Entering the professional world of scuba diving brings exciting challenges and endless possibilities: There is the chance to explore nature's fascinating underwater creatures, and the opportunity to share your professional knowledge and experiences with students who want to learn. Scuba diving is quickly becoming one of the most popular sports in the world. Imagine entering a realm that artists can only imagine in their wildest dreams, and on a daily basis! Getting paid to do something you enjoy is something everyone wants to achieve. Professional divers achieve this goal, and are both respected and admired for their hard work and accomplishments. From owning and operating a mainland dive center or resort, to working, teaching, and traveling across the ocean on a live-aboard dive boat, professional divers get to take part in a wide variety of fun and exciting experiences - both on land and under water. A career with can break you out of a nine-to-five rut, or open the door to adventurous part-time or full-time possibilities.
Like many careers, dive professionals are envied for the lifestyles they lead. Divemasters schedule and plan dives on yachts, as do Instructors, who also get to teach. Instructor Trainers travel to the world's most exotic locations, while employees are the eyes and ears of the dive industry.
What do all these people share? They are all diverse individuals who love their jobs. There are endless possibilities and paths are available to take advantage of through , it only takes desire to make it happen. Why not be a role model in your community and get paid for something that you love to do anyway?
As a Member, you are a part of the most successful company in the industry. There are more than 4000 (and growing) Dive Centers and Resorts around the world, and an overwhelming majority of dive operations are Members. At any given time, there are more positions available for leaders than there are dive professionals to fill them. The bottom line is that whatever dive career path you choose, your credentials will get you where you want to go, faster and easier. Contact your local dive center for more information on becoming a professional diver. has the answers, the choice is yours.
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