PADI Career Development Centre
As a PADI Career Development Centre we are able to offer you so much more than a standard Instructor Development Centre. In addition to being able to fast track you through your training with lower entry requirements onto the IDC and onto the IE (*see below for details), we have also built some exceptional experience packages to really give you a head start when job hunting and make you stand out from the crowd.
*As a PADI Career Development Centre we are exclusively allowed to have you complete your IDC, certify you as an Assistant Instructor, and have you sit your IE with just 60 dives (the normal requirement is 100) once certified as an Assistant Instructor and with a minimum of 6 months since OW qualification. Upon successful completion, you would then join the team at Ocean Turtle Diving to gain hands on experience whilst increasing your logged dives. Once you reach 100 you will automatically become a PADI OWSI, and if you have taken our MSDT programme, as soon as you have then certified 25 divers, at any level, in any course, you can then apply for your Master Scuba Diver Trainer credential – and no doubt land yourself the job of your dreams!
Dive Centre Manager package
This includes the Basic Package plus MSDT Preparation by means of training in 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings (see below for more details), training on servicing equipment, how to operate EVE (sales, rentals, invoicing, service bookings, trips, stock control, purchase orders and much more) and dealing with real customers in a real dive centre, the PADI Tec Rec Gas Blender course so that you can do nitrox fills, and finally experience of guiding dives to set you up perfectly for a position here or in warmer climes.
Career Counselling / Mentorship Package
This includes the Basic Package plus job placement assistance using our extensive global network of PADI Professionals, Dive Industry leaders and Dive Operation owners. It also includes CV writing assistant, job interview practice and networking events with other candidates including via skype with those working in places such as the Caribbean, Egypt and Thailand.
IDC MSDT Package
Fast track your PADI Pro career with this amazing package. It includes the IDC Basic Package, EFR Instructor training and also training in 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, meaning you will be fully prepared to become a Master Scuba Diver Trainer once you qualify as an OWSI and attain 25 certifications.
IDC Materials Package
This package includes the IDC Basic Package (8 day long IDC plus EFR Instructor course), plus the IDC Crewpak and eLearning, which if bought indiviudally costs over £650.
IDC Basic Package
This package is the choice for those on a budget. Is includes the 8 day long IDC, and EFR Instructor course, no frills, but immensely strong preparation for the IE.
Upcoming IDC Dates
February (UK) 4th-7th for online IDC then 3 days face to face
April (UK) 23rd-30th, with the IE in Bristol on 1st and 2nd May
June (Egypt) 28th-4th July, with the IE in Sharm on 5th and 6th
September (UK) 3rd-10th, with the IE in London on 11th and 12th
September (Egypt) 16th-23rd, with the IE in Hurghada on 25th and 26th
October (UK) 1st-8th, with the IE in Bristol on 9th and 10th
November (Spain) 19th-25th, with the IE in La Herradura on 26th and 27th
We can also offer bespoke part time and full time dates, so please ask.
All of our packages exclude PADI fees, which are payable directly to PADI