• PADI Master Instructor Course Director

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    Considering achieving the highest PADI Instructor credentials as a Master Instructor or Course Director?

    We have helped many Instructors achieve this goal in Vietnam. Contact us now and see how we can help you!

Master Instructor Prerequisites:

  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
  • PADI Instructor for two years
  • Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Participated in three PADI Seminars
  • Issued 150 PADI certifications:

  • At least 50 continuing education certifications (Adventure Diver or higher level) that include: 15 Specialty Divers, five Rescue Divers, five Divemasters and five Assistant Instructors. Other ways to meet the 5 Assistant Instructor certification requirement: • Staff two entire IDCs. • Staff one entire IDC and certify three additional Assistant Instructors
  • No more than 75 from Discover Scuba Diving credits
  • No more than 25 from specialty courses without dives (Equipment Specialist, Project AWARE, etc)
  • No more than 10 from PADI Seal Team or Master Seal Team registrations
  • No more than 50 from IDC staffing credits
    • Issued 10 Emergency First Response course completion cards
    • Used the complete PADI System of diver education including all appropriate PADI training materials when conducting PADI programs
    • Issued PADI as the primary certification, and conducted PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to Teaching
    • Have no verified Quality Assurance violations within the past six months and no open quality assurance inquiries
    • Demonstrated support of the PADI organisation in its efforts to establish programs in aquatic education and conservation

    Course Director Prerequisites:

    • PADI Master Instructor
    • For 12 months before the course start date:

  • Have no verified quality assurance complaints
  • Conducted all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • Used the complete PADI System of diver education exclusively, including all appropriate PADI educational materials
  • Taught PADI Diver courses exclusively - Exceptions: students referred from other certification organisations for completion of entry-level training or certain technical, commercial and other courses not currently offered by PADI.
    • Staffed two complete IDCs after IDC Staff Instructor certification
    • Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer
    • 250 logged dives
    • PADI Dive Center or Resort work experience
    • Met other requirements as listed on the current application

    PLEASE NOTE: Prerequisites fulfilment does not guarantee acceptance into the course. Applications are evaluated against selection criteria and ranked within the pool of applicants. Top ranking applicants are accepted into the course.

    We can offer an internship to take you from a new OWSI up to Master Instructor comprising:

    • 6-12 weeks
    • 5+ PADI Specialty Instructor ratings
    • 25+ Teaching certifications
    • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    • PADI IDC Staff Instructor
    • Staffing actual IDCs
    • Additional logged recreational/teaching dives
    • Guidance for MI Application
    • Assistance with your application to attend the PADI CDTC
    • Opportunities for long term employment

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