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The PADI Go Pro program takes you on the path to being an Open Water Scuba Instructor, starting with the Divemaster course, then either a full Instructor Development Course (IDC) or by completing the Assistant Instructor course then an Open Water Scuba Instructor course. These courses are preparing you for the Instructor Exam (IE). Once qualified as an instructor you will probably want to continue your progress through the ranks and complete a Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) program which then allows you to become a Staff Instructor.


You would work with and be taught by the Academy Divers team at every level, this ensures consistency and creates a family atmosphere within our Dive Centre.


Here at Academy Divers we have an In House PADI Course Director who leads our Go Pro training!


Professional course prices do not include materials or fees to PADI.

EFR Instructor - £175 

Who should take this course?


CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.

What will you learn?

Your role as an EFR Instructor is to be a coach that creates a positive learning environment. Along with learning how to structure and organize EFR courses, you practice:

  • Presenting course content.
  • Encouraging self-discovery in students.
  • Evaluating student understanding and skill mastery during hands-on skills practice.
  • Managing effective scenario-based learning experiences.


PADI Divemaster- £450

Are you now ready to take your first step and become part of PADI's global family of Instructors and PADI professionals, the most highly respected dive professionals in the world?


What will I do?


  • Learn PADI dive leadership skills through classroom, and independent study.
  • Complete water skills, in confined and open water.
  • Undertake exercises to test problem solving and organisational skills.


What can PADI Divemaster's do?


Work in dive centres and resorts around the world

  • Lead PADI certified divers on guided tours
  • Teach and certify PADI Skin divers
  • Teach PADI Discover Snorkelling courses
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review Program
  • Lead certified divers on the Discover local diving experience


PADI Assistant Instructor - £350

Do you want to take your next step and become a PADI Assistant Instructor?


You will fine tune your, already considerable skills, take on more instructional roles and learn classroom and lecturing techniques, using PADI's prescriptive teaching model.


What will I do?


  • Knowledge development through classroom and independent study
  • Confined water Skills and teaching presentations. Teaching scenario assessments
  • Open water prescriptive teaching presentations and assessments


What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?


  • Teach and give academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open water surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach the PADI Peak Performance buoyancy course
  • Conduct Discover Scuba experiences
  • Teach the Project Aware Speciality course


PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - £750

As an PADI Assistant Instructor, you really have set yourself above the rest and you are now part of the most highly regarded group of Scuba diving, teaching professionals in the world. You can do all the things other people only dream about. The OWSI course is your final step to achieving your goal to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.


The Instructor Development course fine tunes all the teaching skills you learned on your Assistant Instructor course. It will raise your teaching standard to a level necessary to pass your PADI Instructor examinations.


PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer - from £325

A Master Scuba Diver Trainer, is qualified to teach and certify a diver at PADI's highest recreational level.


The Instructor has five or more speciality Instructor certifications and as developed a high standard of expertise as a dive educator.

What can I do?

  • Teach the courses you like the most
  • Enjoy taking your students from Open Water diver, all the way to Master Scuba diver
  • Increase your marketability


PADI IDC Staff Instructor - £300

As a IDC Staff Instructor you will be moving onto PADI's next level of training, helping to teach the next generation of PADI Instructors.


What can I do?


  • Independently teach the Assistant Instructor course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct the Instructor Development course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct Instructor level continued education


PADI Master Instructor - POA

PADI Master Instructors are recognized as elite scuba diving educators who, through dedication and hard work, have proven to be dive industry leaders. You earn the Master Instructor rating by exemplifying what it means to be a scuba diving professional through your teaching efforts and professional conduct.


What can I do?


  • Independently teach the Assistant Instructor course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct the Instructor Development course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct Instructor level continued education


PADI Course Director - POA

A PADI Course Director has reached the very top of PADI's educational system. Course Directors represent less than one percent of PADI members worldwide.


There are two Course Director training courses held annually and hopeful candidates must submit an application for acceptance onto the course. There is no higher or more prestigious certification in the dive industry.


Course Directors are the only people qualified to conduct the Instructor Development Course (IDC), needed to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.



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