PADI Professional

Professional Level Courses

Standard Course Pricing applies to scheduled courses with two or more candidates, Custom Scheduling and Private Lessons are available; contact for pricing and scheduling.

(Prices do not include educational material, personal Scuba equipment, Processing Fees, Boat Fees or Entry to dive sites)

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills like perfecting the effortless hover,and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to all divers.

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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.

Read about the Pelagic Sports DEMA Scholarship for new instructors

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 of choose from – so get going.

  • Boat
  • Deep
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air
  • Night
  • Search and Recovery
  • Underwater Navigator
  • Wreck

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.

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.


Professional Level Seminars (In preparation for the IE)-Seminars are approximately 1.5 hours with time for questions 

  • Knowledge Development Presentations

  • Confined Water Presentations

  • Open Water Presentations

  • Dive Theory

    • Equipment
    • Physics
    • Physiology
    • Recreational Dive Planner
    • General Skills and the Environment
  • Course Pricing Workshop

  • Social Media Marketing

  • Building your Business

  • CYA 101