GO PRO and become a PADI professional in Hawaii with Pacific Diving Academy! As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center (IDC), our educational center adheres to the highest standard of educational excellence.  Specializing in professional scuba diving certifications, PDA’s programs will bring any diver to a whole new level! From Divemaster to MSDT, our programs are designed to maximize your professional scuba journey. PDA programs are military friendly and veteran friendly – check out our Veteran Enrollment page for more information.

Pacific Diving Academy (PDA) offers PADI professional-level scuba diving courses! Regardless of your beginning certification level, PDA has the right program for you. Check our our programs below!

Pacific Diving Academy (PDA) adheres to strict instructional standards as established by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI). Each individual candidate prior to enrolling in any PDA course must meet all prerequisites. Prerequisites can be found in the class description as published by PADI. In conjunction with successful completion of all required exams and instructional courses, certain Professional Levels have additional requirements for certifications. Please see Note, as it applies, for each Professional Level.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. As a divemaster, you can demonstrate exemplary diving skills, rescue skills, dive management and supervision abilities. For many, divemaster is just the beginning of their professional journey. 

The PADI Assistant Instructor course provides training as assistants and dive educators. An Assistant Instructor will be able to gain employment by teaching basic recreational scuba diving under the indirect supervision of an instructor.

This class builds upon the student’s abilities to organize and supervise dive activities while continuing to develop teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level, and understanding of entire system of education, attitude and professionalism in preparation for the Instructor Examination and be trained as Emergency First Response Instructor. 


As a Master Scuba Diver Trainer Instructor, Students will be qualified to start teaching specialties; like Enriched Air (Nitrox) Diver, Deep Diver, Night Diver, etc., to increase their earnings potential by having more variety in their teaching.

By the end of this course the student will be able to train divers to Professional Level 2 (Assistant Instructor Course) and co-teach Professional Level 3 (Open Water Scuba Instructor Course) students.