You are already a dive pro? - Continuing education with dive2pro for dive pros!
The professional PADI ratings are marked in black in the course flowchart. Information regarding a course, requirements, prerequisites and similar things you receive by clicking on the relevant course:
If you are already dive leader or instructor with another dive organization, you may receive credit for some parts of your already taken dive training. Please send us your request, that we are able to check in detail.
To conduct all PADI courses including the PADI Divemaster independently you must reach at least the rating of a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (PADI OWSI). You reach this instructor rating either by entering as a PADI Divemaster directly into a PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) or you become a PADI Assistant Instructor first and you attend a PADI OWSI program afterwards.
Whatever way you choose - PADI IDC or PADI Assistant Instructor plus PADI OWSI - before you become a PADI scuba instructor (PADI OWSI), you have to proof your achievement in a PADI IE (Instructor Examination).
A PADI IE is conducted by a PADI Examiner and normally takes two days.The PADI IE verifies your qualification you have learned during your training courses. After successful participation and meeting all necessary requirements, you will be certified by PADI as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (PADI OWSI) - the first PADI scuba instructor level.
dive2pro assists you not only to reach this level. dive2pro of course also offers continuing education for PADI scuba instructors (PADI Specialty Instructor and PADI IDC Staff Instructor courses). And we support you when looking for a job by using our international dive2pro network.