WHY BECOME A PADI PROFESIONAL
FOUR DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS
WHAT DO THEY HAVE IN COMMON?
Emily is a physician who specializes in diagnosing and treating cancer. Working with a specialized team, composing of different healthcare professionals, she provides comprehensive care for cancer patients. Her hardwork and dedication towards her patients has kept many of them alive and well till today. Many of her clients are living better, eating better and exercising regularly. She has changed the lives of her patients.
Cynthia is an elementary school teacher. She loves her job. She loves her kids. Her job allows her to mold the young minds into respectable and successful pillars of the community. Cynthia has her own unique ways of teaching, keeping the young minds excited to learn all the time. Her ability to challenge the young minds are so creative that they are often up for more. Most of the kids she taught became successful professionals.
Gabriel is Church pastor in charge of counselling drug addicts. He spends most of his time doing house calls, visiting the drug addicts and following up on their progress. He is also constantly working with private companies to offer the drug addicts opportunities to reintegrate into society and become better people. He has given most of the drug addicts a second chance at their lives. Many of them are earning decent incomes with good families now.
Wade is a full-time scuba diving instructor. His day to day routine is teaching people to dive. In his career as a diving instructor, he has patiently coached many divers that were initially weak in water and gradually built confidence to enjoy the most in scuba diving. Most of his divers stay active and become exceptional divers who appreciate Mother Nature, becoming activists in conserving the ocean and environment.
FOUR DIFFERENT PROFESSIONS
They have individually transformed lives and changed them for the better.
A dive professional, like many other professionals, is a life transformation career.
Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster course and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, not only do you get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.
Looking back 20 years ago when I first set foot as a PADI Divemaster, the reasons I tell people why I chose this career back then and now are different. I used to think becoming a PADI Divemaster was all about scuba diving, sharing the passion and having fun.
Fast forward to this day, I’ve realized that becoming a dive professional is an important milestone in my life. Equipped with this special set of skills, I am able to transform the lives of many. I have taken people who had so much fear in water and turned them into a competent diver. I have given hope and careers to many people as well.
Diving has changed the lives in people, giving them more confidence, teaching them to appreciate Mother Nature and in turn, becoming better people.
This is My Life, My PADI.
Founder of Orpheus Dive,
Master Instructor, Lester Kwok
Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being an PADI Dive Professional is a very rewarding experience.
LIFE AFTER IE
INSTRUCTOR CONTINUE EDUCATION
More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. All PADI Instructors will benefit from taking specialty instructor training courses, especially those who are ready to step up to a MSD™ Trainer.
EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE
TEACH TO CARE
CPR and first aid are key skills that are important to everyone, not just scuba divers. As an EFR Instructor, you teach skills based on internationally recognized emergency care guidelines.
ESSENTIALS OF A PROFESSIONAL
Being a good PADI Instructor is beyond being good at teaching. A reasonably prudent Instructor should have a vast knowledge on equipment, repairs, copy writing and sharing information via social media.