PADI Asia Pacific Career Opportunities: Instructor Development

We are excited to announce two new career opportunities with the PADI Asia Pacific:

Instructor Development Consultant – South East Asia

Organise and conduct of Instructor Development activities within the South East Asia area.  We are seeking a PADI Course Director with at least 2 years of experience. 

Instructor Development Coordinator – Sydney, Australia

Ensure efficient organisation of all Instructor Development activities. We are seeking a PADI IDC Staff Instructor as a minimum. 

Further information: Visit My PADI Pros Site ‘Employment’ section

To Apply: Please send your CV to

Applications close: Friday, 15th March 2019

Appropriate citizenship, residency or visa with work rights relevant to the work location is essential.

PADI Asia Pacific Career Opportunity: Quality Management Consultant

We are excited to announce that we have a new career opportunity for a Quality Management Consultant to join PADI Asia Pacific in Sydney, Australia.

The Quality Management Consultantwill provide quality and risk management consultation and support for PADI Members within the Asia Pacific region.

We are seeking a PADI IDC Staff Instructor as a minimum (PADI Course Director is preferred) with at least 4 years of experience as an active Instructor member. 

Further information: Visit My PADI Pros Site ‘Employment’ section or

To Apply: Please send your CV to

Applications close: Friday 8th March 2019

You must have appropriate citizenship, residency or visa with the right to work in Australia.

Set Your Plan and Goals for 2019

Written by PADI Regional Manager Damian Jones

If you’re new to the industry in either a part or full-time role, it’s important to know where you want to take your diving career. Being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is great fun and gives us opportunities to meet different people and travel to some awesome places. However, it’s even more fun when you have some variety in what you can teach. Becoming a PADI Specialty Instructor, PADI Tec Instructor or PADI Freediver Instructor can give you the variety you need to make sure you’re a long time member of the diving industry.

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Do you want to teach specialties? Do you love deep diving or underwater photography?  Working with a PADI Course Director or getting experience to apply direct, will not only allow you to teach your passion but also open up many more job opportunities. The more qualifications you have, the more valuable you’ll be in the industry.

If you already have more experience, do you want to further open up your career options and become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Master Scuba Instructor or PADI Course Director? Teaching people to teach is great fun, a rewarding experience and one of the most sort after positions in the diving industry.

The PADI Course Director certification is achievable for everyone, however it does take time, experience and planning to get there. In your PADI Instructor manual you’ll find all the Instructor ratings, the prerequisites and experience requirements needed to enroll or apply for each rating. Use this a guide to plan for the future.

Do you want to eventually own your own business? Along with experience in the dive industry it also very important to have some business training for your PADI Dive Center, charter boat or other new venture. The PADI Business Academy is a great start and is available in locations all across Asia Pacific in 2019.

Whatever your goals are in the diving industry, having a training plan and a mentor can help you stay on track. A simple plan could include your desired PADI Instructor rating, the prerequisites to meet that rating, areas around the world you’d like to teach within and some business and marketing training, all in a timeline that is realistic to complete.

Your best resource to help along your diving career is your PADI Regional Manager and Regional Training Consultant.  Meet them by attending events such as PADI Member Forums, Industry Updates, Business Academies and when needed, pick up the phone or send a quick email as we’re all here to help.

For more information contact your PADI Regional Manager or Regional Training Consultant.

Position Vacant: Regional Training Consultant at PADI Asia Pacific

We are seeking a Regional Training Consultant to join PADI Asia Pacific based in Koh Tao, Thailand.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Educating PADI Members about the various features and benefits of PADI products and services and to support the sales of those products and services.
  • Serve as the direct contact to the public and Membership for training and product support.
  • Assist Members in the interpretation of PADI Standards and procedures
  • Front line person to assist the Membership in understanding PADI, Tec Rec, Public Safety and EFR training programs, standards, philosophy and associated products; thereby establishing these programs appropriately in the region.
  • Work closely with Regional Manager in meeting or exceeding sales goals, customer consultations, order processing and order related customer service problems.

Education and/or Experience:

  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor (PADI Course Director preferred)
  • EFR Instructor Trainer preferred
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience as an active Instructor member
  • Current PADI membership and insurance coverage required
  • Relevant tertiary qualifications preferred
  • Valid driver’s license and valid Passport
  • Strong commitment to serve the goals and direction of PADI
  • A thorough understanding of PADI digital products and services to be able to answer inquiries from PADI Members and students.

The Regional Training Consultant is required to live and operate within the region therefore appropriate citizenship, residency or ability to secure relevant visa or work permit is essential.

Applications closing date: Monday, 10th July 2017

To apply:   Please send your CV to:

Contact details:

Alison Vasek

Manager, Human Resources

PADI Asia Pacific

Unit 3, 4 Skyline Place