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Be A Professional

pro·​fes·​sion·​al | \ prə-ˈfesh-nəl


following an occupation as a means of livelihood or for gain:a professional builder.


a person who earns a living in a sport or other occupation frequently engaged in by amateurs:a scuba diving professional.

Discover a new lifestyle with worldwide career opportunities

As a diver, you are already involved in one of the greatest adventures of your life in a weightless world full of incredible marine life and ecosystems. You are part of an exclusive group of underwater explorers that most people only dream about. 71% of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, and this could be your “office!“ Choose your pathway from a variety of training options that go beyond the recreational diving limits – your only limit is your imagination and ambition.

Train in either a tropical or Stateside location for your professional adventure. We offer all courses in both locations. Contact us for more information on staying on our sailboat during your training or local accommodations. Bring the entire family if you want and make it a vacation!

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Scuba Schools International (SSI), has been a leader in the diving industry for more than fifty years and is the world’s fastest growing scuba training agency. As an internationally recognized training agency, SSI has thousands of job opportunities waiting for you in hundreds of exciting and exotic locales. Are you ready to join the next generation of highly qualified SSI Professionals? Perhaps you are already a dive professional with another training agency who wants to add SSI to your resume? The Instructor Trainers of "Pro in Paradise" will teach you the necessary skills and hone your approach as an SSI instructor. The rest is up to you! But don't worry we will be right there by your side every step of the way!

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Divers Alert Network has long been recognized as the world’s leading dive safety association. DAN has developed unparalleled first aid educational course offerings, conducted dive research, and developed dive industry safety and accident prevention programs, which have set them apart from the rest of the field. When you become a DAN Instructor or Instructor Trainer, you join a professional organization dedicated to making the sport safer for all divers. You will be an extension of this organization in support of your dive center, students, customers, and the community. Qualify to teach the most comprehensive educational courses available to both recreational and professional divers. Build your skills and be recognized as an expert in first aid and first aid training today!

Your career starts here

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Submit our Contact form and tell us what level of professional training you want to earn and we will arrange to discuss your options. Or sign up using our enrollment portal and begin your journey immediately.

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Complete the signup process and the attend your Pro in Paradise Professional Pathway orientation either virtually or in person. Establish an SSI and or DAN Account, affiliate with us and start your journey.

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All training begins with your digital learning materials. Once  complete, you will begin the practical in-person training phase with your Instructor Trainer(s) and classmates.

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Upon completing your practical training certifications will be submitted to SSI, DAN or both. For those enrolled in SSI Open Water Instructor training, you will attend an Instructor Evaluation.

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