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Pacific Diving Academy

Ever thought about living in paradise and working every day under water.  "The employment opportunities for a PADI certified Dive Master or Professional Diver are almost unlimited in Hawaii. All our major Islands being a destination for ocean activities makes having a PADI Professional Certification almost like a ticket to work. Working for an established outfit or breaking out on your own with entrepreneurial gusto become very valid options once you are certified, and at Pacific Diving Academy job placement is deemed an important aspect of a successful diving education. The skills and certifications learned at Pacific Diving Academy are transferable throughout a rapidly growing international industry where growth potential is extremely high!"

Unknown to most, Veterans can now utilize the GI Bill® for continuing education outside of the typical classroom setting and attain professional level scuba certifications.  As the leading education professionals in the diving industry, Pacific Diving Academy can schedule a program to meet the needs of every Veteran. Their programs are approved for Veterans Education Benefits, and the classes are of the most modern instructional design and incorporate reinforced learning and practical experiences at every level.

Pacific Diving Academy is a offering recreational diving courses leading to the Professional rating of Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, and Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor. Jack continues. "Our PADI Five Star IDC Education Program leads to enjoyment, excitement, and development of the knowledge and technical skills required of diving professionally.

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The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. As a divemaster, you can demonstrate exemplary diving skills, rescue skills, dive management and supervision abilities. For many, divemaster is just the beginning of their professional journey. Others can attain a lifetime of pleasure from a career as a Divemaster and make an excellent living for themselves and their family at the same time.

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

This course is the cornerstone of PADI's professional-level training. The course focuses on preparing you to function as a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor by introducing you to the complete PADI System. The course focuses your ability on using all components of the system as a professional dive educator.

Emergency First Response Instructor

The Emergency First Response Instructor course trains you to teach Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) for adults, children and infants. By acquiring this credential, you can provide necessary training to meet prerequisites for Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses. You need this credential to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Specialty Instructor-Master Scuba Diver Trainer

If becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor is your goal, 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. At Pacific Diving Academy they offer a choice 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.

The IDC Staff Instructor

This course trains Master Scuba Diver Trainers to act as assistants during instructor-level training courses. The course overviews the entire PADI Instructor Development program and requires candidates to participate in evaluation training, demonstrate role model teaching skills and dive theory knowledge.

If you are interested in enrollment, please contact Sherye Grandy via email at for more information or call her at 808-262-2333.


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