Aloha! And thank you for your interest in coming to Maui Diving for your professional dive training. We are very proud of our PADI Divemaster Pro and Instructor programs and we think you will be proud to be a part of them. Your career development is our job. We love it, we live it, we breathe it. No need to take our word for it, though. Here are some testimonials from recent customers and graduates from said programs:
Emma, Lahaina, HI – I came into the IDC not really knowing what to expect but I can honestly say it exceeded anything I could have imagined! I seriously cannot thank the staff and instructors for allowing us to grow and develop into more confident and competent leaders in the diving world. Maui Diving provided such a welcoming environment and pushed us to become the best instructors we can be. Chris, Sarah, and Johnny made sure we were super prepared for the IE and provided such amazing guidance every step of the way. The IE felt like a breeze thanks to them. I have stepped away from this program as a working instructor and I truly owe it to Maui Diving for giving me this opportunity to start this new journey in my dive career. I will continue to grow as an instructor and I know I can always turn to any of the staff members for any advice and wisdom. There are so many key points and lessons from the course that I utilize everyday on the job. They pointed us the the tools and materials needed to teach any certification class. Complete your IDC through Maui Diving!
Gu, Napili, HI – After living and working one year as a Divemaster on the island of Maui, in Hawaii, I decided it was time for me to become a PADI instructor. For a few personal reasons I had the mindset to accomplish this milestone in Indonesia, a country that I love and which I had a surfing trip planned already. That’s when I heard that Maui Diving was about to have an IDC going on. The date was June/July 2020, in the middle of Covid lockdown that had Hawaiian islands shut ever since March 2020. I went on a meeting at Maui Diving to inquiry about the program and got to meet the course director Chris Adams, an amazing person, incredible mentor and now a great friend. We connected instantly since we had many friends in common including the instructor who made myself an Open Water certified diver back in 2014!! I signed up for the course and couldn’t be happier that I did so. It was a real life changing experience, ever since day one to the current day, since I now get to put in practice in a daily basis the techniques and the knowledge shared on those 14 days. The training was very intense for me, I needed to completely disconnect from the rest of the world and personal life and immerse myself on the commitment of becoming an instructor. We would spend all day everyday in between the classroom and the ocean, studying and developing the necessary skills and confidence of embracing the so looked after instructor’s role. On top of that we would also have homework (presentations) to prepare for the following day, which added to the level of dedication we all signed up for. But I wouldn’t change a single thing since, at the end, I felt over prepared for the IE (“it’s easy” as we would call it). The program exceeded my expectations and definitively had a huge impact in my personal life and career as a dive professional. I cannot finish this testimony without mentioning also the exhilarating mentoring and support of the staff instructors John Matthews and Sarah Sisco, crucial members of our successful journey. Truly one of the best decisions and experiences of my life. Thanks a million my dear friends, mentors and fellow dive professionals Chris Adams, John Matthews and Sarah Sisco. Thanks also to Maui Diving for providing such a great opportunity, location and headquarters in order to have this course successfully happening on Maui.
Nichole, Los Angeles, CA –My experience with Maui Diving’s divemaster program was nothing short of wonderful. I had a fair amount of hesitations about flying to Hawaii and committing my time and money to a program in a place I had never been. However, I was treated like family from the moment I arrived. The owner of the shop, Jessica Pickering, made sure I had everything I needed in order to feel comfortable and ready to succeed. The course director Chris Adams went above and beyond to make sure the training was thorough and our workshop days prepared us with many practical skills. All of the instructors at Maui Diving went out of their way to work with me, teach me, and answer questions, but in particular Will Newhouse. My certifying instructor Johnny Matthews was an amazing and supportive instructor who didn’t hesitate to share his experience and knowledge from teaching around the world. I am super grateful for the time that everyone spent with me. The best thing about Maui Diving’s program in particular (besides the beautiful dive sites) is that you spend most of your time in the water and working with actual clients; so that you leave feeling prepared and ready to begin your PADI professional career. Thank you Maui Diving!
Shelbie, Sacramento, CA -I was a part of Maui Diving’s February IDC with Course Director Chris Adam’s (238597) and I was blown away by my experience there. The staff, Sarah Sisco (Staff Instructor), Johnny Matthews (Master Instructor), and of course Chris Adam’s were absolutely exceptional! They made themselves available day and night to answer any and all questions we had, reassuring us every step of the way that we would be more than prepared for the IE by the end of the IDC, and they made the whole stressful process so much fun! By the time the IE rolled around, they were correct, the IE was sooo easy! All because of the training we received. I never felt like just another candidate with these guys. They really cared about each one of us and the progress we were making as both individuals and as a team, custom tailoring the whole experience for the candidates they had at the time instead of teaching an instructor course from start to finish. Johnny and Sarah gave us all kinds of tips and tricks on how to become a great instructor and they helped me think outside the box when I would get stuck on a problem or scenario. Chris really molded me into the confident instructor that I am and taught me so many things I only thought I would learn through experience. He went above and beyond to make sure we were prepared, not just for the IE, but for all kinds of first time students. I highly recommend anyone going through the IDC to hunt down Chris and make sure they take his course. I know that when I move on to become a Staff Instructor, I will be seeking out Chris and go wherever he is teaching. Thank you for providing me with such amazing instructors to learn from most of all, such an exceptional course director!