Gaining Customer Trust

By Walt Stearns Have you ever wondered what it would be like to work in your favorite dive shop? For many passionate divers, the idea of combining scuba with a career is very attractive. A dive shop or resort can be one of the most rewarding and fun work environments because of the people; fellow…


Live Aboard Captain in Paradise

By Jim Walker You’re licensed to thrill-not just the guests you bring to some of the best diving in the world, but yourself, as well, every day! Your captain’s license is your ticket to a perfect world; one where you work very hard, to be very successful, at something you love, in a tropical paradise.…


Pro Dive’s ROS Program

By Shirley Vanderbilt The soft glow of sunsets, gently swaying palms and the rich, colorful reefs of the tropics are enough to make any avid scuba diver dream of a job as a resort dive instructor. In fact, many of today’s instructor candidates have pursued dive career training with just that goal in mind. And,…


Bob Brayman’s

By Shirley Vanderbilt Did you know that, upon completion of your dive career training you can walk away with just about any combination of certifications you could think of, from almost any variety of certifying agencies? Are you planning to make your choice of dive training institute based on the school’s reputation and the quality…


Florida Diving Institute

By BILL HARRIGAN If you want personal attention during your dive instructor training, check out the Florida Diving Institute in Orlando. This PADI Career Development Center is small in size but big in every other respect. And, personal attention is at the heart of its reputation for graduating well-prepared instructors. They teach the full range…


The Ocean Corporation

By E.R. Cross Graduates of The Ocean Corporation are competent entry level commercial divers. Most work as underwater mechanics, but a few may harvest products of the sea. Many work as employees of worldwide marine construction and salvage companies. Eventually, some will become underwater scientists. In addition to these specialists there are graduates who will…


Divers Academy of the Eastern Seaboard

By HERB SEGARS I was waiting for a ferry to cross the Hudson River from Manhattan, New York to Weehauken, New Jersey when I noticed a barge moored to a pier north of the ferry terminal. It sported a large red and white divers down flag and the logo of a commercial diving company. I…


Career Advice From An Expert

By BILL HARRIGAN I get to dive with a lot of people while writing articles for Skin Diver. It’s one of the best parts of the job. Most of the time we end up talking about great places to dive or underwater photography, but often the topic is working in the industry. Or, to be…


PADI Assistant Instructor Program

By Tamara Collins Opportunities abound for those who love scuba diving. Not only do divers have the power to explore a world seldom seen, they can make this world the setting for their profession. Imagine opening people’s eyes to the beauty of life underwater, teaching them to be safe, conscientious divers and leading them on…


Descend Into Your Future: Divers Unlimited

By Michael Lawrence The nature of the professional side of the dive industry is in a constant state of flux. This applies to the equipment, the techniques of instruction, the expectations of the students and the career direction of the instructor. There is no PADI instructor facility more acutely aware of this than Dave Inman’s…