Do you have a passion for the ocean ? Do you love diving with all of your heart? Want to spend all your time underwater and share that passion with others? If so, why not do it for a living? When you join the club, you will be joining the largest club in the dive industry - that of PADI Pro club and you can work all over the world. This is where you start to share your passion for diving and advocate for the underwater world and its inhabitants.

PADI Divemaster Course

During your PADI Divemaster course at Dive Division, you will work closely with your PADI Instructor and fine-tune your dive skills. At Dive Division you have a great chance to work with several PADI Instructors and PADI Divemasters, which makes it a broad and complete experience in which you will gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities. As a PADI Divemaster, you will lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Please feel free to contact us also about an optional Divemaster internship to gain even more experience.

What will I learn?

During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through independent study and some classroom sessions. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba diving.

You put this knowledge into action through a series of practical training exercises. As you progress through your Divemaster course, you will expand your diving knowledge, get better in your skills and increase your confidence. When you become a PADI Divemaster, you will use what
you have learnt to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them underwater. 

As a PADI Divemaster in training (DMT), you want to make sure that you get off to the best start with your diving career and we have dedicated staff to take you on this amazing journey.

What can I teach when I'm a certified PADI Divemaster?

  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience (Guided dives)
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program (Refresh dive)
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Assist during Open Water Courses
  • Conduct Adventure Dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor.
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program.

Prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster course:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you don’t meet all the prerequisites you could always contact our Pro team to help you reach all the prerequisites.

PADI Instructor Development Course

Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your passion and love for the water, changing the lives of people for the first time and allows you to live in exotic locations. Follow the Instructor Development Course (IDC) with our in-house Course Director, Mick Bosman, Master instructor and highly trained IDC Staff Instructors.

What will I learn?

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made out of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC . Next to that you will also do the Emergency First Response Instructor course. 

The New Revised PADI IDC Course has an even better focus on real-life teaching. After your meticulous preparation with the Digital eLearning, you did most of the presentations. Thus, the course spends most of the time focusing on real-life teaching on the basis of workshops. Learn how to give Knowledge development teaching presentations, Confined water presentations, Open water presentations. Fine-tune your demonstrations of the skills. Revise your Dive Theory and get familiar with the PADI Standards & Procedures.

After successfully completing the IDC, you can enroll to the 2-day Instructor Examination (IE) and earn your PADI Instructor rating.

What can I teach when I'm a certified PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?

  • Conduct PADI Discover Local Diving experience (Guided dives)
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program (Refresh dive)
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Teach Open Water Courses
  • Teach PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • Teach PADI Rescue Course
  • Teach PADI Divemaster Course
  • Teach PADI PPB Specialty
  • Teach PADI AWARE Specialty
  • Teach AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty
  • Teach PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
  • Conduct Discover Scuba Diving

Prerequisites for the PADI Instructor Development Course:

  • Minimum 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • A PADI Divemaster (or qualifying certification from another training organization)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.
  • Have at least 60 dives to begin the course and 100 before attending the IE
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
  • Be a certified diver for at least 6 months.

If you don’t meet all the prerequisites you could always contact our pro team to help you reach all the prerequisites.

Continued Education for PADI Pro's

Our goal is to make you successful and give you as many opportunities to work in the dive industry as possible. That is why we offer a big range of professional continuing education courses. Taking it to the next level also keeps it interesting for you, you learn new things as you go and you can find your passion within the diving world.

PADI Specialty Instructor Training

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you, that is what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course that is interesting to you. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With more than 20 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses available, you have lots to choose from .

Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have, should the need arise. Teach about  different types of emergency oxygen equipment, safety considerations and how to use the emergency oxygen equipment with the different kind of masks

PADI’s most popular specialty scuba course. Diving on Enriched air gives you more no decompression time, especially on repetitive dives. Learn to teach about managing oxygen exposure, how to analyze the oxygen content in your scuba tank and how to set your dive computer for diving with enriched air.

This course focuses on what you can see with your light’s beam. Discover the underwater world by night and teach your student how to handle their lights, what the proper communication techniques are and how to navigate in the dark. Most interesting is obviously identifying how plants and animals differ or change behavior at night.

We like to call it treasure hunting underwater. Learn to teach about effective ways to search for objects underwater. Teach the search patterns using a compass or natural navigation locating small and large objects. Using the right knots underwater and proper use of the lift bag are important skills to have and how to make a planning for a search operation based on the facts you know about a lost object prior to the dive.

There is something exciting and mysterious about going deeper and explore. To dive to the depth of 40m/130ft you need to be confident. You as the instructor, teach them about deep dive planning, buddy contact procedures and buoyancy control. But also managing their gas supply, dealing with gas narcosis and safety considerations are part of your course to teach.

Wrecks are fascinating windows to the past and each wreck offers a chance for discovery and potentially unlocking a mystery. Teach about the safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks, how to map a wreck, using the right penetration lines and reels to guide exploration and techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck. Ready to dive into the past with your students?

Want to stay warm if you dive outside the Caribbean? This is a great specialty to have and teach. Teach your students how to put their dry suits on and off with minimal assistance, help master their buoyancy skills and dive safety procedures while using a dry suit.

Learning your students how to compensate for situations they would normally handle with a buddy, is the focus of the Self-Reliant Diver course. This includes proper dive planning using air consumption rate calculations, life support system redundancy, and independent management of dive emergencies. Teach them how to do  an air consumption rate swim to gather information for later calculation, switching to a redundant air supply system during simulated emergency situations and the use of a DSMB.

Enjoy going along with the flow! Teach your students about aquatic currents – what causes it and the effect, practice buoyancy control, navigation and communication during two drift dives. Learn your student techniques for staying close together as a group as you float with the current using the right equipment like floats, lines and reels.

Many scuba diving areas around the world are only accessible by boat. Being able to teach this course your students learn all about the right boat terminology, boat diving procedures and etiquettes, including how to enter and exit the water, boating safety and locating safety equipment. Set them up for diving all over the world.

Dive Against Debris both improves the health of ocean ecosystems through localized volunteer efforts and provides valuable information about underwater debris to help inform policy change. Teach your students how to recognize debris, how to pick up debris, how to sort debris, how to count the collected debris and finally how to put the data in the database.

The PADI RNLI Diver Sea Survival Specialty Course will provide your student with the skills and knowledge to deal with unexpected emergency situations whilst diving.  They will also learn how to initiate a faster and more effective rescue. Mastering sea survival skills will give your student additional confidence if they find themselves in an unwanted situation whilst diving. Teach them about dive planning, dive preparation, how to deal with emergency situations and how to use safety equipment.

Ocean Reef Integrated Dive Mask (IDM) gives diving a whole new dimension.  The last couple of years diving with a full face mask became more and more popular as it makes breathing a lot easier.  Teach your students all the benefits of a full face diving mask, how to adjust and wear it, the safety considerations and then enjoy the future of diving.

The Ocean Reef underwater communication system adds a whole new dimension to dive safety and enjoyment by connecting divers with each other and with partners on the surface. Teach your students how to set up the communication units, how to properly use it underwater and practice. Guaranteed a lot of fun.

The equipment specialty course teaches you how to manage basic repairs and adjustment. Teach about how gear works, how your students make themselves comfortable with their gear and how to take good care or their equipment. Find out what the best configuration suggestions is for your students.

Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options different from having a scuba tank on your back. Teach how to properly assemble and configure sidemount equipment, trim their weights and manage gas supply by switching second stages as planned. Also you will teach about correctly responding to potential problems, just like diving with a tank on your back.

PADI’s approach to diver education has always been inclusive: Everyone who meets a course’s prerequisites is welcome to enroll. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course builds on that foundation by enhancing the training PADI Professionals receive, and preparing them for student-centered and prescriptive approaches when adapting techniques to meet diver needs. The PADI Adaptive Techniques Specialty course focuses on increasing awareness of varying abilities, and explores adaptive teaching techniques to apply when training and diving with physically and mentally challenged divers.

Which fish was that? That might be the most heard questions after a dive. You as a fish identification instructor can answer this question better, having more knowledge. Your students will enjoy their dives more if they can recognize and identify the main fish families and their characteristics. That is what you will teach them during two wonderful dives.

The Lionfish invasion in the Caribbean represents one of the most rapid invasions in history. Lionfish have many negative effects on local fish populations, herbivorous species and crustaceans.  In the course you teach your student the essential Lionfish facts, how they were introduced, effects of introduction, lionfish reporting, capturing techniques and how to clean them. The course explains why action is required now to endeavor to control the population and teaches the practical way to safely and humanely capture and euthanize these fish. 

Cover more distance in a short amount of time and scoot through the water allowing your students to glide over the reefs. Teach your students how to use and maintain a DPV, how to plan dives, how to use proper descents and ascents handling the DPV and potential problems and ways to deal with them.

Take nothing and leave only bubbles changes if you can capture your memories on camera. It has become easier and more fun to take pictures with a digital camera.  You teach your students how to choose the right underwater camera system for them, the PADI Shoot – Examine – Adjust method, principles for good composition and practical techniques to take great photos underwater.

Teach skills and techniques to have your students more accurately use their compass underwater. Look at how to measure distance underwater, marking and relocating a submerged object or position from the surface, how to make a map underwater, but also how to use natural navigation. Let your student be comfortable navigating by themselves.

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Program

A Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), is a more experienced Open Water Scuba Instructor, who is even more employable and capable of teaching a larger variety of PADI specialties. By becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer you will add additional teaching certifications and experience to your resume and add more variety to your instructional abilities.

Before applying to PADI for certification as an MSDT, you will need 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings and 25 student certifications, which you can do with us as a course or as an internship in combination with team-teaching.

To achieve the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating, you learn 5 additional Specialty Instructor ratings allowing you to teach a range of different courses.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

To achieve the IDC Staff Instructor rating, you need to be a MSDT, an Emergency First Response Instructor and agree to conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to Teaching.

After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you will participate in these sessions:
- Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
- How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
- The psychology of evaluation and counseling
- Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you will get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.