If you are planning to Go Pro and become a PADI Instructor, the Divemaster is the all important foundation course. The Divemaster course continues to develop your knowledge and skills to an Instructor level, preparing you as you get started as a working professional in the diving industry and for the next step to PADI Instructor
The EFRI certification is a pre-requisite to become a PADI Instructor. This two day course builds on your current basic life support skills and knowledge to a level that allows you to teach and certify your own EFR students as they prepare for PADI Rescue Diver. You may also teach EFR to non diving individuals.
A PADI IDC consists of comprehensive knowledge development and evaluation, covering all aspects of scuba instruction and important exposure to other areas of the diving industry.
As a PADI Instructor you will definitely want to teach PADI Specialty Courses such Nitrox, Deep & Wreck etc. In order to do this you must get the relevant PADI Specialty Instructor rating under your belt. Once you have at least 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings and have amassed 25 certifications at any level you can apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.
As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you have taught the Open Water Course, you have guided your student through Adventures in Diving, you shared your passion for your favorite Specialty Courses and you created some awesome Rescue Divers eager to help others. Now you are looking for another challenge to push your existing skills.
What has to be the best Professional Diving rating ever is PADI MASTER INSTRUCTOR. It has got to be on most Instructors wish lists to one day become an MI. It's not an easy task. It takes dedication and years of teaching a broad and balanced range of PADI Courses and Programs.