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Professional Development

Learn to share what you love so much with others – become a scuba instructor! From Divemaster programs through Master Instructors, the IVS team offers not only the education, but the mentoring also that is necessary to truly develop the best of the best!

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PADI DivemasterOnline Dive Theory


You learned from the pros, now you have a chance to be one! Be that diver that everyone looks up to and wants to buddy with, and possess the skills, knowledge and training to help make everyone’s dive the best one they've ever had. Assist in diver training classes, lead underwater tours, get a job on a dive boat - the PADI Divemaster course is your ticket to scuba adventure.
During the IVS Divemaster program, you’ll work closely with one or more IVS instructors to learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study, as well as hands-on internship in one or more of our many diver education classes. Candidates will complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You’ll put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

Technical DivemasterOnline Dive Theory

PADI Assistant InstructorPADI eLearning

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). As an AI, instructor candidates are mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students. You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities.

PADI Open Water InstructorPADI eLearning

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator, and is the second key component of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor programs, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification. You may be able to earn college credits too! Remember – this course is all about your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare assignments for teaching presentations daily. Preparation, organization and dedication are the keys to successful completion of this challenging program!

PADI MSDT-Prep / Specialty Instructor Package - Module I

This Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation package includes the five most-popular PADI specialty instructor certifications required to qualify for the PADI MSDT rating. The courses includes EAN, Dry Suit, Deep, Wreck & Night Diver specialty instructor certifications.

PADI Specialty Instructor Package - Module II

Includes: U/W Navigation, Fish ID, U/W Naturalist, U/W Digital Photographer & U/W Videographer specialty instructor certifications.

PADI Specialty Instructor Package - Module III

Includes: Boat, Drift, Multilevel/Computer, Equipment Specialist, Search & Recovery & Diver Propulsion Vehicle specialty instructor certifications.

PADI Specialty Instructor Package - Module IV

This module includes some of the more technical PADI specialties, such as Altitude, Ice Diver & Cavern specialty instructor certifications.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Online Dive Theory

PADI IDC Staff Instructor is a critical step in the path towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors, assist PADI Course Directors in conducting an IDC and assist in the training of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

EFR Total Instructor Package

The Indian Valley Scuba Total Emergency First Response Instructor Package provides the candidates with the tools, experience & training needed to teach the full range of EFR Primary & Secondary Care courses, including Emergency First Response, CPR, AED, First Aid, and Care for Children. Certification to teach all EFR courses are included in this comprehensive program.

DAN Total Instructor Package

IVS’s all-inclusive DAN instructor training program includes certifications to teach Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries & Aquatic Emergencies, Advanced Oxygen First Aid for Scuba Diving Injuries, First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, AED’s for Scuba Diving & Aquatic Emergencies, Basic Life Support for Dive Professionals, Remote Emergency Medical Oxygen, On-Site Neurological Assessment for Divers, Dive Accident First Aid for Non-Divers, Diving Medicine for Divers, Diving Emergency Specialist, and Diving Emergency Management Provider.

PSDA Instructor

Certified Public Safety Diving Academy Level I instructors are qualified to teach all entry level programs, including Dive Tender and PSD Level I.

IAHD Professional

The IAHD Pro-Training is a totally integrated program which consists of two to three days of classroom, pool and optional open water training. You will learn how to relate to the psychological aspects of someone who has become physically disabled, or was born physically or mentally challenged. During the program we’ll use a variety of educational systems to better understand about a variety of physical disabilities and how they relate to scuba diving. Through simulations and workshops in the Pool and Open Water you learn how to overcome some of the problems you may encounter when training physically disabled divers, including methods to assist those with sight impairment, hearing impairment, spinal injuries, amputations, etc. We’ll demonstrate how to adapt and modify normal diving equipment to the needs of the disabled diver, and review products that are available to help with your programs. Overall, candidates will learn to become more aware of the students, their needs, attitudes, and limitations, while at the same time learning how to develop foresight in logistic, site selection, and special considerations.

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