PADI Course Director
PADI Co-Founder John Cronin once observed, “PADI Course
Directors are the crème de la crème.”
PADI Course Directors are instructor trainers who conduct
PADI Instructor Development Courses and other
instructor-level training, holding the highest and most
respected rating in recreational scuba diving. Those who
join this elite group of professionals pass through a
stringent screening process that examines their experience
and training just to get into the demanding, intense two
week Course Director Training Course. Rise to the top. Reach
for the PADI Course Director rating.
Renewed teaching status PADI Master Instructor for at least
Conduct all PADI certification courses and experience
programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and
philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.
Exclusively use the complete PADI System of diver education
including all appropriate PADI training materials.
Certified as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Certified as a current Emergency First Response Instructor.
Experience working with a PADI Center or Resort.