Master Instructor represents the elite of dive educators.
Master Instructors embody the essence of a true dive professional, having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI system of diver education and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI divers. They are dive industry leaders who help to shape the development of future dive courses.
The Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI system – it is the one certification that you do not earn through undertaking a course. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do.
Be a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor
Be an Open Water Scuba Instructor for at least two years
Be a current Emergency First Response Instructor
Have certified at least 150 PADI divers (see www.PADI.com for a breakdown of this requirement)
Have a complete understanding of the PADI system of diver education
Have participated in at least three PADI Instructor Development Seminars
Use the complete PADI system of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programmes
Issue PADI as the primary certification, and conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programmes using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy
Have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries in progress
Demonstrate support of the PADI organisation in its efforts to establish programmes in aquatic education and conservation