The Dive Shop (TDS) Vocational Training Program


This program is designed for you to enter into the entry level Open Water Scuba Diver Course and graduate as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Some courses have flexible starting dates and all are weekend schedules. Most academic portions of the classes are completed online (eLearning).

The Dive Shop offers the finest technology, best-practices curriculum, and equipment for student scuba training and is staffed with qualified, approved instructors. The Dive Shop (TDS) Vocational Training Program is under the auspices of The Dive Shop Tucson, a 5-Star Instructor Development Center authorized by the Professional Association of Diving Instructors (referred to as PADI).

Exciting Rewarding Fun Career

  • Only Arizona Conditional Licensed Vocational School For Scuba Instructors
  • 5 Star PADI Instructor Development Center
  • Only facility with onsite indoor heated pool for year-round training
  • Weekend Schedules year-round
  • May enroll at anytime
  • Program can be completed in 9-18 months
  • Go Pro Career Night dates (RSVP): Dec 18, Jan 25, Apr 18

A Few Requirements

  • Length of PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program: 9 – 18 months
  • Minimum age - 17 years old
  • Experience - None (Prior experience may be considered)
For more information download the catalog here (PDF)

More questions? You can contact the staff at The Dive Shop (520) 326-3483 or contact Ron Prince, PADI Course Director and Program Administrator, at

Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education Conditional License #V1611

Workforce Investment Act


The Inner Tribal Council of Arizona, Inc (ITCA) provides federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) funding to a consortium of eight Arizona tribal governments that allows the consortium to deliver employment and training services to their tribal populations. 


The Federal Workforce Investment Act (WIA) provides federal job training funds for adults, dislocated workers, and youth. Depending on your state, Workforce investment Act funds may be available through state employment services, adult education and literacy programs, welfare-to-work, vocational education and vocational rehabilitation programs. 

Subscribe to our Vocational school mailing list

* indicates required


The Dive Shop is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center

The PADI System of diver education is based on progressive training that introduces skills, safety-related information and local environmental knowledge to student divers in stages. PADI courses are student-centered and provide maximum practice and realistic application.