2017 Instructor Development Events in the Maldives

Maldives

PADI is Delighted to announce two Instructor Development events taking place on Paradise Island, Maldives.

  • Instructor Development Update – 26th April 2017 (PADI IDC Staff and above)
  • PADI Advanced Training Academy – 27th April 2017 (PADI OWSI and above)

These exciting, informative and highly interactive one day programmes, for PADI professionals, continue to gather momentum. PADI Pros are coming away with new, refreshed and refined knowledge and skills, energising them to drive their diving businesses forward.

The Instructor Development Update on 26th April on Paradise Island, Maldives, is for Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors to update their knowledge of the instructor development system. The Update includes presentations, workshops, and a live confined water evaluation practice during which attendees have the chance to watch a role play confined water presentation alongside an Instructor Examiner, and gain feedback on their evaluation techniques.

The Update will count towards Master Instructor and CDTC applications, as well as provide the necessary update for PADI Course Directors. Click below to register.

2017 ID Update Registration Form

Join the PADI Advanced Training Academy taking place on 27th April on Paradise Island, Maldives. This one day programme is for PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and above, offering the opportunity to further develop instructional skills, under the direction of PADI experts

Current topics and workshops* include:

Dry

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  • The role of the PADI Pro within the diving industry and in relation to PADI
  • How to make your PADI courses stand out
  • Review of new PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course
  • Review of the way PADI courses develop a diver
  • The role of Specialties in a diver’s development
  • Project AWARE Dive Against Debris (including free instructor specialty rating) or other local programme

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  • Rescue Exercise #7 – proper technique, kit handling, airway, use of barrier
  • Emergency Weight Drop, Loose Cylinder Band, CESA and Alternate Air Source skills – why we teach them and how to improve our teaching methods of these skills

With both dry and in-water components, this advanced training programme for PADI Pros increases individual expertise and allows participants to network, build new friendships and learn from each other. Programme attendance also provides credit for Master Instructor and CDTC applications.

2017 PATA Registration Form

Accommodation, Transport and Meals

  • Visiting members who wish to stay at Paradise Island: US$ 195 per night on FB, SGL. (work permit holders only)
  • Transfer by staff ferry to paradise and exit the same day for members joining in from Male’ & other resorts: FOC (subject to space availability)
  •  Special rate for meals:  US$ 25 per meal (main restaurant buffet) for members not opting for the overnight stay option.

Please indicate at time of booking if you need assistance with accommodation, transport and meals.

Contact id.emea@padi.com with any questions.

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ScubaFest Cornwall

ScubaFest 2017

 

It’s time to dust off your suit and get your regulators serviced…

You are invited to Cornwall ScubaFest 2017 from

Saturday 29th April – Monday 1st May

The annual Cornwall ScubaFest event is back. For three days over the Spring Bank Holiday – Saturday 29th April to Monday 1st May 2017 – scuba divers take over the Pentewan Sands Holiday Park. The event, organised and hosted by SITA (SCUBA Industries Trade Association), celebrates what great British diving is all about. A full schedule of events can be found at the ScubaFest website.

PADI EVENTS

PADI and Project AWARE will support the event, delivering a range of seminars and courses.

Saturday 29th April

PATA PADI Advanced Training Academy

PADI Advanced Training Academy

With both dry and in-water components, this programme, for PADI Pros, increases individual expertise and allows participants to network, build new friendships and learn from each other. Programme attendance also provides credit for Master Instructor and CDTC applications. (See a testimonial from previous attendees)

PADI Member Forum

2017 PADI Member Forum is an exciting, informative journey through the new, cutting-edge, educational tools in the PADI digital library. The seminar will feature a risk management presentation along with an interactive Q&A session about PADI Standards.

Sunday 30th April

Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer course

The EFR Instructor Trainer course includes online learning followed by a live knowledge development and practical element. This training enables successful applicants to offer EFR Instructor courses, making it particularly beneficial to those working at Instructor Development Centres or those involved in the IDC process.EFR

In order to apply for a space you must meeting the following criteria:

  • Be an EFR Primary / Secondary Care Instructor
  • Be an EFR Care For Children Instructor
  • Have registered at least 25 EFR students

OR

  • Have conducted at least 5 separate EFR courses

RNLI Sea Survival Instructor Specialty course

This course, released in October 2016, was developed by the RNLI, with help from PADI, in response to an RNLI survey identifying the need for divers to keep themselves safer in the sea.RNLI

The course has been created and tested within the UK, however, is completely transferrable to other diving areas or countries.  With some of the more harsh conditions we face in the UK, Ireland and parts of Europe, this course will be of great benefit to anyone teaching or diving in this part of the world.

It would be great to see you at ScubaFest. If you are interested in any of the PADI events please download and complete the registration form.

 

 

2017 Instructor Development Updates

id_updateWe are pleased to invite you to join us at one of the Instructor Development Update events taking place in 2017.

These live events will give you a chance to be updated on the latest Standards changes to the Instructor Development Course, and provide a broader overview of the exciting PADI developments planned for 2017. Additionally, the updates will allow you to complete live evaluation practice alongside an Instructor Examiner in either confined water or in a knowledge development session.* You will evaluate real time sessions and have an opportunity to discuss your scores with an Examiner. Further to this, you will also have an opportunity look at marketing techniques for your Instructor Development Courses, and address any general PADI questions you may have.

Attendance at each event is limited and open only to IDC Staff Instructors, Master Instructors and Course Directors**. These events will meet the Course Director Update requirements. They also count towards seminar credit for Master Instructor and CDTC applications.

Date Location Price (+VAT where applicable)
20th March 2017 Padova, Italy 259 euros
26th April 2017 Paradise Island 259 euros
14th May  2017 Leicestershire, UK £212

Please register by completing this registration form and returning it to id.emea@padi.com. Please provide a telephone number that we can call you on to then take payment details over the phone.

Can’t make these dates? Don’t worry – an online update will also be available later in 2017!

*The evaluations will involve a live role play, with PADI staff acting as students and instructors. You will be able to watch and evaluate alongside an Examiner, with the opportunity get feedback on your evaluation based upon their control scores. Confined water presentations will not require you to use scuba and evaluation will be conducted by snorkelling. Evaluation slates are provided – you should bring a mask and snorkel, along with appropriate exposure protection if you wish to participate. Participation is optional. Where a pool option is not possible, a live role play by PADI staff of knowledge development evaluations will be provided.

** Not an IDC staff Instructor? Contact the Training Department to find out how to become one!

 

Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer Dates for 2017

efr_header_2017We are pleased to announce that the EFR Instructor Trainer schedule for 2017 has now been announced.

The EFR Instructor Trainer course includes online learning followed by a live knowledge development and practical element, which will be conducted on the dates shown below. This training enables successful applicants to offer EFR Instructor courses, making it particularly beneficial to those working at Instructor Development Centres or those involved in the IDC process.

Peniche, Portugal Ustica, Italy
26-Mar-17 02-Sept-17
Athens, Greece Bristol, UK
02-Apr-17 11-Sep-17
Krakow, Poland  Eilat, Israel
08-Apr-17  19-Sep-17
Krakow, Poland Malé, Maldives
10-Apr-17 22-Sep-17
Pentewan, UK St Raphael, France
30-Apr-17 30-Sep-17
Oslo, Norway Dahab, Egypt
07-May-17 14-Oct-17
Stockholm, Sweden Dubai, UAE
14-May 2017 26-Oct-17
Lanzarote, Canary Island Aguilas, Spain
28-May-17 27-Oct-17
Limassol, Cyprus Lecco, Italy
25-Jun-17 04-Nov-17
Eindhoven, Netherlands Sliema, Malta
25-Jun-17 11-Nov-17
Jeddah, Saudi Arabia  
22-Jul-17
   
 

In order to apply for a space at one of these events you must meeting the following criteria:

  • Be an EFR Primary / Secondary Care Instructor
  • Be an EFR Care For Children Instructor
  • Have registered at least 25 EFR students

OR

  • Have conducted at least 5 separate EFR courses

You can apply for a space by completing and returning the EFR Instructor Trainer registration form – click here to download the form now.

 

Looking to build on your professional diving qualifications?

 

 

 

 

 

 

PADI EMEA has teamed up White Rose Training to provide an opportunity for PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and above, who reside in the UK, to attain an accredited business qualification. The Level 3 Dive Business Management qualification follows the OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA curriculum). OCR is a leading awarding body, offering qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes, throughout the UK.

Who is the course for?

Learners in, or seeking, a management role; qualification extends general knowledge and understanding of team leadership and management.

Skills and knowledge are related to the development of a Dive Centre which enables the ambitious instructor to explore possible career development as well as gaining a management qualification which can be applied generally.

The programme is delivered by our preferred training partner, White Rose Training, and has been developed by PADI and White Rose together to meet specific requirements of the diving community.

 You will have online resources to support you with your assignments and comprehensive support from your tutor and assessor.

Subjects of the OCR Level 3 Dive Business Management course include:

  • Manage personal and professional development
  • Manage team performance
  • Principles of leadership and management
  • Principles of people management
  • Principles of business
  • Procure products and/or services
  • Encourage learning and development
  • Manage physical resources
  • Manage a project
  • Develop a presentation
  • Deliver a presentation
Students attending PADI OCR Level 3 course

Level 3 Dive Business Management

This course attracts the advanced learner loan funding and costs £2573. If you are eligible for the loan, it is not repayable until an earnings threshold of £21k pa is reached and is then repayable at low interest.

If you are interested in obtaining this qualification and would like to know more please send an email to id.emea@padi.com stating your instructor number and contact details. Please title your email Level 3 Dive Business Management.

PADI Pro Workshops

PADI Europe, Middle East and Africa is launching an exciting series of practical workshops, offering  you the opportunity to take part in a variety of interactive practical sessions, meet PADI staff and network amongst your peers.

We have a selection of different experiences for you during the course of the day, so bring your dive gear, and join our experienced examiner team for a Control Techniques Workshop, where you’ll take away some hints and tips from the staff on how to conduct some of the classic and updated skills, with an emphasis on real-world best practices for control in open water. You can also refresh your rescue skills in the fun and interactive Rescue Workshop, and make sure you’re up to speed with the latest rescue protocols. And if you’re a Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor, you’re also invited to take part in an Evaluation Training Workshop, where we’ll practice evaluating some of the skills from the recently revised Open Water Diver Course (as a bonus you can attend any of these workshops free of charge if you also just came along to the corresponding IDC Staff Instructor / Course Director Update!).

When you’ve dried off, or even if you aren’t able to attend the in-water sessions, you can also attend the complimentary Risk Management Seminar, pick up some tips on conducting the Revised Open Water Diver Course, and take advantage of a Training Drop-In Clinic to ask the Training team any questions you have about PADI programmes or materials. In some locations, these programmes will also be combined with a Member Forum hosted by your PADI Regional Manager!

You can find the latest schedule of workshop dates and download a registration form here.

We look forward to seeing you soon!