What is a PADI Course Director?
Course Directors are a step up from the typical PADI Master Instructor. The Course Director is responsible for teaching the PADI IDC (Instructor Development Courses), along with other more advanced, instructor-level dive training. The PADI Course Director is highly skilled, and can be considered an expert in the field of scuba diving. In fact, this is the highest rating that can be held with regards to recreational scuba diving.
Should You Apply?
If you are passionate about diving and are eager to make money helping others, I encourage you to apply for a seat in a CDTC (Course Director Training Course). Space is limited, and as such the application process is moderately competitive. If you have at least 250 successful logged dives, are a certified EFR Instructor Trainer, and meet the other eligibility requirements, you have a decent shot. If you have teaching experience, or have assisted a Course Director in Instructor Development Courses, be sure to put that on your resume, as this is highly desired.