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This program is designed for veterans by veterans. American Scuba Academy is veteran owned and is an approved instructor development center for any service member, retiree, or family member(s) that have the G.I. Bill® benefits. Service members who qualify can be reimbursed for their certifications and licensing through American Scuba Academy. Restrictions follow same guidelines as the VA licensing and certification reimbursement program – please refer to this website

Service members may use one month of G.I. Bill® benefits per class and can progress as far as they want. Service members can use anywhere from one month to six months of benefits to get scuba certified or become a dive professional.

Professionals are defined as Divemasters, Diving Instructors, Instructor Trainers, and Course Directors - all of these professional courses are considered true vocational programs. This licensing can provide full-time employment with lucrative pay.

GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government website at