If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.
PADI Professional are employed at 6,300 PADI Dive Centers and Resorts around the world.
The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll fine-tune your dive skills and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. As a PADI Divemaster, you can travel the world and earn a living doing what you love every day.ENROLL ONLINE FIND A DIVE SHOP
If you are 18 years or older, have 40 logged dives, completed the PADI Rescue Diver course and EFR Primary and Secondary Care training, and pass a diving medical evaluation – you're ready to enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. Qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations may apply – ask your PADI Dive Shop how.
If you're a certified divemaster and you want to take your love of scuba to the next level, you're ready for the PADI Instructor Development Course. Over a minimum of five days, you'll learn how to conduct all PADI core courses, so you can confidently teach others how to dive. Your journey begins at a PADI Instructor Development Center (IDC). What are you waiting for? Start sharing your passion today.ENROLL ONLINE FIND AN IDC
"I truly believe that divers are the ultimate ambassadors. I've used my time and position as a PADI Divemaster to provide the hard facts about the threats our oceans face so people can make their own decisions on how to preserve the greatest gift on this earth. I feel my job is done if just one diver walks away knowing just a little bit more."
"Teaching new divers allows me to increase ocean awareness with every course. It's an opportunity to pass my love and knowledge of the ocean on to others. People will care more about things they have experienced! I tell new divers that 'their PADI' is the key to discovering a new world."
"PADI introduced me to my passion and changed how and where I live my life, how I spend my weekends, and where I go on vacation! Because of PADI, I am now a scuba diver AND a teacher who gets to share what he loves with others."
"Today I made a difference in someone's life. Today I opened up a new world to someone who feared diving. Today I saw real wonder and amazement on someone's face. Today I saw smiles that were big enough to bring tears to my eyes. Today I know, without a doubt, that I made the right decision. Today I am proud to be a PADI Instructor."
"As the ancient Greek philosopher Socrates said, 'As I live, I learn.' For me, 'As I dive, I learn.' PADI evolves in order to provide what people need to continue diving and, at the same time, protect the environment in which we dive."
"As scuba divers we must be advocates for non-divers so they understand the beauty of the oceans and waterways, and the importance of our underwater world to everyone."