Professional – Divemaster & Instructor
Become a diving professional – a hobby or career for you!
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and/or Instructor Development Course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to professional divers because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a pro, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
To get started, you’ll need to be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent.
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 divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
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.
- Tuition $395 + eLearning ($232) + materials ($315) + processing
- Recommended study materials – PADI Dive Theory ($125)
- Divemaster Class 2017-2018
Assistant Instructor Course
- Tuition $575 + materials, eLearning, and processing
Instructor Development Course (IDC)
- Tuition $1150 + materials ($644) and eLearning ($375)
- PADI Instructor Examination (IE) $625 and processing
- IDC, Schedule, 2016 Aquaventure
Staff Instructor Course
- Tuition $650 + materials and processing
EFR Instructor Course
- $275 + materials and processing
You’ll need to own your own dive gear and course materials for all professional level programs. Contact the staff at Aquaventure for details.