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Padi Scuba Diving Professional
Entering the professional world of scuba diving brings
exciting challenges and endless possibilities: There is
the chance to explore nature's fascinating underwater
creatures, and the opportunity to share your
professional knowledge and experiences with students who
want to learn.
Scuba diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular
sports in the world. Imagine entering a realm that
artists can only imagine in their wildest dreams, and on
a daily basis! Getting paid to do something you enjoy is
something everyone wants to achieve. Professional divers
achieve this goal, and are both respected and admired
for their hard work and accomplishments. From owning and
operating a mainland dive center or resort, to working,
teaching and traveling across the ocean on a live-aboard
dive boat, professional divers get to take part in a
wide variety of fun and exciting experiences - both on
land and under water.
A career with PADI can break you out of a nine-to-five
rut, or open the door to adventurous part-time or full-time
What do all these people share? They are all diverse
individuals who love their jobs. There are endless
possibilities and paths are available to take advantage
of through PADI, it only takes desire to make it happen.
Why not be a role model in your community and get paid
for something that you love to do anyway?
a PADI Member, you are a part of the most successful
company in the industry. There are more than 4000 (and
growing) PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world,
and an overwhelming majority of dive operations are PADI
Members. At any given time, there are more positions
available for PADI leaders that there are dive
professionals to fill them. The bottom line is that
whatever dive career path you choose, your PADI
credentials will get you where you want to go, faster
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For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack,
look no further. The Divemaster program is your first
step leadership level in the PADI System of diver
This rating denotes you as a person who:
1. Has a high level of personal diving skill.
2. Has instructor level knowledge of diving theory.
3. Has had significant training in how to assist an
instructor during training activities.
4. Is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that
benefit the welfare of other divers.
As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become
PADI Instructors. So, the training and experience you
gain through the PADI Divemaster program helps shape
your abilities and attitude toward becoming a
professional level diving educator
- Assistant Instructor
PADI Assistant Instructor
The PADI Assistant Instructor program provides PADI
Divemasters, and those certified to leadership levels
with other diver training organizations, with additional
training as instructional assistants and dive educators.
If you meet the above criteria then this program will
build upon your abilities to organize and supervise dive
activities, while concentrating on developing teaching
Through independent study, classroom sessions and
practical application, candidates learn to construct
effective teaching presentations and conduct PADI
programs. To help you through the program, PADI has
developed an array of learning tools such as the PADI
Assistant Instructor Workbook.
qualify for PADI Assistant Instructor training, you'll
1. Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or leadership level
with another recreational diver training organization.
2.Be at least 18 years old.
3.Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a
medical exam form signed by a physician.
4.Have been a certified diver for at least six months
and have completed and logged at least 60 open water
dives with experience in night, deep and naviga
- Padi Instructor (IDC,IOC,IE)
PADI IDC \ IOC
The PADI Instructor Development Program prepares you to
function as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. In
addition, it further develops your leadership and
teaching abilities to the instructor level and prepares
you to teach PADI programs.
qualify for the PADI Instructor Development program, you
1.Be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor or a PADI
Divemaster, or as an instructor with another
recreational diver training organization.
2.Be at least 18 years old.
3.Be fit for diving and submit a medical form signed by
4.Have been a certified diver for at least six months
and logged at least 60 open water dives with experience
in night, deep and navigation prior to beginning the
Instructor Development Program, and have been a
certified diver for at least 6 months and logged at
least 100 dives prior to entering the Instructor
5.Submit proof of CPR training within 24 months.
During the PADI Instructor Development program, you’ll
learn the PADI System of diver education, standards and
procedures, effective academic teaching presentations,
teaching in confined water, conducting open water
training dives and additional related topics. You’ll
learn these topics one of two ways; through the PADI
Instructor Development Program (IDC) or the PADI
Instructor Orientation Program (IOC)
the IOC is an option available only if you’re an
instructor that is current with another certification
organization and wish to become a PADI Instructor.)
After successful completion of the IDC or IOC, you must
successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
You will be evaluated on; dive theory, academic teaching,
confined-water (pool) teaching, open-water teaching and
general diving skills and professionalism.
As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you can conduct
the entire range of PADI experience programs and PADI
diver programs, from Open Water Diver through Divemaster
(except for specialties and Emergency First Response
Instructor, which require specific Specialty Diver
Instructor and Emergency First Response Instructor
This year the start date for the IDC / IOC will be on
the 21 September. For more information and prices for
this program please contact us
- Padi Specialty Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructors have the best of both worlds.
Not only have they earned the qualifications to conduct
main stream dive programs such as the PADI Open Water
Diver, Advanced, Rescue Diver and Divemaster programs,
they can also conduct PADI Specialty Diver programs.
These programs help divers to hone their skills in
specific area or facets of diving such as wreck, night
and deep diving.
PADI has a variety of standardized specialty diver
programs that you may conduct once you have earned PADI
Specialty Instructors rating in that specific area.
These each program is supported by outlines and a
variety of other student learning materials. In addition
to the standardized specialty programs, as a PADI
Assistant Instructor or higher you may write your own
distinctive specialty programs, which may be conducted
once approved by PADI.
If you're already a PADI Assistant Instructor or higher
and want to qualify as a PADI Specialty Instructor,
you'll need to attend a Specialty Instructor Training
Program (conducted by a PADI Course Director) or apply
directly to PADI.
During the Specialty Instructor Training Program you'll
receive valuable hands-on training, technique
demonstrations, program marketing information, current
PADI Standards information and, when applicable,
instructor-level open water training. To enroll in a
Specialty Instructor Training Program, you must be a
renewed PADI Assistant Instructor (certified/upgraded
using the 1995 revised curriculum), a renewed PADI
Underwater Instructor (or PADI Instructor with a higher
rating) or have completed an IDC/IOC** within the past
Here's your chance to teach the coolest dive programs
- Padi I D C Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
The PADI IDC Staff Instructor program is designed to
provide you (PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers) with the
additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor
Development programs. This program builds upon your
experience and abilities as a dive educator while
concentrating on developing evaluation and counseling
skills. Through independent study, classroom sessions,
guided evaluation training and an internship, you'll
learn to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor program and
assist with instructor development programs.
a PADI IDC Staff Instructors you'll be qualified to:
1.Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant
2. Conduct specific IDC/IOC training segments under
direct supervision of a PADI Course Director.
3. Evaluate, critique and counsel IDC/IOC candidates.
4. Assist with instructor level continuing education
enter into the PADI IDC Staff Instructor program, you'll
need to be a current PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
- Emergency First Response Instructor
Emergency First Response Instructor
Emergency First Response Corp., a PADI corporate
affiliate, offers the Emergency First Response CPR and
first aid program.
can I do?
As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can
conduct Emergency First Response Primary (CPR) and
Secondary Care (first aid) courses.
What do I need to start?
· At least PADI Divemaster certification
· Emergency First Response certification or qualifying
certification from another certification organization
will I do?
You’ll learn how to conduct the Emergency First Response
Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response
Secondary Care (first aid) courses. You’ll also learn to
conduct the recommended Automated External Defibrillator
(AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management
long will it take?
· The Emergency First Response Instructor Course takes
approximately eight hours.
The start date for the Emergency First Response
Instructor Course will be on September 21st. For more
information and prices please contact us.