Padi Diving Instructor Program (COMING SOON)

PADI Scuba Instructor Certification $4995

Difficulty Rating

Level 3


Branson, Missouri


To be Announced, Spring 2020


35 Days of Total Training


The PADI diving instructor program is designed to be a 2 part intensive training session for people interested in becoming PADI Diving Instructor certified in the shortest amount of time possible. This program will teach you everything you need to know about Diving and then some. Our PADI Diving Instructors will show you everything you need to know to become an expert level diver. All the instructors in the program have decades of dive experience and can show you the ropes and keep you safe at all times while enjoying the water. Looking for a new career that is full of adventure, PADI facilities all over the world are hiring instructors now with good wages and awesome lifestyles.

Why become a PADI Diving instructor?

Stage 1- Dive Master Certification (28 Days)

The first stage of this course is 28 days long and will include everything you need to become Dive Master Certified. Which will enable you to get work as an assistant to any PADI dive instructor. Due to PADI Instructor Development best practices, it is a requirement that you wait 6 months in between Divemaster certification and becoming an instructor so the second phase of the course will take place 6 months later. The way we have built this program it is modular and each course can be taken individually or all the scheduled courses in one setting. But you must wait 6 months before doing your instructor qualifications. Feel free to sign up for the entire package or a few courses at a time. The total training time required for these certification is 50 Days and will include all equipment necessary for every part of the certification process.

1st Course- Open Water Diver 4 Days

  • Classroom study for the basics of scuba skills.
  • Getting familiar with all scuba equipment and gear.
  • The dangers of diving and risks involved.
  • Numerous dives in a pool to get use to the gear.
  • 4 Open water dives down to 60′ in depth in Table Rock Lake.

2nd Course- Advanced Open Water Diver 4 Days

  • You’ll start with classroom and E-learning online.
  • You’ll increase your dive depth from 60′ to 100′ in depth.
  • Advanced Underwater Navigation
  • Choose your adventure dives and take it to the next level.
  • Start diving at night and embrace the darkness to hone your skills.

3rd Course- Rescue Diver 3 Days

  • Learn to prevent and manage problems in the water.
  • Learn to self rescue should you get into trouble.
  • Recognizing and managing stress in other divers.
  • Emergency management and equipment.
  • Rescuing panicked or unresponsive divers.

5th Part Segment- 5 Specialty Dive Courses

6th Course- Dive Master 7 Days

  • CPR & First Aid- (2 Days) The basics of saving lives.
  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs

Stage 2- IDC, Instructor Development Course (7 Days)

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

7th Course- Assistant Instructor Program

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

8th Course- Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program

  • Learn the dive business and how to market yourself.
  • Fine tune your abilities as an instructor.
  • Learn to work with new and interesting people from all over the world.
  • Do numerous dives under challenging conditions and test your skills.
  • Do final testing and pass the instructor program!

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Frequently Asked Questions?

What will be my lodging?

The Dive program is hosted at an RV park and Dive Shop. So you’re free to camp out on the property, bring a travel trailer, or rent a local room. These courses are held during off season for Branson area, and most local hotels offer monthly rates. You should expect to get lodging for the month for less than $1000.

How long will the program take?

The program will take 6 months from beginning to end. There will be 35 days in total training time. Then you’ll receive your Dive Master Certification in the first stage, then you’ll wait 6 months and return in the fall for instructor certification.

How much does it cost?

Total Cost: $4995. Travel expenses, lodging, food, and extra expenditures can add up outside of the tuition program. Make sure you save some extra money for your month long stay here.

How much do PADI Dive Instructors make?

Salaries are of course different in every region of the world, but the average instructor can expect to make between 30-50k per year.

What is PADI?

PADI is the largest dive organization in the world and account for around 80% of the world dives shops. This certification will work everywhere in the world.

Can I make money working as a DIVE Master without my instructor certification?

Yes, you can make money without Dive Instructor certification. So after the first part of the program you will be eligible to work for any dive shop and make assistant level salaries.

If you are arriving by bus or plane, we can pick you up. Contact us to make arrangements. ($40 Transport Fee)

There are numerous options available for lodging to include:

  • Primitive camping on the White River Dive Shop property. 200 acres of forest behind the facility.
  • Local Hotels with monthly lodging rates. Should be well under $1000 for the month.
  • Bringing an RV, Travel Trailer, or camper and staying at the RV Park at dive shop.

You won’t need to purchase any items for the program. We will provide everything you need!

The dive shop is located near several eateries. There is even a taco stand in the parking lot. Food will be on you, so prepare according to your budget.

There is an initial deposit of $1000 for the entire program that is non-refundable. The remaining amount can be refunded as necessary with 20% cancellation fee.


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