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.
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.
Airport and Bus Stops
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.
What to bring?
You won’t need to purchase any items for the program. We will provide everything you need!
Food and Water Required
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.