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If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Scuba Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.


We offer a full spectrum of Professional level courses from Divemaster through TecRec Instructor.  We work with each professional student to develop the perfect training path to achieve your goals.  If you are a dive professional looking to earn the next level or a recreational diver curious about becoming a dive professional please contact us with any questions or to set up a meeting to develop your personalized Go Pro plan.

Our Professional level training is second to none.  Read some of the testimonials below from previous students.

“I had the most incredible experience doing my Instructor Development Course with Andrew and the Lake Norman Scuba team.  Andrew is a passionate and extremely experienced diver which throughout the course benefited me in priceless ways.  He quickly became more than just a great instructor as he mentored me through his experience in the field over the years.  Coming out of the course with Lake Norman Scuba, I not only felt OVERLY prepared for my Instructor Examination but I had also gained a sense of confidence that I was ready to begin sharing my passion of diving with others.  Their staff, resources, and overall professionalism is unmatched in the area and I, with great pride, can recommend them to anyone looking to take the next step in their scuba careers.  Finally, I would also like to note that throughout the entire course they were all extremely accommodating to my schedule often offering to come in before the stores opening and to stay past its closing." - Henry Willis Fleming

"As an active 26 year Public Safety Diver in central NC and freelance PADI Instructor in Roatan Honduras, I needed to get my specialty instructor certs for PADI full face mask and Drysuit to complete my prerequisite for my PADI PSD Instructor. I was referred by a mutual friend at PADI to Andrew Katsamas, a PADI Course Director and owner of Lake Norman Scuba in Mooresville, NC.  I called the shop and made an appointment to meet Andrew and set up a training schedule. Upon my arrival to the shop, I was greeted by a very cordial and inviting staff. The shop was very clean and well stocked and I was given a personal tour of the facility. I met Andrew and got down to business. I voiced my concern that I did not want to be certified via "the buddy system" as I was already certified by another agency in the past and wanted to EARN my PADI rating. I was not disappointed. Andrew and Lake Norman Scuba treated me with great respect and I can say that I whole heartedly earned my PADI ratings to mastery level and by the standards mandated by PADI and the excellent teaching skills of very talented Course Director. " - Peter Ressa

"I did my Instructor Development Course (IDC) in December 2013 with Andrew Katsamas. Therefore I can say that his course was nothing less than spectacular. Not only because of his high level of competence in teaching instructors but also his kindness, passion and love for his job and working with people. From day one until the very last day of the IE, in a very professional manner, Andrew did his best to make us the best instructors possible. It was a life changing experience, we learned so much about diving as well as the diving environment. I can say that Andrews courses and instructors are world class, dedicated to following standards and to conducting the best courses possible for their students. " - ErnieTilley

"I got Open Water certified in 2010.  Andrew Katsamas was part of that certification and was a major part of my continuing education.  When I decided to become an Instructor there was only one person I wanted to take my IDC with, Andrew.  His skills, his knowledge and his mentoring exemplify the best available in the dive industry." - Michael Hughes

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