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Take the first step to become a PADI Pro or continue your Pro Education by taking the next step on the ladder!
Just the fact that you’re looking at this page, means you have been thinking about what it would be like to become a dive professional and get paid to do what you love! You have a passion for the oceans and would love to share this passion with others, either by taking them on guided tours, refreshing their skills or teaching them to dive!
During our dive professional courses, you will learn all the necessary skills to lead dives, assist on or run dive courses and ways to turn your hobby into a career or an amazing side-gig!
The first step to kick start your dive career is to meet the minimum requirements to start your PADI Divemaster Course, as outlined below!
To participate in the PADI Divemaster course, you must hold the following qualifications and have met the following minimum requirements:
As a PADI dive professional, you will have the opportunity to go out on adventures every day and explore our oceans, while earning a living! It will also give you the opportunity to travel and work in beautiful diving destinations and share your passion with others.
For many people, it’s not about the earning potential, but all about the personal challenge of becoming a better diver or the means to travel to some of the best dive spots in the world (and earn a living)! You will build your skills as a dive leader and will spend considerable time with other divemasters and instructors to perfect important skills, such as buoyancy, trim, weighting, dive site management, finning techniques, critter spotting and many others!
As a PADI 5* Instructor Development Centre, Diving Adelaide run PADI professional courses only! PADI is the largest dive certifying agency in the world and PADI professionals have been teaching, certifying and transforming people’s lives since 1966!
As the largest certifier in the world, PADI provides the best job prospects in the industry. It’s also easy to cross over to other agencies, as the PADI instructor rating is the most respected instructor rating in the world, which makes it easy to cross over to other agencies down the track.
As a PADI professional, you will have unparalleled support from the dedicated PADI support team and you will gain access to the dedicated PADI Pro website, filled with marketing tools and resources to help you inspire the next generation of divers!
On your path to becoming a PADI dive professional, you will training with experienced and passionate PADI dive professionals and become part of a global community of dive leaders.
The PADI Divemaster Course is your first step into the world of becoming a PADI dive professional and give you the ability to earn a living doing what you love!
As a PADI Divemaster, you will supervise and organise dive activities. In South Australia, this consists mainly of running the popular leafy sea dragon tours, refresher courses, assisting on courses and running social day and night dives on our local jetties and reefs.
Once you have reached PADI Divemaster level, you can become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, which will allow you to share your passion with others and teach them to dive!
After successfully completing a PADI Instructor Development Course, you will sit a PADI Instructor Exam (with an independent PADI examiner).
After this 2-day assessment, you will be qualified to teach all the core PADI courses.
After certifying 25 students as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you can take the leap and become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). As an MSDT you are qualified to teach a minimum of 5 different PADI specialties and help others become even better divers!
The PADI MSDT Prep course can be taken at the same time after or during the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor training, so you can start teaching specialties right away. These specialty certifications will then count towards the 25 certifications you will need to become an MSDT.
As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor (SI) you will join the ranks of instructors who can help the next generation of instructors achieve their dreams! You will be qualified to teach part of the Instructor Development Course alongside a PADI Course Director (instructor trainer) and gain valuable experience evaluating, training and counselling instructor trainees.
This is also the first step after becoming an MSDT towards becoming a PADI Course Director and is a prerequisite for becoming a PADI Master Instructor.
The Master Instructor (MI) level is the last level you will need to reach before you can apply for the Course Director Training Course. The MI level is an experience level, so there is no course work involved for this.x
There is a long list of requirements that you will need to meet before you can apply for this level.
PADI Master Instructors are very experienced PADI instructors who have an excellent track record of teaching a broad range of courses.
The pinnacle of diving instructors, the PADI Course Director, is the most respected instructor level in the entire industry. PADI Course Directors are the ones who train the next generation of dive instructors and are qualified to run PADI Instructor Development Courses.
PADI Course Directors are the role models of the industry who know the PADI way of teaching inside and out and are extremely experienced.
The PADI Course Director Training Course is only run a few times a year (worldwide). These courses are run by PADI (by experienced PADI Course Directors and Examiners) and are normally held overseas.