PADI Professional

Many of our students become so passionate about scuba that they take the plunge and continue to become PADI Professionals. You can become one of our Divemasters, Assistant Instructors, Instructors, or the next Course Director! Others are considering a career as a commercial diver, or careers that benefit from scuba certification, such as marine biologist, aquaculture, fire fighter, police, military and many more. We can answer all of your questions on this exciting next step. Call, email or come into the store today!


Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

What can PADI Divemasters do?
• Work at local dive centers, on live-aboard dive boats, yachts and at exotic resort locations
• Assist PADI Instructors with students
• Lead PADI Scuba Divers on guided dive tours
• Teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
• Teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs
• Conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers
• Lead certified divers on Discover Local Diving experiences
• Teach Emergency First Response programs after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course.

What do I need to start?
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
• PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
• Medical clearance signed by a physician
• 20 logged dives
• Minimum 18 years old

What will I do?
• Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
• Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
• Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
• An internship or series of practical training exercises

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How long will it take?
•Two weeks – three months

What course materials are required?
The following materials are required unless they are unavailable in a language understood by the student diver.
• PADI Divemaster Manual*
• Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – all three versions (Table, Wheel and eRDP including associated Instructions for Use booklets)
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• Diving Knowledge Workbook
• Divemaster Slates

* The PADI Divemaster video must also be viewed.

Call Tri-City Scuba Centre to sign up today – 519.581.1044

Assistant Instructor

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You’ll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you’ll also start learning the PADI System of diver education.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?
• Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
• Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
• Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
• Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
• Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
• Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

What will I need to start?
• PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
• At least 18 years old
• Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
• Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

What will I do?
• 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

How long will it take?
• The course can vary from as little as three days to more than two weeks

What materials are needed?
• PADI Instructor Manual
• Instructor Candidate Workbook
• Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
• Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
• Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
• Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
• The Law and the Diving Professional
• The Business of Diving
• The Best of The Undersea Journal
• Log Book
• Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Instructor Specialty Instructor Outline
• Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
• Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
• Open Water Diver Manual
• Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel and table, and Instructions for Use Booklets
• Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
• Adventures in Diving Manual
• Rescue Diver Manual
• Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
• Divemaster Manual
• Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

Call Tri-City Scuba Centre to sign up today – 519.581.1044