Leadership Courses

Welcome to an exciting range of professional development programs for the recreational scuba diving industry.

At Frog Dive, we provide the highest quality instructor level training courses for PADI, EFR and DAN programs.

Our focus is to prepare you to become a great dive instructor. We will work with you to ready yourself for a career as a recreational diving instructor, whether it be on a full time or part time basis.

Frog Dive

The Frog Dive SCUBA Centres are Sydney’s most progressive Diver retail and scuba training groups. We commenced operations in 1978 and have a convenient dive centre in Sydney.

Frog Dive has a purpose built DIVER TRAINING CENTRE with an ON-SITE HEATED diver training pool. The centre is llaid out with you the diver in mind, a large retail area is separate from the training rooms which are adjacent to the pool. At Frog Dive you can learn to dive in comfort, or just try out the newest dive equipment before you buy it.

Frog Dive offer both recreational and technical training diver training, refer to our Courses menus for more details.
All centres have an extensive service laboratory where your dive equipment is maintained by qualified life support technicians. The Willoughby centre has a hydrostatic testing station #128B on site which test all SCUBA cylinders.

All centres have a modern hire department, equipment available for hire includes Oceanic, Scubapro. Computers are also available as are underwater scooters.

Go Pro with PADI

There are three simple steps to becoming a PADI Professional.

Step 1: PADI Divemaster

The first step in becoming a PADI Professional is to become a PADI Divemaster. Our PADI Divemaster Course will introduce you to the all aspects of dive supervision, for both certified divers and divers-in-training.

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Step 2: PADI Instructor Development Course

The PADI IDC seeks to develop a holistic instructor who can teach a range of courses from beginner to Divemaster, in a variety of settings. The program helps to prepare the instructor candidate for the real world, with an introduction to business, risk management and related topics.

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Step 3: PADI Instructor Exam

Upon successfully completing the IDC, you are ready to attend a PADI Instructor Exam (IE). After successfully completing the IE, and showing evidence of certification as an instructor in CPR & first aid, you will be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – the most sought after qualification in the dive industry.

After Your IDC

Becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor is the necessary first step, but instructors who develop further skills and can teach a wider range of courses are more sought after, and have more variety in their teaching.

Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Emergency First Response (EFR) is a specialized organization that provides a range of progressive training programs in the area of first aid and CPR.

As an EFR Instructor you’ll be qualified to teach the following programs that have been designed specifically for the layperson:

  • EFR Primary Care (CPR)
  • EFR Secondary Care (first aid)
  • EFR Care for Children

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Your Go Pro Team

The following is our dedicated team of instructors and personnel who will work closely with you as you become a dive professional.

Des Paroz – Course Director

Des has been teaching diving since 1996, and in that time has come to be regarded as a professional educator with a passion for diving.

A PADI Course Director, Des also holds an Instructor Trainer rating with Emergency First Response, and also holds more than 20 PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer ratings. Des is a DSAT Gas Blending Instructor Trainer and is a DAN Instructor Trainer.

Des has years of experience in the fields of cutting edge technology, having held senior management positions in marketing and IT, specialising in eCommerce and eLearning.

Des holds a Master of Commerce in Marketing and a Bachelor of Economics degree, as well as a Diploma in Outdoor Recreation and a Certificate IV in Training & Assessment.

Dennis McHugh

Manager of Frog Dive Willoughby – Dennis first joined Frog Dive in 1987, worked in scuba wholesale during 93/94 before returning to manage Frog Dive Willoughby.

Dennis is quite a personality within Frog Dive, and has earned a reputation as a very knowledgeable and competent diving retailer.

John Warner

John is the Training/Service Manager at Frog Dive Willoughby. A position he has held since 1994.

John began diving in 1988 and obtained his instructor rating in 1991. He holds instructor ratings with PADI, TDI, SDI and NAUI and has over 20 instructor ratings. He also is a Trimix Blender