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hello everybody ......iam faisal from pakistan....ihave done my open water diver course and now i want to become scuba instructor.....what do i have to do......and how many dives i have to log to become scuba instructor........
if taking the PADI route, you will need to proceed with Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster. You will need 25 dives to start Rescue Diver, and you will need 60 dives by the time you complete Divemaster.
That's as far as I got with the PADI Pro program, so I won't comment on Instructor requirements.
+1 on talking to an instructor, it's not just about the requirements, it's a substantial commitment and you may want to get some personal perspectives.
Yes, talk to an instructor. Minimum dives are the least worry. If you want to teach, you will want a sufficient experience base and, between that and all the training you will have to do, minimum dives will come. I also encourage you to do your training with some different instructors -- it will help you decide who you want to continue training with. At the basic level it may not matter much because the learning curve is steep for everyone. As you progress, the expertise gap narrows and you want to make sure you are working with someone you really respect and can develop a mentor-mentee relationship.
Congratulations on the OW cert and good luck moving ahead.
Last edited by t-mac; August 2nd, 2012 at 01:25 PM.
I don´t know which agency gave you your C-Card. You can see, for example the SSI Training and Dealer standards 2012 to see the whole path from Open Water to Instructor Trainer.
You can see the career path here.