The course consists of 5 dives, 2 core (Deep and Navigation) and 3 that are chosen by the diver from a vast range of options such as: wreck, photography, night, boat, naturalist and many more. Designed to follow on from the PADI Open Water Course and done over 2-3 days this certification provides a broader knowledge of the diving world and enables divers to reach depths of 40m after the course.
In addition to the diving specialties on the left, as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver you are able to take the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
* The Rescue Diver Course
Until now diving has mainly centered around you and your buddy but this is the chance to learn how to assist others around you. Over 3-4 days this course offers various different scenarios and the best ways to provide assistance. You learn how to take control when necessary but also how to anticipate potential problems and prevent them.
The PADI Rescue Diver Course or equivalent is the prerequisite for the first professional level to dive The Divemaster Course. In addition you will also take the PADI Emergency First Response (EFR) course.
* PADI Divemaster Course
The PADI Divemaster rating is the first PADI Membership level. PADI Divemasters supervise diving activities for certified divers, assist PADI Instructors with training student divers, and instruct skin diving and snorkeling. This rating denotes an individual who has exemplary diving skills and role model behavior, solid rescue skills, professional level knowledge of dive theory, dive management and supervision abilities, and competence as an instructional assistant. Minimum time needed is 2 weeks.
After the PADI Divemaster course you have the choice to either continue onto the PADI Assistant Instructor course or the PADI Instructor course.
* Instructor Development Course (IDC)
The PADI IDC can be divided into two separate courses:
1. PADI Assistant Instructor
2. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to build up the Divemaster's abilities to organize and supervise dive activities while concentrating on developing teaching skills. Through independent study, classroom sessions, and practical application, you will learn to construct effective knowledge development presentations and conduct PADI programmes. Minimum duration: 4-5 days
* The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
The two steps to becoming an OWSI are:
1. Completing an IDC
2. Passing a PADI Instructor Examination, IE.
Our goal is to prepare you to become a professional OWSI.
During your OWSI training, you will review PADI Standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods as well as hone your practical teaching ability and watermanship. After successfully completing a PADI Instructor Examination (IE), OWSI’s take responsibility for introducing people to scuba diving through various PADI programs and courses and are certified to teach the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster (except for specialties which require specific Specialty Instructor ratings). Minimum time needed 5 days + 2 for the IE.
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