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Beginner to PADI Instructor (OWSI)

ZERO to Hero!

Our dive internship includes:

  • All PADI Diving Courses from beginner to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI)
  • 24 Weeks Accommodation
  • Your own set of professional scuba diving equipment
  • All PADI Course Materials
  • All Certification Fees
  • Unlimited Dives during dive internship (expect to log between 100 and 300 dives)

Introduction
Take this awesome opportunity to become a PADI Scuba diving Instructor whilst spending 6 months on the gorgeous island of Tenerife, in the Canary Islands. Get qualified to certify new divers anywhere in the world with the PADI system. The PADI Instructor is the most sought after diving professional in 187 Countries!

Within days you will be diving some of the best dives sites in Europe and meeting our international groups of interns and instructors and start making friends for life.;

PADI Instructor Internship:
Imagine getting up in the morning to glorious sunshine knowing you will spend most of the day underwater and with people who’s lives your about to change forever! That’s the day of a PADI Instructor

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most in-demand professionals in the scuba diving industry, and this internationally recognized qualification allows you to work in diving all over the world.

Our 6 month PADI Instructor internship trains you from beginner right through to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, giving you all the training, skills and experience which you need along the way. You’ll get to log hundreds of dives, getting see a huge variety of aquatic life, wrecks, Sting Rays, Sharks and perhaps a few Dolphins.

Best of all, you’ll get to meet and work together with people from all over the world, and as your PADI internship progresses you’ll become a valued member of the dive team, taking on responsibility, becoming an expert level diver, and have a great time in the process. This really is the adventure of a lifetime and will open up many exciting opportunities.

Our PADI internship includes absolutely everything which you need to train through to PADI Instructor – scuba diving training, equipment, materials and accommodation. Let’s look at each in more detail:

Scuba Diving Courses: Open Water to PADI Instructor

The dive internship follows PADI’s scuba courses in sequence, building new diving skills and experience at each stage. Here are the steps:

1. PADI Open Water Diver
First we’ll teach you the basics of scuba diving with training including scuba diving theory, shallow water skills and 4 open water dives exploring the best of our underwater world You’ll get certified to dive to 18M and develop scuba skills which are a foundation for everything to come.

2. PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
Next we make 5 more training dives to expand your scuba diving skills and experience into specialised areas of diving. This includes deep diving to a maximum depth of 30 meters, underwater navigation and options for night diving, photography, buoyancy control, search and recovery dives, wreck diving and more.

3. Emergency First Responder and PADI Rescue Diver
Training moves up a gear during the combined EFR & Rescue Diver program.

We begin with a one day CPR/First aid qualification before heading out to the water to learn how to manage and prevent scuba diving emergencies, including both surface and underwater rescue scenarios. You’ll learn and master rescue skills and emergency management, then be put to the test responding to simulated problems. Most people describe this as the best course in the PADI system!

4. PADI Divemaster Internship
Now the step up to dive professional; you’ll develop expert level scuba diving theory, assist with student divers in training and learn to guide certified divers on underwater tours. You’ll be challenged during watermanship and problem solving exercises, create a map of a dive site and conduct a scuba review for a ‘rusty’ diver. You’ll take on real responsibility, becoming a valued diving professional.

You will learn to take certified divers on tours of dive sites, showing them lots of marine life and guiding them safely back, plus you’ll be helping the PADI Instructors train new divers. As you build up experience as a PADI Divemaster, you’ll become a valued member of our dive team and will get a lot of satisfaction being involved in the running a Dive Centre. Along the way you will make an emergency assistance plan, develop demonstration quality scuba diving skills and get to grips with detailed scuba diving theory covering physics, physiology, decompression theory, scuba equipment and more. Being a Divemaster Trainee is a fantastic experience where you’ll learn lots and have a great time.

6. PADI Instructor Development Course
Finally, we’ll train you how to teach diving in the PADI Instructor Development course (IDC). You’ll learn about the standards which we have to work to as scuba diving instructors and we’ll teach you how to deliver classroom, confined water and open water teaching presentations. You’ll learn how to control a group of students in the water, and identify and correct student diver problems, making sure all your students qualify as safe, confident divers. This is an intensive course with a steep learning curve and  you will achieve a real sense of achievement as you raise your level.

7. PADI Instructor Examination
The last step is the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). An external team of PADI instructor examiners visits us from the PADI head office , to evaluate instructor candidates in an intensive 2 day evaluation. You’ll be assessed on your scuba diving knowledge, classroom teaching, shallow water skills presentations and open water teaching. You’ll be required to deal with simulated problems and show that you’ve got what it takes to work as a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor. Your PADI Internship will have you more than ready for this examination – once the IE is complete you’ll be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and there’ll be a bit of celebrating!

Unlimited Scuba Diving
And, throughout your PADI internship you can make as many dives as you want. At any stage throughout the internship, you can take a break from the training and enjoy some ‘fun dives’. You’ll pair up with other intern’s or one of our Divemasters and head out to the dive sites, enjoying the underwater terrain and aquatic life. This is a great way to develop your navigation skills and get familiar with the dive sites.

PADI Internships: Scuba Diving Equipment Package
Your dive internship includes your own set of scuba diving equipment.

You’ll receive:

Mask
Snorkel
Regulator Set (First Stage, Primary and Alternate 2nd Stages, Gauges and LPI hose)
Buoyancy Control Device (BCD)
Diving fins
Wetsuit booties
5mm Wetsuit
Stainless Steel Dive Knife
Underwater Wrist Compass
Safety Marker Buoy (SMB)
Pocket Mask
Underwater slate
Whistle

PADI Dive Course Manuals and Certification Fees
The PADI Internship includes all the PADI manuals, slates, cue cards and *certification fees which you need to train through to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor:

PADI Open Water Diver:
Open Water manual & Recreational Dive Planner, Table Version

PADI Advanced Diver:
Adventures in Diving manual, Underwater navigation slate

Emergency First Responder:
EFR Candidate Manual

PADI Rescue Diver:
Rescue Diver Manual and Diving Accident Flow Chart

PADI Divemaster Training:
Divemaster manual
Encyclopedia of Scuba Diving
Divemaster Knowledge workbook
DM cue cards and electronic dive planner – multi level version.

Instructor Development Course (IDC):
PADI IDC Candidate Workbook
PADI Instructor Manual
Lesson Preparation Slates
Instructor Cue Cards
Student Exam Booklets (OW, Rescue, DM)
Emergency First Response Instructor Manual

This is the complete set of PADI materials for the serious professional.

Accommodation for your PADI Internship
For the 6 months of your PADI Internship you’ll be staying in an apartment near the Academy. The accommodation is fully fitted with all mod cons. You have the option of your own apartment, or to make your internship cheaper sharing an apartment or even sharing a room which really reduces the cost.

Start Dates & Internship Booking Procedure
We run our scuba diving internships all year round as a rolling program so you can begin whenever you prefer.

Interested? Want to change your life forever?

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