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Dive Masters Wanted! Join the Tribe!

Do you have a deep and abiding passion for diving? Or, do you merely love it with all of your heart?  If so, you should consider doing what you love for a living: become a PADI Dive Master.
When you Join the Tribe™ by becoming a PADI Dive Master, you align yourself with the largest and most respected dive tribe in the world—that of PADI Professionals. These are PADI Dive Masters and Instructors sharing a passion for diving and an active concern for the health of the world’s underwater habitats.

PADI Dive Master Course

Looking for the first step in working with scuba as a career? Your adventure into the professional levels of recreational scuba diving begins with the PADI Dive Master program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Dive Master training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Dive Master is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

What You Learn

During the PADI Dive Master program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems as well as help others improve their scuba. You put this knowledge into action through a structured internship or series of practical training exercises.

As you progress through your Dive Master course, you’ll expand your diving knowledge, hone you skills and increase your confidence. Then, as a PADI Dive Master, you’ll use these attributes to lead, mentor and motivate other divers and experience the joy of seeing them transformed by the majesty of the aquatic realm.

Cost includes all dive equipment required, transport and basic crew pack requirements, deluxe crew packs are available on request but will incur an additional charge.  Certification costs are paid by the candidate as it becomes part of their PADI Membership Agreement.  Courses can be completed in as little as 10 days but the more time you spend in and around the dive centre and its divers, the more experience you will gain.  €775

 

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Once you have qualified as a PADI Dive Master, you can increase your employment potential by completing the DSD Leader course.  Once completed you will be able to take confined water DSD’s under no supervision.

To complete this qualification you need to take the lead on 4 genuine DSD’s under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor.

Cost of this course includes all equipment used and transport.  As with the Dive Master, candidates apply directly to PADI for certification.  €100

 

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The PADI Assistant Instructor course

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

The Fun Part

Get mentored while gaining hands-on experience teaching students.

What You Learn

You build upon your abilities to organize and supervise scuba diving activities, while concentrating on developing teaching skills. You learn through:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course consists of these sections:

  • Module 1: Academic Training     · PADI Discover Scuba Diving and Snorkelling Programs     · Developing Knowledge Development Presentations     · Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties     · Teaching in Confined Water     · Conducting Open Water Training Presentations
  • Module 2: Independent Study     · Knowledge Development
  • Module 3: Practical Application     · Confined Water and Open Water Teaching Presentations     · Standards Exam     · Dive Rescue Skills Assessment
  • What You Can TeachIn addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Dive Master, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:
    • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
    • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
    • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
    • Teach and certify  PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
    • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
    • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
    • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
    • Conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua Missions
    • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

Cost of the course includes all equipment required and transports costs. Certification is carried out by the candidate direct to PADI.  The course is a minimum of 5 days but can also be carried out in modules.  €450