dive professional career level 2

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Veterans Benefits Eligible

Program Components

Emergency First Response Instructor: Primary/Secondary Care and Care for Children, including $135 application fee

PADI Instructor Development Course: Including Virtual IDC Prep Sessions and $220 PADI Application Fee

PADI Instructor Exam: Including $795 exam fee

Also Includes

5 Dives

Pura Vida Resources: Tank and weight rentals, classroom space, free WiFi, computer work station, daily coffee corner

PADI Fees: Exam and application fees are included 

Materials: PADI IDC Crew Pak, EFRI Instructor Pak, PADI eLearning Registration

Career Support: PADI Pro Tutorials, Alumni support, Career Placement Services

*Note: Candidates will need to provide their own room, board, and transportation.


Age: At least 18+

Medical Clearance: PADI Diving Medical form signed by a doctor (an MD or DO) stating fitness to dive and dated within the last 12 months

Certified Diver Date: PADI Open Water Diver for at least 6 months (or Equivalent Certification)

Diving Certifications: Certified as PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster (or PADI recognized equivalents)

Primary/Secondary Care Training: PADI EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within the last 24 months (or PADI recognized equivalent)

Minimum Logged Dives: Proof of 100 logged dives and showing experience in Deep, Night and Navigation

Accident Insurance: Diving Accident Insurance (DAN is recommended)


DPCL 2 Program Price: $3,999

Deposit: $2,000