Divemaster

Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you’ll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.

Prerequisites

  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver

  • 18 years old

  • Logged 40 scuba dives

  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care Training within 24 months

  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Exit Requirements

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months

  • 60 logged dives; documented experience in underwater navigation, night diving and deep diving

Content

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster

  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers

  • Diver safety and risk management

  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills

  • Business of diving and your career

  • Awareness of the dive environment

  • Dive setup and management

  • Mapping an open water site

  • Conducting dive briefings

  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive

  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course

  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Waterskills Exercises

  • 400 metres/yards swim

  • 15 minutes tread

  • 800 metres/yards swim

  • 100 metres/yards inert diver tow

  • Equipment exchange

  • Diver rescue

  • 24 Dive skills

 

Practical Applications

  • Dive Site Set Up and Management

  • Mapping Project

  • Dive Briefing

  • Search and Recovery Scenario

  • Deep Dive Scenario

  • Divemaster conducted programs workshops

  • 4 Practical Assessments

You may also enrol the PADI Deep Diver and Search and Recovery Diver specialty diver courses along with your divemaster training to help you meet all requirements and to broaden your abilities.

Assistant Instructor

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster (if not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment)

  • 18 years old

  • Logged 60 scuba dives, documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation

  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care course, or other qualifying training, within the last 24 months

  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

Content

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

Prerequisites

  • PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Instructor, or instructor member in good standing (eligible to renew) with a recognized recreational diver training organization for at least six months

  • 18 years old

  • Certified diver for at least six months

  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care course, or other qualifying training, within the last 24 months

  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

  • For PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification they must meet the 100 logged dive requirement

Content

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster (if not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment)

  • 18 years old

  • Logged 60 scuba dives, documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation

  • Certified diver for at least six months

  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care course, or other qualifying training, within the last 24 months

    • Emergency First Response Instructor (or qualifying rating) is required for Open Water Scuba Instructor certification

  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months

  • For PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification they must meet the 100 logged dive requirement

Content

Duration : minimum of 8 days

Emergency First Response Instructor

CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

The only requirements are that you’re at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don’t have to wait until you’re ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.

Prerequisites

  • Have completed an EFR Primary and Secondary Care course, or other qualifying training, within the last 24 months

  • Be 18 years old

Content

Your role as an EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you practice:

  • Presenting course content.

  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.

  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.

  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences

  • Duration : 2 days

Specialty Instructor

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from PADI Course Director. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from – so get going.

All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.

PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements – ask PADI Course Director for details.

Content

You’ll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, you’ll get great ideas for marketing your specialty diver courses.

Available courses, 

  • Drysuit Specialty Instructor Course

  • Enriched Air Specialty Instructor Course

  • Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor Course

  • Equipment Specialist Instructor Course

  • Full Face Mask Specialty Instructor Course

  • Sidemount Specialty Instructor Course

  • Rebreather Specialty Instructor Course

  • Advanced Rebreather Specialty Instructor Course

Tec Instructor

Tec Instructor has a nice sound to it, especially if you’re a PADI Instructor interested in technical (tec) diving and ready to combine your interests. The Tec Instructor course is your entry into the tec diving world and your opportunity to join the PADI TecRec professional ranks. As a Tec Instructor, you’ll be qualified to conduct Discover Tec programs, teach the Tec 40 course and assist a Tec Deep Instructor with Tec 45 Diver courses (which is a great way to gain experience).

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or higher

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

Prior to sending in your Tec Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor

  • Be a Tec 45 Diver

  • Have a minimum of 20 stage decompression dives

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Instructor course exams

Academic

If you aren’t a certified tec diver, then your Tec Instructor course will include the entire Tec 40 and 45 Diver course. Part One of the course focuses on the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. Part Two fine-tunes your ability to conduct knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. You’ll also go over the philosophy, organization and marketing considerations for technical diver training.

Tec Deep Instructor

Diving beyond recreational depths with open-circuit technical gear has allowed tec divers to discover amazing wrecks and photograph never-before-seen organisms. Tec Deep Instructors contribute to deep exploration by training the next generation of tec divers. When you earn this rating, you can conduct Discover Tec programs and teach Tec 40, Tec 45 and Tec 50 Diver courses.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Diver Instructor or higher

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet.

Prior to sending in your Tec Deep Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a renewed PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor

  • Be a Tec 50 Diver

  • Have assisted with at least one Tec 50 Diver course or one Tec 45 Diver course

  • Have a minimum of 270 dives logged, with at least 25 stage decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet.

  • Have certified a total of 10 or more PADI Deep Divers and/or PADI Enriched Air Divers.

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Deep Instructor course exams.

  • Meet a peer review waterskill requirement.

Academic

If you aren’t a certified tec diver, then your instructor course will include the entire Tec 40, 45 and 50 Diver courses as necessary. In fact, the first part of the course makes sure you have a good grasp of the knowledge and skills required for technical deep diving. During the second part of the course, you practice conducting knowledge development, practical application and open water teaching segments. We will also go over organization and marketing considerations for TecRec courses.

What you can teach

As a Tec Deep Instructor, you'll be qualified to

  • Conduct the Discover Tec Experience

  • Teach the Tec 40, 45, 50 courses

Tec Trimix Instructor

As a Tec Trimix Instructor you can teach the full range of deep open-circuit tec diving courses, including Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Diver.

Becoming a Tec Trimix Diver takes you to the outer edge of technical diving. Earning the Tec Trimix Instructor rating makes you the person who trains these extreme divers. It’s a respected tec diving instructor certification that few achieve. If you’ve got the experience and are up for the challenge, then it could be your next step. As a Tec Trimix Instructor you can teach the full range of deep open-circuit tec diving courses, including Tec Trimix 65 and Tec Trimix Diver.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Tec Trimix Diver

  • Have a minimum of 200 logged dives, with 20 tec decompression dives of which at least 10 dives were deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix.

Prior to sending in your Tec Trimix Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a PADI Tec Deep Instructor

  • Have assisted with at least one Tec Trimix Diver course

  • Have a minimum of 350 logged dives, with 50 decompression dives deeper than 40 metres/130 feet of which 30 dives must be deeper than 40 metres/130 feet using trimix and 10 dives deeper than 50 metres/165 feet using trimix with less than 21 percent oxygen.

  • Have successfully completed the Tec Trimix Instructor course exams

Academic

You begin your training by reviewing the Tec Trimix course content and practical skills. Then, you complete multiple practice teaching scenarios in the classroom and in the water to ensure you know how to cover all the materials, organize skill practice and control open water dives.

Tec Gas Blender Instructor

Help meet the demand for qualified gas blenders. As a Tec Gas Blender Instructor, you will understand the differences between gases and be able to explain critical information to others.

Enriched air, trimix and rebreather diving just can’t happen without the right gas mixes. Not only does a dive shop need the right blending equipment, but it also needs qualified gas blenders. As a Tec Gas Blender Instructor, you can help meet the demand for gas blenders by offering this important training – the Tec Gas Blender course.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Tec Gas Blender

Academic

Since you’re already a gas blender, the course reviews your knowledge of gas blending procedures to make sure that you not only understand them, but can explain critical information to others. You also demonstrate step-by-step oxygen cleaning procedures, practice teaching segments of the course and create different gas blends.

Tec Sidemount Instructor

As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

For technical divers, using a sidemount configuration is becoming more common and it certainly is convenient for traveling, especially to locations where backmount isn’t available. As a Tec Sidemount Instructor, you can teach the advantages of sidemount diving to tec divers or introduce scuba divers to tec diving with the Tec Sidemount Diver course.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Diver

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor, or have completed a PADI Enriched Air Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor, or have completed a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor course.

  • Be a PADI Tec 45 Diver

  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives, with at least 20 enriched air dives, 25 dives deeper than 18 metres/60 feet and 15 dives deeper than 30 metres/100 feet

Prior to sending in your Tec Sidemount Instructor application, you must also:

  • Be a PADI Tec Instructor or higher

  • Be a Tec Sidemount Diver

  • Have logged at least 20 technical sidemount dives including 10 with three or more cylinders

Academic

If you aren’t a certified Tec Sidemount Diver, then your Tec Sidemount Instructor course will include the entire Tec Sidemount Diver course. You’ll not only get to practice all the skills, but will also get the chance to present knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching segments. We will make sure you’re ready to teach the course and also provide ideas for organizing and marketing your tec sidemount courses.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Tec 40 CCR Instructor

This course is the entry into the ranks of Tec CCR professionals and qualifies you to conduct Discover Rebreather programs and teach the Tec 40 CCR Diver course.

CCRs (closed circuit rebreathers) are an emerging technology and the future of deep technical (tec) diving. Becoming a Tec 40 CCR Instructor puts you on the cutting edge and allows you to turn active scuba divers into enthusiastic tec divers. The Tec 40 CCR Instructor course is your entry into the ranks of Tec CCR professionals and qualifies you to conduct Discover Rebreather programs and teach the Tec 40 CCR Diver course.

Prerequisites

  • Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

  • Be a PADI Enriched Air Instructor

  • Be a PADI Deep Specialty Instructor

  • Be a PADI Tec 40 CCR Diver on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Have a minimum of 150 logged dives, with at least 100 dives and 100 hours on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

  • Meet any additional manufacturer requirements

Academic

Through knowledge development, practical applications and inwater presentations, you’ll sharpen your skills and learn how to adapt the Tec 40 CCR course to your local environment. The focus is on the specific Type T CCR you’re using, but you can qualify on additional Type T CCRs through a shorter additional unit qualifying program. You’ll also learn how to promote the Tec 40 CCR Diver course, which is key to getting a return on the time and money you’ve invested in reaching this level.

 
Tec 60 CCR Instructor

Build on your Tec 40 CCR course & become a Tec 60 CCR Instructor. Train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet & dive through multiple decompression stops.

CCRs are the ideal tool for many technical (tec) diving missions. By becoming a Tec 60 CCR Instructor, you’ll be able to train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet. In the Tec 60 CCR Instructor course, you’ll learn to guide divers through multiple decompression stops using trimix/heliox as a diluent. It’s the next step after you’ve gained experience as a Tec 60 CCR Diver and Tec 40 CCR Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Be a Tec 40 CCR Instructor on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Be a Tec 60 CCR Diver on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Have a minimum of 300 logged dives, with at least 150 dives and 150 hours on Type T CCRs, with at least 120 dives and 120 hours on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course, of which 25 dives must be using trimix/heliox deeper than 40 metres/130 feet

  • Have taught at least one complete Tec 40 CCR Diver course and issued at least one Tec 40 CCR Diver certification

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

  • Meet any additional manufacturer requirements

Academic

Building on your Tec 40 CCR Instructor course, you’ll learn how to evaluate diver readiness for the challenge and potential risks of diving a Type T CCR to 60 metres/200 feet. During practical application sessions and open water dives, you’ll hone your extended range CCR diving skills and learn how to organize and control dives with multiple decompression stops using trimix/heliox as a diluent. The focus is on the specific Type T CCR you’re using, but you can qualify on additional Type T CCRs through a shorter additional unit qualifying program.

 
Tec 100 CCR Instructor

Build on your Tec 40 CCR course & become a Tec 60 CCR Instructor. Train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet & dive through multiple decompression stops.

CCRs are the ideal tool for many technical (tec) diving missions. By becoming a Tec 60 CCR Instructor, you’ll be able to train tec divers to extend their CCR diving adventures down to 60 metres/200 feet. In the Tec 60 CCR Instructor course, you’ll learn to guide divers through multiple decompression stops using trimix/heliox as a diluent. It’s the next step after you’ve gained experience as a Tec 60 CCR Diver and Tec 40 CCR Instructor.

Prerequisites

  • Be a Tec 40 CCR Instructor on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Be a Tec 60 CCR Diver on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course

  • Have a minimum of 300 logged dives, with at least 150 dives and 150 hours on Type T CCRs, with at least 120 dives and 120 hours on the specific Type T CCR to be used in the course, of which 25 dives must be using trimix/heliox deeper than 40 metres/130 feet

  • Have taught at least one complete Tec 40 CCR Diver course and issued at least one Tec 40 CCR Diver certification

  • Have a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

  • Meet any additional manufacturer requirements

Academic

Building on your Tec 40 CCR Instructor course, you’ll learn how to evaluate diver readiness for the challenge and potential risks of diving a Type T CCR to 60 metres/200 feet. During practical application sessions and open water dives, you’ll hone your extended range CCR diving skills and learn how to organize and control dives with multiple decompression stops using trimix/heliox as a diluent. The focus is on the specific Type T CCR you’re using, but you can qualify on additional Type T CCRs through a shorter additional unit qualifying program.

 

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