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Veteran Benefits for Scuba diving

Become a SCUBA Professional with your GI Bill Benefits ®

If you are an active duty military service member, military veteran, or military beneficiary, you can use your GI Bill ® Benefits to become a scuba diving professional.

Hawaiian Dive Company and Aloha Scuba Diving Company offer VA-approved professional-level diving programs that are fully funded by the benefits you've earned through your military service. 

Utilizing your GI Bill Benefits, their program offers a comprehensive pathway to becoming a PADI Professional, providing not just top-tier scuba diving education, but also a seamless transition to a rewarding career in the diving industry. Whether your goal is to become a Dive Instructor, a Divemaster, or to specialize in underwater conservation and research, our program equips you with the skills, experience, and certifications needed to succeed.

If you've never been scuba certified, this program will take you all the way from Open Water Scuba Diver to a professional-level certification. If you are already a certified diver, this program will pick up where you left off, and help you achieve your professional rating.

Professional Certifications Available:


Open Water Scuba Instructor

Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Instructor Development Course Staff Instructor

Full-Face Mask Instructor

By marrying your prior military training and experience with PADI's renowned diving curriculum, you'll emerge as a highly skilled and employable diving professional, ready to make waves in an exciting new career. 

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Simple answer: because we've been through their program! I personally went through their program recently (February - April 2024) to go from an SSI Divemaster to a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer. It was a great experience, and I can attest that their IDC Staff Instructors spend a lot of time to make sure you are fully prepared for your final examinations. Hawaiian Dive Company is owned by an active duty Navy Officer, and he genuinely cares about setting up service members and veterans for success. If you are still active duty, they're flexible and will work with your schedule to ensure you can meet all the course requirements. 


GI Bill® is a registered trademark of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). More information about education benefits offered by VA is available at the official U.S. government Web site at

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