As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.
More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you - that's 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 from our PADI Course Directors. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots to choose from - so get going.
All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver™ Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.
PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements - ask your PADI Course Director for details.
Call us at (919) 341-2787 to schedule an orientation with one of our PADI Course Directors.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO.
Call us at (919) 341-2787 to schedule your Go Pro Orientation.
At your Go Pro Orientation we will discuss your Go Pro objectives and customize a GO Pro plan for you.
The Assistant Instructor Diver Course takes an in-depth look at all of the following and more: Standards and Procedures, Code of Ethics and Professional Responsibilities of an Assistant Instructor, Liability and insurance, Risk management, Course planning, Preparation, planning and control in dive management and diving activities, Pool/confined water and open water procedures, Practical experience in assisting with the training of open water dives, Pool/confined water and open water problem solving, How to conduct a snorkeling course, How to conduct an inactive diver/refresher course, Emergency procedures, and First aid.
Upon successful completion of this course, graduates may:
- Teach and certify students in the Snorkeling Course
- Conduct the Inactive Diver/Refresher Course
- Conduct the knowledge quest review in the Open Water Scuba Diver course under the guidance of an active Instructor.
- Assist an active Instructor during approved diving courses, provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior
- Supervise and conduct dives for certified divers provided the activities are similar to the graduate’s prior training.
- Teach approved specialties after receiving instructor training in those specialties.
So you’re ready for the next step and to get the chance to introduce new divers to the
sport of Scuba diving, see the looks on their faces the first time they breath underwater or see things they have only seen in movies and on TV. Maybe you want to become an Instructor to start or change careers or so you can travel the world. The Instructor Course will teach current Divemaster or Assistants Instructors the knowledge to safely function as an Instructor with the abilities to teach Open Water Scuba Divers, Advanced Adventures Divers, Rescue Divers, Divemasters and Assistant Instructors. The program is
divided into two sections, an Instructor Development Course (IDC) and an Instructor Evaluation Course (IEC).
Carolina Dive Center
5540 Atlantic Springs Road
Raleigh, North Carolina 27616
Phone: (919) 341-2787
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