Professional Certification Classes
DAN O2 | PADIDISTINCTIVE
This is DAN’s most popular course, and it is a must have for all instructors. The ability to teach students how to handle and administer O2 properly for diving and aquatic emergencies is indispensable. You will receive the PADI Distinctive Specialty Instructor Rating for DAN O2 in addition to the DAN O2 Instructor Rating. Participants must be an Assistant Instructor or higher.
DAN AED | PADIDISTINCTIVE
As with the DAN O2 course, DAN AED is also a must have for all instructors. The prevalence of AEDs is growing dramatically. Therefore, ability to teach students how to properly use these devices for diving and aquatic emergencies is vital. You will receive the PADI Distinctive Specialty Instructor Rating for DAN AED in addition to the DAN AED Instructor Rating. Participants must be an Assistant Instructor or higher.
Emergency First Response Insturctor (EFR)
Emergency First Response is an innovative program with comprehensive instruction in Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid). This new program is international in scope with a unique course structure that allows for instructional flexibility. You are sure to be pleased with the complete line of quality instructor and participant materials available.
The Instructor Internship program is a great opportunity for the PADI Professional that is new or has not been teaching for a period of time. The program gives individuals the chance to fine-tune teaching skills and broaden their understanding of Dive Center operations. Under the guidance of a PADI Course Director, you will get hands on experience teaching real students in the classroom, confined water and open water environments.
PADI Divemaster provides participants with challenging academics, a rewarding hands-on internship, and superior training in dive-site management. This course could be called the most important professional course PADI has to offer. It is not only the first step into PADI’s professional realm, it is also the course that will provide the rock solid foundation on which all other PADI professional courses will build upon. During the DM Course you will discover the pride and responsibility that comes along with being a PADI Divemaster. Candidates must be a PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent, have 40 logged dives and be at least 18 years old to enroll.
Assistant Instructor (AI)
Continue on the PADI professional path by becoming an Assistant Instructor. During this course you will learn the fundamentals needed to teach in the classroom, confined water and open water environments. As an Assistant Instructor you can become a valuable member of an instructional team by teaching academic and confined water portions of PADI Courses. Independently, AI’s can conduct Non-Diving Specialties and have the option to become an EFR and DAN Instructor. Applicants must be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent, have 60 logged dives, and be at least 18 years old.
Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
The Open Water Scuba Instructor Course is designed to prepare Assistant Instructors for the Instructor Examination (IE) and help them begin careers as PADI Instructors. Upon successful completion of the IE, Instructors will be able to independently teach PADI courses ranging from Open Water to Divemaster. Applicants must be a PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent or Crossover Instructor, have 60 logged dives and be at least 18 years old.
Instructor Development Course (IDC)
The Instructor Development Course combines both the Assistant Instructor and the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course in to one program. Several options are available, including weekend and week long courses.
Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating will allow you to teach specialties in addition to the basic PADI courses. This course is designed for the current IDC Candidate and/or seasoned Instructor. The MSDT Course not only allows you to receive the MSDT rating without the required number of student certifications and only 10 experience dives in each area, but more importantly it gives you invaluable guidance and experience in teaching and marketing PADI specialties.
Every diver has something they enjoy to do more than anything else. Take the opportunity to share your passion with fellow divers by becoming a Specialty Instructor. Choose from a multitude of PADI Specialty Courses or one of our Course Director’s own Distinctive Specialties. Candidates will receive the guidance and experience required to market and teach these courses effectively.
IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)
Help mold future PADI Instructors by becoming an IDC Staff Instructor. Staff Instructors can aid Course Directors teaching IDCs, as well as, independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors. IDC Staff Instructor Candidates will work side-by-side with New Wave Dive Center’s Course Director, Patrix Heschel, in the training and evaluating of Instructor Candidates during an actual IDC. This is a very rewarding course and is an integral step to becoming a PADI Master Instructor. Applicants must be a renewed teaching status Instructor and hold the rating of MSDT.