What is your pass rate at the Instructor Exam?

100% of the candidates we have sent to the Instructor Exam have passed on their first try!


What are the prerequisites to becoming a dive professional?

To start the Divemaster program, you must have the following certifications:  Open Water Diver, Navigation, Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep Diving, Night & Limited Visibility, Diver Stress & Rescue. You will also need to have at least 40 logged dives totalling at least 25 hours. 


What do I do if I do not have all the prerequisites completed?

Do not worry! We offer all of the training you need to complete your course and you can join our dive club to build up your dives!


Should I bring my own gear?

Yes! Your dive gear should be an extension of you, so you need to own your own total diving system. If you do not already have the gear, we can help you get outfitted with great gear built to work for professional divers!


Are you hiring?

While we occasionally hire an exceptional outside candidate, we hire primarily out of our development programs. We know that we produce the best dive professionals, so we know we can trust them with our customers. While we do not guarantee a job, we have frequently hired dive professionals who completed their training with us.


How do dive professionals get paid?

This varies from store to store and region to region. In some parts of the world, dive professionals are paid per student or per dive. Here, at Beyond Land Adventures, we pay all our dive professionals hourly rates to ensure that their priority is always ensuring exceptional training, without having to rush to the next class.


Are dive professionals full time or part time?

It all depends on the professional. We have both full time dive professionals and part time dive professionals. Many of our dive pros have fulfilling careers outside of diving and work part time diving to help their hobby pay for itself. Other dive professionals join the industry full time also work in dive stores, repair facilities, or offer professional dive services.


How long does it take to get certified?

It all depends on you! If you have the time and want to join the industry as quickly as possible, we have accelerated programs that can help you get from Open Water to Instructor in about a month. If you want to take your time, you can do that as well and work through the program at your own pace.


Where do dive professionals work?

All over the world! There are dive professionals in all 50 states and in almost every country on Earth! Some dive professionals will travel to beautiful resorts to help guide visiting divers in locations such as the Caribbean and Southeast Asia. Others will work in some of the amazing training facilities all over the United States.

Can I take the Divemaster course just for fun?

Absolutely! Not all Divemasters plan to work in the industry. Some take the course so they can feel more comfortable leading their families on dives. Some take the course to develop their own dive skills. Some take the course for the fun of challenging themselves.