Professional Classes

 PADI Divemaster
Cost: $600

Take the first step in your dive career and become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

During the course, you will:

  • Learn dive leadership through classroom and independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills and stamina exercises in confined and open water
  • Training exercises to test organizational and problem solving abilities
  • An internship or series of practical training exercises

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Diver or qualifying certification from another training organization
  • PADI Rescue Diver certification or qualifying certification from another training organization.
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician
  • 20 logged dives
  • Minimum age is 18 years old

Materials:

  • Divemaster Crew Pak (not included in cost of the course
 PADI Divemaster Class Schedule
  Class forming now! Contact Chris Ellis at 636-255-0707 for information.

  Emergency First Response Instructor
Cost: $535

Now a requirement for the PADI IDC, the Emergency First Response Instructor Course increases your viability as a PADI professional.

Participants attending this course will have two classroom days learning how to appropriately teach and market the Emergency First Response Course covering Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and AED use with Care for Children as well.
Prerequisites:

  • PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • At least 18 years old

Required Materials (Included in Course Fees):

Emergency First Response Instructor Start-Up Pack Includes:

  • Emergency First Response Instructor Manual
  • Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care Participant Manual
  • Emergency First Response Care for Children Participant Manual
  • Emergency First Response Primary & Secondary Care Final Exams
  • Emergency First Response Care for Children Final Exams
  • Marketing Kit
  • All Instruction and Application Fees Included!
 PADI Emergency First Response Instructor Class Schedule
 Contact Midwest Scuba at 636-255-0707 for information.


 PADI Assistant Instructor
Cost: $650

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You’ll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you’ll also start learning the PADI System of diver education.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • At least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician

Required Materials (Not Included in Course Fees):

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching*
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation*
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner RDP Table and eRDP-ML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet*
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet*
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet*
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving*
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate*
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate*
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

* Indicates Item Included in the IDC Crew-Pak

 PADI Assistant Instructor Class Schedule
 Contact Midwest Scuba Staff at 636-255-0707 for information.


 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
Cost: $1190

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program is your final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the IDC, you’ll learn to use and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba to Divemaster.

Through the IDC program, you will complete knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations; confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations; open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations; and have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam.

Prerequisites:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor certification or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials)
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
  • Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician

Required Materials (Not Included in Course Fees):

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching*
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE Coral Reef Conservation*
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner RDP Table and eRDP-ML, including Instructions for Use booklets
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet*
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet*
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet*
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving*
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate*
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate*
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving

* Indicates Item Included in the IDC Crew-Pak *These are the same materials used in the PADI Assistant Instructor course.

NOTE: Cost does not include PADI IDC Crew Pak or fees required by PADI to take the Instructor Examination.

 PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Schedule
Contact Chris Ellis at 636-255-0707 for information.

 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
If you want to train your dive students to the highest purely recreational dive level in the PADI System of diver education, you’ll want to be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. By attaining this level, your dive students will know where to come when they want to learn from an expert.

Prerequisites:

  • Hold five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications
  • Have at least 25 certifications

For complete details, please call Midwest Scuba at 636-255-0707.

 PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Schedule
 Contact Chris Ellis at 636-255-0707 for information.

 PADI IDC Staff Instructor
PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.In your training, you will master instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations.

You will also audit a complete IDC.As a PADI Staff Instructor, you can:

  • Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct the PADI Instructor Development Course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct instructor -level continuing education

Prerequisistes:

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • 18 years old

Materials:

  • PADI Course Director Manual
  • Confined Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • Open Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • All IDC required materials

For complete details, please call Midwest Scuba at 636-255-0707.

 PADI IDC Staff Instructor Schedule
 Contact Chris Ellis at 636-255-0707 for information.