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Want to regain your PADI Instructor Status?

Posted on 23rd August 2018 at 10:11 am

Ever wondered what happens when you stop becoming an Instructor and Leave PADI? Wonder no more, once you have been out of Teaching Status for 10 years you will receive a message similar to this

Dear [Member] | Member #[Number]

We just wanted to advise that you have spent considerable time, energy and investment becoming a PADI Instructor. Perhaps you planned an exciting new career or maybe you intended to teach only occasionally, but sometimes life interferes with even the best laid plans.

When PADI Instructors have a break in continuous annual membership renewal, they are required to complete some form of retraining before regaining Teaching status. The retraining required depends in part on how long it has been since you were last renewed and authorised to teach PADI courses.

Since you have not renewed your PADI Membership in the last ten or more years*, you are required to renew your membership and then complete the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program and a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) to return to PADI Teaching status.

You can either go to your local PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centre or find one in a location of your choice by accessing the PADI Dive Shop Locator. When you’re ready, PADI will take care of your IDC application and your initial IE fees as a way of saying “Welcome back” – that’s a value of over AU$1000!

* To confirm your eligibility, call a Regional Training Consultant or email training.

Please also note that professional insurance is recommended and may be required in your area.

PADI Asia Pacific Members certified more PADI divers in 2017 than ever before in PADI’s history. There’s never been a better time than now to get back into Teaching status as a PADI Instructor.

Applying for Dive Instructor Positions

Posted on 26th October 2017 at 12:11 am

Example Introduction Information when applying for positions in Dive centres

I am writing you to apply for the position of an Intern in your company. As a second year business student in business school in France, I am looking for a three months internship from January to April in order to put into practice what I have learnt and to develop my future professional career by adding an international experience. I would interested by marketing or digital, communication or account department. I am very interested by your company because I tink it can be very rewarding for my future projects. I can make a strong contribution to your company by my educational background and my willingness to learn. You will find attached my resume.

Here is some information about me.

I’m 34 years old, passionate with outdoor activities, travelling and nature. With more than 400 dives, being more than 200 of them guiding groups from 1 to 8 divers, I’ve got experience to guide different kinds of dives, always concerned about safety, customer satisfaction, and to live amazing memories for the guests. I love to pass the enthusiasm that I have about diving to the guests, developing a friendly and relaxed, yet secure environment for the dives. I’m an easy-going, fun-loving person and I do love working with people.

I have good sales skills achieving good number on courses and DSDs sold during the season. I’m attaching to this mail my CV and some reference letters.

I’ve lived in Peru, Nicaragua, Guatemala, Panama, Jordan and Dominican Republic. I’m used to adapt myself to various kinds of environments and I’m able to teach in Italian, English and Spanish.

I hope to hear from you soon to follow my profession as part of your team.

Reference Example (its great to have references attached to your email application)
They volunteered at Panama Dive Center S.A. from the 30th of November 2015 and for 4 (four) months. As manager of the shop, we were fortunate to have him share his numerous expertise with us over the four months that he was here.
Hist cheerful nature, positive attitude, and willingness to learn and share his skills, made him not only an absolute pleasure to be around, but also an invaluable asset to our dive shop. He helped with numerous tasks, including attending clients, maintaining the shop clean, washing equipment and planning trips. His work was proactive and diligent, his relationships with clients and staff superb.
he endeared himself with all of us with his gentle nature and unfaltering character and we were all sad to see him go. We wish him all the best in all his future endeavors and would not hesitate in welcoming him back.

Another Reference Example
To whom it may concern It is my pleasure to recommend him who has been collaborating with Azul Diving Center Madeira from the 1st
of June 2016 until 2nd of September 2016. As the base leader I worked closely with him and the quality of his work as a dive guide and receptionist for our company enables me to say that he will be a precious addition to any company.

He attended his training as SSI Dive Guide and Divemaster during a three months internship.  His field of duties included assisting Divemasters and Instructors in taking care of certified divers, welcoming guests, conducting briefings and debriefings, guiding certified divers under supervision, taking care of equipment, performing equipment maintenance and filling cylinders.
His language skills were extremely valuable to us since he speaks English, Spanish like a native speaker and Italian, he has proved himself to be very enthusiastic, honest, hard working, professional and always showed a courteous and friendly attitude toward our guests and staff. He performed all the tasks required to the highest standard and took constructive criticisms very well, was always polite, willing to listen and learn and therefore it was a pleasure to work with him.

He is leaving our diving centre too soon to my liking; his performance in our company is a good indication of how well he will perform in yours. He would be an extremely positive asset to your centre and I would be happy to collaborate with him again.
I wish him all the best in future endeavours’. If I can be of any further assistance, or provide you with any further information, please do not hesitate to contact me.

Thailand Diving Internship Request

Posted on 14th September 2017 at 12:25 pm

Can anyone want to offer this couple any positions in Thailand?

My husband and I are currently in the process of completing our PADI IDC here in Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt, on the Red Sea. Upon completion, we will be certified as OWSI. We are looking to find employment in the diving industry, and we are planning on moving to Thailand in December. Our plan is to stay in Thailand for the season (until April or May).
We also hold specialty certifications in:

Rescue Diver
Deep Diver
EFR (Adult and Child)- Instructor
Project Aware: Dive Against Debris

I saw on your website that you offer an internship program for TecDiving. We are interested in learning about TEC40, 45, 50, Sidemount, Gas Blender, etc..

I would be very interested in finding out more information about how this works. My questions:

How does the internship program work?
Upon completion of the internship, are you able to offer us employment?
What is included, and what isn’t?
What would be our daily tasks/requirements?
Most importantly, are you able to accomodate 2 people for an internship this season?

Any additional information you can provide me would be greatly appreciated.