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.
Who should take this course?
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?
What can PADI Divemaster's do?
Work in dive centres and resorts around the world
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?
What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?
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 Open Water Scuba Instructor 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.
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.
A Master Scuba Diver Trainer, is qualified to teach and certify a diver at PADI's highest recreational level.
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?
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?
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.