If you are interested in becoming a Divemaster, Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor or joining our Internship Program you will find nowhere better than Crest Dive.

Go Pro 1-2PADI Divemaster Course

The first step in working with scuba as a career begins with the PADI Divemaster program. Working closely with a PADI Instructor at Crest, you will expand your dive knowledge and fine tune your skills to a professional level. PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers. PADI Divemaster is the prerequisite certification for both the PADI Assistant Instructor and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certifications.

To take this course, you must be:

  • 18 years old
  • A PADI Advanced Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • A PADI Rescue Diver (or qualifying certification from another training organisation)
  • An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organisation) course completion within the past 24 months
  • Have at least 40 dives to begin the course and 60 for certification
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

Go Pro 4-2After becoming certified as a PADI Divemaster you will be authorised to:

  • Supervise both training and non-training-related activities by planning, organising and directing dives
  • Assist a PADI Instructor during the training sessions for any PADI Diver course
  • Conduct the PADI Skin Diver course and PADI Discover Snorkeling program
  • Conduct the PADI Discover Local Diving experience
  • Conduct the PADI Scuba Review program
  • If qualified as a Discover Scuba Diving Leader, independently conduct the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program
  • Earn the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating to be able to teach the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty
  • Independently guide Open Water Diver course students on the tour portion of Open Water Diver course Training Dives 2, 3 and 4 at a ratio of two student divers per certified divemaster
  • Accompany Open Water Diver students under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor during; surface swims to and from the entry/exit point and during navigational exercises, and when the instructor conducts a skill, such as an ascent or descent, a Divemaster can remain with other student divers (with an individual student or buddy team)
  • Accompany student divers during Adventure Dives or Specialty training dives under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Conduct the PADI Seal Team Skin Diver Specialist AquaMission
  • Conduct subsequent dives under an instructor’s indirect supervision for Discover Scuba Diving participants after participants have satisfactorily completed the first dive with a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing an Emergency First Response Instructor course

 

Go Pro 3-2PADI Assistant Instructor Course

As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you not only gain additional experience as a PADI Professional scuba diver, but you also start learning the PADI System of diver education. You can act as an instructional scuba assistant and assume limited teaching responsibilities. It’s a great way to gain experience in order to become a scuba instructor!

The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

In addition to the responsibilities and duties you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

You must

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organisation
  • Be 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
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC) — the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor programme.

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 organisation for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director)
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • 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

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programmes 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.

 

Go Pro 2-2PADI Divemaster Internship

Stop dreaming about diving the world as a professional diver and do it: Go Pro!

Have you decided to start a fun adventure and become a Divemaster? If so, you will have the experience of a lifetime. Our Divemaster internship program is the right choice for you. During your work with the dive crew on the many daily dive trips, you will be side by side with REAL divemasters working at a PADI (Professional Association of Dive Instructors) 5 Star IDC Dive Resort. Having this working relationship will enable you to gain experience only found with us in Limassol, Cyprus.

No other location or training facility in the Mediterranean Sea can offer you this type of training.

As a professional PADI Divemaster, you’ll be qualified to work at dive centers all around the world – and better still, you’ll be paid to do it!

First, of course, you need to get qualified and one of the most popular ways to do so is on a PADI Divemaster Internship, such as the one offered at Crest Dive. You’ll spend up to 10 weeks diving in one of the top dive locations in the Mediterranean Sea, and enjoying the beach whilst working your way to becoming a professional PADI Divemaster with a small (but beautifully formed) PADI dive operator.

Besides the formal dive training you need to become a PADI Divemaster, our Instructors will teach you real, hands-on, behind-the-scenes skills that will enhance your marketability as a professional Divemaster and give you the opportunity to directly apply the theory you’ll be learning to real-life situations – both underwater and above. At Crest Dive, we won’t just teach you how to be a good Divemaster – we teach you how to be an excellent Divemaster.

We have earned a strong reputation for our focus on friendly, fun diving in a safe, professional, relaxed environment – which is exactly how and what you’ll be taught. Part of the reason for this is because our dive groups are kept small and personal, so you won’t find yourself in any kind of ‘dive factory’ operation. Far from it!

Safety is always a concern during training and is never compromised. That is why you are trained by only the best and most experienced staff in Cyprus. Most of your in water training is conducted by a PADI IDCS (IDC Staff Instructor) as well as other Instructors with the knowledge and experience to give you all the education and training you need.

Crest Dive’s PADI Divemaster internship is a lot of fun but make no mistake: it’s hard work. In return for a hugely rewarding and possibly life-changing experience, there’s a whole load of self study to be done, a bunch of exams and a lot of dedication.

We offer all PADI scuba diving courses from beginner to Divemaster and Scuba Instructor level courses. Don’t worry if you are not a certified diver. We still want you to take the courses necessary to be a PADI Divemaster here in Cyprus. With the schedule of training and relaxed pace of life on the island, you will have plenty of time to finish all required courses and put in many fun dives in the time frame suggested so that you can go home a PADI dive professional with a sense of accomplishment for a job well done!