Scuba Diving Career Training Overview


Divemaster
Assistant Instructor
Open Water Scuba Instructor
Instructor Development Course
Instructor Crossover Course
Emergency First Response Instructor

DAN O2, HMLI, Neuro and BLS/FA Instructor
PADI Specialty Instructor Courses
Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course
IDC Staff Instructor
IDC Audit
Instructor Update

Do you remember what it was like to take your first breath underwater, the excitement of being weightless and the thrill of exploring the underwater world? Are you ready to transform your life and the lives of others through scuba diving and live the life you’ve only dreamed of? All this and more is what awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor.

During your professional scuba diving career training with Sea Experience, a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center, you will learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by participating in Knowledge Development presentations, Confined Water presentations and Open Water Scuba Diver presentations. During the PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) you will also attend and participate in curriculum presentations, demonstrate competency in dive skills such as performing a face-down mask, snorkel, fin swim and pass a five-part theory exam and a Standards exam. 

The Sea Experience scuba diving school is located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida and  is full service PADI Career Development Center licensed by the Commission for Independent Education through the Florida Department of Education. This ensures that your scuba career training is provided by a facility that meets the strictest standards not only required by PADI, but also the State of Florida. The dive school, dive shop, classroom, pool, dive boats and accommodations are all in one location. At the Sea Experience Scuba Career Training Facility, you will receive professional scuba career training that not only offers our students all levels of scuba diving, but also has daily scuba dives on the local reefs and wrecks.  This means you are immersed in the scuba diving lifestyle that only an active dive center can provide.


DIVEMASTER

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

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. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do. Read More…

DIVEMASTER – OPTION 1: ALL-INCLUSIVE (SAVINGS $296.50!)
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$1,150.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent.
  • Logged 40 scuba dives to start. 
  • 60 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 12 dives minimum.
  • 12 days of diving
  • An extremely thorough program includes refining instructor level dive theory, dive and rescue skills.
  • Watermaship is tested.
  • Problem solving ability is challenged and assisting and supervisory scenarios are practiced and discussed.
Tuition
Dive Theory Online
Divemaster Crew-Pak
Boat Fees
DM Application Fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
Private Class Fee 
$1,150.00
Included
Included
Included
Included
$1,150.00
$300.00
DIVEMASTER – OPTION 2: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$1,330.50
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent.
  • Logged 40 scuba dives to start. 
  • 60 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 12 dives minimum.
  • 12 days of diving
  • An extremely thorough program includes refining instructor level dive theory, dive and rescue skills.
  • Watermaship is tested.
  • Problem solving ability is challenged and assisting and supervisory scenarios are practiced and discussed.
Tuition
Dive Theory Online
Divemaster Crew-Pak
Boat Fees
DM Application Fee
TOTAL
Private Class Fee 
$895.00
$129.00
$316.00
Included
$115.00
$1,330.50
$300.00


ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification. Read More…

ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – OPTION 1: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$1,699.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver, or equivalent
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 3 Days. 3 Dives.
  • Learn how to teach in the class, pool and open water. 
  • Prepare and deliver teaching presentations.
  • Build on general and rescue skills to demonstration quality. 
Tuition
IDC eLearning
IDC Crew-Pak  
Lake/Boat Fees
AI Application Fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
 
$1,699.00
Included
Included
Included
Included
$1,299.00
$129.00
 
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR – OPTION 1: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$1,953.05
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver, or equivalent
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 3 Days. 3 Dives.
  • Learn how to teach in the class, pool and open water. 
  • Prepare and deliver teaching presentations.
  • Build on general and rescue skills to demonstration quality. 
Tuition
IDC eLearning
IDC Crew-Pak  
Lake/Boat Fees
AI Application Fee
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
 
$899.00
$366.00
$598.05
Included
$90.00
$1953.05
$129.00
 


OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.
Start your career off with a 30-Day exclusive internship in the Bahamas. Read More…

OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$2,299.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • 100 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 6 Days. 2 Dives.
  • Gain more experience teaching in the class, pool and open water. 
  • Further refine rescue and scuba skills to demonstration quality.
  • Learn the standards and procedures that apply to the core programs you will be able to teach.
  • Discuss risk . 
Tuition
IDC Crew Pak
Lake/Boat Fees
Instructor Application Fee 
Instructor Examination
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
IDC Crew-Pak (if needed)
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
$2,299.00
$129.00

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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$2,512.05
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a PADI Divemaster, or equivalent
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • 100 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 6 Days. 2 Dives.
  • Gain more experience teaching in the class, pool and open water. 
  • Further refine rescue and scuba skills to demonstration quality.
  • Learn the standards and procedures that apply to the core programs you will be able to teach.
  • Discuss risk . 
Tuition
IDC Crew Pak
Lake/Boat Fees
Instructor Application Fee 
Instructor Examination
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
IDC Crew-Pak (if needed)
$1,099.00
$598.05
$156.00
$165.00
$650.00
$2,512.05
$129.00

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INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

COMPETITIVE PRICING

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Start your career off with a 30-Day exclusive internship in the Bahamas. Read More…

INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$2,699.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a  PADI Divemaster, or equivalent.
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • 100 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months.
  • 10 Days. 4 Dives.
  • A complete program including the PADI Assistant and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor courses. 
Tuition
IDC eLearning
IDC Crew-Pak 
Lake/Boat Fees
Instructor Application Fee 
Instructor Examination
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
$2,699.00
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
$2699.00
$129.00
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$3,278.05
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as a  PADI Divemaster, or equivalent.
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • 100 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 10 Days. 4 Dives.
  • A complete program including the PADI Assistant and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor courses. 
Tuition
IDC eLearning
IDC Crew-Pak 
Lake/Boat Fees
Instructor Application Fee 
Instructor Examination
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
$1,499.00
$366.00
$598.05
Included
$165.00
$650.00
$3,278.05
$129.00


PADI INSTRUCTOR CROSSOVER COURSE

COMPETITIVE PRICING

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program.
This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor. Read More…

PADI INSTRUCTOR CROSSOVER COURSE: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$2,299.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Certified as an instructor with another training organization.
  • Logged 60 scuba dives to start. 
  • 100 scuba dives required at time of certification.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care training within 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months. 
  • 6 Days. 2 Dives.
  • Further refine rescue and scuba skills to demonstration quality . 
  • Learn the standards and procedures that apply to the core PADI programs you will be able to teach.
  • Discuss risk management and the importance of traning standards.
Tuition
IDC eLearning
IDC Crew-Pak 
Lake/Boat Fees
Instructor Application Fee 
Instructor Examination
TOTAL
Dive Theory eLearning (optional)
$2,299.00
Included
Included
Included
Included
Included
$2,299.00
$129.00

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR

COMPETITIVE PRICING

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. The great thing about EFR courses is they make learning easy by providing a comfortable environment to practice emergency care skills. Read More…

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$399.00
  • 18 years old.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent training)  within 24 months.
  • 2 Days.
  • Emergency First Response Primary Care, CPR, and AED Instructor for Adults
  • Care for Children Instructor
  • AED and CPR Instructor
Tuition
EFR/CPR & AED/CFC Instructor Manual
Pocket Mask 
EFRI Application
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$399.00

Included
Included
Included
$399.00

EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$574.45
  • 18 years old.
  • Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent training)  within 24 months.
  • 2 Days.
  • Emergency First Response Primary Care, CPR, and AED Instructor for Adults
  • Care for Children Instructor
  • AED and CPR Instructor
Tuition
EFR/CPR & AED/CFC Instructor Manual
Pocket Mask 
EFRI Application
EFR/CPR & AED/CFC Provider Exams
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$225.00

$207.95
$14.00
$105.00

$22.50
$574.45

DAN DEMP INSTRUCTOR

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

Prepare divers to prevent and manage dive incidents. Expand your course offerings so you can teach year-round and earn additional income.
Enhance your teaching portfolio with additional credentials. Become a leader in dive safety, and help save lives. Read More…

DAN O2, HMLI, Neuro & BLS/FA – OPTION 1: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$750.00
  • Current and Insured PADI Divemaster or Instructor, or equivalent.
  • 2 Days.
  • DAN Emergency O2 Instructor
  • Basic Life Support and CPR Instructor.
  • Neurological Assessment Instructor.
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor. 
Tuition
DAN IQC Online
DEMP Instructor Pack
DEMP Instructor Processing
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$750.00
Included
Included
Included
$750.00
DAN O2, HMLI, Neuro & BLS/FA – OPTION 2: a LA CARTE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$275.00
  • Current and Insured PADI Divemaster or Instructor, or equivalent.
  • 1/2 day training per course.
  • CHOOSE ONE:
  • DAN Emergency O2 Instructor
  • Basic Life Support and CPR Instructor.
  • Neurological Assessment Instructor.
  • Hazardous Marine Life Injuries Instructor. 
Tuition
DAN IQC Online
1 Instructor Pack
Pocket Mask/Non-Rebreather Mask
1 Instructor Processing
TOTAL
$275.00
Included
Included
Included

Included
$275.00

PADI SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR COURSES

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about.

The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from Sea Experience. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching… Read More…

SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR  – NON-DIVING
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$275.00
  • PADI Instructor. 
  • Gas Blender: Must be a certified PADI EANx Instructor and DSAT Glas Blender. 
  • EANx Instructor: Must be certified as a PADI EANx Diver.  
  • Equipment Specialist: Must be certified by a manufacturer in equipment repair such as PSI VCI, ECT, OCCT and VRT.
  • 1 day. No dives.
  • CHOOSE FROM:
  • Gas Blender Instructor
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor
  • Equipment Specialist Instructor.
Tuition
1 Specialty  Manual
SPI Application Fee
TOTAL
PADI Specialty Instructor Manual (Paper or Digital)
$275.00
Included
Included
$275.00
 P:$210.95
 D:$185.55
SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR – ONE DAY – Choose 2 & Save $100
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$275.00
  • PADI Instructor. 
  • Be able to provide proof of a minimum of 10 dives in each specialty area.
  • 1 day, 1 boat trip.
  • CHOOSE ONE:
  • Boat Diver, Digital UW Photographer, Drysuit Diver, Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver, UW Naturalist, UW Photographer.
  • OR 
  • CHOOSE TWO:
  • Diver Propulsion Vehicle, Drift Diver.Night Diving, UW Navigation, UW Videographer.
Tuition
1 Specialty  Manual
SPI Application Fee
TOTAL
PADI Specialty Instructor Manual (Paper or Digital)
$275.00
Included
Included
$275.00
 P:$210.95
 D:$185.55
SPECIALTY INSTRUCTOR – TWO DAYS
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$400.00
  • PADI Instructor. 
  • Be able to provide proof of a minimum of 10 dives in each specialty area.
  • 1 day, 2 boat trip, 2 dives.
  • CHOOSE FROM:
  • Deep Diver, Search & Recovery, Wreck Diver. 
Tuition
1 Specialty  Manual
SPI Application Fee
TOTAL
PADI Specialty Instructor Manual (Paper or Digital)
$400.00
Included
Included
$400.00
 P:$210.95
 D:$185.55


MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER PREP COURSE

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

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. (Potential employers like this.)
Being an MSDT signifies that you’ve got the experience and certifications… Read More…

MSDT PREP COURSE: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$1,399.00
  • PADI Instructor. 
  • 7 dives minimum, 4 days.
  • Top five specialties includes: Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor, Night Diving Instructor, Search & Recovery Instructor, Deep Diver Instructor, UW Navigator Instructor.
Tuition
5 x Student Specialty Manuals
Boat Fees 
SPI Application Fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$1,399.00

Included
Included
Included
$1,399.00


IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders.
Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you… Read More…

IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$899.00
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
  • Emergency First Response Instructor.  
  • 5 dives.
  • 3 days of IDC Staff Instructor training.
  • 12 days to audit an IDC with EFR Instructor course. 
Tuition
Course Director Manual
3 Evaluation Slates
Lake/Boat Fees 
IDC Staff Instructor Application Fee
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$899.00
Included
Included
Included

Included
$899.00


IDC AUDIT

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING
ALL CD APPLICANTS WELCOME!

IDC Staff Instructors may audit IDCs in order to gain teaching experience at this level. Credit towards applying to the Course Director Training Course is also earned.
As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Read More…

IDC AUDIT: ALL-INCLUSIVE
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN IT$399.00
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • 5 dives. 12 days. 
  • Audit and assist with a full IDC and EFR Instructor Course. Attending the IE is optional. 
  • Receive a PADI Course Report Form and letter verifying levels of active participation in the IDC. Include these with your CDTC Application.
Tuition
Lake/Boat Fees 
ALL-INCLUSIVE TOTAL
$399.00
Included
$399.00


INSTRUCTOR UPDATES

HIGHEST QUALITY TRAINING
UPDATE REQUIREMENTS MAY VARY

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating, but are no longer in teaching status may be eligible to enroll directly in the  Instructor update or OWSI program to get back into teaching status.
Every situation is different, please call PADI to see what your options are first, then call Sea Experience! Read More…

INSTRUCTOR UPDATES
PREREQUISITESINCLUDESWHAT’S IN ITCALL
  • PADI Instructor
  • PADI makes getting back into teaching status easy.   
  • Please call PADI at 1-800-729-7234 and ask for an educational consultant to find out what your options are. Then call us at 954-770-3483 to set up your update.
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