The Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction is a comprehensive full-time course completed in just under a year. The 44-week program runs four days a week, from Tuesday to Friday, providing you with the skills and knowledge required to become a PADI Specialty Instructor with five specialty instructor certifications.
Pushing yourself and learning new skills will always transfer into your everyday life, free-diving builds confidence and fosters a sense of well-being.
How did I get into diving? I did my ever first dive in 2006, on Castaway island in Fiji. Before that my whole family were divers, and I have always had a passion for being in the water. I don’t remember much about the dive in Fiji, but I just remember the full sensation of […]
Thanks to Chanelle Drummond for her blog post about what it’s like to be a Diploma in Professional Scuba Instruction student at the Academy of Diving, Dive HQ Westhaven. Before starting my course as a dive instructor, funny enough I was afraid of swimming in the ocean. I hated the feeling of not […]
Just considering getting into diving or want to get back into it but are time poor? As a Dive Store Owner one of the most common things I hear from new and experienced divers is that they would love to do their next PADI course but they don’t know if they can find the time. With […]
If you did your PADI Opewater with Dive HQ Westhaven. You have probably heard your instructor mention the PADI Advanced Openwater Course (AOW) Diver course. You may have even thought about enrolling in the course. But are you still wondering how the AOW course differs from the PADI Openwater Course (OWD) course, and what new things […]