What is it that attracts a person to go pro and become a PADI Instructor or Divemaster? For most, scuba diving becomes a passion from the moment they first see the underwater world. Because it is something they love, some go on to become PADI dive pros. From fascination to obsession, to way of life.
Go Pro in Boracay
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor or Divemaster
I was born and raised in the big city. Growing up, I always thought I would end up working in an office, just like all my friends and family members. But living in a country with over 7,100 islands, I could never deny the call of the sea. “How amazing would it be to be able to live by the beach,” I thought.
I remember the first time I met a scuba diver when I was in university. He talked about a completely different world from what I knew, and from that point on, I made it my goal to be one of that seemingly elite group – one that sees our planet as truly mostly water.
A couple of years later, I had an opportunity to live and work on Boracay Island. I started diving on the weekends and quickly got certified as a PADI Open Water Diver, then Advanced Open Water Diver, and then Rescue Diver.
In 1999, Jon Jon and Robert encouraged me to become a PADI Divemaster. And the following year, they helped me pass my Instructor Development Course/Instructor Examination.
Now I’m a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. I’ve worked in the most spectacular places and met the most fascinating people. I’m grateful every day to be living this life. I can’t imagine doing anything else.
– DEBBIE NGO –
Becoming a Divemaster, the first level of PADI professional, is a serious endeavor. During this course, you review and incorporate everything you’ve learned from your Open Water Diver course until Rescue Diver. At the same time, you acquire a deeper understanding of the benefits and risks of scuba diving.
A Divemaster has a duty of care towards the divers, but it’s also a lot of fun. The objective is to promote a safe and enjoyable atmosphere, one that creates satisfied customers and ensures repeat business. This is our aim every day, and this is what we’ll teach you during your Divemaster course with us.
An instructor is more than a teacher. He is a mentor and a friend – someone who shares his know-how as well as imparts his zeal for scuba diving.
Training to become an instructor takes physical and mental preparation. The proper knowledge coupled with the right attitude are essential. And to be the best instructor you can be, you have to choose the best Instructor Development Center, Course Director, and IDC Staff.