As with any profession, the more training and experience you have, the easier it will be to find a good position in that industry. The dive industry is no different. Today’s employers are looking for job candidates who have had more extensive training beyond the basic scuba instructor rating achieved by completing the IDC/IE.
Those graduates who take additional training courses after their IDC/IE will have the edge when it comes to being hired for the best jobs in the industry. For example, many employers give preference to job candidates who have completed a Specialty Instructor Training (MSDT) Program or who have taken an intensive industry-specific training course like our Dive Industry Specialist (DIS) Program. See the section the Dive Industry Specialist program for more information on how to make yourself more marketable as a dive industry employee.