About The Program

About The Progam

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The Career Development Scuba Dive Instructor Certificate program was put together to offer the most comprehensive PADI instructor training program available. It has evolved from over 20 years of experience training divers and PADI Instructors.

Diver Training

This 7 month full-time program will take you from the basics of diving and build your abilities to a level of diving and awareness often not found in today’s industry. Throughout this process, you will receive training and earn certifications in a variety of diving specialties. In total, you will earn as many as 18 PADI diver level certifications, including two programs exclusive to Ocean Quest – Foundations of Diving and the DSAT Wreck Penetration Distinctive Specialties.

Practical Training

During your training you will have the opportunity to gain practical experience and mentorship with one of the most active and reputable dive centres in Canada.

This experience will include:

  • In-store experience
  • Equipment maintenance and repair
  • Compressor maintenance
  • Leading certified divers
  • Interning on a variety training programs

You will also participate on field trips and workshops including:

  • Vancouver Aquarium
  • Recompression Chamber Tour
  • Aqualung/Apeks Reg Service Certification
  • Many other exciting field trips and workshops are planned!

Professional Training

The final phase of the program will be PADI Professional training. This will include your PADI Instructor Development Course, Emergency First Response Instructor Course and Specialty Instructor training resulting in you having the ability to teach 8 different PADI Specialty programs.