Divemaster Course & Internships
This is your first step in becoming a professional diver and learning to deal with all aspects of the professional diving industry. We see this as a very important step in your diving career, so at Cyprus Diving Adventures we ensure that this is completed in the best and most thorough manner to give you the best possible attributes as a dive leader.
Working closely with a team of Instructors every day you will fine tune your dive skills to a level where you can act as a role model and teach other divers how to improve. You will also gain invaluable instructional skills working with and assisting our Instructors in a complete range of training courses from beginners to technical diving. You will be diving almost every day and when you are not in the classroom you will be shown some basic and more advanced equipment maintenance skills. There will also be the opportunity to complete further speciaities and other diving educational courses to increase your levels of knowledge and expertise.
You will also refine your rescue and problem solving skills along with learning how to independently guide and supervise divers.
This is the best training course you will ever do, you will be a far better diver and look at diving in a completely different way. You will be ready to deal with all types of daily diving activities and situations that are part of working in a busy Dive Centre.
The course consists of a number of sections including knowledge development, timed swims, leading dives, rescue assessment, demonstration quality skills, assisting with students, assisting with divers, problem solving and other areas needed to become a good professional. You will also be doing plenty of dives !!
The course is very flexible and can be completed in a number of weeks or months depending on you and your available time, for a good grounding of experience the longer the better. We don't do 10 day Divemaster courses just to get the badge !
We are committed to giving you 100% during your Divemaster course and we expect the same in return in terms of enthusiasm, following correct procedures, following a professional code of practice, proper care for the environment and maintaining a professional appearance at all times.
Cyprus Diving Adventures also offer a Divemaster Internship Programme where you work within the Centre over a longer period whilst completing your DM training. This helps cover some of the course fee and you get much more ‘on the job’ experience which further develops your all round diving and professional knowledge.
Accommodation is also available, there is unlimited diving and large discounts available on all diving equipment.
We also provide bespoke internship and Divemaster deals for any level of diver to qualify as a Divemaster, offering discounted prices for completing the required courses from the Open Water Diver level to Rescue Diver level and completing the number of dives required.
Contact us to discuss the details in full and what time frames are available to you.
Assistant Instructor Course
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life then it may be time to become a PADI Instructor.
Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under the water. 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.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
The Assistant Instructor Course is the first step in directly teaching new students and qualified divers. It also gives you valuable first hand experience, continued assisting experience and can be an excellent platform to build your Instructor level skills before enrolling in the OWSI program. It may also help you decide if this is the path for you without doing the full IDC.
Course duration 4-5 days
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
Presentation Teaching Skills
Demonstration Skills Development
Please contact us for more details and course materials.