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PADI Professional Level Courses:
So you love scuba diving and want to live in beautiful and exiting places, meeting people from all walks of life, doing what you love to do every day and spending your evenings on a beach with exotic people, experiencing on a daily basis what most people only dream about and only some people experience only while on vacation…..then you are in the right place to begin on your professional PADI career. Below is an outline of the steps you will want to take.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor as a Divemaster trainee, you will improve your diving, rescue and navigation skills, learn about dive management and supervision of divers . There is an internship program though which you will be made familiar with many other dive related things, such as compressor preventative maintenance, dive regulator maintenance, scuba tank maintenance and some of the business side of diving. For many Divemasters, this is just the beginning of their Diving Adventure.
Emergency First Response Instructor Course
This course is really a non diving course but necessary to diving in that all PADI professionals need to be prepared to take care of possible emergency medical situations and also in training Rescue Divers as Emergency First Responder is a prerequisite to the PADI Rescue Course. Another benefit is if you do not have a diving course in progress there are many businesses that require their employees to know basic emergency medical skills and that opens another market to you. It is also a prerequisite for you to attend a PADI Instructor Examination. It is generally done in conjunction with your Instructor Development Course (IDC).
During training for PADI Assistant Instructor you will learn about PADI teaching methods, improve on your skills already learned as a PADI Divemaster, especially the skills demonstrations, after which you can gain experience and assume some responsibilities under the supervision of an PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and prepare yourself to becoming a better candidate for PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Essentially it is the first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
This course is probably one of the most satisfying courses you’ll ever do. It is a culmination of all your diving experience and a challenging course but once you have accomplished it and passed the PADI Instructor Examination, you will be rewarded with the privilege of showing people what they have never experienced before and the instant bonding with people who have just gained a sense of accomplishment in themselves and gratitude for the instructor who got them there. This is where you will actually meet people from all walks of life and get to really know them. This is diving at it’s best!! And with this certification it opens the possibilities of living anywhere there is diving. Think of the possibilities!!
PADI Specialty Instructor Course
Is there a particular type of diving you like? Wreck diving, night diving, search and recovery, digital underwater photography, underwater films? If you like a type of diving, you would be a good instructor at that type of diving. There are many Specialties that PADI offers and you can be the instructor of any or all of them. You can even write your own specialty if not already offered by PADI. Get five Specialty Instructor ratings and enough certifications and you’re on your way to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT).
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Once you have at least five Specialty Instructor ratings and have certified at least 25 people in scuba diving courses then you are eligible to apply for Master Scuba Diver Trainer. We run programs that point you to that goal. This is highest step that will keep you mostly in the water and doing what we all really love. What that means to you is that you may train people to become Master Scuba Divers (MSD), and you become much more employable in the recreational scuba world.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
The next to last step to becoming a PADI Master Instructor!! You have a lot of experience teaching PADI Courses. You have become an expert in dive theory and dive physiology. You would like to do something a bit different from what you have been doing all these years. Pass some of your knowledge on to others. Evaluate the the future PADI Open Water Diver Instructors. Be part of the team that puts out the next instructors. This step is for you!
PADI Master Instructor
Only truly experienced PADI professionals are awarded this rating. They are certainly the most employable professionals in the diving industry. They have perfected their ability to teach PADI courses and are members of the PADI Master Instructor Review Committee and called upon on occasion to review changes in the PADI system of education.
If interested in this program, please contact us with a resume of your diving experience. Next step… PADI Course Director!!