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Professional Dive Instructor

Certificates: Professional Dive Instructor

A Pathway To:

Open Water Scuba Instructor Divemaster Dive Facility Manager Dive Facility Owner


Transfer Institutions:

FKCC Diving Business and Technology
(AAS degree)

Completion of this certificate will prepare students to manage aspects of modern dive service facilities including charter operations, retail, service operations, training facility operations and overhead cost control. In addition, students will be trained to serve in a supervisory capacity in open water diving activities.

We are a Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) Career Oriented College Diving Program. We teach all levels of the PADI program including the Instructor Development Course. PADI is the world’s leading scuba diving training agency with more than 40 years of experience, 135,000 PADI Professionals and 5,700 dive shops and resorts operating in more than 180 countries and territories. PADI courses globally are certified as compliant with the International Organization for Standardization (ISO) standards for Recreational Diving Services by an independent auditor, the European Underwater Federation and the Austrian Standards Institute. This means that instructors that graduate from our program, and take to PADI Instructor Examination have more work opportunities both nationally and internationally.

We are also a Divers Alert Network (DAN) Training Center. We teach both DAN provider and instructor level courses. You can train to be a Dive Emergency Management Provider instructor!

Non degree seeking students that have completed the Fundamentals of Professional Diving (CCC) or have the equivalent prerequisite certifications can enroll in this certificate.

First Year:


Spring Hours
MKA2621 The Business of Diving 3 PEQ1136C Scuba Instructor Training 4
PEQ1137C Divemaster 4    
Total:  7 Total:  4
Overall total credit hours:       11     

For undergraduate admission to a state university, students must have earned two years of sequential foreign language at the high school level, or complete (with passing grades) at least 8 semester hours at a previous college or university (as required by Florida Statute 240.233).

The courses listed on this sheet are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each year. You are responsible and encouraged to work closely with your advisor.

For more information, contact Ms. Lana Sielski at 305-809-3214.