PADI Divemaster

Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.


Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Take the PADI Divemaster program with 3rd Reef Divers and do what you love to do as a career. Scuba divers look up to divemasters because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others. As a divemaster, you not only get to dive a lot, but also experience the joy of seeing others have as much fun diving as you do.

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you can anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training.  PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Since 1997, we at 3rd Reef Divers have been heavily involved with the resident water shows and attractions on the Las Vegas Strip.  Our divers have in the past and are currently working at all levels of diving in the Entertainment Industry here in Las Vegas! Heads of Departments (HOD) and Assistants (AHOD), Lead Divers, Artists Handlers, Dive Safety Officer (DSO), Safety Divers, Maintenance Divers and Stage Technicians.

Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination and travel, work close to home on the Las Vegas Strip or at 3rd Reef Divers… the adventure of a lifetime awaits you!


  • All Classroom Sessions
  • All Pool Sessions
  • All Open Water Sessions
  • All Learning Materials

Program Fee: $899

Scuba Instructor

If you have a passion for sharing your love of scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.


  • All Classroom Sessions 
  • All Pool Sessions 
  • All Open Water Sessions
  • All Learning Materials

Course Fee: $1,499

What’s not included:
PADI AI and WSI Application Fees (paid directly to PADI)
PADI Instructor Exam fees (paid directly to PADI)

Larry Millwood is our PADI Course Director #33616.  He has taught numerous Instructor Development Courses (IDC’s) throughout his professional diving career and at several locations including Hawaii, Okinawa and right here in Las Vegas.

Your IDC will be relaxed, filled with practical knowledge, fun, memorable and most of all… successful!

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