Going Pro What’s the deal with it?
Take a look at any magazine about diving and browse the web to find dive related websites and images of the tropics as well as exotic destinations, with the interactions of marine life can trigger the desire of full-time work as a scuba diving dive professional. There aren’t many jobs that could spend a morning working from home on a boat, soaking up beautiful weather, and clients who admire and appreciate you for the work you do however, is becoming an scuba diving professional all that we imagine it to be? If you do decide to “GoPro” and become either a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, and ditch a stable careerpath, or embark on an unforgettable journey of a lifetime How do you reach the desired goal? And what kind of challenges are the most likely scenarios you’ll working encounter in the diving industry?
In this article, I intend to provide a summary of the advantages to working in the diving industry as an PADI professional, as well as some of the downsides, and then discuss the steps to becoming a PADI Divemaster and Instructor, and the career opportunities as well as the long term that are available to PADI professionals. While it is impossible to cover every possible work scenario and environment, remember PADI dive centers and resorts are in operation in more than 180 countries, this article provides a general overview to assist you in your decision-making process. Visit:- https://www.idcgili.com/
For most divers they’ll never forget the first time they breathed under water, whether it was in the local pool or at a tropical beach, as part of their initial confined water training. For those who are nervous about breathing underwater, can always recall the moment, and while for the vast majority of divers, the basic certification can open up a new world and environment and possibilities, for others it is the possibility of becoming a scuba diver professional.
Scuba Diving is a sport that builds self esteem in people, increases physical fitness, and also teaches individuals to the physics and physiology of scuba diving, and develops an awareness of the environment and respect for the environment. It also teaches individuals how they can contribute positively to both terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems. Unlike many other activities, scuba diving is non-contact, 3 dimensional, and multi sensory, and it is a competition for everyone striving to be better as diver, not to be compared with others. While many divers appreciate the tranquility and peace of the underwater environment but on the other hand, scuba diving is also extremely social and encourages camaraderie amongst divers and leads to lifelong friendships.
As a professional in scuba diving, you are able to contribute positively to people’s lives as well as to the natural world. If someone is seeking the scuba training to understand the natural world, to achieve for self-fulfillment and to learn more about our underwater world, or to challenge themselves, you become an instructor and assist them to connect the physical and mental understanding they require to dive safely and have pleasant, enjoyable experiences.
The PADI Diver Education system includes some of the most complete educational tools and a system that takes the teaching burden off the Instructor , allowing them to work more on individualised instruction as the majority of students can learn at their own time and pace using the self-study studies manuals, DVD’s E-learning, and even e-book versions. This allows instructors to be able to focus on each individual’s needs as well as remediation, and teaching the course in a fun and efficient manner. This is what, makes PADI programs extremely popular among divers’ students. The materials are able to be used anywhere in the world to provide a standardised course, but that you, as the Instructor must adapt each course to the local climate and the local culture that is what you will be taught during this PADI Instructor Training Course (PADI IDC).
PADI Instructors may choose to work either full or part hours in resorts that are tropical, or local dive centers, on a vocation-based basis, while taking sabbaticals off from their full time employment, or in conjunction with other seasonal work such as in winter sports, or summer outdoor work. Many of the students we train as Instructors also have their own full time jobs and work on weekends , either as Instructors on the freelance or in more common cases through a local PADI dive center. In the resort setting, many Instructors enjoy teaching on tropical islands with tranquil, clear, warm waters, on beautiful coral reefs, with a bounty of fish and aquatic life. It’s this kind of lifestyle that motivates many individuals to switch careers and to ‘GoPro’.
So that brings us to the issue of how do you qualify as an instructor with PADI or a Divemaster?
At the time of certification, a diver can advance through the PADI diver education system, from starting with an Open Water course to the Advanced Open Water course, and finally, the Rescue course which has CPR/1st assistance certification (EFR course) before registering in the Divemaster program. The courses can be taken at a time and, after completion of all elements of the PADI Divemaster course, and obtaining the minimum of 60 dives; a diver can be certified as a PADI Divemaster. There are many ways of completing the Divemaster course. It could be completed through an local dive center as a part-time course and either by interning at courses or through the use of practical aspects of the training. Many applicants choose to intern on a program over several weeks in the tropical region, and get real world experience while training. This is the favoured option for our resort in Utila in Honduras, and Thailand and that of the Red sea are also popular destinations for internship Divemaster classes due to the great diving and affordable and quality lifestyle they offer.