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  I would like to say a huge thank you to Pisces Divers for providing a brilliant service. We felt safe and thoroughly enjoyed our diving in Simon's Town. I... read more

    elasm0branch
    9/22/2019
  • 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
    12/05/2018
  • star rating  It was my first time diving and I was a little bit nervous about it. But the instructors were really kind, trustworthy and sympathic, so I lost my fear very... read more

    avatar thumb Chrisinthebox
    2/09/2019
  • star rating  The dive base is well organized. The price includes all equipment and a delicious lunch after the dive. The diving equipment is high class (only gloves were slightly damaged).... read more

    malebee
    7/01/2020
  • star rating  I did 5 dives with Pisces Divers, and thoroughly enjoyed every moment. The staff are friendly, relaxed and efficient. Jacqui, who does the bookings, went out of her way to... read more

    neil_wiltshire
    1/08/2021
  • star rating  Being beginners, we were very positive about the clear explanations, friendly attitude and flexibility from the instructors and everyone else at Pisces Divers. We had a great introduction to scuba... read more

    avatar thumb vlindermaria
    2/09/2019
  • star rating  We did the Seal and Kelp dive and we were truly amazed.
    Lots of life under water and the seals are certainly a highlight!
    The guides were professional and... read more

    Elias M
    3/02/2020
  • star rating  I have been diving with Pisces. 2 dives from the shore. I was the only divers so I got full attention from the diving master! Underwater it looked like a... read more

    maxclleven
    10/28/2019
  • star rating  The crew at Pisces Divers is one of the best I have ever dived with. Always willing to pass on their knowledge and tips on diving in cold water.. I'm... read more

    avatar thumb Lawrence C
    11/25/2018
  • star rating  Small boat diving in cold water and shallow depths with seals and kelp. I was very well cared for by the staff who equipped me and treated me with the... read more

    Tarentaal
    10/29/2019

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