PADI Diving Instructor Courses

Welcome to our PADI Professional Scuba Instructor and course area. Here you can see which classes we offer and learn more about each one of them. Our approach here is to explain the classes, and break out the costs of each one so that you will know the true expenses involved in each class. Each class is set up with Tutition, and many have materials, books and some have PADI Fees. Please note that any PADI Fees or PADI Application fees are paid directly to PADI, but we included them here so you understand all of the costs involved in that certification.

Professional Instructor Classes:

These include some distinctive specialties they have special knowledge experience in. You can learn more about the PADI Specialty Instructor Courses we teach in the Continuing Education section.

  • Dive Master

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    Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career.

    $695.00
    Tuition

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  • Open Water Scuba Instructor

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    If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others.

    $1295.00
    Tuition

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  • Emergency First Responder Instructor

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    CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone.

    $199.00
    Tuition

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  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

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    The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart as a dive instructor who takes continuing education seriously and is committed to teaching a variety of courses. Being an MSDT signifies that you've got the experience and specialty certifications.

    $795.00
    Tuition

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  • Resort Operations Specialty

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    The Resort Operation Specialty certification puts you in real world resort environment so you can gain valuable hands on resort operations skills while learning on the job. You not only assist with teach real students, you will be learning about all aspects of running a successful dive resort operation which will make you and your skills in high demand by resorts and dive centers you hope to work with in the future.

    $2000.00
    Tuition

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  • Rebreather Instructor

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    Rebreathers used to be only for technical diving, but not any more. New Type R (recreational) rebreathers are lightweight, easy-to-transport and have sophisticated electronics to simplify their use. If you are already a Rebreather Diver and a PADI Instructor then we can teach you to be a PADI Rebreather Instructor in this course!

    $459.00
    Tuition

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Prerequisite Instructor Classes:

Our basic recreational classes are all inclusive, which is to say they include your books, materials and dive trips all for one price. The only exception is our Rebreather classes because some of the materials and books vary depending on the CCR Unit and you choose.

  • Open Water Diver

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    If you've always wanted to take scuba diving lessons, experience unparalleled adventure and see the world beneath the waves, this is where it starts. Get your scuba diving certification with the PADI Open Water Diver course - the world's most popular and widely recognized scuba course. Millions of people have learned to scuba dive and gone on to discover the wonders of the aquatic world through this course.

    $420.00
    Course Price

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  • Advanced Open Water

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    Exploration, Excitement, Experiences. That's what the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course is all about. You don't have to be "advanced" to take it - it's designed to advance your diving, so you can start right after earning your PADI Open Water Diver certification.

    $375.00
    Course Price

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  • PADI Rescue Diver

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    The PADI Rescue Diver course prepares candidates to deal with dive emergencies, minor and major, using a variety of techniques.

    $375.00
    Course Price

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  • Emergency First Responder

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    CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines, and you can offer courses to anyone.

    $99.00
    Course Price

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DiveHeart Certification and Training:

Scuba Diving is a sport that can be enjoyed by people of all abilities and our Diveheart programs for will allow you to work as an Adaptive Dive Buddy, an Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy (Dive Master) or as an Adaptive Scuba Instructor (Instructor) to assist people with physical challenges in enjoying the underwater world.

  • DiveHeart Adaptive Dive Buddy

    The DIVE HEART Adaptive Dive Buddy course introduces Adaptive Diving to anyone interested in learning about diving with a disability. By the end of this program, a candidate will be able to be a successful and comfortable member of an Adaptive Dive Team.

    $470.00
    Tuition

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  • DiveHeart Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy

    The DIVE HEART Advanced Adaptive Dive Buddy requires additional scuba certification prerequisites while introducing advanced adaptive scuba buddy skills, techniques and protocols as well as knowledge of specialized advanced adaptive equipment.

    $570.00
    Tuition

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  • DiveHeart Adaptive Scuba Instructor

    The DIVE HEART Adaptive Scuba Instructor program introduces the open water scuba instructor to innovative Diveheart Adaptive Diving protocols, assessment tools and techniques to prepare him to work with divers with disabilities.

    $900.00
    Tuition

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Continuing Education Instructor Classes:

The most common 5 that we suggest here are: Deep, Wreck, Night, Enriched Air and Emergency 02.

  • PADI Underwater Navigator Instuctor

    The PADI Underwater Navigator course offered at Rainbow Reef Dive Center is designed to help you the PADI Professional Dive Instructor offer a better understanding to your students of how to safely navigate underwater.

    $199.00
    Tuition

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  • PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor

    If you enjoy wreck diving and want to take it to the next level as a PADI Wreck Diver Specialty Instructor, then you have come to the right place.

    $199.00
    Tuition

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  • PADI Dry Suit Specialty Instructor

    The PADI Dry Suit Specialty Instructor Course offered at Rainbow Reef Dive Center is designed to help you the PADI Instructor to expand the potential of your students diving experiences in colder waters.

    $199.00
    Tuition

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  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor

    The PADI Deep Diver Specialty Instructor course offered at Rainbow Reef Dive Center enables you the instructor to help your students expand their diving skills.

    $199.00
    Tuition

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  • IDC Course Schedule

    We run PADI IDC's about once a month throughout the year, so you are never more than a few days away from our next class cycle!

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  • Career Package Builder

    Use our package wizard to walk you through creating your own custom IDC package of courses, complete with pricing breakdown.

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  • PADI IDC Report

    What is the experience like? Follow all of the days and weeks activities with our IDC staff and candidates.

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  • Featured Specialty Course

    See what our featured specialty of the month is, and learn why it's important to your professional diving career.

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