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Divemed Malta

PADI Courses

go beyond your limits

Our family has been running this dive centre together for the last 30 years. With the harmonic lifestyle of traditional Malta as our backdrop and the Mediterranean Sea outside our door, we offer a dive base like no other.

1. PADI Open Water

Open Water Diver is the entry level PADI certification course. This is the first step towards becoming a certified DIVER. The Open water diver course sets you off towards new horizons opening many options for you to explore. PADI Open Water Diver certification is an internationally recognised and respected accreditation. You will be listed on an online database of divers, accessed globally.

What do I need to start?
You need to be 15 years or older for the PADI Open Water Diver. If you are 10 – 14 years old you may sign up for Junior Open Water Diver. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. We will provide you with a list of medical conditions, referred to as a self-assessment medical, kindly go through the list, if you suffer from any of the listed conditions we would require medical clearance prior to the dive.

How long will it take & what do I need?
You can acquire your PADI Open Water Certification in 3 to 4 days. PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. There is no class you need to join, we book you in based on your availability. Short on time? The PADI Scuba Diver course might be right for you. Ask us for more information.

Together with the practical skills we will go through underwater, there is also a theoretical part to the course.  In order to understand the basic principles of scuba diving there is a knowledge development section in this course. PADI learning material can be done in a digital format online or else on a paperback Crew Pack. If you opt for PADI e-Learning, we will give you a code to access all learning material, quizzes and exams ; at home prior to the practical sessions. Upon certifying as a PADI Open Water Diver, you will be certified to dive up to 18 meters, accompanied by a PADI Professional. Training material is not included in the price of the course. All equipment required for the course is provided for, in addition we also have student discounts if you wish to purchase your own.

What to do after PADI Open Water Diver?
There is so much for you to explore, up next is the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course. In this course we will go out for adventure dives such as Wreck Dive, Deep Dive & Navigation Dive. Upon certification,you would be qualified to dive independently with a buddy up to 30m

2. PADI Advanced Open Water

This course can be taken after completing the PADI Open Water Diver certification. We will go out for 5 adventure dives in order to gain this qualification. It's titled PADI Advanced Open Water Diver because it advances your diving knowledge & skills. The course helps build confidence and expand your scuba skills through different adventure dives. You get to try out different specialties while gaining experience under the supervision of your PADI Instructor. You log dives and develop capabilities as you find new ways to have fun scuba diving. PADI (Junior)

Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old are ready to step up and enrol in an Advanced Open Water Diver course. Young divers may only participate in certain Adventures Dives – check with your PADI Instructor.

What do I need to start?
After completing your PADI Open Water Diver Course, we can jump right into the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver. All equipment is provided for, all you need to do is get in touch & book a date.

How long will it take & what do I need?
There are 5 adventure dives for us to go through, these can be finished in 3-5 days based on your availability. As in the previous course, theory work can be done on a web-based system or else with the PADI Advanced Open Water Crew pack.

What to do after PADI Advanced Open Water Diver?
From here on there are endless options for you to explore. Be it a PADI Speciality Course, guided diving packages or else the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

3. PADI Open Water and Advanced Open Water Combo

Entry level PADI certification Course followed by the Advanced Open Water Diver Course. This package is designed for you if you wish to become an experienced diver but are still not certified in the basic levels. The Open water diver course sets you off towards new horisons opening many options for you to explore whilst the Advanced open water Diver helps you gain more immersive supervised experience in order to gain knowledge and confidence.

What do I need to start?
You need to be 15 years or older for Open Water Diver. If you are 10 – 14 years old you may sign up for Junior Open Water Diver. You need adequate swimming skills and need to be in good physical health. No prior experience with scuba diving is required. We will provide you with a list of medical conditions, referred to as a self-assessment medical, kindly go through the list, if you suffer from any of the listed conditions we would medical clearance prior to the dive.

How long will it take & what do I need?
You can acquire your PADI Open Water Certification in 3 to 4 days. PADI programs are performance based. You proceed as you demonstrate mastery of the course skills. This allows you to work at a pace that is comfortable for you. There is no class you need to join, we book you in based on your availability.
Together with the practical skills we will go through underwater, there is also a theoretical part to the course.  In order to understand the basic principles of scuba diving there is theoretical knowledge development. PADI learning materials can be done in a digital format online or else on a paperback Crew Pack. If you opt for PADI e-Learning, we can give you a code, and access all learning material, quizzes and exams ; at home prior to the practical sessions. Training material is not included in the price of the course. All equipment required for the course is provided for, in addition we also have student discounts if you wish to purchase your own. For the Advanced Open Water Diver Course, there are 5 adventure dives for us to go through, these can be finished in 3-5 days based on your availability. As in the previous course, theory work can be done on a web-based system or else with the PADI Advanced Open Water Crew pack.

What to do after PADI Open Water Diver?
From here on there are endless options for you to explore. Be it a PADI Speciality Course, guided diving packages or else the PADI Rescue Diver Course.

4. PADI Rescue Diver Course

When diving becomes more than a hobby and more of a passion; it is time to treat it seriously… Becoming a Rescue diver, you are upgrading your diver status and gaining confidence in your skills through your diving adventures. The PADI Rescue Diver certification is a prerequisite for all Professional level PADI courses. In this course you will learn to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver. During this course you will learn to become a better buddy, by learning to identify problems & practising your problem solving skills. It's challenging, yet very rewarding. The Rescue Diver course takes you one step closer to the Master Scuba Diver rating or to the entry level courses of a dive professional (Divemaster) or entry levels of Tec diving courses.

The fun part about this course is rising to challenges and mastering them. Most divers find this course both demanding and rewarding, and at the end, say it’s the best course they’ve ever taken.
During the course you’ll cover:

  • Self-Rescue
  • Recognising and managing stress in other divers
  • Emergency management and equipment
  • Rescuing panicked divers
  • Rescuing unresponsive divers
  • Locating a missing diver

What do I need to start?
PADI (Junior) Adventure Divers who are at least 12 years old and have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive may enroll in a Rescue Diver course. You also need to have Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. You can complete this training during the Rescue Diver course. We recommend the PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider specialty diver course at the same time.

How long will it take & what do I need?
There are 2-3 days of training days in order to complete your PADI Rescue Diver Course. You would also need to go through your PADI Rescue Diver Manual, after completing all knowledge reviews we will jump in the classroom for the final exam.

What to do after your PADI Rescue Diver Course?
Become a Master Scuba Diver!! You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives, to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver. The Rescue Diver course takes you one step closer to the entry level courses of a dive professional ,Dive master, or entry levels of Tec diving courses.

5. Emergency First Aid Responder

Discover simple to follow steps for emergency care. This course focuses on building confidence in lay rescuers and increasing their willingness to respond when faced with a medical emergency. Courses are supported by self-study manuals, videos and quick reference cards to enhance learning and allow you start learning right away. EFR courses meet the CPR and first aid training requirements for the PADI Rescue Diver course and all professional-level ratings. The following EFR courses are based on internationally recognized medical guidelines for emergency care.

Primary Care (CPR) – This course teaches you the steps and techniques for handling life-threatening emergencies. You’ll practice eight skills for aiding patients who aren’t breathing, have no heartbeat, may have a spinal injury, may be in shock or who may have serious bleeding. You’ll learn to how to perform CPR and continue to monitor the patient, so that you provide every possible chance of survival while waiting for emergency medical services to arrive.

Secondary Care (First Aid) – Because many medical conditions are not life-threatening and emergency medical services are sometimes delayed or unavailable, this course teaches you how to provide first aid that eases pain and reduces the risk of further harm. You’ll learn to assess a variety of injuries and illnesses and practice bandaging and splinting.

Care for Children – This course allows participants to learn, practice and apply emergency care skills specific to helping infants and children with medical emergencies. It’s designed for those who work with children or are likely to have to respond to emergencies involving youngsters. This course is often integrated with Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid) courses.

CPR & AED – This course focuses on CPR training and teaching participants how to use an AED (automated external defibrillator). When workplace or governmental requirements specify this training, the CPR & AED course meets the need. This course is often integrated into First Aid at Work programs.

First Aid at Work – In some areas, such as Great Britain, Australia and Canada, governmental regulations call for enhanced CPR and first aid training for the workplace. First Aid at Work programs designed for these areas include additional topics and skills to meet requirements while following the easy to learn EFR approach to training.

EFR Refresher – It’s a good idea to refresh your CPR and first aid skills every 24 months, and that’s what the EFR Refresher course is designed to do. Focusing on key skills, the course allows you to stay up-to-date and ready to lend aid when needed.

What do I need to start?
You would need the Emergency First Aid Responder Manual. This is a dry course, all we would need is to book in a date.

How long will it take & what do I need?
This is a one day course, you would need your manual & everything else is provided for.

What to do after your EFR?
Now that you know that in most cases of scuba diving incidences are treated with emergency oxygen and prepare to offer aid. Know how and when to administer emergency oxygen, there are no prerequisites or age limitations to enrol in this course, everybody is entitled to benefit from having this training.

 

6. COMBO

PADI Rescue Diver Course & Emergency First Aid Responder All you need to be prepared in any situation. Emergency First Response gives you the confidence to respond to medical emergencies, not just in the diving world, but also in your everyday world with your family, friends, neighbours, and coworkers too.

PADI Rescue Diver Course teaches you to prevent and manage problems in the water, and become more confident in your skills as a diver, knowing that you can help others if needed. During the course, you learn to become a better buddy by practicing problem-solving skills until they become second nature. Plus, the course is just fun – it’s serious, but still allows for lots of laughter in between the focused learning.

What do I need to start?
You will need to be 15 years or older and in good health. If you are 12-14 years old you can instead enrol in the Junior Rescue Diver Course. You will need to be certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or hold an equivalent certification. We will provide you with a list of medical conditions, referred to as a self-assessment medical, kindly go through the list, if you suffer from any of the listed conditions we would medical clearance prior to the dive. You can download our self-assessment medical here.  BOOK hyperlink

How long will it take & what do I need?
The total amount of training time between the PADI EFR & PADI Rescue Diver Course is 3-5 days. The progress depends on student performance. You would need your learning materials, PADI Rescue Diver Manual & Emergency First Aid Responder Manual. Please bring along your diving equipment, if you don’t own your, we have discounted rates for students.

What to do after your Rescue Diver Course?

There is so much for you to explore, you can either opt to do one of the many PADI Speciality courses such as the PADI Deep Diver, Full Face Mask Speciality or PADI Sidemount Diver Course.

7. PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Speciality

Learn to recognize scuba diving related illnesses treated with emergency oxygen & be prepared to offer first aid. Knowing how and when to use emergency oxygen is a great skill to have and means you’re ready to help others should the need arise. Becoming a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider lets you breathe easy knowing that you can recognize scuba diving illnesses treatable with emergency oxygen, and are prepared to offer aid.

What do I need to start?
There are no prerequisites, age restrictions or water sessions required for this course – it’s open to everyone.

How long will it take & what do I need?
This this dry course takes a day to finish. Read the manual before class as directed by your instructor in preparation for skill practice.

What to do after your Emergency Oxygen Provider Course?
There is so much for you to explore, you can either opt to do one of the many PADI Speciality courses such as the PADI Deep Diver, Full Face Mask Speciality or PADI Sidemount Diver Course.

Specialities:

8. PADI Night Diver Speciality

The underwater world changes as day creatures retire & nocturnal organisms emerge. If you've wondered what happens underwater after the sun goes down, enroll in the PADI Night Diver Specialty course.

Scuba diving at night teaches you to focus on what you can see in your light’s beam, on controlling your buoyancy by feel, on staying with your buddy and on paying attention to details you may overlook during the day. During three night dives, you’ll practice:

  • Light handling and communication techniques.
  • Entering, exiting and navigating in the dark.
  • Identifying how plants and animals differ or change behaviour at night.

What do I need to start?
Upon PADI Open Water Diver Course certification, you can enrol in this course.  You would need your scuba equipment, light, and backup light and a copy of the PADI Night Diver Speciality Manual.

How long does it take & what do I need ?
This speciality consists of 3 Night Adventure dives, so the duration of the course is 3 days. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 12 years old, can enroll in the Night Diver specialty course. Along with your basic scuba equipment, you’ll need a primary dive light and want to have a backup light, too. 

What to do after your Night Diver Speciality?
There is so much for you to explore, you can either opt to do one of the many PADI Speciality courses such as the PADI Deep Diver, Full Face Mask Speciality or PADI Sidemount Diver Course. 

9. PADI Deep Diver Speciality

Are you hooked? Do you get an exciting urge to explore deeper waters? Discover deeper dive sites with confidence at depths down to 40 metres. Learn to manage your gas supply, go over buddy contact procedures, and buoyancy control.

What do I need to start?
If you’ve earned the PADI Adventure Diver rating or higher, and you’re at least 15 years old, you can enroll in the Deep Diver course. All you need is a copy of the PADI Deep Diver Speciality Manual.

How long does it take & what do I need?
We will jump into the sea for 4 deep dives, while you learn to use specialized equipment, planning and managing a deep dive. During this course, we will emphasise on the importance of buddy procedures, buoyancy control and dealing with narcosis and other safety measures. Together with your diving equipment, having a dive computer is extra important; we also recommend that you carry a dive light.

What to do after the PADI Deep Diver Speciality? There are several specialties you can dive into to, such as the Enriched Air Diver specialty that makes your dives longer. If your keen on deep diving, the next step for you is the PADI Rescue Diver Course, which will prepare you for Technical Diving.

10. PADI Underwater Navigation Diver

Fine-tune your underwater observation skills and learn to use your compass more accurately in the PADI Underwater Navigation Speciality Course. Know where you are & know where you’re going, without the help of road signs. You will learn to navigate underwater like second nature using natural clues. During the 3 dives of the course, we will navigate to missing objects underwater & relocating them & also area mapping.

What do I need to start?
If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the PADI Underwater Navigator Specialty course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
Follow your heading to the dive centre for 3 underwater navigation dives. All you need is your diving equipment, compass, slate & your PADI Navigation Diver Speciality Manual.

What to do after the PADI Navigation Speciality?
There are so many specialities for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opt for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course or if you’re into hands on underwater activity opt for the PADI Search and Recovery Speciality Course.

11 PADI Search and Recovery Diver

Gathering information and resources, then carefully planning a search are the first important steps you learn. During four scuba dives you’ll practice:

Swimming search patterns using your compass and natural navigation.

Locating large and small objects using various search patterns.

Using a lift bag for large or heavy objects, plus other recovery methods.

Planning a search operation based on facts gathered about a lost object prior to the dive.

What do I need to start?
PADI (Junior) Advanced Open Water Divers who are at least 12 years old can enroll in the Search and Recover Diver course. PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers with a PADI Underwater Navigator certification also qualify.

How long does it take & what do I need?

This is a 2-day course, you will spend your time looking for missing treasures underwater & hauling it up to the surface- good luck!

What to do after the Search & Recovery Speciality?

There are so many specialties for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opt for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course, are you interested in doing longer divers, then check out the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course.

12. PADI Boat Diver

This course helps you expand your knowledge about boats from small inflatables to large liveaboards. You'll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat. Much of the world’s best scuba diving is accessible only by boat. Whether you’ve never made a boat dive or you’ve logged dozens, the PADI Boat Diver Specialty course will benefit you because boats in various parts of the world do things differently.

You’ll gain experience scuba diving by completing two dives from a boat in your local area and learn:
Boat terminology.
Boat diving procedures and etiquette, including how to enter and exit, and where to stow your gear.
Boating safety, including how to locate safety equipment.

What do I need to start?

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 10 years old, you can enroll in the Boat Diver course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
2 boat dives

What to do after the PADI Boat Diving Speciality?
There are so many specialities for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opt for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course, are you interested in doing longer divers, then check out the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course.

13. PADI Wreck Diver

The feeling you get when you approach a shipwreck or plane underwater. The sight of a submerged vessel, resting on a sandy bottom, there for you to explore. It can either take you back in time or else you can get to explore the ship up, close & personal.

There are many different types of wrecks, some of which are protected by laws that guard their historical and cultural significance. Your training starts by reviewing guidelines for researching and respecting wrecks. During four dives you’ll learn:

  • Safety considerations for navigating and exploring wrecks.
  • Surveying and mapping a wreck.
  • Using penetration lines and reels to guide exploration.
  • Techniques to avoid kicking up silt or disturbing the wreck and its inhabitants.

What do I need to start?
If you’re at least 15 years old and have earned a PADI Adventure Diver certification or higher, you can enroll in the Wreck Diver Specialty course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
We will go for 4 adventure wreck dives, in which we will survey, map and penetrate the wreck.
You would need your basic equipment, as well as a compass and reel & torch for this speciality course.

What to do after the PADI Wreck Diver Speciality?

There are so many specialities for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opts for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course, are you interested in doing longer divers, then check out the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course.

14. PADI Dry Suit Diver

Diving does not have to be a seasonal sport, enjoy diving in the cold. A dry suit seals you off from the water and keeps you comfortable, even in surprisingly cold water. There is incredible diving in the world’s cooler regions and some areas, conditions are even better in colder months. Becoming a dry suit diver allows you to expand your boundaries and dive more places, more often.

The first thing you’ll discover is which dry suit style and accompanying undergarments are right for you and the diving you’ll do. Then you’ll learn how to take care of your dry suit. During two dives, in addition to a confined water dive, you’ll practice:

-Putting on and taking off your dry suit with minimal assistance.
-Mastering buoyancy control using your dry suit.
-Dive safety procedures when using a dry suit.

What do I need to start?
If you’re at least 10 years old and certified as a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver or higher, you can enroll in the Dry Suit Diver course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
We will do this speciality over 2 dives, you will need your full diving equipment as well as your drysuit for this course. Please note dry suit is not provided for this course.

What to do after the PADI Dry Suit Diver Course?
There are so many specialities for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opt for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course, are you interested in doing longer divers, then check out the Enriched Air Diver Speciality Course.


15. PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Diver

Be total Zen! Excellent buoyancy control is what defines skilled scuba divers. You’ve seen them underwater. They glide effortlessly, use less air and ascend, descend or hover almost as if by thought. They more easily observe aquatic life without disturbing their surroundings. You can achieve this, too. If you would like to be a better diver, consume less air, this speciality teaches you how to perform at your optimum.

During two scuba dives, you’ll learn how to:
-Determine the exact weight you need, so you’re not too light or too heavy.
-Trim your weight system and scuba gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water.
-Streamline to save energy, use air more efficiently and move more smoothly through the water.
-Hover effortlessly in any position – vertical or horizontal.

What do I need to start?

PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers or higher, who are at least 10 years old, are eligible to take the Peak Performance Buoyancy course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
This speciality involves 2 adventure dives in which we will fine-tune your position in the water.
You will only need your basic equipment for this course.

What to do after the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course?

There are so many specialities for you to explore, communicate underwater with the Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Speciality Course, or would you like more time underwater, then attend our Enriched Air Nitrox Dry Course.

16. Full Face Mask Diver

Breathe the way nature intended…underwater. During this distinctive speciality you will learn how to use an Integrated Dive Mask, which allows the diver to breathe from the nose. Learn how to equalize, while still breathing from your nose. A full-face mask offers a greater field of vision while providing protection to the face in the cold water diving. During our Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Speciality discover how mask clearing has never been easier-most note that the hardest part of this course is to actually flood the mask! Using this type of mask can provide easily, quitter breathing or else you can opt for underwater communication. Mask can include a microphone and earpiece, for underwater communication system.

What do I need to start?
This speciality is for everyone
J You can also opt to do part of your PADI Open Water Diver Course in an Ocean Reef Full Face Mask.

How long does it take & what do I need?
We would need to go out for two dives, after a classroom session. This can be done in two days.
We will learn how to use the mask, and explore all its features in the first dive, while we will play some underwater Bingo & learn more about the underwater communication system.

What to do after the Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Speciality Course?
Have you experience a side mount configuration yet? Feel the liberty as you glide with two tanks.
Or would you like to dive deeper, with the PADI Deep Diver Speciality course!

17. PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver

Get a better understanding about the local ecosystem and the differences between terrestrial and aquatic worlds. See new things, even in the most familiar dive sites. -Key differences between the terrestrial and aquatic worlds. -Major aquatic life groupings, interactions, and information that dispels myths. -Responsible interactions with aquatic life.

What do I need to start?
PADI (Junior) Open Water Divers who are at least 10 years old are eligible to take the Underwater Naturalist Specialty course.

How long does it take & what do I need?
All you need is your basic equipment and full day with two dives & a classroom session.

What to do after the PADI Underwater Naturalist Diver Course?
There are so many specialities for you to explore, communicate underwater with the Ocean Reef Full Face Mask Speciality Course, or would you like more time underwater, then attend our Enriched Air Nitrox Dry Course.

18. Enriched Air Diver

Experience enriched air Nitrox, increase your no-decompression limit by using a higher percentage of oxygen in your tank than that (21%) in air. This results in a lower nitrogen content that allows you to maximize your dive.

What do I need to start?

If you’re a PADI (Junior) Open Water Diver who is at least 12 years old, you can enroll in the Enriched Air Diver Specialty course.

How long does it take & what do I need?

This is a dry course, we will jump in the classroom to outline why diving with air that has higher oxygen and lower nitrogen content gives you more bottom time, along with enriched air equipment considerations. We will give you an optional bonus dive to practice analyzing oxygen content in your scuba tank & actually diving with EANx.

What to do after the PADI Enriched Air Diver Speciality?
There are so many specialities for you to explore, have you mastered your buoyancy yet, if there’s room for improvement opt for the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Course or if you’re into hands-on underwater activity opt for the PADI Search and Recovery Speciality Course.

19. PADI Sidemount Speciality

Learn the configuration made famous by cave divers in Mexico. Sidemount eliminates the traditional back mount system as we know it, typically substituted with two mounted tanks on the sides. Sidemount diving reduces the load on the back, as tanks are clipped on in the water. Moreover, sidemount configuration offers increased flexibility and better streamline options. Properly assemble and configure sidemount scuba diving equipment. Trim your weight system and sidemount gear so you’re perfectly balanced in the water. Manage gas by switching second stages as planned, if wearing two cylinders. Respond correctly to potential problems when sidemount diving.

What do I need to start?
If you’re a PADI Open Water Diver who is at least 15 years old, you can enroll in a PADI Sidemount Diver course.

How long does it take & what do I need?

Book in a date & buy the PADI Sidemount Manual. We will prepare BCD harness, twin tanks, along with regulators and SPG for your first double tank, sidemounted dive.

What to do after you PADI Sidemount Diver Speciality?
Ever wondered what it’s like to breathe naturally underwater while also having the possibility to communicate, verbally. Check out our Full Face Mask Diver Speciality Course.

20. Master Scuba Diver

The highest recreational diving certification from PADI. The Master Scuba Diver rating places you in an elite group of respected divers who have earned this rating through both significant experience and scuba training. Fewer than 2% of divers ever achieve this rating. Throughout this journey you will perfect your skills as a diver, increase confidence and earn independence & reach a whole new level of diving enjoyment. During the Rescue and EFR you will learn how to prevent and deal with problems, while also becoming a better buddy.

This combo price includes:
PADI Rescue, EFR, Emergency O2 Provider, Deep Diver Speciality, Wreck Speciality, Nitrox Speciality & Peak Performance Buoyancy Speciality. Throughout this course you will log 9-11 dives, if you don’t have enough dives to receive the rating yet, talk to us we can give you a special offer!

Every diver, who is at least 12 years old, should aim for Master Scuba Diver. The path starts with earning a PADI Open Water Diver certification, followed by PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certifications). You also need to earn five PADI Specialty Diver certifications and have logged a minimum of 50 dives.

21. PADI Divemaster

Ready to take the next step? Become a role-model, love your job, introduce others to diving, fine-tune your skills, gain dive knowledge & motivate others. As you work through your skills and knowledge follow the footsteps of our highly experienced and dedicated team of instructors. Experience first-hand the everyday life of PADI Dive Processionals and learn the ropes, so you attune yourself to becoming the best role model Divemaster you can be. Becoming a Pro is a life changing endeavour. You will develop skills that will help you improve your game, underwater, in the work environment and also in your everyday life. What you put in it you will get out of this. So book early and connect with us so we will start the journey of pre-course preparations. We have tiered pricing that offer opportunity for practical application & dive center internship. Get in touch!

Assistant Instructor
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You’ll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you’ll also start learning the PADI System of diver education. This course is available in a variety of languages namely English, French, German and Maltese.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?

Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Evaluate OWD surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

What will I do?

Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

What Do I Need To Start?

PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
At least 18 years old
Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

How Long Will It Take?
4 -5 days

What Materials Are Needed?

PADI Instructor Manual
Instructor Candidate Workbook
Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
The Law and the Diving Professional
The Business of Diving
The Best of The Undersea Journal
Log Book
Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Instructor Specialty Instructor Outline
Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
Open Water Diver Manual
Recreational Dive Planner,
Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
Adventures in Diving Manual
Rescue Diver Manual
Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
Divemaster Manual
Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

What’s next ?
Become a PADI Insturcor!

22. Assistant Instructor

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). You’ll not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional but you’ll also start learning the PADI System of diver education. This course is available in a variety of languages namely English, French, German and Maltese.

What can PADI Assistant Instructors do?

Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Evaluate OWD surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

What will I do?

Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures, and presentations
Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
Open water workshops, rescue assessment, and candidate presentations

What Do I Need To Start?

PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another certification organization
At least 18 years old
Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months

How Long Will It Take?  4 -5 days

What Materials Are Needed?

PADI Instructor Manual
Instructor Candidate Workbook
Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
The Law and the Diving Professional
The Business of Diving
The Best of The Undersea Journal
Log Book
Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Instructor Specialty Instructor Outline
Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
Open Water Diver Manual
Recreational Dive Planner,
Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
Adventures in Diving Manual
Rescue Diver Manual
Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
Divemaster Manual
Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

What’s next?
Become a PADI Insturcor!

23. Instructor Development Course

Open Water Scuba Instructor. Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To help people transform their lives? To open doors you didn’t even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs – from Discover Scuba through Divemaster.

Why choose DiveMed for my IDC?

We dedicate our best efforts towards being the ideal dive base for you because we understand that you need to certain to achieve your goals and get intensive training with personal attention:
-We offer this course in a variety of languages namely English, French, German, Italian and Maltese
-Extra Workshops are included to your IDC: Dive Theory, Rescue practice, Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent, Hovering, Buddy Breathing and how to control large groups of students when conditions are less than favourable
IDC Pass Guarantee
100% IE Pass rate
Max candidate to staff rate is 4:1 for more intensive personal attention
Relaxed and friendly environment where maximum effort is put towards customer satisfaction
Course director will accompany you to IE
Assistance in finding employment Post-IE
Snacks, coffee and tea are supplied to candidates throughout the course
We take care of organizing accommodation for our candidates at very good rates
Whilst you focus on your course we will take care of all the logistics

What do I need to start?

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:

-Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)

-Be at least 18 years old

-Be certified as a diver for at least six months

-Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams

-Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement

-Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What will I do?

During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least

-Two confined water teaching presentations

-Two knowledge development presentations
-One open water teaching presentations integrating two skills

You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
-Course Orientation
-Dive Industry Overview
-General Standards and Procedures
-The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
-Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
-PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
-Adaptive Teaching
-The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
-Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
-Adventures in Diving Program
-Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
-Rescue Diver Course
-Divemaster Course
-Diver Retention Programs
-How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete.)

You will demonstrate competence at:
-performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation.
-performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.

During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part

How long will it take?

5 Days if you hold an AI Certificate or Instructor with another agency.
Complete IDC ( AI + OWSI ) (9 days + 2 days PADI IE)

What will I teach?

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

What Materials are needed?

The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpack includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course.

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