The PADI Pro journey

Hone your scuba diving skills and emerge as a leader in the world’s largest community of divers bound together by a shared passion for adventure and ocean conservation

Becoming a PADI Pro is a rewarding journey that not only enhances your dive skills but opens doors to exciting career opportunities around the globe in the superyacht industry. As a PADI Pro, you’ll be better equipped to offer unforgettable experiences to guests and diversify your career prospects. So, whether you’re a seasoned superyacht crew member or just starting your career, consider taking the plunge and diving into the journey of becoming an Instructor and a PADI Pro.

Becoming a PADI Divemaster or Scuba Instructor will enable you to work and travel and to share your love of the underwater world with others. Along the way, you’ll hone your scuba diving skills and emerge as a leader in the world’s largest community of divers bound together by a shared passion for adventure and ocean conservation.

When diving is your work, the beach and the ocean is your office, your commute is by boat and you’ll meet interesting people from around the world every day. So, if you love the ocean and people and have a passion for scuba diving and exploring the underwater world with others, becoming a PADI Pro could be for you.

It’s important to understand the differences between recreational diving and professional diving. Recreational divers dive for the adventure and underwater exploration. Professional divers love these things, too, but they are also specially trained to teach and guide others in their underwater adventures.

PADI ProThe PADI Divemaster course is your first step to becoming a PADI dive professional, leader and mentor. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level so you can anticipate and easily solve common diver problems. You’ll gain dive management and supervision experience and become a role model for others.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll supervise and organise diving activities. Divemaster jobs include assisting scuba Instructors with classes, leading guided dives and working on liveaboards. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, you’ll have the ability to earn a living doing what you love most.

If you’re a PADI Divemaster and you want to take your love of scuba to the next level, you’re ready for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). After you successfully complete all IDC components, and have at least 100 logged dives, you will qualify for the Instructor Examination (IE), a two-day assessment to demonstrate what you have learned.

Upon successful completion of the examination, you’ll be a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and ready to start teaching PADI core courses. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you’ll earn the respect from both student divers and peers as you share your passion for diving and live the life you’ve dreamed about.

During your training, you’ll learn how to conduct PADI core courses, gaining confidence under the eye of a seasoned PADI Course Director. You’ll build on your dive theory knowledge, role- model watermanship, rescue skills and leadership abilities by learning how to teach in confined water, in the classroom and in open water.

There is also the optional step to become an Assistant Instructor (AI), which offers the chance to assist with classes and help you progress towards becoming a PADI Instructor.

Get started by visiting a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center or Resort for more information, or online at

Becoming a PADI Pro is a journey that offers a deep sense of personal fulfilment, a connection to the ocean, and a host
of career opportunities. It allows you to pursue your passion, share the magic of the ocean with others, and actively
contribute to marine conservation efforts. You’ll also become part of a global community of like-minded individuals who are dedicated to exploring and preserving the underwater world.

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