We understand that not everybody wants to be an instructor and have therefore developed 2 separate programmes which can be taken separately or as one. These 2 programmes can be done as either a part time programme or as a full time Fast Track option to leading the ultimate lifestyle. The choice lies entirely with you as to whether you want to be a PADI Divemaster or go all the way to PADI Instructor.
The PADI Divemaster course is the first professional level within the PADI System of diver education and allows you to work as a training assistant on PADI courses and programs, supervise certified divers during pleasure diving experiences, and conduct some PADI programs independently. Becoming a PADI Divemaster consists of the following segments: knowledge development, practical application and the Divemaster final exam.
The classroom sessions of the course, covers nine topics that prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete the Divemaster course. Through these theory sessions and practical segments of the Divemaster course, you become well prepared to work as a PADI Divemaster leading dives and or assisting with courses.
What are the pre-requisites for the Padi Divemaster Course?
Prior to enrolling on the PADI Divemaster Course, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue or hold qualifying certifications from another dive training organization. You must also have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Primary and Secondary Care course (or other sanctioned first aid and CPR course) within the past 24 months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 40 dives (60 before being able to complete the Divemaster course with experience of deep dives, night dives and underwater navigation). If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites, please contact ScubaCo and we will gladly assist where we can.
This first level in diving leadership is designed to provide you with the necessary skills to organize conduct and supervise recreational diving activities, and act as an instructor’s assistant. Over 4 weeks you will develop your dive theory and get hands on experience with student divers.
Includes: Crew Pack Incl. eRDPml and Hard Gear use.
Excludes: PADI Fees (Paid directly to PADI UK) and all soft gear. Also excludes the cost of any MPA Fees, accommodation, travel, meals & all items of a personal nature.
Please note that this prep course is not compulsory to join the IDC.
As an instructor you are expected to know your dive theory at a professional level. This involves taking it beyond the Divemaster level and is accomplished through independent study before IDC. Take our 2-day preparation course to review and hone your dive theory and skills.
Padi Instructor Development Courses
This is the pinnacle of the journey you embarked on to becoming a PADI Open Water instructor. Over the next 14 days you will be taken through 3 phases of training:
- Assistant Instructor
- Open Water Diver Instructor
- Emergency First Response Instructor
On this course all Instructor candidates will review PADI standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as practice and perfect their practical teaching ability, watermanship, and diving knowledge. This is the ultimate and the next 12 days will change you forever.
Includes: Classroom, pool and water sessions conducted by our course director who boasts a 100% pass rate.
Excludes: PADI Fees (Paid Directly to PADI UK) – IDC Application Fee – EFRI Registration – IDC & EFRI Crew pack (Required), MPA Fees, accommodation, travel, meals & all items of a personal nature.
Padi Instructor Exam
Once you have successfully completed the IDC you move onto the final 2 days of your journey to becoming a PADI Instructor. The IE or Instructor Exam. On the IE the examiner will test your theory knowledge, classroom presentation abilities as well as both confined and open water teaching abilities. The examiner is appointed by PADI.
Please note that the IE is NOT simply a pass or fail programme. Once you have successfully completed the IE and received notification from PADI of your qualification you can begin changing lives.Excludes: PADI Fee (paid directly to PADI UK) – IE Fee. All accommodation and travel costs associated with the logistics of where the IE is taking place.
Padi Speciality Training Course
Earning PADI Specialty Instructor ratings increases your value in the job market and as an independent instructor gives you an additional 5 potential income streams. They allow you to teach a wide variety of special interest courses and many professional dive operators require that you have at least 5 specialties as an instructor.
Includes: Training and certification to become qualified to teach 5 specialties.
Excludes: PADI Fee Paid directly to PADI – for 5 specialties. MPA Fees, accommodation, travel, meals & all items of a personal nature.