Professional Training

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.

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 Assistant Instructor, 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 Assistant Instructors 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. Becoming a PADI Instructor opens the door to a lifetime of dive adventure!

IDC Dates

Upcoming 2021 IDC Dates:

Instructor Development Course

  • IDC – May 8/9 , May 22/23, and June 5/6
  • MSDT – Course Director will advise (call shop)
Instructor Examination (IE) will be at Square Lake – July 10/11

Course Fee

Divemaster Course

  • Tuition and Materials $715 + eLearning ($232) and PADI processing
  • Recommended study materials – PADI Dive Theory ($125)

Assistant Instructor Course

  • Tuition and Materials $1050 + eLearning ($375) and PADI processing

Instructor Development Course (IDC) $1775


  • Tuition, IDC Crew Pack, and eLearning

Pricing does not include Equipment Rental or PADI Application and Processing Fees

PADI MSDT Instructor Course (5 Specialties) $725.00


  • Crew Pack, and 5 specialties

Aquaventure IDC & MSDT Package Only $2399!


  • Full PADI IDC, all materials, and 5 specialties (MN prep)
    • Enriched Air Diver Instructor
    • Diver Against Debris Instructor
    • Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor
    • Search & Recovery Instructor
    • Deep Diver Instructor

Pricing does not include Equipment Rental or PADI Application and Processing Fees

PADI Specialty Instructor

  • One “Dive” Specialty $150
  • Two “Dive” Specialties $200

Specialty Materials are not included (Must Own Guides or Purchase Separately)

Pricing does not include Equipment Rental or PADI Application and Processing Fees

Staff Instructor Course

  • Tuition $650 + Materials and processing

EFR Instructor Course

  • $275 + materials and processing

What you Need

You’ll need to own your own dive gear and course materials for all professional level programs. Contact our Training Director at [email protected]

Course Schedule

If you’re interested in professional-level training, give us a call and set up a no obligation consultation with our Course Director.