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Go Pro – Become a PADI Professional

Are you passionate about Scuba Diving? Do you dream of a change, a new career and doing what you love most?

Become a Dive Professional with Scuba Legends and live the dream!

Are you willing to learn more than the manual states? Do you prefer to stay underwater instead on land? Do you prefer to spend your day in a wetsuit or border shorts better than a fancy outfit? We believe that spending time underwater is vital to become a good professional!

After safety our first priority at Scuba Legends is quality. Your training with Scuba Legends is going to be conducted by our most experienced instructors, who have worked all around the world. Our aim is to to train you on the highest level to master the course requirements with gratitude. With Scuba Legends you are not only doing a course or internship that finishes with a certification card. No! We will prepare you for the real world of diving and its industry. We will mentor you and assist you with bringing your career as a professional into the right direction.

No matter which certification level, with Scuba Legends you will find the best training with a great variety of possibilities. Not a diver yet? No problem, everybody can join our program and grow as a diver. Scuba divers look up to professionals because they are leaders who mentor and motivate others.

With Scuba Legends you can become a

  • PADI Divemaster (internship or standard course)
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (participate in the Instructor Development Course)
     
PADI Divemaster

The PADI Divemaster course is your first level of professional training. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you’ll fine-tune your dive skills, like perfecting the effortless hover, and refine your rescue skills so you anticipate and easily solve common problems. You’ll gain dive knowledge, management and supervision abilities so you become a role model to divers everywhere.

As a PADI Divemaster, you’ll lead others as you supervise scuba diving activities and assist with diver training. Whether you want to work at a faraway dive destination or close to home at a local dive shop, the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. PADI Divemasters are respected dive professionals who are aligned with the largest and most respected dive organization in the world – PADI.

Prequisities

PADI Rescue Divers who are at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Divemaster course. You also need to have:

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care(CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • At least 40 logged dives to begin the course and 60 dives to earn certification
What will you learn?

The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:

  • The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
  • Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
  • Diver safety and risk management
  • Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
  • Business of diving and your career
  • Awareness of the dive environment
  • Dive setup and management
  • Mapping an open water site
  • Conducting dive briefings
  • Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
  • Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
  • Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Are you already a PADI Divemaster or equivalent and would like to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?

In cooperation with our partners and a platinum Course Director we offer PADI Instructor Developement Courses (IDC). The duration is about 8-12 days, including a two days Instructor Examination (IE) that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism.

Prequisities
  • Be a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent) who has been a certified diver for six months
    At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Be an Emergency First Response Instructor (can earn this rating during your instructor training)
What will you learn?

The IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in 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
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The duration of your education is based on your current certification. The course content depends basically on the level you want to reach. You can become a Divemaster with doing a standard course of 2-4 weeks.

Another option is to participate in an internship and be part of a real diving as a business. You will gain more knowledge and experience, far beyond the basic skills of the Divemaster Course. The intership takes a minimum of 4 weeks.
The following list will give your an impression what an internship is about.

Option Internship
  • All the courses needed to meet the prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster (e.g. Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, EFR)
  • PADI Divemaster theory & practical Sessions (skill training & scenario simulations, course assisting, guiding experience, classroom sessions, self-study)
  • Daily diving
  • Possibility to expand your skills towards PADI Specialties
  • Special focus on the mastery of buoyancy
  • Gear maintenance
  • Knowledge beyond the common manual
  • Introduction into compressor usage
  • Different mounts for diving (sidemount, backmount)
  • Introduction into technical diving
  • Knowledge to understand the reality of the dive industry
  • Orientation sessions about your career as a dive professional
  • Preparation for your IDC
  • Support with finding your first job as a dive professional all around the world
We DO NOT offer internships where you will be:
  • working 14 hours a day & 7 days a week to pay your courses
  • doing all kind of jobs but diving
  • have to buy all your diving gear with us
  • pushed to sell excursions or equipment
  • spend the whole day doing pool demonstrations
  • the only one doing the hard work that nobody else likes to do

Do you want to start with the right foot from the beginning? What are you waiting for?
Make your dream become true! 
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Contact us for more information and let us sort out your individual course schedule