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Going Pro – What’s it all about?

Find a magazine for diving or search the web to find dive related websites and images of the tropics as well as exotic destinations, with the interactions of marine life can trigger the desire of working full time as a scuba dive professional. There’s few professions that have the opportunity to spend your Monday morning commuting to work on a boat, soaking up the beautiful weather, and having clients who appreciate and admire you for the work you do However, is becoming a scuba diving professional everything that we envision it to be? For those of us that do decide to ‘GoPro’ and become either a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, and ditch a stable career, or embark on an adventure that will change your life How do you reach the goal and what will you be able to expect from your working in the dive industry?

In this article, I will attempt to explain the benefits of working in the scuba diving business as a PADI professional, and also some of the disadvantages, and discuss the path to becoming an PADI Instructor and Divemaster, and the career opportunities for both the short and long-term, in the field of PADI professionals. Although it’s impossible to cover every possible work scenario and environment, remember PADI dive centres and resorts are in operation in more than 180 countries. This article will provide a broad outline to aid you in your decision-making process. Visit:-

For the majority of divers, they’ll never forget their first experience underwater, whether at a local swimming pool, or at a tropical beach as part of their initial confined-water training. Even divers who have initial anxiety issues breathing underwater, always remember the experience. Moreover, while for the majority of divers, the entry level certification can open up a new world and environment while for others, it will lead to the desire and ambition of becoming a scuba diving professional.

Scuba Diving is a sport that builds self esteem in individuals, enhances physical fitness, whilst educating people about the physics and physiology of scuba diving, and also creates an awareness of the environment as well as teaches the individual how to make a positive contribution to both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Contrary to many other sports, scuba diving is non-contact, 3-dimensional, as well as multi sensory. the focus is on everyone striving to be better as divers, not in comparison to others. Divers can enjoy the tranquility and peace of the ocean however, on top of that, diving can be an extremely social sport that can foster camaraderie among divers and can lead to lasting friendships.

As a professional scuba diver you can contribute positively to the lives of others and the environment. If someone is seeking scuba instruction to learn about the environment, as a self fulfillment goal or to discover our underwater heritage or even to push themselves, you become an instructor and assist them to develop the physical and mental knowledge they’ll need to be safe and have enjoyable, fun experiences.

The PADI Diver Education system offers the most extensive educational materials and a system of teaching that shifts the teaching burden off instructors and allows instructors to focus more in a more individualized manner, since the majority of students can learn at their own convenience and pace using the self-study studies manuals, DVD’s online learning, and now electronic book versions. This allows instructors to cater to the needs of each individual in delivering the course in a fun and efficient manner. This is the reason why PADI programs very popular with students. The materials are able to be used everywhere in the world, to provide a standardised course, but you as the Instructor will have to tailor each course to the local culture and environment, which is an area that you will learn about in your PADI Instructor Education course (PADI IDC).

PADI Instructor’s can choose to work part or full hours in resorts that are tropical, or local dive centers, as a part-time job while taking sabbaticals off from their full-time job, or as part of other work that is seasonal, such as in winter sports or outdoor Summer work. A lot of our candidates who are training as Instructors also have their own full-time jobs and work on the weekends as instructors on a freelance basis, or more commonly through an established local PADI dive center. In the resort environment many Instructors love teaching on tropical islands, in calm, clear, warm waters, on beautiful coral reefs with an abundance of fish and aquatic life. This kind of dream life drives many people to switch jobs and become a GoPro.

This brings us to the questionof how can you be deemed a PADI Instructor or a Divemaster?

As of the date of certification, divers can progress through the PADI’s system of diver education starting with beginning with the Open Water course to the Advanced Open Water course, before moving on to the Rescue course, which includes CPR/1st Aid accreditation (EFR course) before registering in the Divemaster program. The courses can be completed at a time and, after having completed all the components of the PADI Divemaster course and achieving an average of 60 dives; a diver can be certified as an PADI Divemaster. There are a variety of methods for completing the Divemaster course; it can be completed through the local dive center in a part-time manner and either by interning at courses or through practical simulated elements of training. Many applicants choose to take time out and spend a period of several weeks in the tropics and gain real-world experience while training. This is the favoured option at our resort location on Utila in Honduras as well as Thailand as well as that of the Red sea are also popular destinations for internship Divemaster classes because of the amazing diving and affordable and quality lifestyle they offer.

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