If you love scuba diving and are ready to take it to a whole new level, consider going Pro!
PADI Professional Training
Scuba divers look up to dive professionals because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a dive professional, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
What do you need?
Certified Open Water Divers interested to share their passion with other divers have access to continuing education courses at COJO Diving, which will prepare you for your career as a dive professional. The following courses are required, before you register for your first level of professional training:
PADI DiveMaster Course
This is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune and refine your dive skills and rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems.
You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.
As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you.
PADI Rescue Divers (or equivalent from another recognized agency) who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:
- CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
- At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification.
PADI Assistant Instructor Course
Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant 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. Through hard work and commitment, you are rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.
Successfully completing 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 a divemaster rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the Assistant Instructor course.
A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor Course. You also need:
- Be at least 18 years old
- At least 60 logged dives with documented experience in night, deep, and navigation dives.
- EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or CPR and First Aid equivalent) training within the past 24 months.
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
Contact us to learn more about becoming a PADI Pro with COJO Diving!