Dive Professionals Instructor Institute

...at Captain Slate's

Welcome to Dive Professionals Instructor Institute (DPII) at Captain Slate’s Scuba Adventures located in the Dive Capitol of the World, The Florida Keys.

DPII is licensed by the Florida Commission for Independent Education. We also provide lodging and job placement assistance and resume building assistance for our candidates. 

DPII offers a SCUBA training program for anyone interested in pursuing a career as a diving professional regardless of your current level of training or if you have no SCUBA training at all. Our training programs are designed and scheduled to follow a logical pattern of progression, training and experience to take you from a non-diver all the way to an International Scuba Instructor. Our programs are set up in ‘modules’ designed for you to achieve your goal and simplify the process of becoming a true dive professional. You simply take the ‘modules’ required from where you enter the program until you complete the training and become a dive professional.

DPII faculty includes the most respected instructor trainers in the industry. Our three Course Directors, Capt. Spencer Slate, Skip Dawson, and Frazier Nivens have an accumulated a dive history of over 100 years! Capt. Slate was a high school and college educator /administrator and has the know-how and ability to make your learning experience fun and enjoyable. Add to that our experienced and competent staff of instructors, boat captains and dive masters and you are by far dealing with the most experienced staff in the industry! Our vast experience and training allows DPII to offer a myriad of certifications through numerous certifying agencies, SDI-TDI, NAUI, SEI, PADI, DAN , Red Cross and others. With ‘our name’ on your resume you will be one of the most sought after dive professionals in the industry.

Divemaster $850 169.99
First Aid Instructor (CPR / First Aid / AED / O2) $250  
Assistant Instructor / Instructor Preparatory $1115 670.00
Scuba Instructor $1780 925.00*
Instructor EXAM $600  
Instructor Trainer $699  
Resort Operations $1425  
Instructor Cross-over $895  
Compressor Operations / Repair $350  
Equipment Repair $275  
Gas Blender $175  
Onsite Neurological First Aid for Victim of Hazardous Marine Life $150  

*For persons taking Scuba Instructor Course with us who have already taken Assistant Instructor / Instructor Preparatory with us, please deduct $670.00 from this price.

Persons wishing to take multiple courses (Open Water through Instructor, Rescue through Instructor, Open Water through Divemaster, etc.) please contact: captainslate@captainslate.com for more information on multi-course Package Pricing.

For Non-Professional Certification classes/pricing and Technical Diving Courses, please click here .