Professional Level Courses


($365 + materials)

Develop your diving skills, leadership abilities and diving knowledge to its full potential in this in-depth course and internship.

At Adventure Dive & Travel, we have constructed a Divemaster course that is second to none. This course will take you to the peak of individual diving performance. Not only will your skills be polished to perfection but organizational and leadership skills will also be developed and honed while working with our experienced corps of divemasters, assistant instructors, and instructors. In addition, your general diving knowledge will be expanded to a very high level. An internship in which you assist instructors in actual training in the pool and at dive sites will round out your Divemaster training experience.

The camaraderie that you will develop with your fellow divemaster candidates, and the exciting dives you’ll make with your team of instructors will provide a unique experience that you’ll remember all your life.

Less than one diver in a hundred becomes a divemaster, one of the most respected ratings in the diving community. Do you think you could be the one?

This class meets for six (4 hour) sessions spread over a twelve week period. This is to ensure that there is ample time to complete the internship requirements in between classroom sessions.

At the completion of this internship course, you will receive a PADI Divemaster Certification Card to prove to everyone that you have been trained with the best.


PADI Assistant Instructor

($675 + crewpak, application fees and IDC Online portion)

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.  During the course you build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

What You Can Teach:

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct
  • supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

Provided By Student:

The PADI IDC crewpak includes many of the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual

You’ll also need…

  • PADI IDC Online Portion
  • PADI Manuals… OW, AOW, Rescue & Divemaster
  • Recreational Dive Planner, eRDPML version & Dive Computer
  • All personal scuba equipment for pool sessions and open water dives
  • All tanks and weights for open water dives
  • All PADI professional fees
  • Travel costs and entry fees associated with the open water dives


  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exam.
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months.  The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Want a fun and exciting career!

Prior to the first night of class, you must contact the instructor for a complete course outline.


Emergency First Response Instructor

Primary and Secondary First Aid
Adult/Child/Infant CPR
Automated External Defibrillator
Emergency Oxygen Management

($300 + EFR Instructor Start-Up Kit + PADI Application Fee)

CPR and first aid are important skills that in high demand. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach these skills to anyone. The fun part is that you can teach CPR and first aid to others so they can be prepared for an emergency.You’ll learn to gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid.

You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.

Upon completion of the Instructor training course you will be able to teach Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid) courses.  You also learn to conduct the Automated External Defibrillator (AED) module, and how to teach Emergency Oxygen Management.


  • Have successfully completed a sanctioned course in adult CPR and basic first aid within the past 24 months.
  • Be at least 18 years old