Become a pro – make a job out of your passion
You are a passionate diver. And you want to share this passion with others. Then become a dive professional! Whether as an additional income or a new long-term career: As a dive professional, you can pass on your dream to others … and you are under water every day. In our PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Resort, we train you to be an experienced instructor:
Instructor Development Course
Turn your dream into a career: become a Divemaster. This course enhances your knowledge and refines your skills at a professional level.
You will develop your leadership skills and learn to supervise diving activities and assist instructors in their work with student divers.
As a PADI Divemaster you will use your skills to lead, care for and motivate other divers. With this course, you lay the foundation to become a PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Must be a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or have an equivalent diver’s license from another dive training organization) and 18 years old
Must be a PADI Rescue Diver (or have an equivalent diver’s license from another dive training organization)
Must have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care within the last 24 months (or can provide equivalent First Aid and CPR training from another organization)
Number of dives: at least 40 dives at the beginning of the course, 60 at time of certification
Inclusive materials: PADI Divemaster Manual, PADI Instructor Manual, RDP Table and eRDPML with associated manuals, The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving, Divemaster Slates and Logbook
9 Theory lessons (online, self-study or classroom)
- 4 endurance skills and 1 rescue scenario
- 24 demonstratively demonstrated diving skills (skills)
- 1 equipment exchange under alternating breathing
- Emergency plan & underwater map
- Course accompaniments in theory, pool and open water.
- 2 Teaching samples from Discover Scuba Diving, Skin Diving or Scuba Review
- 1 Performing Discover Local Diving
Duration: 10-14 days (fulltime)
Price: 650,00 €
Plus Crew Pack Divemaster 188,20 €
Application Fee (directly to Padi) 121,20 €
(Prices include 24 % VAT)
We recommend that you take part in a Divemaster Internship with us
Duration: up from 4 weeks
Price: 900.00 € (including Crew Pack Divemaster, PADI application fee and Dive Against Debris Specialty course)
We can organize accommodation from 150,00 € per week
About our Divemaster Internship
Many people choose to book a divemaster internship with us because of the great value for money, warm climate and variety of marine life in the Mediterranean Sea.
The peninsula of Kassandria is also beautiful to explore.
At Dive Club Kassandra the Divemaster Internship programm can take students from non-diver to a scuba diving professional with the ability to earn from diving all over around the world.
We can tailor packages to suit your current level of diving ability from beginner upwards.
If you have never dived before you will start by learning the basics through your PADI Open Water Diver course. Next you will continue to the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course, Emergency First Responder and PADI Rescue Diver course.
This will get you up to speed to do your main challenge, the PADI Divemaster course.
Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you learn to develop your dive knowledge and perfect your abilities and techniques to a professional level. Divemaster training develops your leadership skills, giving you the qualification to supervise dive activities and ais instructors with student divers.
Shall I pay for a Divemaster Intership or work in exchange for training?
When speaking with customers our advice is that paying for an internship is the most suitable option for most students. Obviously, everyone is different but if you go down the road of working in exchange for your certifications you need to bare in mind that working will restrict the amount of time you can spent diving each week. Dive centres need to get value for money so there may need to be a considerable amount of work put in to cover the cost of your certifications.
Having to work may also mean you are regarded as a member of staff as opposed to a customer.
The Divemaster Intership from Dive Club Kassandra are paid internships, so throughout your training you are treated as a customer. This means you can dive as much you want, whenever you want. You can also take time off whenever you want. You can complete your training quickly if required as you don`t need to do additional work.
We also prefer to recruit students who have come through our internship programme. So rather than working during your training in a non-diving job there may be the opportunity to take out fun divers and conduct scuba reviews once you are certified. Plus, you will get paid for it.
Congratulations! After arriving in Greece, a couple of weeks ago you are now a certified PADI Divemaster, ready to offer your skills and knowledge to divers.
So, what is the next step?
At Dive Club Kassandra we try to offer employment opportunities whenever possible. We prefer to recruit Divemaster’s who have trained with us as they understand how our dive centre operates and have built up plenty of experience on our dive sites.
In terms of training, the next step up from PADI Divemaster is completing the PADI IDC to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
As a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Resort we run these training courses several times a year.
However, if you are a complete beginner when you arrive here you will need to wait for a period of 6 months after completing your PADI Open Water Diver course before you can start training to become a diving instructor.
If you do wish to continue to the instructor rating, spending some time working as a Divemaster beforehand can be extremely beneficial and is a great way to use your time and earn some money. You also need a minimum of 100 logged dives, but this can easily be achieved using the unlimited diving you get during your divemaster training.
If you fall in love with Greece, as many people do when they visit, the scuba diving industry can offer some great career options. A professional diving qualification can also offer amazing job opportunities worldwide, not only in Greece and it`s beautiful islands.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of 2 parts:
- Assistant Instructor (IC) course
- Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI). To become PADI OWSI, you must then participate in the Instructor Examination (IE).
Course Content AI
- Self-study PADI IDC eLearning
- Workshops in the classroom
- 2 Theory Presentations of the candidate
- 2 pool or limited open water presentations of the candidate
- 2 open water presentations of the candidate
- 24 Diving Skills “Skill Evaluation”
- 1 Assistant Instructor Standards Exam
Course Content OWSI
- Self-study PADI IDC eLearning
- Workshops in the classroom
- 1 further theory presentations of the candidate
- 2 further pool presentations of the candidates
- 1 further integrated (2 skills) open water presentation of the candidate
- 1 theory examination
- Assessment of water skills
- 3 Rescue Exercise
- -PADI Divemaster
- At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
- Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
- A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
- You also need to be an EFR Instructor. You can earn this rating during your instructor training
AI course 3-5 days
OWSI course 3-5 days
Combined AI and OWSI course 6-10 days