PADI Open Water Diver

PADI Open Water Diver is the first scuba certification level. A highly-trained PADI Instructor will teach you how to scuba dive in a relaxed, supportive learning environment.


By the end of the course, you'll have the skills and knowledge to dive at home or abroad and be an ambassador for the underwater world. And you will be ready to step into the unlimited possibilities of PADI Specialty Diver certifications.


This is where it all starts! If you have never been diving before and don't know if diving is for you, try the PADI Open Water eLearning for free by using the link below!

diver ascending the ladder into the boat as an open water diver
diver being led by a divemaster in a kelp forrest

PADI Divemaster

Share your passion for scuba diving by becoming a PADI Divemaster. As a divemaster you'll supervise scuba diving activities and assist with scuba classes. PADI Divemaster is the first step in your diving career.


The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities.


This is the beginning of your professional journey. If you are interested in the idea of being a dive professional, try the PADI Divemaster eLearning for free before committing to a class by using the link below!

PADI Dive Theory

An important part of being a dive professional is your understanding of dive theory. Take the first step in becoming a professional and take the PADI Dive Theory eLearning course.


Another reason to complete Dive Theory is because upon completion you will earn credit toward your PADI Instructor Development Course, IDC Staff Instructor Course, and even your Course Director Training Course Application.

diver on a reef with good buoyancy which is learned through mastery of diving theory
diver carrying gear to a boat to be prepared for the next dive

PADI Emergency First Response Instructor

As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Your students finish the course feeling confident with their new skills and ready to help someone in need.


The only requirements are that you're at least 18 years old and have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.


An EFR Instructor rating is required to become a PADI Instructor, but you don't have to wait until you're ready to go pro. You can complete or refresh this training during your PADI Instructor training.

PADI Instructor

Becoming a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and under water. PADI Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they've completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.


Our instructor development course includes the Master SCUBA Diver Trainer course in order to create the most well-rounded professionals in the industry. This course includes five PADI Specialty Instructor Ratings.


As part of our MSDT program we offer numerous specialty instructor opportunities including:

  • PADI Deep Diver Instructor
  • PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Instructor
  • PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Instructor
  • PADI Full Face Mask Diver Instructor
  • PADI Night Diver Instructor
  • PADI Wreck Diver Instructor


We also include a PADI Distinctive Specialty Instructor Course:

  • PADI Ocean Reef Integrated Diving Mask Distinctive Instructor


The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor and signifies that you've got the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver - the ultimate recreational diver rating.

instructor exiting the water wearing the Ocean Reef Neptune 3 full face mask
instructor and student learning new specialty diving techniques

PADI Specialty


Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away.  All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating, which requires at least five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications.


You'll learn new techniques to add to the experience you already have in a specialty area and have fun fine-tuning your skills and teaching methods. Plus, you'll get great ideas for marketing your specialty diver courses.


PADI Assistant Instructors, instructor candidates in training, and PADI Divemasters are eligible to enroll in certain specialty instructor courses. Some specialties have additional prerequisites and exit requirements.

PADI Instructor Trainer

IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. As an IDC Staff Instructor, you are on your way to becoming a PADI Master Instructor and eventually a PADI Course Director.


Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

course director teaching future instructor trainers
divers at sunset about to dive nitrox

PADI Full Course Catalog

Want to know more about diving? The possibilities are endless from the PADI Freediving courses, PADI Mermaind Courses, and PADI TecRec courses, there is something for everyone. Click below to see the full range of PADI courses available to you.


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