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Where to Go to Become a PADI Professional

With more than 5,300 PADI facilities, it’s easy to find one near youMore divers seek PADI Professional credentials than any other professional scuba training organization.  With more than 5000 PADI facilities worldwide, it’s easy to find a PADI Dive Shop or Resort where you can complete your training — locally or on vacation. 

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Depending on the level of professional training you desire, you’ll want to seek a PADI facility that's equipped to offer the best training package for your career path.  You can take the PADI Divemaster course at any PADI Dive Center, Resort or Recreational Facility.
To become an Assistant Instructor you need to visit any PADI Five Star facility.
To become an Open Water Scuba Instructor  you should find a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center (IDC).   You can take any PADI recreational or professional course from a PADI Career Development Center (CDC).