Are you ready to escape your cubicle? Need a complete career change? Always thought scuba diving was really cool but never had a chance to get into it? Time for the Zero-to-Hero challenge!
In as little as six months you can go from non-diver to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! That’s right, a complete change from whatever you’re doing. Are you already a diver? Ready to live the dream? Based on where you’re at, jump in and start down the path.
As a non-diver, you’ll start with the PADI* Open Water Diver course. You’ll learn the basics of diving safely. Then, you’ll advanced to the PADI Adventures in Diving program and earn your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification–sampling what divers do for fun, like underwater photography and fish identification. Then…get ready…Rescue Diver. Learn how to prevent problems and help divers with problems. Up to now, you’ll have probably taken a couple of Specialty Diver courses (like PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider and PADI Altitude Diver), which better develop your knowledge & skills.
Now, you’re ready to embark on a true adventure–becoming a PADI Pro. Your first step is the PADI Divemaster course where you’ll learn how to assist with students in training and how to supervise certified divers. To be qualified, you’ll need to know the ins-and-outs of diving. You’ll learn more about equipment, diving-specific physics, human physiology and diving, the nuts-and-bolts of dive planning and more about the diving environment.
Ok…enough co-pilot training. Time to take the con and be in control. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors complete the most complete and rigorous Instructor training in the business. You’ll learn how to teach within the PADI system of diver education, details about specific programs you’ll be able to teach as a PADI Instructor (like the courses you’ve completed-PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster). You’ll learn more about the dive industry and get hands-on experience with all aspects of the dive industry: teaching, sales, experience and equipment. Along the way, you’ll get some extra instructor-level training in Emergency Oxygen and CPR & First Aid.
Need more info? Then ask me a question!
Wait–you’re probably asking how much this is going to cost, right? Roughly, going from non-diver to Instructor will cost around $5,000 for classes, materials and some associated fees. If you’re going to buy your own gear, add another $1000-$1500. In comparison, a single semester of college (in-state tuition, books, fees, etc) runs about $7,500. After you become a Scuba Instructor, you can probably make back this investment within 3-6 months if you work at it. Not many career options give you that type of return-on-investment. If you already have a background in fields like business, resort/hotel management, tourism, small-engine-repair, etc. you’ll be eminently qualified to work in paradise as a PADI Pro.
Ok…time to get started. Contact me and we can start working out plans for you to change your life and escape the cubicle!
* What’s “PADI”? PADI is the Professional Association of Diving Instructors. PADI instructors teach the overwhelming majority of the worlds divers how to dive. Becoming a PADI Diver means that your certification will be recognized world-wide. Training divers as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor means your divers will know their certification will be recognized world-wide.