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. 
Want to know more?  
Internship Price: £795 
To take this course, you must be
18 years old 
A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or equivalent) 
A PADI Rescue Diver (or equivalent) 
An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent first aid and CPR training ) course completion within the past 24 months. 
Have at least 20 dives (60 needed for certification) 
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.  
Your Next Adventure: 
Think about completing your Master Scuba Diver if you haven’t already done so, and specialties such as Equipment Specialty and Enriched Air are important. 
Assistant Instructor 
Price: £400 
You must: 
Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization 
Be at least 18 years old 
Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives 
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months 
Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months 
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months 
Want a fun and exciting career! 
Your Next Adventure 
Take the full Instructor Development Course to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor so you can teach and certify PADI Open Water Divers. 
EFR Instructor  
CPR and first aid are important skills that in high demand. As an Emergency First Response Instructor, you can teach these skills to anyone.  
What You Learn 
Gain experience in how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training and your role as the instructor in the learning environment for teaching CPR and first aid. 
Price: £350 
You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience. 
You must have successfully completed a sanctioned course in adult and child/infant CPR and basic first aid within the past 24 months. 
Be at least 18 years old. 
Open Water Scuba  
Instructor (OWSI) 
Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open  
Water Scuba Instructor. 
The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. 
The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. 
Course Price: £650 
Complete IDC (AI and OWSI combined): £950 
Ask about our Egypt IDC options 
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must: 
Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months. 
Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor 
Be at least 18 years old 
Be certified as a diver for at least six months 
Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams 
Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement. 
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months 
Your Next Adventure:  
You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. For example, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Enriched Air (nitrox) Instructor, and other specialties which lead you to become a Master SCUBA Diver Trainer. 
Specialty Instructor 
The PADI Specialty Instructor Course: Dive more, have more fun and teach about your favorite subjects. 
Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course. 
You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. 
The Fun Part 
Whether it’s Deep, Photography, Enriched Air Nitrox or Wreck Diving, PADI Specialty Instructors are out there scuba diving and training. Join the fun. 
As a PADI Specialty Instructor, challenge your students to become Master Scuba Divers  
Increase your marketability as a PADI Professional 
What You Learn 
You're on your way to becoming a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer with only five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings. 
You have three ways to become a PADI Specialty Instructor: 
1.With a Course Director 
2.Use your experience to apply directly to PADI 
3.Write your own outline 
Specialty Instructor Training course attendance is highly recommended. These courses provide valuable hands-on training, technique demonstrations, course marketing information, current PADI Standards information and, when applicable, instructor-level open water training. 
What You Can Teach  
Teach the PADI Specialties you like most!  
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.  
The Scuba Gear You Use  
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories and depending on which specialties you teach, you’ll need other specialty diving gear such as dive lights or underwater photography equipment. You can find most everything at your local dive shop.  
Learning Materials You Need  
PADI’s Specialty Instructor Manual includes the specialty instructor guides for all of PADI’s standardized specialties. The outlines are also available digitally on the Specialty Instructor Manual CD-ROM. Once registered, the digital specialty manual can be updated for a discounted price.  
To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Five Star IDC Dive Shop or Resort.  
You must be a Renewed PADI Assistant Instructor, PADI Instructor or have completed an IDC or Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program within the past 12 month.  
Master Scuba Diver Trainer 
The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course: You tell your students to aim for PADI Master Scuba Diver. You also want to tell them that you can take them all the way there because you’re a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). 
The Fun Part 
The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well. You also get to teach specialty diver courses – which opens the door to lots of fun while working. 
What You Learn 
You’re a new instructor? Just finished the IE? No problem. Contact our Course Director to discuss PADI Specialty Instructor Training and the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course. 
As a PADI MSDT, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position. 
What You Can Teach 
As a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you... 
Teach the specialties you love to teach 
Enjoy watching your student divers excel as you lead them from PADI Open Water Diver to PADI Master Scuba Diver  
Increase your income with multiple level training 
Meet one of the requirements to qualify as a PADI Master Instructor  
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education. 
The Scuba Gear You Use  
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as some scuba accessories.  
It is highly recommended and expected that, as a diver of this level, you own your own scuba equipment. You can find most everything at your local dive shop  
To qualify as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you must: Be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor 
Have five PADI Specialty Instructor certifications  
Have certified at least 25 PADI Divers  
If you’re considering entering the realm of technical dive instruction, then the MSDT will be useful. You must be a MSDT to become an instructor in Tec 50 Diver or the DSAT Trimix Diver courses.  
IDC Staff Instructor 
The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course: As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.  
The Fun Part 
Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort. 
What You Learn 
You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations. You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student. 
What You Can Teach 
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor can also: 
Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses. 
Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course. 
Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education. 
The Scuba Gear You Use 
You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. 
It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at your local dive shop  
You must be: 
a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification 
at least 18 years old 
IDC Preparation 
Certified Divemaster,  
and have been a certified diver for at least 6 months and logged at least 100 dives. 
Certified as a current EFR Instructor. 
You are expected to have all your own scuba equipment (except tank & weights). 
The Fun stuff 
This is one course that is tailormade to suit all would be instructors. Whether you need to brush up on your in water skills, or classroom presentations – this course is focused on you as an individual to prepare and give you confidence for your instructor development course. If physics or physiology fills you with dread – don’t worry – you will be totally prepared by the time you come to enrol in your I.D.C. Talk to us about your concerns – our instructors have been teaching I.D.C., with 100’s of successful candidates (many of whom are now running their own dive operations) for many years. We can also advise post-I.E. on diving placements within the industry. 
Master Instructor  
The PADI Master Instructor Rating: Be recognized as one of the elite dive educators – PADI Master Instructor. PADI Master Instructors embody the essence of a true dive professional having demonstrated a thorough understanding of the PADI System of diver education, and put it into practice by training 150 or more PADI Divers. They are dive industry leaders who help to shape the development of future dive courses.  
The Fun Part  
The PADI Master Instructor rating is unique in the PADI System – it is the one rating that you do not earn through training. You earn it by exemplifying what it means to be a PADI Instructor in what you do.  
You must be a renewed, teaching status IDC Staff Instructor. 
A PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor for at least two years. 
A current Emergency First Response Instructor. 
Have certified at least 150 PADI Divers, of which:  
At least 50 of the certifications must be for PADI Adventure Diver or higher. 
At least 15 of the certifications for PADI Specialty Diver. 
At least 5 for PADI Rescue Diver. 
At least 5 for PADI Divemaster. 
At least 5 for PADI Assistant Instructor. 
No more than 75 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for conducting Discover Scuba Diving experiences. 
No more than 50 of the 150 certifications may be from credits earned for staffing IDCs. 
No more than 25 of the 150 certifications may be from non-diving specialty certifications. (i.e. Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE Specialist, etc.). 
No more than 10 of the 150 certifications may be from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations. 
Have trained at least 10 students through the Emergency First Response program. 
Possess a complete understanding of the PADI System of diver education. 
Have participated in at least three PADI Instructor Development Seminars. 
Use the complete PADI System of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programs. 
Issue PADI as the primary certification, and conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual. 
Have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries in progress. (A member in review status may not qualify for Master Instructor until the Review status is lifted.) 
Demonstrate support of the PADI organization in its efforts to establish programs in aquatic education and conservation. 
Tec Gas Blender 
Gas Blender Course: More people are diving with enriched air and this means the demand for enriched air fills is also increasing. However, there needs to be someone qualified to administer these fills to meet this demand. This is where the PADI Gas Blender course comes in. 
It can result in one of two certifications: PADI Gas Blender or PADI Trimix Blender. See PADI's TecRec website page for more info -  
What You'll Learn 
The Gas Blender course will train you as a qualified gas blender, allowing you to provide gas mixes to appropriately certified consumers. 
You'll learn the physical properties of oxygen, its associated hazards, handling requirements and what cleaning equipment is necessary. Finally, you will learn the five methods of obtaining the desired enriched air nitrox mix and the various methods used to obtain proper helium mixes. 
The Learning Materials You'll Need 
What are the four main types of oxygen? What is oxygen clean? What are the five methods for blending Enriched Air? These questions and more are covered in the Gas Blender manual 
As a gas blender you must be familiar with the physical properties of oxygen, its various forms and purities, hazards and special handling requirements. The Gas Blender Manual and CD-ROM, in conjunction with your instructor, will familiarize you with the procedures and techniques needed for gas blending. 
To purchase this product, contact your local PADI Instructor, dive shop or resort. 
You must be: 
A PADI Enriched Air Diver certification (or qualifying certification from another organization) 
At least 18 years old 
Course Directors 
PADI Course Directors are instructor trainers who conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses and other instructor-level training. PADI Course Directors hold the highest and most respected professional rating in recreational scuba diving. They are among the dive industry’s most influential opinion leaders and role models. Those who join this elite group of professionals pass through a stringent screening process that examines their experience and training just to get into the competitive and demanding Course Director Training Course.  
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