During the Divemaster course, you will learn how to lead dives by managing group positioning, navigation, air management, and no decompression planning. The Divemaster course is the dividing line between recreational and professional divers.
Assistant Instructors help to teach new divers and work with divers getting refreshed on their skills after long periods of inactivity. Assistant Instructors also condcut kids programs and help inspire the next generation of divers!
Open Water Instructor
Open Water Instructors teach new divers how to explore the underwater world. You will learn how to teach diving, beginning with the setup and preparatory work required to run a safe and effective class. Then you will learn how to create exciting classroom presentations, fun pool sessions, and how to show people the open ocean for the first time!
Master Instructor Trainer
Master Instructor is a recognition rating that acknowledges dive professionals who have taught more than 150 divers, including training new divers, experienced divers, rescue divers, dive professionals, and assistant instructors.
While we occasionally hire an exceptional outside candidate, we hire primarily out of our development programs. We know that we produce the best dive professionals, so we know we can trust them with our customers. While we do not guarantee a job, we have frequently hired dive professionals who completed their training with us.
How do dive professionals get paid?
This varies from store to store and region to region. In some parts of the world, dive professionals are paid per student or per dive. Here, at Beyond Land Adventures, we pay all our dive professionals hourly rates to ensure that their priority is always ensuring exceptional training, without having to rush to the next class.
Are dive professionals full time or part time?
It all depends on the professional. We have both full time dive professionals and part time dive professionals. Many of our dive pros have fulfilling careers outside of diving and work part time diving to help their hobby pay for itself. Other dive professionals join the industry full time also work in dive stores, repair facilities, or offer professional dive services.
How long does it take to get certified?
It all depends on you! If you have the time and want to join the industry as quickly as possible, we have accelerated programs that can help you get from Open Water to Instructor in two months. If you want to take your time, you can do that as well and work through the program at your own pace.
Where do dive professionals work?
All over the world! There are dive professionals in all 50 states and in almost every country on Earth! Some dive professionals will travel to beautiful resorts to help guide visiting divers in locations such as the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Others will work in some of the amazing training facilities all over the United States.
Do dive professionals get benefits?
Yes! While benefits vary from store to store, we offer our dive pros special deals on gear and training, as well as opportunities to advance their dive skills and test out newly developed gear!
Can I take the Divemaster course just for fun?
Absolutely! Not all Divemasters plan to work in the industry. Some take the course so they can feel more comfortable leading their families on dives. Some take the course to develop their own dive skills. Some take the course for the fun of challenging themselves.