PADI Professional Diver Courses
Here you will find information on the PADI professional diver programs from PADI Divemaster to PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC) and related programs. If you are looking for non-professional PADI courses such as the PADI Open Water Course, PADI Advanced Open Water Course, PADI Rescue course, or PADI and TDI Technical Diver courses, please check our affiliate site Dive Moalboal.
All courses offered here are taught by our Instructor Development Team which is made up of a Course Director and Technical Instructor Trainer, and a team of IDC Staff Instructors. We do not offer easy passes, all of our programs will challenge you, we aim to equip you to hit the ground running in your new profession.
Follow the links below to any course that interests you, the information you will find there normally answers all questions, but you can also speak directly to the Course Director about your course and training options. Social media and email links are available at the top of this page, or you can use the live chat option below, if you catch us outside of operating hours leave us a message, we’ll be back in touch as soon as we open the following day.
PADI DivemasterBecome a PADI Pro
Swap your suit and tie for a wetsuit and fins and become a PADI professional with the Divemaster course. By the end of this course, you will have a lifetime ticket to work anywhere in the world as a professional scuba diver, frankly, it’s the best job in the world and you will love it as much as we do. Nine to Five will slowly melt into days on crystal blue waters and sunsets on the beach. Find out more here.
PADI Assistant InstructorReady for more action?
PADI Assistant Instructor
Divemasters, are you ready to take on a bit more responsibility, and increase the number of PADI courses and experiences you can conduct independently? The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is for you. This challenging program can be conducted as part of the PADI Instructor Development Course, or as a standalone program. If you are ready for the challenge more information is available here.
PADI Crossover/OWSIWelcome to the dark side
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is a gateway for both PADI assistant instructors, or established instructors from other agencies, who would like to attend the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) and become PADI Dive Instructors. We conduct these programs as part of our PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC), they account for the second week, for more information on these programs see here.
PADI Instructor Development CourseYour ticket to your dream job!
This course is for PADI Divemasters, and for dive leaders from other agencies, who would like to join the ranks of PADI diving instructors. This is a two-week program that combines the PADI Assistant Instructor Course and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course. After successfully completing the IDC you will have earned the right to join the PADI Instructor Exams, more info here.
Specialty InstructorTeach what you love!
PADI Specialty Instructors teach PADI programs that focus exclusively on specific areas of scuba diving such as Enriched Air use, Deep Diving, Night Diving, Self Reliant Diving, Digital underwater imaging and photography, and many more. Some of these courses are available to DM’s and AI’s, the rest to PADI Dive Instructors, more info available here.
PADI MSDTOffer your students more
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers, or MSDT’s, are experienced PADI Instructors who are able to teach five or more PADI Specialties (see here for more info on Specialty Instructors). PADI MSDT courses are offered alongside our PADI IDC programs, we offer a number of packages to help you achieve your training goals, more information on MSDT and IDC packages can be found here.
EFR InstructorLife saving skills
PADI requires all of their instructors to be able to teach First Aid and CPR courses, these programs complement the PADI Rescue Diver and related courses. To help you achieve this goal we offer the EFR Instructor course. We always have these running during Instructor Development Courses, but we can also offer them as standalone training programs. More information on EFR-I courses here.
IDC Staff InstructorReady to step up?
IDC Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructors are essential to the success of Instructor Development Courses, as well as being able to assume leading roles in almost all parts of these prestigious programs, Staff Instructors are excellent councilors for IDC students. Staff Instructors are also able to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course independently. More information on these courses here.
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