Scuba diving jobs for all those who do not wish to do the 9-5 routine anymore. Scuba diving is one of the safest adventure sports with literally an ocean to offer. From recreational to professional to technical, diving provides all. However, for those who love being in the water more than anything, good news! There are a whole bunch of scuba diving jobs you can apply to!
But in this blog we aim to highlight the top 3 scuba diving jobs for someone wanting to start their diving career as a PADI PRO.
1. Dive Instructor
One of the best diving jobs you can apply for is a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Getting to see first time divers take their very first breath underwater is one of the most beautiful things you will witness. Being able to teach this adventure sport is not easy but it is extremely rewarding. As you get to meet new people, introduce like-minded people to the ocean and get to scuba dive almost every day.
How to become a PADI Instructor: You have to complete your Open Water, Advanced Open Water, EFR, Rescue Diver and Divemaster training. You have to have at least 60 logged dives and a 100 dives. Have a valid CPR/First Aid certificate that is not older than 24 months. You also have to be a certified diver for at least 6 months before applying for this course.
After completing your Instructor Development Course and successfully finishing your Instructor Examination you then get qualified as an Open Water Instructor.
Duration of course: 2 weeks.
If you are not so keen on teaching people how to scuba dive, you can choose to become a PADI Divemaster A divemasters job is basically that of an underwater tour guide. You take already certified divers on dives. Your job is also to assist instructors if they need help with students. You get to call the ocean your office and get to meet very different people from all around the world.
How to become a PADI Divemaster: You have to complete your Open Water, Advanced Open Water, EFR and Rescue Diver training. You must have at least 40 logged dives before you can start your divemaster program.
Duration of course: 1-5 months. It depends what package you choose and where you wish to do your divemaster program.
3. Emergency First Response Instructor
The job of an Emergency First Response Instructor is to teach students how to become competent EFRs. It’s a serious as well as fun course where you teach all things safety such as CPR, first aid, etc. You do not even have to be a scuba diver to do become an Emergency First Response Instructor. Therefore, the scope of teaching all kinds of people is very high. Everyone should know basic safety guidelines and this is one of the best courses you can teach!
How to become an Emergency First Response Instructor: You have to be an Emergency First Responder to apply for the instructor position. You have to also make sure that your EFR certification is not older than 24 months. Or else you will have to do an EFR refresher and then apply for the instructor position.
Duration of course: 1 day
Interested in knowing what other jobs you can land as a certified scuba diver, check out our previous blog –
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