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CAREER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMME

This dynamic programme is one of a kind!
Not only will you perfect the sport of scuba diving but you will also gain hands on experience in sales, charters, retail, servicing, sardine run, travel & resort management.

Duration:

  • 8 Months

Pre-requisites:

  • 17 turning 18 years of age
  • Medically fit for scuba diving

PADI COURSES Included:

  • PADI Open Water Course
  • PADI Advanced Course
  • PADI EFR (First Aid) Course
  • PADI Rescue Course
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • PADI Instructor Course
  • PADI EFR Instructor Course
  • Compressor Operating Course

DIVING INCLUDED:

  • Minimum 100 Dives
  • Shore Dives & Boat Dives
  • Airfills

industry training:

  • Retail Store Management
  • PADI Point of Sale “Eve” Software
  • Business of Diving
  • Product Knowledge
  • Selling Techniques
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Charters
  • Equipment Servicing
  • Compressor Operation
  • Boat Maintenance & Care
  • Marine Research & Monitoring
  • Photographic/ Video Skills
  • Video Editing
  • Social Media Advertising

life skills:

  • Leadership Training
  • Life & Social Skills

Dive Travel:

  • Introduction to Dive Travel
    (by our dedicated Travel Office )
  • Domestic
  • International

Cost:  R64 900
+ 3 Specialty Courses R8000
+ Divemaster Materials R6000
+ Instructor Materials R13 950
+ EFR Instructor Materials R3 300
+ PADI Registration Fees

  • Divemaster Registration Fees (88 Pounds)
  • IDC Application (153 Pounds)
  • IDC Exam Fee (527 Pounds)
  • EFR Application Fee (95 Pounds)

Optional:  Skippers Course (please enquire for details)

Installment Options Available
Accommodation Available

Career Development

Value of the career development programme:

Whether you continue working in the diving industry, making use of the endless International job opportunities or spend the year mastering the sport of scuba diving, you will obtain essential skills that can be applied to any profession i.e. confidence, leadership skills , social and life skills and more.   Scuba diving is a multifaceted industry with opportunities in instruction, retail, travel, maintenance, skippering, tourism, business management & more!

Course overview:

The course is full time and is conducted over a period of 8 months from January to August and the training starts from entry level courses all the way to Instructor level.  Over and above the training courses you will obtain a minimum of 100 dives & gain valuable industry training to improve your job opportunities.   If you are unable to commit to either of these dates please contact us as we have other programmes scheduled that might accommodate your requirements. The course is based on a 5 day week, however time off is usually during the week as weekends and holidays are peak times for charters and training.

location is Key:

Situated at the coast, we have one of the best training locations in the country due to our diverse diving conditions.  You will gain experience in both shore & boat dives with one of the busiest diver training centres in South Africa .

ocean ambassador:

Diving professionals  have an important role to play in promoting marine conservation, encouraging responsible diver behaviour and the positive interaction with animals in the marine environment. By working closely with our Marine Biologist, Dr. Shirley Parker-Nance you will expand your knowledge and understanding of the marine environment and animal behaviour.

sardine run:

The Sardine Run action starts in Port Elizabeth in March where the sardines, and their predators, migrate up the Eastern Cape coastline of South Africa.  The spectacular sightings of dolphins, sharks, whales, penguins, seals and sea birds is what attracts film crews and divers from around the world.  Pro Dive has been offering this product for over 20 years and the candidates will be privileged to get hands on experience and exposure to this amazing phenomenon.

local travel – pro dive plettenberg bay:

During the program you will get to plan, promote and participate in a local dive trip to Plettenberg Bay & dive with ProDive Plett (resort centre).  A great opportunity  get experience in costings, marketing, planning & logistics.

Uniform:

Each student will be issued with clothing that is suitable for on the boat and in the working environment and is to be worn during the training progamme.

Travel:

Pro Dive Travel plans International diving trips all over the world based on group and individual requests.  Annually we have Pro Dive groups trips arranged to various destination including Red Sea, Mozambique, Madagscar & more..

leadership, life & social skills

During the programme we focus on all the key leadership areas such as self development, team engagement, innovation and strategic thinking.   Leadership training benefits the candidates in every aspect of life by improving confidence and communication skills, learning to work with people and developing character.  A highlight are our regular fun social evenings where they get to meet the other divers and interact on a social and professional level.

practical HANDS ON EXPERIENCE INCLUDES:

PADI Diving Courses

  • PADI Open Water Diver Course
  • PADI Advanced Diver Course
  • PADI EFR Course (First Aid)
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • PADI Divemaster Course
  • PADI Instructor Course
  • PADI EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver
  • PADI Distinctive Shark Specialty
  • Optional Extra Courses

2. Industry Training

  • Retail Store Management
  • PADI Point of Sale “Eve” Software
  • Business of Diving
  • Product Knowledge
  • Selling Techniques
  • Marketing & Promotions
  • Equipment Servicing
  • Compressor Operation
  • Boat Maintenance & Care
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Video Editing

3. Dive Training

  • Minimum 100 Dives
  • Boat Dives & Shore Dives
  • Sardine Run Dives
  • Marine Research & Monitoring
  • Photographic & Video Skills
  • Assisting with Experience Programmes
  • Supervising Students in Training
  • Leading Boat & Shore Dives
  • Conducting Divemaster Programmes
  • Charter Operation & Logistics
  • Discover Local Diving
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