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Career Development Scuba Instructor Certificate Program

Start Date: September 13

Course Overview

Ocean Quest Full-Time Career Development Scuba Instructor Program – From September 13, 2021 – March 24, 2022

Ocean Quest’s Career Development Scuba Instructor certificate is a 7 month, full-time program specifically designed for those who are seeking a career in the diving industry. The CDSI program was put together to offer the most comprehensive PADI instructor training program available taking students through several PADI training programs and finishing with the PADI Instructor Development Course along with PADI Specialty Instructor ratings. It has evolved from over 20 years of experience training divers and PADI Instructors.

Aside from the basic training needed to become a PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) Scuba Instructor, our CDSI program heightens your training with several programs that increase your exposure to various areas within the business of diving and provide you with additional instructor level training to make you one of the most qualified and skilled entry level instructors in the industry. In total, you will earn as many as 18 PADI diver level certifications, including two programs exclusive to Ocean Quest – Foundations of Diving and the DSAT Wreck Penetration Distinctive Specialties.


More information can be found at - https://diveoceanquest.com/courses/professional/career-development-scuba-instructor-certificate/

Contact Ocean Quest @ careers@diveoceanquest.com to set up an in person appointment and learn about this program and career opportunities as a diving professional.

Financial Aid

Ocean Quest is designated through the Private Training Institutions Branch of BC and through Student Aid BC. Students may be eligible for student loans through BC and Canada Student Loan Program. Student from outside BC may apply for student loans through their home Province Financial Aid Institution.


Students may also seek out Student Lines of Credit and other services through their financial institutions.

Funding may be available through Human Resources Canada

Students may use their RESP's

Veteran Students may be eligible for funding for retraining through Canada Armed Forces