The PADI PRO rating starts at the Divemaster level followed by the PADI Openwater Scuba Dive Instructor (OWSI), then the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), PADI IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Master Instructor and finally the PADI Course Director. Have a look at the courses we can offer you:



This is the first level in the PADI pro section of recreational scuba diving. Commercial diving jobs may require this rating as a minimum entry level certification. The PADI Divemaster course is an intense program which covers areas of leadership, dive guiding, assisting open water courses and more. You need to be / have:

  • 18 years old
  • Logged 40 scuba dives
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months


As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer it is clear that you as a PADI pro dive instructor take your continuing education seriously and are committed to teaching a variety of courses. As a PADI MSDT you have experience in 5 distinct specialty areas of recreational scuba diving. Being a PADI MSDT means that you have the experience and certifications to offer all the training a diver needs to become a Master Scuba Diver – the ultimate recreational diver rating.

The PADI master scuba diver trainer specialties includes:

  • Deep Diver
  • Navigation Diver
  • Nitrox Diver
  • Boat Diver
  • Underwater Naturalist Diver
  • Optional Self Reliant Diver*


The PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating makes you a valuable member of the Instructor Development Program and will allow you to assist teaching IDC’s. You can conduct parts of the IDC independently and teach the instructor candidates under the supervision of a Course Director. Once you complete your new rating you will be able to teach the Assistant Instructors independently! This is your first step into training PADI pro programs and requires a very good understanding of dive theory, PADI Standards and teaching diving in general. In order to register for a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, you will need to already be a PADI MSDT and an EFR Instructor.