Sea Experience is located at the Bahia Mar Resort in Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is on the beach in the heart of all the action. There are over 30 restaurants as well as convenience stores and numerous activities all within walking distance of the resort. We dive a large variety of shipwrecks and reefs just off our shores. In fact, this is where PADI professional instructor training as we know it began! There has been career instructor training taking place here for over 35 years. The Bahia Mar Resort is just minutes and a short taxi ride from the Fort Lauderdale/Hollywood International Airport. We do not offer free housing or meals. Keep in mind that “nothing is free” and that you may end up in a dorm-style arrangement with up to 8 people sharing a room and meals provided with an extremely limited budget. The resort gives us special pricing for our Instructor Candidates, and you will have a private room with a refrigerator, microwave, and maid service. This provides you with your own space for privacy, quiet study, and preparation. We also have numerous other accommodation options for you ranging from budget friendly to luxurious to meet all needs.You also have an endless choice of restaurants and a grocery store nearby if you prefer to eat in.
A personal visit will go a long way in helping you make this important decision. You are making an investment in your future, and the best investment you can make in your professional scuba training is at Sea Experience in sunny Fort Lauderdale. We are very proud of our facilities and would welcome the chance to show you around, get to know more about you and your goals in the scuba industry. We want you to be 100% comfortable with your decision on where to take your training. After the tour, please accept a complimentary dive trip on our boat; do not forget your c-card! We want you to have some fun while you are with us, and you get to see the boat and perhaps talk to current students as to their training experiences. Call us to set up a time to visit or if you cannot visit but have questions or need further information, please give us a call at 954-770-3483.
Here are a few things you may want to look for, or ask about when selecting a PADI Career Development Center:
Staff Experience – How many Course Directors are there, and will they be doing the teaching? Some schools use IDC Staff Instructors for most of the program! Is the Course Director experienced in all aspects of the scuba industry?
Location – Is it on the beach? How far are the boat(s), classroom, pool, airport, and other facilities spread out? Do I need a car while I am there? Are there a variety of restaurants nearby?
Alumni – Will you become part of the largest group of instructor graduates in the world?