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PADI Divemaster - The PADI Divemaster program at JDC is an all encompassing apprenticeship course culminating in certification as a diving professional.

Emergency First Reponse Instructor – As you will learn during your IDC, a First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) qualification is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to gain a PADI REscue Diver certification.

PADI Instructor Development – The PADI Instructor Development course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach scuba diving worldwide.

PADI Divemaster

For those of you looking to join the leaders of the pack, look no further.

The PADI Divemaster program at JDC is an all encompassing apprenticeship course culminating in certification as a diving professional.

This rating denotes you as a person who:

  • has a high level of personal diving skill
  • has instructor level knowledge of diving theory
  • has had significant training in how to assist an instructor during training activities
  • is able to assume appropriate responsibilities that benefit the welfare of other divers
  • in other words, you’re the cream of the crop.

As a certified PADI Divemaster you’ll be able to:

  • act as certified instructional assistant to PADI Instructors
  • supervise participants in PADI experience programs for uncertified divers
  • generally supervise both training and non-training related diving activities by planning, organizing and directing dives
  • teach and certify PADI Skin Divers
  • conduct the PADI Scuba Review program for certified divers
  • enroll in PADI Instructor level training.

The training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster program helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. As such, many JDC trained PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Instructors.

There are three phases in the PADI Divemaster program:

1. Watermanship and skills assessment

  • watermanship and stamina
  • 400 metre Swim – without stopping, with no swimming aids
  • 15 minute tread water
  • 800 metre snorkel – only masks fins snorkel, no overhand strokes – no stopping
  • 100 metre tired diver tow – both divers in full equipment/push or tow
  • rescue evaluation
  • general diving skills
  • developing the 20 Open Water Diver skills to demonstration quality.
  • This we will complete over a number of skills circuits
  • You will have to produce an Emergency Assistance Plan and map for a local dive site

2. Knowledge Development

  • diving physics
  • diving physiology
  • diving skills and environment
  • supervising students in training
  • supervising certified divers
  • Divemaster conducted programs
  • decompression theory and dive planning
  • diving Equipment
  • emergency planning

3. Practical application

This involves training activities using various structured training sessions, simulated scenarios and internship sessions with actual JDC PADI programs. These training sessions enable you to gain practical experience as an instructional assistant and a supervisor of open water diving activities, both as a coordinator and as an underwater guide. Conducted as an internship over a minimum of two weeks, you will gain practical experience of student and diver supervision while working under the close guidance of our experienced professional staff.

Upon successful completion of the PADI Divemaster program, certification is by direct application to PADI.

Emergency First Response Instructor
This is an excellent course that will open new opportunities in your new career.

As you will learn during your IDC, a First Aid/Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) qualification is a prerequisite for anyone wishing to gain a PADI Rescue Diver certification.

That’s why it’s important that you are able to teach your Rescue diver students this pre-requisite, by becoming an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor.

The course is a lot of fun, with skill practice and lectures, and it will prepare you to teach both EFR and Care for Children.

PADI Instructor Development
The PADI Instructor Development Course will provide you with the skills and knowledge to teach scuba diving worldwide.

Introducing you to the PADI system of diver education the IDC provides you with the tools to train scuba divers in the classroom, confined water and open water. Covering areas as diverse as risk management, teaching children, the business of diving and PADI standards and procedures, the IDC is designed to develop a rounded diving educator who can work anywhere in the world.

It is expected that candidates have sufficient knowledge of diving theory prior to the IDC, as no formal theory presentations are included in this course. Certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is by successful completion of the PADI Instructor Examination scheduled at the end of the IDC.