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PADI Master Instructor

Join the elite group of PADI Master Instructors by teaching a range of different PADI courses!

PADI Master Instructor

Once you are a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, you can work towards becoming a PADI Master Instructor. A Master Instructor is an elite diving instructor who has a proven track record of certifying PADI students in a broad range of diving courses.

The PADI Master Instructor is an experience level and not a course, as such there is no course structure for this instructor level.

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  • Be a current PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • Be a PADI Instructor for a minimum of 2 years
  • Certified a minimum of 150 PADI Students
    • Minimum of 15 PADI Specialty Divers
    • Minimum of 5 PADI Rescue Divers
    • Minimum of 5 PADI Divemaster
    • Minimum of 5 Assistant Instructor or staffed a minimum of 2 PADI IDCs
  • Attended a minimum of 3 PADI Seminars
  • Certified a minimum of 10 Emergency First Response students
  • Have no verified Quality Management violations within the past 6 months

What can I teach after becoming a PADI Master Instructor?

  • All programs a PADI IDC Staff Instructor can teach
  • Minimum of 5 Specialties of choice (as per MSDT)
  • Assistant Instructor Courses
  • Part of an IDC program under the supervision of a Course Director


  • PADI application fee for Master Instructor certification

What’s next?

The PADI Master Instructor level is a big step towards and is a prerequisite for becoming a PADI Course Director. PADI Course Directors are part of a select group of elite PADI diving instructors that can train the next generation of PADI instructors!

How can we help?

At Diving Adelaide we teach a broad range of courses from the Open Water Diver course all the way through to PADI IDC Staff Instructor. We run most of the PADI specialty courses locally as well as all of the main courses. If you’re a current PADI IDC Staff Instructor and would like to move up to the next level of Master Instructor, please contact us to discuss how we can help.

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