto is well suited for recreational-level Advanced and Specialty dives and tours. Many instructors find the Grotto the ideal spot for teaching deep, navigation, buoyancy control and other skills.
Best of all, when you bring students to the Grotto, you don’t have to worry about violating your agency’s training standards by teaching unqualified divers in an overhead environment.