PADI Open Water & EFR Instructor Course

Join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programmes.

PADI Open Water  & EFR Instructor Course

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals

You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Two Parts:  AI & IDC Course

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

The EFR Emergency First Response Instructor is conducted during this period and takes approximately 2 days to complete. This course provides qualified individuals with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children Courses.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enrol directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

Why Pro Dive:

By completing your course with Pro Dive you will automatically have access to the Dive Careers International platform improving your employment opportunities worldwide.

The Instructor’s course is run full time from 9 am to 6 pm daily, over 13 days and includes a FREE two-day orientation and preparation workshop at the start of the course.  This method of training ensures thorough preparation and dramatically improves your success on the course.
All sessions must be attended for the successful completion of the IDC and enrolment on to the Instructor Exam. Individual assignments are to be completed after hours.

What you will Learn:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach within water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your Role as an Instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

Pre-requisites:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a current PADI Divemaster or Divemaster/Assistant Instructor in good standing from another training agency for a minimum of 6 months.
  • Submit a medical clearance for diving signed by a physician attesting to fitness to dive.
  • Must have been a certified diver for at least 6 months.
  • Completed at least 60 dives to attend the IDC and 100 dives to attend the IE (Instructor Exam)
  • Submit proof of a current CPR and 1st Aid training within the last 24 months.
  • Submit copies of any equivalent certifications for entry level, advanced and rescue certifications.

Note:  Medical clearance must have been completed in the last 12 months. In the event that is not the PADI Medical form, the letter needs to indicate that the candidate is “Fit to Dive”.

Duration:

This is a full-time programme which is run in Port Elizabeth over 13 days from 9 am to 6 pm daily.  All sessions must be attended for the successful completion of the IDC and enrollment on to the Instructor Exam.  Individual assignments are to be completed after hours.

The EFR Emergency First Response Instructor is conducted during this period and takes approximately 2 days to complete. This course provides qualified individuals with the training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children Courses.

The Instructor Exam (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

Course Dates:

19 Jan – 2 Feb 2019
11-25 July 2019

Prep IDC & EFRI Exam
19 & 20 Jan 21-31 Jan 1 & 2 Feb
11 & 12 July 13-23 July 24 & 25 July

 

Course Materials:

The PADI Instructor Crewpack includes all the materials required to prepare for the IDC. For reference, it is recommended that you have all your other PADI materials on hand e.g. Advanced, Rescue, Divemaster Crewpack.

The Instructor Crewpack includes the following:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, Adv., Rescue & DM)
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water.
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses.
  • Specialty CD Rom
  • Positive Approach to Selling Techniques
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching

Equipment Requirements

  • Fins
  • Mask &Snorkel
  • Wetsuit
  • Weight Belt
  • BCD with a low-pressure inflator
  • Regulator with an Alternate air source, pressure gauge and depth gauge
  • Timing Device (Watch, Computer)
  • Compass
  • Divers knife
  • Slate
  • Dive table
  • 2 x Emergency signalling devices (e.g., Whistle and Surface Marker Buoy)
  • Cylinder (rental options available)

Course Price:

PADI Instructors & Efr Instructors
Materials & Tuition Fee                             R29 950

 

Registration Fees: (2018 rates)

IDC Application (134 Pounds)
IDC Exam Fee (463 Pounds)
EFR Application Fee (83 Pounds)

Total: 680 Pounds
Specialty Registration – 5 Specialties (30.50 Pounds per specialty)

Note: Registration Fees are quoted in British Pounds and payable directly to PADI.

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