How to Enroll in Pacific Dive Academy

How to Enroll in Pacific Diving Academy (PDA)

How to enroll in Pacific Diving Academy professional scuba diving school, and what to expect during the enrollment process at Pacific Diving Academy.  There is a dedicated School Certifying Official, who's job is to help you through the entire process of enrollment. 

You can contact our administrator at the following:

Monday- Friday: 7am to 7pm
Phone: 808-262-2333


First Steps of Enrollment in PDA's Professional Scuba Diving School

  1. Complete the Application Form  and submit. If you are a veteran, please provide all the information requested.
  2. Download and submit Medical Form  (Required for ALL Professional Level Programs). 
  3. Download and submit Prior Credit Form .
  4. Make payment arrangements for program 10 days prior to start date. To enroll in PDA's professional scuba diving school, a student must complete the application form and submit to Pacific Diving Academy.  You are encouraged to enroll as early as possible. Payment, installment payments and or GI Bill® benefit payments should be in place five business days before the start of the term. It is the students’ responsibility to pursue payment arrangements.
  5. Students intending to use GI Bill® benefits should request a COE -certificate of eligibility- . The COE will determine what out of pocket expenses the students is responsible for, if any. VA/Military students are also required to submit a current Certificate of Eligibility, DD214 (if veteran).

Who can enroll?

Pacific Diving Academy is open to enrollment to anyone who is 18 years of age by the time the Divemaster portion of the course of study begins.

What is the schedule?

See 2020 Program Schedules

Pacific Diving Academy programs are offered monthly.  Students must do a minimum 22 hours/week of direct instructor led activities. 

Pacific Diving Academy students enrolled in the Professional Level Programs is issued a full set of high quality scuba equipment.  Equipment that is issued may change from catalog to catalog. You may view the current mandatory dive gear list here.  

At what level should I enroll?

Students may enter the program at any level if they hold the prerequisites.  Students who have not been diving for a while are encouraged to take the Scuba Review Course.  A student with no previous diving experience enrolls at the Open Water Diver level.

Prices and length of Program may decrease if you are issued prior credit for certifications already received prior to entering the program.

When can I start?

Decide the Program you are interested in.

Check calendar for start dates. (email )

What do I need to do to enroll?

Download or fill out the PDA Application Form, complete it, and scan/mail or submit to . Your enrollment will be confirmed by mail or email. An email or phone call will follow to answer/address any remaining questions or concern. Students are required to provide the school a copy of transcript from any previous college/training they have received and proof of previous dive certifications. It can be an unofficial school/college/military transcript.