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Next Insructor Development Course Scheduled for March 2021.  Divemaster Programs start weekly.  Call for a FREE Information brief 703-490-1175:

To enter into the PADI Pro realm, ask us about becoming a PADI Divemaster. Here you'll learn everything you wanted to know from dive theory to working with students.

Once you've completed the Divemaster program you will no doubt want to continue your pro learning track and become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

The fun doesn't stop there either so ask us about what courses are available to you and we'll show you the way to being a part of the largest, most widely recognized scuba training organization on the planet.

The world is your office - and your playground!


Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Pro Mentor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Teach Diving - Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The IDC program is a minimum of four days. It teaches you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. The course is delivered with a combination of e-Learning and hands-on workshops, both in and out of the water.  After successful completion of the Patriot IDC, you will take a two day PADI Instructor Exam where you will earn your PADI Instructor certification.  Contact us at diving@patriotscuba.com ask for a free personal consultation with our PADI Course Director.

Specialty Instructor Courses

In addition to becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will want to earn some specialty instructor ratings so that you can offer a variety of training to your student divers. Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating.

Career Development and Job Placement Assistance

Patriot Scuba is committed to helping make your Professional Certification count.  We will assist you in planning your course and finding professional positions world-wide.  Need additional training to make you more marketable?  We have your back. The world really will be your playground!  This commitment and these services separate us from the other.  We want to make you successful.