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  Everything about our experience with Pisces was great. I highly recommend booking your diving experience in South Africa with Jacqui and the team at Pisces. My wife and... read more

    PierreL49
    February 23, 2020
  • star rating  Very friendly and professional staff and an amazing dive! Absolutely the best choice if you want to dive on the Cape Peninsula.

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    December 6, 2018
  • 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  Had a stunning 2 dives with them today. From arrival made to feel like family. Very friendly greeting from Jacky at reception and all staff explaining workings. Did a stunning... read more

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    December 1, 2018
  • 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
    July 17, 2020
  • star rating  Really well run operation. In an era of social distancing concerns, I really appreciated the effort of the owner, manager and majority of staff members to wear masks consistently... read more

    Flagg M
    September 1, 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
    October 28, 2019
  • star rating  So many people contributed to making this a 5* experience. The weather was bad on the day I booked, so Jacqui was diligent and wrote to me in advance... read more

    Sadie S
    November 12, 2019
  • star rating  I experienced friendly, welcoming interactions with all the staff who are extremely accommodating and always willing to help. Very professional and the instructors are absolutely amazing on the dives and... read more

    Keegzbazil
    September 11, 2019
  • star rating  Completed my diving certificates here and it was everything you could want in a dive school. They were friendly, professional, fun, accommodating and reasonably priced. Diving in Cape Town was... read more

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    March 6, 2019

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