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PADI IE 2019 Schedule

Posted on 9th April 2019 at 4:00 pm

IE Start DateIE End DateCity/RegionCountry
31-01-1901-02-19El HierroSpain
01-02-1902-02-19Port ElizabethSouth Africa
04-02-1905-02-19TenerifeSpain
07-02-1908-02-19LanzaroteSpain
16-02-1917-02-19SilhouetteSeychelles
16-02-1917-02-19TofoMozambique
16-02-1917-02-19HurghadaEgypt
19-02-1920-02-19Sharm el SheikhEgypt
21-02-1922-02-19DahabEgypt
02-03-1903-03-19SodwanaSouth Africa
03-03-1904-03-19Aiguablava/ EstartitSpain
04-03-1905-03-19EilatIsrael
05-03-1906-03-19Ponta do OuroMozambique
08-03-1909-03-19SliemaMalta
08-03-1909-03-19JeddahSaudi Arabia
09-03-1910-03-19Sal IslandCape Verde
11-03-1912-03-19TabukSaudi Arabia
14-03-1915-03-19MazarrónSpain
15-03-1916-03-19Tossa del MarSpain
16-03-1917-03-19WhittleseyUK
22-03-1923-03-19LeccoItaly
23-03-1924-03-19JohannesburgSouth Africa
25-03-1926-03-19PenichePortugal
28-03-1929-03-19MaafushiMaldives
30-03-1931-03-19KoldingDenmark
30-03-1931-03-19St RaphaelFrance
30-03-1931-03-19HendayeFrance
30-03-1931-03-19EindhovenNetherlands
30-03-1931-03-19AthensGreece
04-04-1905-04-19JaveaSpain
06-04-1907-04-19GlasgowUK
06-04-1907-04-19MunichGermany
06-04-1907-04-19La HerraduraSpain
08-04-1909-04-19VilingiliMaldives
13-04-1914-04-19CologneGermany
13-04-1914-04-19AiguablavaSpain
13-04-1914-04-19AnderleusBelgium
13-04-1914-04-19GoleniowPoland
20-04-1921-04-19NewcastleUK
20-04-1921-04-19VeenendaalNetherlands
20-04-1921-04-19HurghadaEgypt
23-04-1924-04-19DahabEgypt
23-04-1924-04-19BandosMaldives
25-04-1926-04-19Sharm el SheikhEgypt
25-04-1926-04-19KyreniaCyprus
25-04-1925-04-19Landaa GiraavaruMaldives
26-04-1927-04-19Nosy BéMadagascar
27-04-1928-04-19Santa MargheritaItaly
27-04-1928-04-19PaphosCyprus
27-04-1928-04-19BergenNorway
27-04-1928-04-19MaafushiMaldives
27-04-1928-04-19Saint LeuReunion Island
28-04-1929-04-19DubaiUAE
30-04-1901-05-19Kuwait CityKuwait
30-04-1901-05-19DjerbaTunisia
30-04-1901-05-19HvarCroatia
02-05-1903-05-19BahrainBahrain
04-05-1905-05-19BergenNorway
04-05-1905-05-19BristolUK
04-05-1905-05-19FethiyeTurkey
04-05-1905-05-19KrakowPoland
04-05-1905-05-19MarbellaSpain
04-05-1905-05-19Horgen / RichterswilSwitzerland
07-05-1908-05-19GdyniaPoland
10-05-1911-05-19SliemaMalta
11-05-1912-05-19ParmaItaly
11-05-1912-05-19Tossa del MarSpain
11-05-1912-05-19HullUK
11-05-1912-05-19ReykjavikIceland
11-05-1912-05-19RotterdamNetherlands
11-05-1912-05-19BerlinGermany
13-05-1914-05-19SicilyItaly
13-05-1914-05-19Cape TownSouth Africa
13-05-1914-05-19GozoMalta
15-05-1916-05-19Kuredu IslandMaldives
16-05-1917-05-19MazarrónSpain
18-05-1919-05-19GothenburgSweden
18-05-1919-05-19ArgelesFrance
18-05-1919-05-19HalkidikiGreece
18-05-1919-05-19LisbonPortugal
18-05-1919-05-19MallorcaSpain
22-05-1923-05-19VladivostokRussia
22-05-1923-05-19Gran CanariaSpain
24-05-1925-05-19LeccoItaly
25-05-1926-05-19FuldaGermany
25-05-1926-05-19MoscowRussia
25-05-1926-05-19TenerifeSpain
28-05-1929-05-19LanzaroteSpain
30-05-1931-05-19PonzaItaly
30-05-1931-05-19AguilasSpain
01-06-1902-06-19StockholmSweden
01-06-1902-06-19LagosPortugal
01-06-1902-06-19St RaphaelFrance
01-06-1902-06-19LausanneSwitzerland
01-06-1902-06-19SodwanaSouth Africa
01-06-1902-06-19HamburgGermany
01-06-1902-06-19BeauvechainBelgium
01-06-1902-06-19AguadulceSpain
05-06-1906-06-19EilatIsrael
08-06-1909-06-19BudapestHungary
08-06-1909-06-19DarmstadtGermany
08-06-1909-06-19HelsinkiFinland
09-06-1910-06-19ZanzibarTanzania
13-06-1914-06-19Aiguablava/ EstartitSpain
15-06-1916-06-19BucharestRomania
15-06-1916-06-19WhittleseyUK
15-06-1916-06-19ParisFrance
15-06-1916-06-19BernSwitzerland
15-06-1916-06-19PadovaItaly
15-06-1916-06-19CopenhagenDenmark
15-06-1916-06-19TofoMozambique
17-04-1918-04-19Cabo de PalosSpain
19-06-1920-06-19El HierroSpain
22-06-1923-06-19BandosMaldives
22-06-1923-06-19EindhovenNetherlands
22-06-1923-06-19LestinkaCzech Republic
22-06-1923-06-19Erlauf SeeAustria
22-06-1923-06-19MessiniaGreece
24-06-1925-06-19ArcachonFrance
29-06-1930-06-19LimassolCyprus
29-06-1930-06-19Esch-sur-SureLuxembourg
30-06-1901-07-19SelceCroatia
04-07-1905-07-19SantanderSpain
05-07-1906-07-19MaafushiMaldives
06-07-1907-07-19MunichGermany
06-07-1907-07-19DohaQatar
08-07-1909-07-19Sharm el SheikhEgypt
10-07-1911-07-19DahabEgypt
13-07-1914-07-19MauritiusMauritius
13-07-1914-07-19HurghadaEgypt
13-07-1914-07-19SteckbornSwitzerland
24-07-1925-07-19Port ElizabethSouth Africa
27-07-1928-07-19LeicestershireUK
27-07-1928-07-19PoznanPoland
27-07-1928-07-19MoscowRussia
29-07-1930-07-19TepliceCzech Republic
03-08-1904-08-19Sun IslandMaldives
09-08-1910-08-19LeccoItaly
10-08-1911-08-19NewcastleUK
12-08-1913-08-19Cape TownSouth Africa
24-08-1925-08-19AnderleusBelgium
25-08-1926-08-19DubaiUAE
24-08-1925-08-19Aliwal ShoalsSouth Africa
24-08-1925-08-19VeenendaalNetherlands
24-08-1925-08-19HamburgGermany
31-08-1901-09-19HullUK
31-08-1901-09-19OsloNorway
31-08-1901-09-19DakarSenegal
07-09-1908-09-19PadovaItaly
07-09-1908-09-19GozoMalta
07-09-1908-09-19SodwanaSouth Africa
07-09-1908-09-19PiranSlovenia
07-09-1908-09-19DarmstadtGermany
09-09-1910-09-19Sharm el SheikhEgypt
11-09-1912-09-19DahabEgypt
12-09-1913-09-19DhigurahMaldives
12-09-1913-09-19Erlauf SeeAustria
14-09-1915-09-19WraysburyUK
14-09-1915-09-19HurghadaEgypt
17-09-1918-09-19EilatIsrael
21-09-1922-09-19ArgelesFrance
21-09-1922-09-19Santa MargheritaItaly
21-09-1922-09-19StockholmSweden
21-09-1922-09-19FuldaGermany
21-09-1922-09-19LimassolCyprus
23-09-1924-09-19MessiniaGreece
23-09-1924-09-19Kuredu IslandMaldives
25-09-1926-09-19YekaterinburgRussia
26-09-1927-09-19Sun IslandMaldives
26-09-1927-09-19ThassosGreece
27-09-1928-09-19St RaphaelFrance
28-09-1929-09-19LonaySwitzerland
28-09-1929-09-19MoscowRussia
28-09-1929-09-19HalkidikiGreece
28-09-1929-09-19BerlinGermany
01-10-1902-10-19KaliningradRussia
02-10-1903-10-19LanzaroteSpain
05-10-1906-10-19BandosMaldives
05-10-1906-10-19Sal IslandCape Verde
05-10-1906-10-19EindhovenNetherlands
05-10-1906-10-19SelceCroatia
05-10-1906-10-19TenerifeSpain
06-10-1907-10-19KievUkraine
07-10-1908-10-19Cabo de PalosSpain
09-10-1910-10-19LampedusaItaly
10-10-1911-10-19Aiguablava/ EstartitSpain
11-10-1912-10-19JeddahSaudi Arabia
12-10-1913-10-19PugliaItaly
12-10-1913-10-19BristolUK
12-10-1913-10-19BernSwitzerland
12-10-1913-10-19KrakowPoland
12-10-1913-10-19ReykjavikIceland
12-10-1913-10-19SardegnaItaly
13-10-1914-10-19Kuda HuraaMaldives
14-10-1915-10-19DharanSaudi Arabia
17-10-1918-10-19MazarrónSpain
18-10-1919-10-19Nosy BéMadagascar
19-10-1920-10-19MechelenBelgium
19-10-1920-10-19MarmarisTurkey
19-10-1920-10-19PontefractUK
19-10-1920-10-19GoleniowPoland
19-10-1920-10-19MallorcaSpain
23-10-1924-10-19SicilyItaly
23-10-1924-10-19DubaiUAE
24-10-1925-10-19AguilasSpain
25-10-1926-10-19PonzaItaly
26-10-1927-10-19HurghadaEgypt
26-10-1927-10-19CastlegregoryIreland
26-10-1927-10-19AthensGreece
26-10-1927-10-19MunichGermany
26-10-1927-10-19TofoMozambique
26-10-1927-10-19CopenhagenDenmark
28-10-1929-10-19JaveaSpain
28-10-1929-10-19PenichePortugal
28-10-1929-10-19MenorcaSpain
31-10-1901-11-19BahrainBahrain
01-11-1902-11-19LeccoItaly
02-11-1903-11-19BergenNorway
02-11-1903-11-19ParisFrance
02-11-1903-11-19Kuwait CityKuwait
02-11-1903-11-19GenevaSwitzerland
02-11-1903-11-19MojacarSpain
08-11-1909-11-19SliemaMalta
09-11-1910-11-19ElbaItaly
09-11-1910-11-19WhittleseyUK
09-11-1910-11-19CreteGreece
13-11-1914-11-19MaafushiMaldives
16-11-1917-11-19Kas-AntalyaTurkey
16-11-1917-11-19VeenendaalNetherlands
16-11-1917-11-19TBACroatia
16-11-1917-11-19AiguablavaSpain
18-11-1919-11-19IbizaSpain
23-11-1924-11-19MarbellaSpain
23-11-1924-11-19BristolUK
23-11-1924-11-19Cape TownSouth Africa
24-11-1925-11-19ZanzibarTanzania
26-11-1927-11-19Gran CanariaSpain
29-11-1930-11-19AqabaJordan
29-11-1930-11-19TenerifeSpain
30-11-1901-12-19La HerraduraSpain
30-11-1901-12-19Santa MargheritaItaly
30-11-1901-12-19SodwanaSouth Africa
30-11-1901-12-19EssenGermany
30-11-1901-12-19LimassolCyprus
30-11-1901-12-19BrestFrance
01-12-1902-12-19LanzaroteSpain
03-12-1904-12-19GuraidhooMaldives
07-12-1908-12-19LisbonPortugal
07-12-1908-12-19St RaphaelFrance
07-12-1908-12-19NapoliItaly
07-12-1908-12-19JohannesburgSouth Africa
09-12-1910-12-19Sharm el SheikhEgypt
11-12-1912-12-19DahabEgypt
14-12-1915-12-19AiguablavaSpain
14-12-1915-12-19LeicestershireUK
14-12-1915-12-19Sal IslandCape Verde
14-12-1915-12-19Aliwal ShoalsSouth Africa
14-12-1915-12-19HurghadaEgypt
18-12-1919-12-19EilatIsrael
21-12-1922-12-19SantanderSpain

Safety First: How to Dive with Care

Posted on 22nd November 2018 at 2:26 pm

Safety First: How to Dive with Care

71 percent of the world’s surface covered in water. This means that there is a lot to explore within the deep blue world and so little time to do it. However, you should never skimp out on time when it comes to preparing for a dive. It is important that you consider all aspects of your location, take a buddy with you, protect your body, and always be prepared for anything that can occur underwater.

Always Be Prepared for Anything

As with any adventure, the journey begins with the preparations. From planning out the dive to acquiring all the gear, making sure you’re prepared can reduce a lot of the risks associated with diving. First, figure out where and when you will dive. Knowing this bit of information can determine the maximum depth and pressure that you will reach, how long you will be underwater, the temperature and water conditions of the dive, and how you get to your desired dive spot. Once you have all that information, you can plan your gear accordingly. You can also use this information when you head to the store to buy or rent your gear. That way you’ll have all the knowledge ready when an employee asks what you need to pick up.

The Buddy System is not only Fun, but it’s also Smart

Whether you’re swimming in a pool or the vast ocean blue, you should always have someone there to watch your back. Just like when we learned to swim as kids, the number one safety rule is to always bring a buddy. From faulty equipment or potential dangers in the ocean, an extra pair of eyes can always reduce risks. A buddy can also help you if you get caught by objects on the bottom floor or have a medical emergency. In most cases, you should also have two buddies. This way, if something goes wrong, one person can stay with the injured party while the other can head to the shore for help. You may even want an extra set of eyes on the surface level as this allows you to have eyes in the sky.

Don’t Crack Under Pressure

When diving, instinct tells us to head deeper when we want to see something interesting there, or up when we want to get out of the water. However, these motions need to be tempered. As you travel deeper into a body of water, the pressure will change. For that reason, you should always ascend and descend slowly. If you don’t, you could potentially suffer from injuries related to pressure changes such as Barotrauma, Decompression Sickness, and Nitrogen Narcosis. Each of these conditions can have negative effects on your body now and in the future, so it is important that you take pressure changes seriously. Temper your diving and be sure to ascend or descend at appropriate times and speed.

Despite the dangers of the ocean, scuba diving is one of the most thrilling and memorable activities you can ever embark on. Be sure to follow safety guidelines and you’ll create an experience of a lifetime.

Taking The Steps To Become A Professional Driving Instructor

Posted on 25th October 2018 at 4:00 pm

Amidst a lifestyle that often necessitates us to spend the majority of our time indoors, more people are seeking careers that will allow them to work in close proximity to nature. Scuba diving is much more than a recreational pastime for many die-hard diving enthusiasts. For many, it is a chosen career path, a way to amalgamate a means to an income with an intense passion. Becoming an accredited PADI (Professional Association of Diving Instructors) diving instructor is a prestigious accomplishment and one that takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve.

Not everyone is cut out for the job

As exciting as a job as a diving instructor may sound, not everyone will make the cut as far as training is provided.  Not only do you have to be in peak physical performance but you also need to be able to work with a diverse group of people under extreme circumstances. While the physical diving skills can, for the most part, be acquired through training, social skills are generally inherent. If you are up to the challenge of working 60-hour weeks, have a keen sense of adventure and are prepared to work hard to get your certification, becoming a professional diving instructor may be the right career choice for you after-all.

Getting certified

If you want to become a diving instructor you need to become certified. There are a number of exceptional diving courses available that will afford you all the theoretical knowledge and practical know-how required to becoming a respectable diving instructor. Diving instructor courses consist of classroom time, confined water dives and, of course, open water dives. You will be expected to not only know basic safe diving protocol relating to safe descends and surfacing, equipment care and how to deal with underwater emergencies, but also how to pass on your knowledge to rookie divers.

A lot of hard work lies ahead

Once you have obtained your basic scuba certification you can take the first step to become a qualified diving instructor.  A typical IDC (Instructor Development Course) consists of 2 parts which are the courses AI (Assistant Instructor) along with the OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor). The majority of professional divers first complete the whole IDC before sitting for their Instructor Examination (IE). The IE is the final step towards earning your PADI Instructor certification. If you choose to only complete your AI course you will only be able to obtain his PADI Assistant Instructor qualification.

Deciding to forge a career as a diving instructor for yourself could turn out to be one of the best decisions of your life. If you are physically fit, passionate about the ocean and want to share it, together with your skills, with others, chances are you will be a superb diving instructor.