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So I just found a scuba school in town that will teach you how to become a PADI instructor. Im not sure how to vet these places and find out if they are legit or not.

I had a question? Has anyone here ever become or known someone who became a scuba instructor and used the information to travel?

It seems like a good idea. Im not very charismatic but you know what, I could fake it if I was scuba diving in far off places.
 
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So I just found a scuba school in town that will teach you how to become a PADI instructor. Im not sure how to vet these places and find out if they are legit or not.

I had a question? Has anyone here ever become or known someone who became a scuba instructor and used the information to travel?

It seems like a good idea. Im not very charismatic but you know what, I could fake it if I was scuba diving in far off places.
More on the trade skill side but my ex girlfriend became a union underwater welder/commercial diver in the Bay Area, a lot of work in the beginning but she's had success with it since. Another friend in the same union started out on offshore oil rigs in Louisiana, he is in California now too. The job has taken both of them to VERY VERY interesting places, and the highest pay of ALL trades probably up there with high voltage lineman because of the hazard type pay.
 

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known someone who became a scuba instructor and used the information to travel?
Never did this myself;
But met three young americans in Belize who did scuba tours on Caye Caulker and said they did good financially. If I remember correctly they got certified or whatever down there. Something about the 'blue hole' just off the island being a huge scuba destination.

I also met a french girl in Honduras that did scuba tours off that Bay Islands seasonally, she had done a lot of cool scuba guide stuff all over the tropics that I was impressed with.

All really interesting people.

I would think it would be like any other tourist based guide gigs. Mediocre pay, shitty housing, a ton of fun when your not working. I would assume your skill would be in demand anywhere with large coral reefs. Culebra in PR was amazing. Ah, I bet you would make dope tips too!

For anyone that dont know
SCUBA---self contained underwater breathing apparatus ;)
 
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I was looking at the commercial diving outfits for a bit they seem to be pretty expensive for schooling and as far as age goes 35 is like the highest age which is what I turn this year. After that they need a waiver.

Im just looking for an alternative career path that can get me outdoors honestly. The ocean is calling to me as well big time.
 

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I was looking at the commercial diving outfits for a bit they seem to be pretty expensive for schooling and as far as age goes 35 is like the highest age which is what I turn this year. After that they need a waiver.

Im just looking for an alternative career path that can get me outdoors honestly. The ocean is calling to me as well big time.
Yeah my ex started at age 30. Even then she felt old.
 
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Doing something commercially would probably be beyond me. I have 12 screws and two plates in my left ankle and am now still recovering from a double surgery in my dominant shoulder. Wish I didn't treat my body so rough but I'm thankful for modern medicine.

I don't think they would even let me into the schools for commercial diving with how much alien gear is in my body.
 

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My buddy was a dive master, he trained and lived in hondurous for a couple years then spent another couple years in the phillipines.
Sounds like a pretty banging way to do it but it’s a dying industry ya kno
 

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More on the trade skill side but my ex girlfriend became a union underwater welder/commercial diver in the Bay Area, a lot of work in the beginning but she's had success with it since. Another friend in the same union started out on offshore oil rigs in Louisiana, he is in California now too. The job has taken both of them to VERY VERY interesting places, and the highest pay of ALL trades probably up there with high voltage lineman because of the hazard type pay.
i also had some friends in new orleans that did this as well and they made ridiculous amounts of money.
 
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my dad was a dive instructor, did it his whole life till retirement practically. Lived all over the world, pretty much anywhere tropical with reefs you could think of
 
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It sounds like a very adventurous way to sustain yourself. Im trying to reimagine myself and what I want out of the next ten years.

It definetly isn't destroying my body through grunt labor for corporate profits anymore.
 
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