You know the saying, “If you love what you do you’ll never work a day in your life”? If you adore diving, going pro might seem like a far fetched dream, but it may be more attainable than you think.
Would you prefer working at a resort in a tropical location?
Or prefer working locally in your own city or town?
Do you want to help people in water emergencies?
How about working in the entertainment industry?
Do you want to dedicate your time to saving our precious underwater environments?
No matter what your interest, there are numerous jobs around the world that need well-trained PADI Professionals. Once you go pro, you’ll enjoy many career opportunities.
If you’re new to the sport, you might wonder how someone turns their love of diving into a career. Getting the proper training is crucial and choosing the right instructor is key. A recreational diver will take diver level PADI dive courses and then move on to PADI professional courses.
The PADI Divemaster course is the first step in going pro and becoming a PADI Professional. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course is where you learn about teaching people how to dive and start to see how you can transform people’s lives through scuba diving. As part of your PADI Instructor training you will also become an Emergency First Response Instructor. Once you become a PADI Specialty Instructor you will be able to provide your students with in-depth information about certain dive disciplines like wreck diving or coral preservation.
The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating denotes a very high commitment to the PADI System of diver training. As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you can independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at PADI Five Star Dive Centers or PADI Five Star Dive Resorts and assist PADI Course Directors with the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).
Next you’ll pursue the prestigious PADI Master Instructor certification, followed by PADI Course Director, the pinnacle of PADI Professional training which allows you to teach PADI instructor level courses.
If you love a challenge and would like to take your teaching to different levels, the PADI TecRec or PADI Rebreather instructor courses might be the right path for you.
Going PRO takes dedication, but there are many options to fit your schedule. Some knowledge development sections are available online through PADI eLearning®, before you complete the remainder of your course with your PADI Professional. You can also choose to train full-time or part-time to fit in with your schedule.
Imagine waking up excited to go to work each day. More divers seek PADI Professional credentials than any other professional scuba training organization. If you’re thinking about going PRO, contact us today and one of our Course Directors will be happy to provide you with all the information you need or just simply answer any questions you may have.
Take the plunge and become a PADI PRO!