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Once you have reached a high level of skill and experience, you might want to consider becoming a dive professional. ScubaQuest can help you achieve your goals with a range of qualifications aimed at those wanted to teach diving.


Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational diving begins with the Divemaster program.

Working closely with an SDI or PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.

Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You will put this knowledge into action through our internship scheme.

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Assistant Instructor Course

Are you looking to do something extraordinary? To do something only others dream of? Take a step into the world of teaching others what you love… diving!

The road to becoming an SDI or PADI Instructor can be intense and not everyone has the time to complete the Instructor Development Course (IDC) all at once. Becoming an Assistant Instructor allows you to break down the IDC to fit around your family, work and personal commitments.

As an Assistant Instructor you work in partnership with an Instructor to provide student divers with quality knowledge and skill development during SDI or PADI programs. The teaching skills you will develop during your training will allow you to independently conduct several SDI or PADI programs.

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Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Ever wanted to share the thrills and fun of diving with others? Being an SDI or PADI Divemaster isn’t enough for you? Then become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) rating is the first Instructor level attained by dive professionals.

During your IDC training (or OWSI training if your already an Assistant Instructor), you will review standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as hone your practical teaching ability, watermanship and diving knowledge.

After successfully completing an Instructor Examination (IE), OWSIs take responsibility for introducing people to scuba diving through various SDI or PADI programs and courses.

Teaching status Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct the entire range of SDI or PADI programs up to Divemaster (except for specialities which require specific Speciality Instructor ratings).