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

 

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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