Become A PADI Professional with
TL Sea Diving!

You can live a life of which others only dream. PADI Professionals are recognized world-wide as the finest diving professionals.  Do you want to work or teach at a local dive shop?  Maybe you see yourself as a dive leader or instructor at a resort or on a liveaboard dive boat.  You can have a career of your choosing, doing what you love to do and sharing the excitement that is the underwater world while helping people to preserve it.

Your path to becoming a PADI Professional begins with your mentor: your TL Sea Diving Instructor.

TL Sea Diving is one of Seattle’s most experienced PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centers.  We have been a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center, training PADI Professionals, for more than 28 years! 


World Class Training for Success

The PADI system of education is recognized as the world’s finest diver training.  With world-class eLearning and educational materials designed by educational professionals to guide you through your development.


Your TL Sea Diving instructor will introduce you to these materials and mentor you through the different levels of your professional development. Your success is our goal!

      Chart A New Path


As you decide to pursue professional credentials, TL Sea Diving and PADI provides an in-depth instructor development system that prepares you as you develop your skills and knowledge.  Download your personal GoPro Planner below. 


  TL Sea Diving’s
Professional Mentors

The best place to start is with personalized counseling. TL Sea Diving offers and encourages you to contact us for a personal discussion of your goals, the prerequisites and materials required for the program. Any questions? You’re not the only one who has questions: What is involved?  Divemaster is the first level,  but what are the advantages of being a Divemaster?  How will you get there? What is the timeline? What comes after Divemaster?  We can and will answer your questions.



Be a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world.  Earn income doing what you enjoy as a Dive Professional.


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Assistant Instructor

Start here to become a PADI dive Instructor. Share your passion with others and help them experience the same joy you have for scuba diving.


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Open Water Scuba Instructor

This is the program that provides you training in teaching people to dive using the PADI System of Diver Education.  Completion of this program will allow you to attend the Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by an examiner from PADI Headquarters.  The program can be completed as a single program or divided into two parts:  The Assistant Instructor portion and the Open Water Scuba Instructor portion.


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Specialty Instructor


As an instructor, you’ll want to teach specialty courses to meet your dive student’s interests and to increase your income potential.  Choose from  25+ standard PADI Specialty Diver courses.  Your TL Sea Diving Course Director can train you to teach the specialties.


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Emergency First Response Instructor

First Aid/CPR courses are in high demand, not only within the diving community but also by businesses and other laypersons.  Become an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor with the latest cutting edge instructional tools and earn income!


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IDC Staff Instructor


This course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals.




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