If so, diving has a limitless number of possibilities.
When your love for diving has become your passion, why not share it with others, and make it your profession? You have the opportunity of becoming a PADI Divemaster, a PADI Assistant Instructor or a PADI Open Water Instructor. One can progress slowly from one to the other or, take it all in one go! Time and experience would be the depending factor, but it offers a rewarding outcome, which ever way you decide.
By taking the PADI Divemaster course, you can do what you love but also do it as a career. Becoming a Divemaster is not only about diving a lot, but to experience seeing other people enjoy the fun of diving under your guidance and supervision.
The PADI Divemaster is the first level of the professional training ladder. You will be working closely with a PADI Instructor, perfecting your dive and rescue skills, which will enable you to be able to anticipate and easily solve common problems. You will learn about management and supervision techniques, paving your way to become a role model for other divers. As a Divemaster, you will lead others during scuba diving activities and assist in diver training under the watchfull eye of a PADI Instructor. The certificate can take approximately 4 months in a Divemaster internship to complete, depending on your level of qualification when you begin.
Continuing your diving career, PADI Instructor scuba diving allows you to share the love of the aquatic world by teaching a variety of PADI courses to potential future divers. The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor and the Open Water Scuba Instructor programs. Most people will complete the entire IDC and attend the Instructor Examination, which is the final step to earn the PADI Instructor certificate. This can be done in approximately 9 days of IDC and 2 days of IE.
Most people, who are interested in a career in diving, go through an internship with a diving centre. This usually lasts from 4 to 6 months. During this time, you can gain your PADI Divemaster and PADI Open Water Instructor certificates. With an internship, you will experience hands on, the work of professional divers by shadowing the staff whilst you study for your certificates. The internship will give you the essential tools for your future scuba diving career.
Divemaster Internships and PADI Divemaster courses are often co-ordinated, allowing candidates the possibility to continue through to do their PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and PADI Instructor Examination (IE). If you are interested in a new lifestyle and becoming a PADI Pro, contact us at DiveSMART Gozo, for more information on your possibilities. Information is available at firstname.lastname@example.org
All of this and much more can be discovered on the island of Gozo.