Padi Instructor Continuing Education

Do you need Diver Continuing Education?

Let me ask you this?

How can you NOT afford to Teach these courses?

You, as a PADI Dive Master – Padi Instructor are a product of Padi Instructor Continuing Education?!

Do you need Continuing Education in Diving

You believed in this concept or you never would have reached your goal as a PADI Instructor to begin with! Why would your students be any different from you? Most students want to know more about their sport, how to become a better diver, and learn how to help their dive buddy. They are looking to you for guidance, just as you looked to your instructor’s years ago. They want to learn, put their new knowledge in to practice by diving! Think back, you couldn’t wait to use a underwater camera, SMB, lift bag, could you?

Say That Again, there’s that money thing right? Let’s take a closer look. Of all the scuba diving courses you can offer, which costs you most to teach? The PADI Advanced? Hardly, you spend minimal time, the academics most of your time is spent actually diving and having fun. PADI Specialties, no wrong again, most can be done during the course of your normal diving. PADI Specialties, like the Advanced Course, have minimal academics; most of the academics are done by student at home. You teach them to dive, not to read.

The most expensive course? Open Water. In the Open Water Course, there are 8 to 12 hours of academics, five pool training dives (averaging 3 hours per session), four Open Water dives (averaging two eight hour days). This is a total of 41 hours. The average course cost is usually about £300.00 to £500.00 Sterling Pounds per student. Don’t forget you may also have Dive Masters, class materials, pool fees, equipment rental, air and possible other Open Water expenses. Then why do most Instructors only teach Open Water and not Continuing Education Courses?

Mostly, this is due to comfort level. They are the most comfortable teaching the Open Water Course. In part because the Open Water Course was the primary focus of their IDC.

While it is true, you can learn to teach Specialties in your own comfort level and will be greatly increased by learning the proper techniques and teaching methods from someone very experienced in presenting these courses, such as a PADI Course Director Joey A. Ridge. The more comfortable you are teaching, the more you want to teach and more fun you’ll have. Your students want to have fun, too. Remember That Word FUN!!!!

If the courses are not well organized an instructor will stumbling through the material, no one is going to have fun, especially you!

Here’s your chance to learn how to conduct the Continuing Education Courses properly and become a better, more productive, more comfortable PADI Instructor. These are the reasons you need Continuing Education Courses.


  1. Boat Diver
  2. Deep Diver
  3. Dry Suit Diver
  4. Nitrox Diver
  5. Equipment
  6. Aware Fish Id
  7. Multi-Level Diver
  8. Night Diver
  9. Emergency Oxygen Provider (Oxygen Administration)
  10. Diver Propulsion Vehicle (DPV)
  11. Search and Recovery S & R
  12. Surface Marker Buoy SMB
  13. Navigation Diver
  14. Naturalist Diver
  15. Underwater Photography
  16. Digital Underwater Photography
  17. Underwater Videography
  18. Wreck Diver
  19. DSAT Gas Blender NITROX
  20. DSAT Gas Blender TRIMIX
  21. DSAT TEC DIVER (on request)

Take just a moment and look at the PADI Emergency First Response class.. Now think, how many students, relatives, acquaintances and people do you know that have said, “Someday, I’m going to learn First Aid and CPR.” You could and should be teaching them! They want the class. All you have to do is offer it to them!


If they’re not paying you to teach them, they’ll pay someone else!

Go PRO -Scuba Diving Careers

Love Your Job, Your Lifestyle and Your Freedom

Get a life worth living:  become a PADI Professional.
You’ll do things others only dream of. Whether you work in a local dive shop, at a dive resort or on a liveaboard dive boat, the adventure of a lifetime is yours for the taking.
Imagine a job where you actually look forward to work in the morning. Sailing into incredible sunsets could be the rule, not the exception, especially if you work in a tropical dive destination. The commute to work could be as easy as a ten-minute boat ride and work becomes an adventure in itself.

Get paid to scuba dive and help others transform their lives.  Become a PADI Scuba InstructorOr, set your sights closer to home and aspire to work at your local PADI Dive Shop where you’ll teach people scuba diving and guide scuba diving trips to exotic dive destinations. You’ll experience the pride of sharing your passion while helping others enrich their lives through the adventure of diving.
It’s about transformation-both in yourself and those around you.  As a PADI Professional, you have the ability to affect change — to  help student divers turn anticipation into passion, fear into courage, faint-heartedness into accomplishment and timidy into confidence. You’ll open their eyes to the world underwater, introduce them to vibrant coral reefs and watch them breathe underwater for the first time.

Jobs you might enjoy when you live the dive life as a PADI Professional:

  • Enjoy your lifestyle as a PADI ProTeach scuba diving lessons to new scuba divers in a land far away or in your own backyard
  • Help scuba divers improve their skills or learn special skills like underwater photography
  • Lead scuba divers on scuba diving trips to exotic locations all around the world
  • Captain a dive boat
  • Teach diving for your local PADI Dive Center or Resort
  • Work on a liveaboard dive boat, where your next dive is right outside your front door

It’s not hard to explain why teaching scuba diving is so rewarding. See what these PADI Pros have to say:

I Share the Awesome Experience of Diving

Andrew Statler, MSDT, Winner of the 2007 PADI Go PRO Challenge Professional Rating Contest“I’m a PADI Pro because scuba diving is an experience to share with everyone! As a professional, I can introduce the underwater world to someone for the first time and be the first to see them smile when they discover what fun scuba diving is!”
Andrew Statler, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

I’m Living My Passion

Share your passion with new scuba divers as a PADI scuba instructor“Diving is my profession and passion. I’ve been a fulltime professional for over 10 years and my work has taken me to some of the most exotic places on the planet. Sharing my passion is a pleasure and a privilege as is introducing new divers, and helping the more experienced to enjoy the wonders of our exciting world beneath the waves”.
Mike Harris, PADI Master Instructor

For the Fun, Excitement, Camaraderie

“After my first trip to Bonaire, I fell in love with the sport, and before I knew it, I was an Assistant Instructor! I enjoy passing on my knowledge and love of scuba diving to many students…some of whom have since become good friends. Our local dive shop plans social events for all of us to come to share our stories and just simply hang out with friends. Right now, we are all counting the days until our trip to Roatan, Honduras.” Karen Murphy, Assistant Instructor

I Love My Job!

PADI Scuba Instructors love their jobs.  You can too!“I love my job! Why? It is a true pleasure working with people that are always happy, I can do it anywhere in the world, I go to marvelous places and I get paid! To look into the eyes of those who say that they have always wanted to try it but have been scared and then to have them learn and then see their smile of satisfaction is priceless! To watch your divers shine like complete professionals enjoying their dive, to get to know great people throughout the world, always enjoying work because you are always surprised at the new things you see at the bottom of the ocean, living in the Caribbean! To understand that although everyone is different once we learn to dive we all become special beings, your life can never again be the same and you had something to do with it. And I always have an ocean view!”
Laura Manjarrez, IDC Staff Instructor

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