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Dive Professional Development

DIVEMASTER

The Divemaster program is the first step to becoming a professional in the PADI System of Diver Education. This rating signifies:

  • A high level of personal diving skill
  • Instructor level knowledge in diving theory
  • Significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities
  • Ability to guide and assist certified divers

 

The title DIVEMASTER says it all ... you are the cream of the crop! This course is divided into three phases:

  • Watermanship,stamina and skills assessment
  • Knowledge and diving theory development
  • Practical application and various scenarios 

Our PADI Divemaster course is very demanding, challenging and at the same time... FUN!

 

Once certified as a PADI Divemaster you are qualified to:

  • Supervise participants in PADI experience programs
  • Generally supervise both training and non-training related diving activities
  • Teach and certify Skin Divers
  • Conduct PADI Scuba Review for certified divers
  • Conduct Discover Scuba if you have completed the DSD internship component
  • Enroll in PADI Assistant Instructor or the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) 

 

As a professional member of PADI you'll receive many valuable benefits as a Dive Professional including: A subscription to the Undersea Journal (PADI's dive industry magazine), regular Training Bulletin updates, access to PADI promotional aids, educational materials and professional liability insurance. The Dive Master certification is available on Sail Caribbean's Teen Summer Adventures for students on the advanced teen scuba camps. Some students may be interested in remaining after the summer and completing and Instructor Development Program. Please contact our Course Director, Mike Rowe directly if this interests you.

 

CONGRATULATIONS TO OUR NEWEST DIVE MASTERS: Trevor Gardner, Michelle Arduini, Dominique Skiptunis, Marco Bava!

 

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

PADI Rescue Diver or equivalent level certification with another recreational scuba training organization

Prerequisite Logged Dives:

Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with 40 logged dives to enroll and 60 logged dives to graduate and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.

Medical Clearance:
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age:

18

 Cost:

$630, $100application fee payable to PADI

 

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ASSISTANT INSTRUCTOR - 4 day course

 

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the IDC and can be completed in as little as four days. During the course, you gain additional experience while continuing to learn the PADI system of diver education. PADI's AI course adds to your abilities as a dive professional, while giving you the necessary tools to finish the IDC in the OWSI program.

 

PADI AI's give classroom and pool presentations and evaluate PADI Open Water Diver course surface skills (under direct supervision of a PADI instructor). AI's also teach some PADI specialty courses, conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences and can conduct PADI Seal Team Aqua missions.

 

The PADI Assistant Instructor course topics:

  • Learning, Instruction, and the PADI System
  • General Standards & Procedures Part 1
  • Risk Management Part 1
  • Teaching Project AWARE and Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialties
  • PADI Discover SCUBA and Snorkeling Programs
  • Marketing Diving
  • The Business of Diving
  • How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner

 

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

PADI Divemaster or leadership level certification with another recreational scuba training organization.

Prerequisite Dives:

Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with 60 logged dives and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.

Medical Clearance:
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age:

18

 Cost:

$500, E-learning component required, $320 e-learning  payable to PADI, $77 application fee payable to PADI.

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EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR - 1 day course

 

The Emergency First Response Instructor course is a required credential for candidates who have completed an IDC and wish to begin actively teaching scuba in the industry. It can be completed in as little as eight hours. During the course, you gain additional knowledge over the Emergency First Responder Course, develop your teaching abilities and familiarize yourself with the background components of the course material. We offer this course either immediately before or after every IDC and at other specified times during the year. Please check with us for scheduled dates.


Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

Emergency First Responder and leadership level certification with another recreational scuba training organization.

Prerequisite Dives:

N/A

 Minimum Age:

18

 Cost:

$180, $95 application fee payable to PADI.

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OPEN WATER SCUBA INSTRUCTOR -6 day course

 

The rest of the IDC, the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program, is the final development step in your quest to become a PADI Instructor. During the IDC, you learn to manage and adapt the PADI System of diver education to individual student needs. Academic information is completed via e-learning components and the remainder of your coursework will involve direct interaction with the Course Director and Program Staff. Comprehensive training supported by a wide variety of PADI educational materials, earn PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers.

 

The PADI Open Water Scuba instructor course consists of:

  • Dive Industry Overview
  • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  • General Standards and Procedures Part 2
  • Risk Management Part 2
  • PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
  • Teaching in Confined Water
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
  • Rescue Diver Course
  • Divemaster Course

 

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

PADI Assistant Instructor or leadership level certification with another recreational scuba training organization.

Prerequisite Dives

Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with 100 logged dives and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.

Medical Clearance
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age

18

 Cost:

$575, E-learning component required if not already completed. $320 payable to PAD, $145 application fee payable to PADI. 

By the end of this session you will be able to pivot on your fin tips just as easily as this turtle is doing it!

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INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE (IDC) -10 day course

 

The IDC is the combination of the AI and OWSI programs.  Academic information is completed via e-learning components and the remainder of your coursework will involve direct interaction with the Course Director and Program Staff.

 

The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs - from Discover Scuba through Divemaster.

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

PADI Divemaster or leadership level certification with another recreational scuba training organization.

Prerequisite Dives

Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with 100 logged dives and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.

Medical Clearance
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age

18

 Cost:

$1005, $320 E-learning component required if not already completed payable to PADI, $145 application fee payable to PADI. 

 

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MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER (MSDT) -6 to14 day course

 

As an active industry professional 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). PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers can certify PADI divers all the way up to Master Scuba Diver. 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.

 

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.

 

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

 

 

 

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

Have successfully completed an IDC and IE and or issued 25 certifications to any level.

Prerequisite Dives

Have documentation of experience in the specialized area of diving you wish to earn the credential to teach for example: deep, night and navigation diving.

Medical Clearance
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age

18

 Cost:

$135-185 per specialty, $56 per specialty payable to PAD and $77 application fee payable to PADI. Ask for Mike's Magnificent Seven- $800 for 7 specialties.

 

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IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR (IDCS) -10 day course

 

The IDC staff instrustor program runs concurrently with the IDC. Applicants pre-test on academic information and or complete e-learning components. Their foundation knowledge for dive theory topics is expected to be at the same level as the Course Director.

 

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. IDC Staff Instructors present topics during the PADI Instructor Development CourseBecause 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.

 

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.

 

Course Standards

Prerequisite Certification:

PADI MSDT

Medical Clearance
 

Signed by a physician, within the previous 12 months

 Minimum Age

18

 Cost:

$700, $105 application fee payable to PADI. 

 

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2014 Course Dates

May 5 (6:00-9:00 pm)-Course Orientation

May 5-14 - PADI IDC ( AI + OWSI)

May 15 - Instructor Exam Prep Day

May 16-17 - PADI Instructor Exam (IE)

May 5- 14 - IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)

April 14-29 - Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

May 15-30 - Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

June 21-28 - Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

 

Aug 14 (6:00-9:00 pm)-Course Orientation

Aug 14-23 - PADI IDC (AI + OWSI)

Aug 24 - Instructor Exam Prep Day

Aug 25-26 - PADI Instructor Exam (IE)

Aug 14-23 - IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)

Aug 1-14 - Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT)

 

By the end of this session you will be able to move effortlessly through the PADI Instructional system like a sting ray.

 

 

 

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