Become A Padi Dive Instructor
The Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) is a certification agency where you can become a PADI instructor. There are several different kinds of diving instructor certification programs available through PADI. All you have to do is decide on which certification you want, the location for your training, and complete the training and classes for PADI certification. Turn your Scuba diving hobby into a new career with PADI certification.
To become a PADI Dive Instructor, you will need:
- PADI Certification Agency
- Required Scuba gear
- Enriched Air Instructor. The PADI Enriched Air Diver course teaches you to be an instructor of Enriched Air diving. The PADI Enriched Air instructor course will teach you how to make no compression dives with enriched air nitrox which allows divers more time underwater. You will learn about the proper scuba diving equipment, how to manage the oxygen supply, how to set your dive computer, and safety. Minimum age requirement is fifteen years.
- Dry Suit Diver Instructor. The PADI Dry Suit Diver Instructor course teaches you safety of Dry Suit diving, cold water dives, dry suit maintenance, safety checks, bubble check, water entry, descent techniques, buoyancy check, proper dry suit gear, and cold water diving safety. Check for required prerequisites for this course.
- Wreck Diver Instructor. If exploring sunken ships, vehicles, or structures sounds exciting you may want to be a Wreck Diver Instructor. The PADI Wreck Diver Instructor course teaches you how to research a wreck, the proper diving gear to use, how to enter a wreck safely, exploring a wreck safely, and how to avoid dangerous hazards. Check for required prerequisites for this course.
- Night Diver Instructor. Diving at night brings you into a world not visible in the light of day. The PADI Night Diver Instructor course teaches you how to plan and organize a night dive, what procedures to follow, and proper techniques to use. You will learn what problems to expect, controlling night buoyancy, and underwater navigation at night. You will learn proper entries, exits, and something about nocturnal aquatic life. Check for required prerequisites for this course.
- Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor. One of the most important safety lessons in Scuba diving is learning to provide emergency oxygen to a diver. The PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course will teach you how to recognize a diver in trouble with diving illnesses and in need of emergency oxygen. The course includes lessons on how to set up the equipment properly and the proper way to administer emergency oxygen to a diver.