Professional Diving Courses

Do you love diving? Live the dream and Go Pro! Learn more about our comprehensive, professional level scuba instructor courses. With these professional courses, you’ll be able to turn your passion into a career!

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Become A Diving Professional: List Of Professional Courses


During the course, your personal diving skills will be sharpened to near perfection while you obtain a professional understanding of dive theory, organization and the supervision of students.

Assistant Instructor

As an Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a Professional, but you also start learning the System of diver education.

Open Water Instructor

The Open Water Scuba Instructor program is your final step in the quest to become a Instructor.

Handicapped Scuba Association (HSA) Scuba Instructor

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others only dream of? To help people transform their lives? If so, the HSA Instructor Training Course is for you.

DAN Instructor Courses

IQC – Instructor Qualification Course

This course instructs you how to teach the four DAN component courses (BLS: CPR & First Aid, Emergency Oxygen, Neurological Assessment and First Aid for Hazardous Marine Life Injuries)

IQC – Basic Life Support: CPR & First Aid Instructor

Completing this course will qualify you to teach the DAN BLS: CPR & First Aid Provider course.

IQC – Crossover

This course is structured for those who hold an instructor certification in Emergency First Response, American Heart Association, Red Cross, etc., and want to become DAN BLS: CPR & First Aid Instructor.

About DAN Instructor Courses…

Our DAN Instructor Qualification Courses (IQC) train and educate qualified scuba diving educators to plan, manage, conduct and promote dive safety. They are your pathway to becoming a DAN Instructor. Successful completion results in certification recognizing the Instructor Candidate’s understanding and performance of the knowledge and role-model teaching techniques necessary to prepare student divers to prevent and manage diving incidents. Before starting any of the programs you’ll need to complete the Core Module online at This will introduce you to DAN, the DAN Training philosophy and serves as the introduction for all other DAN Training programs.

Prerequisite Steps

Step 1 – Be a DAN America member
Step 2 – Be an active status scuba diving leader with your training agency (divemaster, dive controller, assistant instructor, diving instructor)
Step 3 – Complete the DAN Core Module online at
Step 4 – Participate in an Instructor Qualification Course (see three options above) with a DAN Instructor Trainer
Step 5 – Begin teaching DAN programs when you receive confirmation from DAN

The IQC takes approximately 1-2 days to complete, depending on your course selection.

Instructors must maintain active teaching status with DAN in order to conduct DAN training programs. In order to maintain active teaching status, DAN Instructors must teach or assist with teaching each course they are certified to teach, once within a 24-hour period.