Padi Speciality Instructor And Padi IDC Staff Instructor
PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) Speciality Instructor (1 day)
The use of Enriched Air for recreational diving is becoming increasingly popular. More and more divers are recognizing the benefits which diving on enriched air provides. In many resorts, enriched air diving is very common and several of the major live-aboard operators now have enriched air available on all their boats. Becoming certified as an Enriched Air Speciality Instructor will put you at the forefront of today’s trends in diving.
PADI Speciality Instructor (MSDT) (3 days)
Speciality courses are not only fun and exciting for divers to take, they are enjoyable and easy for the Instructor to teach. Speciality Diver courses are very popular today, especially in resort locations where divers enjoy taking short courses while on vacation. As a Speciality Instructor working at a resort your ability to teach these courses will be in great demand. If you work at a mainland dive centre and take your customers to resort locations, Speciality courses can easy be combined with vacation travel.
The Speciality Instructor Programme will thoroughly prepare you to conduct and market Speciality Diver courses. You will have the opportunity to practice teaching both in the classroom and in the open water. The Speciality Courses which will be covered in the programme are Deep Diver, Wreck Diver, Underwater Navigation, Night Diver and Search and Recovery Diver.
As an Open Water Scuba Instructor who can teach five specialities, once you have issued 25 diver certifications at any level, you will be able to apply for the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). PADI Instructors who hold the MSDT rating enjoy greater employment opportunities in the dive industry.
DSAT Gas Blender Instructor (1 day).
This one day course will enable the Enriched Air certified diver to safely and accurately fill tanks with enriched air.Many resorts dive operations, live-aboard dive boats and retail facilities who have Enriched Air fill stations, require this credential for employees who fill enriched air tanks.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor (8 days).
IDC Staff Instructors are qualified to assist PADI Course Directors in conducting PADI Instructor Development Courses and other Instructor-level continuing education courses.
During the first two days of the Course you will be familiarised with the Instructor Development process and receive training in the evaluation of academic, confined water and open water presentations. You will also be trained in how to organise and teach the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, a course which may only be conducted by IDC Staff Instructors and Course Directors. Your academic knowledge and confined water skill demonstrations will be evaluated and you will be required to give one academic and one confined water teaching presentation.
Over the remaining six days of the course you will participate in a complete Instructor Development Course. Throughout the course you will perfect your evaluation skills along side the Course Director during candidate academic, confined water and open water presentations.
The IDC Staff Instructor course is open to Instructors who hold the rating of PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). Completion of this course is one of the prerequisites for PADI members wishing to attain the prestigious Master Instructor level.