Professional Courses

Do you love diving? With these PADI professional scuba classes, you’ll be able to turn your passion into a career! PADI divemasters and instructors all share a passion for diving and an active concern for the environment under the water.


This is where you’ll take your first step towards a career in scuba. You’ll work closely with one of our instructional staff to expand your knowledge of diving and sharpen your skill set. Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities and qualifies you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. The Divemaster course combines classroom learning and practical training exercises as you work your way through a structured internship.

You’ll learn a lot in the Divemaster course and acquire the ability to conduct multiple programs and experiences for students both as an assistant and on your own. Even if you don’t opt to further your education, you’ll gain valuable skills that make you an asset to any instructional facility or dive company.

Assistant Instructor

With the PADI Assistant Instructor course, you’ll supplement your experience as a professional diver and start learning the PADI System of diver education. You’ll be able to perform as an assistant to instructors in the water as well as the classroom and assume some teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to get mentored in scuba instruction while gaining the hands-on experience you’ll need to become an instructor yourself.

With three modules that include academic training, independent study and practical application of what you’ve learned, this is one of the most important courses you’ll take in your professional career.

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Other people dream about it; you’ll do it with the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course. As the second part of PADI’s Open Water Scuba Instructor program, you’ll further develop your abilities as a dive educator and discover the expansive network of professional scuba instructors and dive leaders around the world. The Open Water instructor course is a challenge and requires personal commitment, as you’ll need to complete all of the self-study material before the course begins and prepare daily teaching presentations.

You’ll also attend and participate in 14 curriculum presentations and demonstrate competence in 24 different dive skills before performing a facedown, nonstop 800 meter swim using a mask, snorkel and fins. There is a five-part theory exam that you’ll need to score a 75% on each part in order to pass. After completion of the Instructor Development Course, you will qualify to go to PADI and complete the Instructor Exam. This is a challenge but if you’re serious about becoming a dive instructor, it’s worth it.

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Specialty Instructor

Help others discover their passion in the sea while learning more about your favorite subjects with the PADI specialty instructor course. With a suite of 26 standard specialty courses ranging from ice diving to underwater photography, the Specialty Instructor is a great way to get the skills you need to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer while increasing your marketability as a PADI professional around the world. With the help of Seas The Day’s instructors, you’ll get the 10 experience dives in the specialty of your choice to earn your certification.

Master Scuba Dive Trainer

If you want to show your commitment to diving and prove that you’re a cut above the other instructors out there, the Master Scuba Diver Trainer course is a must. When you become a PADI MSDT, you prove to potential employers that you have experience teaching a broad range of diving skills and specialties.

With your Master Scuba Dive Trainer certification, you’ll be able to teach the specialties you love and help lead people in their transition from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver. You’ll also experience an increase in your income thanks to multiple level training opportunities and meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor.

IDC Staff Instructor

Do you love teaching others about diving? Do you want to help foster the next generation of up-and-coming PADI leaders? Then the IDC Staff Instructor certification is for you. You’ll help others learn how to teach PADI courses while learning valuable instructor-trainer knowledge. Many dive center and resort management positions require this level of instructor experience, making it an important step in your career.

Become a master of instructor-level dive theory through knowledge development, teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations. You’ll be able to teach PADI Assistant Instructor Courses, assist Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development course and assist them in conducting continuing education aimed at instructors.

Master Instructor

With the PADI Master Instructor rating you have joined the elite. Unlike the other professional certifications available through the PADI system, Master Instructors earn the rating by doing. After you’ve demonstrated a thorough understanding of how the PADI diving education system works and trained 150 or more divers, you’ll be able to be certified by the organization. The criteria for this are stringent, but once you earn your master instructor certification, the sky is the limit for how far you can go with your career in diving.