Enter the wonderful world of PADI professionals, change your life and you spread your passion for the underwater world
Are you ready to transform your life? You’ve been a scuba diver for over six months, you may have already attained the Master Scuba Diver rating, and treated yourself to several fun-filled scuba diving vacations —but something’s missing. Then one day you realize that you not only want to participate in scuba diving, but you want to teach the sport you have come to love
DIVEMASTER 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 Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications During the PADI Divemaster 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. To take this course, you must be: •18 years old •A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) •A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organization) •An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months. •Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification •Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR 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. 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 Snorkeling 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
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