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Master Instructor Plus

The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. The Malibu Diver Master Instructor Plus program takes you one step further.  It is designed to help you to achieve your rating and develop your abilities further as a Master Instructor.

This course is essential to every dive professional that wishes to work in the dive industry.  If you plan to apply for your Course Director, you will be expected to be able to work closely with a PADI Dive Resort or PADI Dive Center. 

Master Instructor Rating Prerequisites
To earn your rating as a PADI Master Instructor, you must meet the following requirements:

1. PADI IDC Staff Instructor.
2. PADI Instructor for two years.
3. Emergency First Response Instructor.
4. Participated in three PADI Seminars.
5. Issued 150 PADI certifications:
a. At least 50 continuing education certifications (Adventure Diver or higher level) that include: 15 Specialty Divers, five Rescue Divers, five Divemasters and five Assistant Instructors.

Other ways to meet the 5 Assistant Instructor certification requirement:
• Staff two entire IDCs.
• Staff one entire IDC and certify three additional Assistant Instructors.

b. No more than 75 from Discover Scuba Diving credits.
c. No more than 25 from specialty courses without dives (Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE, etc).
d. No more than 10 from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations.
e. No more than 50 from IDC staffing credits.
6. Issued 10 Emergency First Response course completion cards.
7. Used the complete PADI System of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programs.
8. Issued PADI as the primary certification, and conducted PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to Teaching.
9. Have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries.
10. Demonstrated support of the PADI organization in its efforts to establish programs in aquatic education and conservation.

To register: contact Malibu Divers by phone at 1-310-456-2396 or email us

Please note - practical sessions require a minimum number of participants. The schedule may be subject to change or cancellation. Please do not make travel arrangements before you are a confirmed participant.