Certificate: Professional Dive Instructor

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.

A variety of diving certifications are available through agencies such as the Professional Association of Diving.

Required Courses – 15 credit hours

  • MKA 2621 The Business of Diving (3)
  • PEQ 1136C Scuba Instructor Training (4)
  • PEQ 1137C Divemaster (4)

Pathway To:

  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
  • PADI Divemaster
  • Dive Facility Manager
  • Dive Facility Owner

The courses listed above are only a guide. Following these tracks does not guarantee admission into a university. Course requirements may change each year. You are responsible and encourage to work closely with your advisor. Some courses are offered night/online only every other year. For more information, contact the Office of Advising Services at 305-809-3196 or Lucja Rice at (305) 809-3281

Find a list of current industry certifications here.