PADI Instructor

Learn to teach what you love
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The formula for happiness is really quite simple: Find what it is that you love to do and then get people to pay you for doing it.  =)

This is the reason why many certified divers and water-loving people like yourself often choose to continue their path all the way up to PADI Instructor.  With Scuba Dogs you have two (2) options: Teach Swim & Water Safety or teach SCUBA.

Following you’ll find the information.  Please consider Scuba Dogs as you follow the path to an extraordinary life doing what you love. 


The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two (2) parts: the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC including both together. This is the way we like to offer the training to prepare you for the Instructor Examination (IE), which is your final step directly with a PADI Examiner to earn your PADI Instructor certification.

3 options

Become a master

3 options

Become a master


This option gives you the control to determine the specific dates to conduct the aquatic sessions; always considering the weather and staff availability. It is the preferred mode because of the small group logistics allowing more individual quality training with a maximum of 5 participants. The full required training can be done in either two (2) or three (3) days, typically running from 8am until 2pm. Our recommendation is the 3-day program to separate the confined water from the open water sessions, which can be done in our heated pool in Guaynabo. However, the 2-day program is typically the most popular among our clients for scheduling logistics. Your flexibility is gratefully appreciated in order to coordinate accordingly.

Private training

This is a unique service that we are happy to offer for exclusive private training. This allows our customers to receive a higher level of training and personalized attention scheduling the aquatic sessions at their best convenience.  For private training, the rate is simply double of the Individual Training mode and no other participants may join the group aside from your party.

This option may be required to complete the training if no other participant signs up for your specific date, or reschedule at a more convenient time. Your flexibility is gratefully appreciated in order to coordinate accordingly.

If you would like to book this exclusive service, kindly click here to coordinate.

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Group Training

As with the group events, this training modality is available with a 50% discount from the regular Individual Training mode, when a group of fifteen (15) or more friends and family participants is formed. This training mode is coordinated with a minimum of two (2) PADI Professionals to assure safety and can be provided in different dive sites, again subject to weather and staff availability. Beginning with an orientation meeting, your PADI Instructor will discuss the dive theory review and logistics to provide an amazing experience for your group.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity to become a part of the Caribbean’s mesmerizing underwater narrative with Scuba Dogs. Join us now for a snorkeling adventure that transcends generations and uncovers the hidden treasures of the sea. Your journey awaits – take the plunge and create timeless memories. Dive in today!
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Special Offers

Hey, who doesn’t love a bargain? We are happy to offer the following discounts on all tours and trainings to our customers:

$25 off per person when booking for 2+ participants

50% off for groups of 15+ participants, perfect for birthdays,  special celebrations, and corporate events

$10 off when bringing your full gear

$10 off for Copamarina Resort guests in Guánica

50% discount optional for a GoPro video camera rental

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Frequently Asked Questions

What's Included


  • Theory review and group discussions
  • Minimum of five (5) days, usually more like seven (7) to learn the PADI core courses
  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach and certify
  • Learning, Instuction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an Instructor
  • Marketing diving and sales counseling
  • Unlimited amount of tank rentals for tours and training
  • Internship opportunities with Scuba Dogs’ PADI professional
  • Three (3) Scuba Dogs locations with excellent facilities
  • All stages under direct supervision by a certified PADI Course Director
  • All required processing to participate in official PADI IE examination


What's not Included

  • Knowledge development training online, enroll directly with PADI.COM
  • Full SCUBA equipment with BCD, regulator, dive computer, compass, dive knife, surface signaling device, dive lights, etc.
  • PADI Membership, training materials, IE examination fees, and professional insurance; upon completion


  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • PADI Divemaster certification or equivalent from a recognized diving organization (NAUI, SSI)
  • CPR and First Aid certification within 24 months
  • Completed a minimum of 60 logged dives to begin the course and 100 dives by the end of the training
  • A Medical Statement must be signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • A Liability Release and Statement of Understanding must be filled and signed by all participants
  • Complete the E-learning theory on-line directly with PADI
  • Maximum of one (1) year to complete the training from the beginning day

Disclaimer Clarification

Our tours and trainings require all participants to be in good health and dully qualified for the respective services. If unsure, kindly contact us via email, we’ll be happy to advice in order to assure your safety.

Availability Agreement

All bookings are subject to change due to factors like weather conditions, staff availability, quorum and unexpected events.

Cancellation Policy

Payment is required to make your reservation; this confirms your commitment with us. Our duty is to coordinate all resources needed to render the best available service; that is our commitment to you. Full refunds are applicable for cancellations notified 48 hours prior to the reservation date. A 50% refund is applicable for cancellations notified 24 hours prior to the reservation date. We do not offer refunds for no-show, cancellations made less than 24 hours, or extreme circumstances on-site that may be life threatening like a storm, near drowning scenarios, or a “Mayday” call. Safety is always our #1 priority. At Scuba Dogs we strive to be “Diver’s Best Friend”. We sincerely appreciate your support and understanding.