PADI COURSES

CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

Pro Course

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OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE

adequate swimming skills

good physical health

NO PRIOR DIVE EXPERIENCE NEEDED

takes 7 - 9 MONTHS

age
OVER 18 YEARS OF AGE

 

swimming skills
ADEQUATE SWIMMER

 

good physical health
GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH

 

Certification level required
NO DIVE CERITIFACTION NEEDED

 

Course Duration
TAKES 7-9 MONTHS

 

Pisces Divers has been in operation since 2002 and is proud to be recognised as a PADI Career Development Dive centre. We are one of the top PADI certifiers in South Africa and have been running Instructor Development Courses for over twelve years. We are also a PADI Freediver Centre and can arrange Freediving Instructor Courses in addition to IDC’s. As a busy dive centre and dive charter, our career development candidates learn many of the additional skills associated with being a successful dive instructor: compressor operator and gas blender, service technician courses, skipper training to name a few. The IDC is the culmination of our career development programme and in addition to our own candidates, we also welcome PADI Divemasters, PADI Assistant Instructors and Instructors from other dive agencies to join our IDC programmes.

Our career development program focuses on developing the candidates from the very beginning to follow safe and role model dive practices grooming them for leadership levels of training.

The internship can be adjusted to suit the individual candidate as they grow throughout the program. The program itself should be seen not only as an internship but as a long term commitment towards a goal that will provide each candidate with a set of skills that will not only benefit them in the scuba diving industry, but in any field that they may pursue . The skills learnt develop leadership qualities, a keen sense of management and problem solving. All the time while working towards earning a qualification that can be used worldwide to gain employment and travel.

The Career development program is broken into several Phases. At the end of each phase there is an evaluation process through which we will reassess the progress the candidate is making and the best way forward for them as the progress into the next phase.

The career development program is broken up as follows.

FUNDAMENTALS
1-2 MONTHS
  • Open water
  • Advanced open water and Nitrox
  • EFR, Rescue and O2 provider
MASTER SCUBA DIVER
2 Months
  • Deep diver
  • Navigation
  • Compressor operator
  • Build up dives to 40 dives (excludes equipment)
 PROFESSIONAL TRAINING
2-3 Months
  • Dive Master course
PROFESSIONAL WORK EXPERIENCE
2 Months
  • Dive master experience phase
    • DSD leader (Includes registration)
    • Assistance in finding Dive master work
    • Letter of recommendation
    • Boat dives
    • Shore dives
    • Work experience
    • Build up boat hours
    • Retail training
    • Admin training
    • Logistic training
    • Equipment repair and maintenance experience
    • Lead dives
    • Lead snorkel trips
    • Guide Pelagic shark diving trips
    • Crew on Cape point safari’s
    • Build up +- 100 dives
OPEN WATER INSTRUCTOR
  • AI (Assistant Instructor)
  • EFRI (Emergency First Response Instructor)
  • IDC (Instructor Development course)
  • MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer)

If you would like more information please contact us. If you are available, come into the dive centre and discuss this with us and we can arrange a time to sit down and meet with you. That way you can see the centre and meet the staff and crew.

Flexible time schedules for full-time or part-time candidates.

PADI CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM

REVIEWS

  • star rating  The idea of taking a boat into the middle of nowhere and jumping into the water with the Cape Fur Seals and have a blast with the clowns of the... read more

    avatar thumb Neil_Hughes
    March 14, 2019
  • star rating  The people at Pisces are super nice and even as a RAID Diver they welcomed me. Even though my last dive was 3 years ago they gave me a nice... read more

    Sean G
    November 1, 2021
  • star rating  We dived with Pisces two weeks ago and did the seals/kelp forest combination. We booked from the UK and Jacqui was extremely helpful and replied to messages promptly. The diving... read more

    avatar thumb MillyB101
    April 17, 2019
  • star rating  best dive operator in the western Cape - Mike. the owner is so accommodating. the dive staff is very knowledgeable about the dive sites and very friendly. the shop is immaculate. Everything in it's place. A great selection... read more

    Lawrence C
    May 10, 2022
  • star rating  I enjoyed my dive with them so much. The staff is very helpful and the dive itself was amazing. I did the kelp forest dive. I would recommend them to... read more

    Jonathan S
    February 1, 2020
  • star rating  They are very helpful and friendly people. On top of that they are very organized. Doing excellent job. Also gave me great tips about finding place to stay, get... read more

    avatar thumb Sanran G
    January 25, 2019
  • star rating  We had an amazing experience with the whole Pisces team. The Cape Safari is something we will recommend to anyone traveling to Simonstown.

    We started with beautiful views... read more

    avatar thumb Torrisi8985
    May 7, 2022
  • star rating  I completed my PADI Open Water Diver with Pisces Divers in early August and it was honestly the best experience I have ever had. The team members are all extremely... read more

    avatar thumb oceanMJ
    December 5, 2018
  • star rating  Great experience! - A very well organised dive shop. We did the seal and kelp dive, which was a great experience especially if you've not done anything similar before. Everyone was very welcoming,... read more

    AlejandroBorg
    September 20, 2022
  • star rating  Well done to the Pisces dive centre. From the time I booked everything ran like clock work. The team was very organized and welcoming. If you planning on doing your... read more

    avatar thumb Dave3381
    February 10, 2019

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