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.

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REVIEWS

  • star rating  We were a group of 6 people with 3 beginners (open paddi without much experience). At beginning it was fine. Nice welkomming people, good briefing and a huge... read more

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    November 21, 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
    October 29, 2019
  • star rating  We had a wonderful time doing the Open Water Dive Course at Pisces divers and would highly recommend them! The diving instructors were very patient and we felt confident and... read more

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    December 6, 2018
  • star rating  I joined Pisces Divers for three trips. Their Cape Point tour and seal snorkel, their pelagic dive, and then a seal dive. All were incredible events with resulting lifelong memories.... read more

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    February 9, 2019
  • star rating  Woke up this morning expecting 2 great dives and that’s exactly what we got!
    At the dive centre we were kitted out by Jack (I think was his name), he... read more

    Scubacase
    December 24, 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

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    November 25, 2018
  • 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  Pisces divers is an amazing dive school the staff are incredibly friendly and helpful. I took the open water 1 dive course and with the help of the diving instructor... read more

    Dekiell
    November 4, 2019
  • star rating  We really enjoyed this dive shop and the dive experiences. From the personnel to the actual dives. The people were super friendly. We enjoyed Eddie's guidance on... read more

    Brian D
    July 3, 2019
  • star rating  I dived two days with Pisces, doing the seals and kelp forest dives and the offshore blue sharks trip. Both were amazing, the seals love to play and we were... read more

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    February 9, 2019

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