If Elbert is correct that there is a shortage of properly trained instructors, then before one jumps to the conclusion that more non Belizeans should be allowed to work, three questions should be addressed.
1: Are there enough Belizeans wanting to be instructors?
2: If so are there Belizeans capable of being properly trained?
3: Is so are there training programs available.
Most tourist enjoy experiencing the local culture that is best provided by someone who has lived, learned and knows that culture.
Not someone wanting a paid vacation.
I would also be interested in the locally owned dive operations perspective on this issue.
Last edited by bywarren; 04/05/14 06:22 AM.