Scuba Instructor Introductions

Here are some example introductions – CVs from PADI Scuba Instructors seeking work:

I am an Open Water Scuba and EFR Instructor. I will be in Thailand on Dec 26th and I’m currently exploring the possibilities to work in your dive shop. I’m from Puerto Rico, holding a USA passport and I am currently working in Gili Trawangarn, Indonesia as a Diving Instructor holding 13 specialties. I have previous experience in Thailand (Koh Tao), as well as Malaysia (Tioman and Sipadan Islands), Puerto Rico, India and USA Virgin Islands. I can teach in Spanish and / or English and I have been trained on coordination, sales and marketing as well.

I’m a fast learner, hard worker and I must say I have a great personality, very close to clients always. Please, let me know if you have any opening as in house or freelance for this and next months. Do not hesitate to contact me, should you need reference. .

Open water diving instructor and boat captain


Able to handle challenges
Able to prioritize and operate proactively
Combine patience, determination and persistence to troubleshoot issues
Commended for reliability and trustworthiness
Able to work in multicultural teams
Willing to assist students any time
Open-minded, tolerant and hard-working


Open water scuba instructor certification
Emergency first response (efr) instructor certification
Emergency oxygen provider specialty certification
Boat diver specialty
Deep diver specialty
Digital u/w photographer specialty
Drift diver specialty
Multilevel diver specialty
U/w naturalist specialty
U/w navigator specialty
Night diver specialty
Wreck diver specialty
Search and recovery diver specialty
Underwater videographer specialty
Underwater photographer specialty

U.S. Merchant marine officer, master of steam, motor and auxiliary sail vessels no more than 50 gross tons. Diploma issued by u.S. Coast guard

Operator of un-inspected passenger vessels diploma (oupv) (six passengers) issued by u.S.A coast guard

Assistance towing endorsement diploma issued by u.S.A coast guard

Marine radio operator permit issued by federal communication commission

Navigation course: issued by power squadron and natural resources, puerto rico
Dive master certification issued by padi
Rescue diver certification issued by padi
Advanced diver certification issued by padi


Open water diver certification issued by ssi

Work experience

Oct 2101 – present time

Open water scuba instructor

Gili divers in gili trawangan, indonesia

May – oct 2010

Open water scuba instructor

Teaching courses (dsds, owsd, adv, efr)

General manager assistant

Marketing and coordination tasks

Client customer service tasks

Planet scuba india, bangalore, india (check below sept – dec 2009)

April 2010

Open water scuba instructor b&j dive shop, malaysia

March 2010

Open water scuba instructor bans dive shop, koh tao; thailand

January 2010
Heraclitus boat captain

On a 82 feet chinese junk. Expedition from virgin islands to puerto rico

Sept – dec 2009

Open water scuba instructor planet scuba india, bangalore; india


Boat captain

On a 32 ft power boat catamaran engaged in diving operation.

Taino divers, rincon; puerto rico


Dive master

Assistant instructor leading open water scuba diving activities.

Taino divers, casa del mar, aquatics diveshop; puerto rico


Boat captain

On a 68 ft yacht charter from puerto rico to british islands expedition

Latitude charters, club náutico marine, san juan; puerto rico

2007- 2008

Boat captain and deck hand

On a 32 ft catamaran sail boat

Katarina sail charter, rincon, puerto rico


Dive master

Assistant instructor and leading open water scuba diving activities

Agua viva watersports, san juan; puerto rico


Spanish: native speaker
English: fluent speaker

Pc skills

Windows and mac systems (office package and inter                                             (references available to be requested

PADI IDC enquiries

Herea are a selection of PADI IDC enquiries that we pass on to our Course Directors:

1, I am interested in your IDC course. But my situation is not so certain yet. I will have finished PADI Divemaster course by the end of December on Koh Tao, Thailand. I will have enough funds for the IDC course and examination in case if I would start it right after the divemaster course.

But I still have to wait till April – the reason for that is that I passed my Open Water Diver on the 20th of September. I am going to look for the job as a divemaster. If I will succeed to minimize my expenditures until the beginning of the course and still will have some funds by the end of March – I will be glad to start the IDC course.

I freely speak 4 languages: Polish, Russian, English and Ukrainian and I learn Spanish intensively. I also have decent experience I tourism industry (until recently I had been running a rafting company in Ukraine) and some 8 years before worked as holiday representative in Turkey. I am also a web-master, content-manager and SEO specialist –in case if you would need some help with your web-site.

Please inform me if you would like to hire me as a divemaster, reducing for instance, the price for your IDC for me. Keeping my fingers crossed,

Career Objective

I want to instruct and certify safe and responsible divers, while increasing my professional dive experience. Job satisfaction is very important to me, and I know this can only be achieved by professionalism and dedication and ultimately being as good as possible in the chosen career. My aim is to find employment with high standards and productivity and increase the volume and resources of a set operation.

Dive Centre emails

As an Instructor or Dive Centre Manager or Owner you will be receiving lots of enquiries every day, if you work in a popular dive location. As an example of what you may receive we include some typical enquires below to make you think about how best to respond to them:
[Enquiry 1] I sent you the photo yet the certification isn’t showing on my credentials and I haven’t received letter letting me know they have a current photo on file. that would also be fine to use can you do this ? otherwise cancelling my dive trip now I lose quite a lot of money but I cannot dive if I don’t have the certificate I understand
[Enquiry 2]  Hi, we had the opportunity to visit your dive center recently but you wasn’t there, I was told you had the day off,  I’m  interested to send you my cv to introduce myself.
I am an OWSI Padi, at the moment living in the UK. I did in Sharm el Sheikh in Egypt to take my PADI IDC  and I started working over there for some diving centers, my main tasks were leading dives for international guests, teaching Discover Scuba Diving, Padi Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver.  I also led snorkeling trip on board and any kind of tasks on board to assist divers and colleagues.My first experience  was as Divemaster in Thailand. I led cave and cavern diving first  but I also worked as Snorkeling Guide,  in filling tanks operations  and front office tasks when needed.

I have a quiet nature and I love interacting with others. I like very much having a coffee with friends after work, talking to them in front of the sea, as much as reading a book. I don’t smoke nor drink alcohol and I like swimming and hiking, but my first desire is travelling. I like so much sidemount diving. I am an hard worker, I don’t look at the watch when I love what I’m doing. I like teaching for I hope I can inspire my students to love diving and the sea as I do.

I am a young instructor, so I am looking for a position that allows me to gain much experience in teaching every courses, for this reason I am willing to consider every job offer you believe suitable to my experience.

I would like to find a job in Mexico or Caribbeans this year because I have a particular interest  about the region,  the Caribbean Sea as well as the Pacific coast. Hoping  my curriculum vitae could be interesting for you, I’m willing for any other explanation you need about it.

[Enquiry 3] I was on your dive trip yesterday and may have left my snorkel on the boat, can you post it back to me, address supplied

[Enquiry 4] Can you give me your best price to make me an Instructor, I haven’t dived before but it looks great.

[Enquiry 5] I’m writing you to show my interest and availability in working with your dive centre. I am a PADI Staff Instructor (with over 200 certs + 300 DSDs) and Tec Deep Diver, who moved around the world for over 15 years, with 3 years diving experience in Dominican Republic (over 800 dives in Bayahibe and Bavaro) and also in areas such as Mexico (Cozumel and Progreso, salt water and cenotes), Honduras (Roatan), Chile (Quintay), Portugal (Vilamoura) and Maldives (Lhaviyani Atoll), which gave me insight of different underwater ecosystems and diving conditions. I have been working steadily to go through diving education up until now. Currently I am looking to expand my boundaries, challenge myself, and seek new encounters with a different variety of customers, and business.

I do have knowledge/certifications such as:

– IT and Electronics, Electrical and Hydraulics (BTEC 3 Mechanical Engineering)
– Fluent in 4 languages (teaching level): English, German. French, Spanish
– Boat Handling & maintenance, Equipment maintenance
– IT and Accounting Background
– Costumer Service Orientation/Sales
– Live aboard experience in luxury yachts

Before becoming a professional in the dive industry, I spend around 10 years within the Cruise line industry with assignments such as Guests Services Officer, F&B Manager, Bar Manager, and Financial Controller.

While onboard the large ships I´ve achieved and developed skills like patience, dealing as a liaison between multiple departments, scheduling to maximize time and efficiency, and management expertise with regards to staffing departments as needed. I also have a keen knowledge of working in remote areas.

I consider myself to be a very communicative and open minded person. During my travels and culture studies I learned to deal with people from different cultural backgrounds.

Based on this I understand diving not as a purely recreational activity but as a chance to study and therefore conserve the marine habitat. As a Dive Professional I start to have the chance to share knowledge about marine life and inspire divers to appreciate the richness of marine life and treasure it.

My ability to create a pleasing and safe atmosphere for clientele whilst supporting a dive operation in Dominican Republic, resulted in positive feedback and praised professionalism which has been shown in Review sites like Trip Advisor, I was able to assist first time divers up to Divemaster level as well.

Although I was raised in Ireland, I’ve had the good fortune to travel extensively and live abroad for extended periods over the years. For example, I lived in Kenya for two years, and I’ve spent time in Chile, Korea, South Africa, around Europe, USA and much of Baltic and White Sea.

I am very interested in hearing about any employment opportunities you have. Additionally, I am willing to work in a variety of capacities, and I look forward to hearing what possibilities you may have to offer within my skills and education.

PADI IDC for sale


Dive Centre has two locations, a retail shop and classrooms in Patong, 100m from the beach and a second location at Naiharn beach at the Southern end of the Island

Premises details:

All Boats and Cars are owned by the company, the two premises are both leased and therefore the company can be relocated easily

Business Operation

Expansion potential:

Expansion into New Markets with the changing dynamics of tourism in Phuket. Phuket is a growing holiday destination. Krabi Airport and Phuket Airport are within easy reach and cater international flights from Worldwide destinations.

Competition / Market:

Investment needed to keep pace with the growing demand from New Markets all the time. There are several other dive center in town, they are one of the few that own and operate their own boats.

Reasons for selling:

Looking for a quick sale for personal reasons

Trading hours:

Every day open .8.30am to 9.30 pm Patong and 12.00pm to 9.00pm Naiharn at the present time


20 +

Years established:

20 +

Course Director Inclusion

We are very particular about which Course Director’s we include in the guide, the following conversation demonstrates that not all the people we have dealt with act with integrity

[Choosing IDC] So it’s going to only be under $100 for this candidate?

[Course Director] Yes – I was actually very pleased with that – didn’t think it would be that much at all – you are lucky exchange rate is so strong.

[IDC Guide] what about the other points (website updates / idc guide inclusion) what have you decided to do about those?

I would be happy to give you your idc-guide inclusion free over the last 8 months (as I never intended to charge you for it initially)

but would like  you to be a paid member (like phil, andy and steve) for the next 12 months for a bargain £100 and would like a token payment

[Course Director] I still find that a high fee compared to choosing IDC which is up and running for 8 years or so now which is cheaper and has many more websites connected to would you be willing to 150 GBP for two years?

I could pay you that this week along with last commission of £100 for the website updates over the 18 months.

Need to make final decision on “£100 for the website updates over the 18 months.”

[Choosing IDC] In retrospect these are very small and token payments and represent lots of work and good value for you. If you dont want to be in the website. We have other Course Directors that are willing to take your place, you will be the only Thailand CD in the guide with exclusivity guarenteed.

Really want to get this sorted and to move on and concentrate on other things as this has been going on for months and months now.

[Course Director] How do the inquiries from the sales of your CD fit into to all this? Not messing you around, I just want to make sure that we are 100% on the same page this time so we don’t have any messy misunderstandings in the future – or that is my aim. Thanks, should be able to reply tomorrow night if all goes OK tomorrow.

Hey there very quickly as I MUST get these reports written up and sent to PADI we have the PADI top guys over as Examiners (Manager and Director of Instructor Development, Training and Education AND QM Dept) mostly to have around the table social with Phuket Course Directors about IDCs / IEs and the IDC curriculum etc and I MUST get them in before – take too long to explain it to you and most is confidential about a certain CD and recent events and a whole load of other stuff. NOT getting the time I had hoped to get at the moment to finish off these 3 projects incl you and IDC Guide

[Choosing IDC] Are we going to conclude the points in the ‘green’ email that are outstanding? Its been going on for so long now.

[Course Director] There is no green in this mail – I thought we had sorted this already after you deducted dive website commission, scuba tours website commission – which based on 20% would be around 400 GBP each – which more than covers your 100 GBP that you are asking for the bits you did in your own time when you were setting up delicious / Essex Web Design, with my testimonials to you for my website.

Please resend any points that wish to redisuss – and if that doesn’t work – please remove me from any website I am on and refund my money for the 2 years which I have yet to receive a receipt for.

I was actually going to send you a long e-mail tomorrow / today (Wednesday) to  ask you what I could do to help with the dive theory as I have time to work on it, and contribute, but if this is how you want it then just call it a day.

You can then also explain why when you agreed to remove the idc-guide link from home page and then we found it still there on the bottom right hand corner of the home page thinking I wouldn’t see it

Quite happy to explain to all the other CDs why I am leaving the group if you want, and any others who sign up, come to that. I was hoping to start a nice working relationship with you again now that I had time to work on websites etc as I very much enjoyed working with you but if this is your attitude then there doesn’t seem much point?

[Choosing IDC] This crazy information on the back of all the other things has got too much. Read the emails you have been sending me for weeks about ‘sorting it out’. You are now saying I owe you money! Well, i was being very good to you and saying you only owed me only £100 for 18 months of website updates that you are now obviously refusing to pay for. I am going to refund your idc guide inclusion due to this and the fact you have removed the idc-guide link which is part of our agreement, with the refunded money I am going to use that for the 18 months of updates (if you dont believe me check your emails).

You have constantly lied to me and I think this level of professionalism is not good, I have no idea about any hidden links but I see you have now removed all my website links and the idc-guide link from your site now which is your choice

As for trying to blacken my name among other PADI Course Directors, it wouldn’t be the wisest thing you could do and also I should look at your own ‘standing’ in the dive community before you try to tarnish mine. Good luck for the future and I dont think any future correspondence would serve any purpose so goodbye. Its a shame we have come to this as good friends are hard to find

Dive Centre Enquiries

A little know part of working as an Instructor / Dive Centre Manager or owner is answering questions from potential dive students / customers, here are a sample to give you an idea of what to expect:

Scuba diver – I would like to take the Advanced Open Water course. I will be in Thailand from September 27th until October 6th. Is this possible?

Dive centre – Thank you for your enquiry to our dive centre. There are two options for the Advanced Open Water course at our dive centre at this time of year.

There is the PADI Advanced Open Water (Daytrip Option)

This is what you will do during your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.

This certification includes five Adventure Dives, including the PADI Deep Adventure Dive, the Underwater Navigator Adventure Dive and three of the specialities.

Scuba diver – What is included in the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course?

Dive centre – All our scuba diving courses include manuals and free scuba diving equipment rental. For the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver program you will receive the PADI Adventures in Diving Manual.

In addition we teach all of our diver level courses in small groups to ensure that you receive the attention that you deserve. All our courses are taught to PADI Standards.

Scuba diver – How much will the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course cost?

Dive centre – The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course will cost 14,000 Baht (2 days/5 dives)

This will include: manuals, scuba diving equipment rental, five boat dives, certification and instructor fees.

Scuba diver – I would like to start the PADI AOW course, do I need to reserve for the Advanced Open Water course or I can just show up in the morning?  I­­­­f I want to dive more or do the nitrox course, is there any package deal?  At that time of the year, is it possible to see any whales and sharks in the dives? Is it easy to get to your location? Finally, do you have any suggestions on accommodation, where is the best place to stay? Thanks.

Scuba diver – Hi I would like to do the Advance Open Diver course as I have done discover scuba diving, please could you give me a quote for the best possible rates.

Dive centre – Thank you for your interest in diving with our dive centre during your stay in Phuket.

You have mentioned you have completed a Discover Scuba Diving course, but have you completed the Open Water certification? You need this prior to starting the advanced certification.For the Open Water licence, if you do not have this already, will take you 3 days.The first day is in the classroom and pool.

Then you have 2 days on the boat where you will complete 4 training dives. Our boat is scheduled for 6 dives over these two days so it is possible to complete 2 fun dives included in the cost.

If you already have the Open Water licence you can start the advanced course, this takes 2 days on the boat, no classroom time. You need to complete 5 training dives and will get the opportunity to do 1 fun dive.

Please have a look through the information and get back to me with any questions you may have.

Scuba diver – I did the Scuba Diving Course. Please quote me best rates.

Dive Centre – Then you would need to complete the PADI Open Water Course, you cannot start the Advanced until you have this. When are you planning to be in Phuket?

Scuba diver – I am planning to reach Bangkok on 24th. I want to fly to Phuket on the same day, can you give me the best possible rates as I am getting quotes from other dive centres too.

Dive centre – This is the best rate, the prices are fixed, you will get a good course with a professional instructor. We are a PADI CDC centre which is the highest rating a dive centre can get. Let me know if you wish to make a booking.

Scuba diver – After completing the Open Water Diver course, what will be the depth I can dive and do you rent housing for my camera, if yes, how much will this cost?

Dive Centre – The Open Water Course allows you to dive to 18m, we do not rent housings for cameras as each camera needs specific housing. But we do have a videographer on the boat who can take a 20 min DVD and about 300 photos of you, he charges approx $30 for this and you pay him directly.

Scuba diver – Thanks but I want to do my own videography. Can you suggest any resort for me to stay in as I have seen many on the internet but I would like to know which one is best but at a reasonable price?

Dive centre – We have a video camera and housing which we could rent to you for a daily rate.

There are many guest houses in Patong, starting from about 800thb per night for a basic room with air con and private bathroom. It depends on what you want from a room. The prices will start to increase from October. If you want a budget place there are backpacker inns with dormitories from about 300 thb per night. Or at the other end there are rooms for more than 5000thb per night so it depends on your budget and needs.

PADI Instructor Exam (IE) CDC Option

If you take enrol as a candidate to take your IE at a Career Development Center, and you successfully complete the IE as well as meeting the dive requirements from 100 logged dives, then you will be certified as a PADI IE with official paperwork from PADI.

This option is available to those who have enrolled in five pre or post IDC courses such as the EFRI, Specialty courses and more.)

It is also available as an option if you have enrolled in, and successfully completed, 6 weeks of the PADI IDC development program and have been certified divers for a minimum of 6 months, and have logged at least 60 dives. This program is conducted by your 5 Star PADI IDC CDC. You must be a certified Assistant Instructor, of which is an element of your IDC).

PADI IDC Phuket Packages

Example PADI IDC Package details  from PADI IDC in Phuket, Thailand

GoPro 1: PREP + IDC + EANxI
GoPro 2: PREP + IDC + EFRI + EANxI
GoPro 3: PREP + IDC + EFRI + EANxI + DSAT Gas Blender Inst.

* Include: IDC tuition benefit, airport pick-up and EANx Instructor course. (Courses exclude: PADI Materials)

** Include: IDC tuition benefits. Your EFR Instructor Course will include Primary & Secondary Care, and Care for Children Instructor rating. For more information, go to and read about the exciting changes in the EFR program. (Courses exclude: manuals, certification fee or refresher course fee if required)

*** Same info as GoPro 2 plus the most sought after by liveaboard operators, DSAT Gas Blender. (Courses exclude: manuals, certification fee or refresher course fee if required)

**** A complete program to prepare you to be employed as a dive industry leader. You are welcome to remain with us & teach along side our instructors in PADI courses (up to 10) to gain valuable teaching experience.

Reasons to join us for your PADI IDC

IE Pass Guarantee – your next IDC with us is free of charge if you happen to have a bad day
ONLINE BOOKING Bonus: a free day trip aboard our own dive boat
Dedicated classroom & PADI library throughout your IDC (open late for your convenience)
FREE hi-speed internet access including WIFI access
FREE “Full Day Prep Course” and special review Booklet to help you brush up on your skills and dive theories knowledge
Choose 1 FREE Specialty Instructor Course: EANx, Navigation or Underwater Naturalists
Up to 20% discount on all PADI materials, dive equipment, day and liveaboard dive trips
24/7 emergency phone support during your IDC
Employment Internship Service – unlike others, we will help you set up interviews with our partners, or remain in our resport and gain some teaching experience with us, Just ask and we’ll be happy to assist.
Unconditional Support during the IE – No, we can’t do the IE for you :-). But our team will be there to assist with transportation, tanks, weights and moral support!!!

Choosing IDC launch

To divers world-wide, PADI is the most trusted and recognized organization for recreational diving education. For many years we have been working with PADI 5* Star Dive Centers, because we at Choosing IDC truely believe “To help more people share our love for diving, we must help to train good divers. To help train good divers, we must first help to train good diving instructors”.

Our staff are our former students, dive master trainees, IDC candidates, trained by the companies on this website and recruited afterwards as dive guides, instructors or office personnel.

By doing so we also have the advantage of keeping our service quality consistent for our customers. No matter who your dive guide is today, you know he/she is going to be as good as the one before. If you are taking a scuba diving course, you can trust that all of our instructors are taking their job of teaching YOU very seriously (while making it fun at the same time).