Path to PADI Divemaster or PADI Scuba Instructor
This section includes information on each course level, from the first entry level course (the PADI Open Water course), all the way through to the PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) and our MSDT program. Regardless of your experience, we have specific scuba diving internships which include all the courses, PADI fees, and materials you need to become a PADI Divemaster or PADI Instructor. With so many PADI courses available to take, we thought having them sequenced in this order would give you a clearer idea of the path to GoPro and become a PADI Professional. For specific information on our career development packages and pricing, just click on your relevant experience level in this section; 'Career Packages'.
PADI Open Water Diver course
The Open Water Diver certification is the 1st complete PADI certification you can earn. The Open Water Diver course is comprised of 5 academic modules, 5 confined water training sessions, and 4 open water dives. This license is the beginning of your passport to adventure with our PADI Scuba Instructor internship.
This course can be conducted in 3 ½ to 4 ½ days and requires no previous diving experience. You’ll start your Open Water diver course by studying independently with the PADI Open Water diver manual. On Day 1, our experienced and fun Instructors will review your assignments and elaborate on any areas necessary, then on Day 2 you’ll take your fist breaths underwater and enter a new world. You’ll be amazed at why you never took this course earlier - be warned, diving is addictive! On Day 3 you will complete all of your confined water training, which will make you proficient with basic dive skills, and we’ll take you onboard one of our dive boats for your first dive in Open Water. If you thought confined water training was amazing, just wait till you see the beauty of our reef systems - it’s a tropical paradise. The final 4th day will finish your Open Water training with your last 2 dives on our reefs. Now you’re a PADI Open Water diver and the adventure is just beginning!
PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course
You’re really discovering the adventure of diving when you earn the Advanced Open Water Diver certification, which can be completed in just 2 days. This certification allows you to choose 5 dives: from night, deep, navigation, naturalism, multilevel, boat, search & recovery, underwater photography, underwater videography, cavern and many many more amazing experiences. If you’ve always wanted to tour underwater wrecks, enjoy spotting lobster and octopus on night dives, see schools of pelagic fish or learn how to identify the hundreds of different creatures that live on a Caribbean reef system, then you will love this course.
PADI Emergency First Response course
The EFR course is a non-diving certification that teaches you basic first aid care of cardio-pulmanory resuscitation on both adults and children. This program has no minimum age requirement and so is ideal for all family members. This certification is a prerequisite for all PADI courses beyond the Advanced Open Water Diver. In just 1/2 day build your confidence and know how to act in the event of an emergency. Build upon your CPR skills by learning how to provide secondary care to a patient when the care provided by local emergency services will be delayed. The secondary care module shows you how to assess illnesses, injuries and splint wounds. Other additional skills include an orientation to using an ‘automated external defibillator’, providing oxygen, and dealing with choking adults.
PADI Rescue Diver course
Build your confidence and abilities as a PADI Rescue Diver with this 4 day program which improves your scuba diving skills. The PADI Rescue Diver course has several different academic topics that teach you about recognizing diver stress, diving first aid, emergency management and dive equipment problems. The 10 in-water exercises will give you the ability to deal with distressed, tired, panicking and missing divers. Feel your confidence and skills improve as we train you in a conducive learning environment and confined water setting where you’ll receive demonstrations from our scuba dive Instructors on in-water and out of water rescue techniques. This is serious fun! Once you’ve mastered these techniques, we’ll then we’ll take you to an Open Water