If you love what you do, you’ll never work a day in your life!” Becoming a professional diver might seem like a far-fetched dream but its more achievable than you think. If you’re new to the sport, you might wonder how someone turns their love of diving into a career. Maybe you want to work in a resort in a tropical location? Or maybe you want to help people with in water emergencies? Or dedicate your time to saving precious underwater environments? Whatever your interest, with over 6200 PADI facilities worldwide, there are numerous jobs that need well trained PADI professionals. So where do you start?

The PADI Divemaster course is the primary step towards becoming a PADI Professional. After this is the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course where you learn about teaching people to dive. You will also get your Emergency first response instructor. You can then specialise in teaching what you love about diving by becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor.

PADI Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world. The PADI Instructor Development Course is the way all PADI Instructors learn. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment. But you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others. Transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer is someone who has dedicated enough time to teach at least 5 specialties at the instructor level. A PADI IDC staff Instructor can independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors. They can also assist PADI Course Directors in a PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

More divers seek the PADI professional credential than any other scuba diver training organisation. Thinking about Going Pro? Click on the links below to find out more.