Do you have a dream of becoming a pro diver? If so, then you need to be a PADI instructor. This would also open up more exciting opportunities for you, like diving all over the world and all the time. But how do you become one? What are the requirements you must fulfill before you can become a PADI instructor? Here are the conditions you will have to meet first before you realize your goal of being a fully-fledged PADI dive instructor.

Become an Open Water Diver!

The Open Water Diver course consists of e-learning, 4 open water dives, and confined water dives. You will be taught by your instructor how to become a safe and reliable diver.


They say practice makes perfect; nowhere is this adage truer than in diving. Make a habit of diving every time you have an opportunity to perfect your trade.

Enroll in your Advanced Open Water course

After completing the Open Water certification, the next course up for you is the Advanced Open Water diver. Through the course, you will learn lots of other diving aspects, as well as improve and build on the skills you know already.

Rescue Diver and Emergency First Responder (EFR)

Next up is this Rescue course, and here you will learn about techniques of saving lives in scuba diving. The requirement is that you complete Emergency First Responder course or an equivalent of first aid/CPR certificate.

PADI Divemaster!

The first PADI pro course that you will do is this one. Before you can be enrolled in the program, you will need 40 dives. After completing this 14-day course, you will have 60 logged dives under your belt. Among the things you will learn here include the PADI system basics, setting divers, as well as working in the dive industry.

Schedule your Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Before you can be considered eligible to enroll in Instructor Development Course you will need to amass 100 logged dives. Prepare for numerous hours of studying and long nights. After completing the IDC, you will be equipped with the skills and knowledge you need to pass your IE.

Final Thoughts

There are many reasons to become a PADI dive instructor. Not only do you get an opportunity to dive every day, but you also have a chance of traveling and working all over the world. But before you can start enjoying these perks and many more, you need to first become a PADI instructor. The above are the most important requirements you must meet before you get o your target.