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Instructor Development Business Plan

Posted on 31st March 2021 at 6:15 pm

Ever thought about upgrading your PADI Dive Centre to a Career Development Center  (CDC) ?

If so you will be need to be prepared to answer the following questions

What’s the purpose for applying/what are the goals in obtaining this rating?
How will becoming an IDC center benefit your business?
What are the advantages of your plan that will mean success?
How does your plan grow the instructor development market in your area beyond the current level?
How is your plan different/better than what your instructor-training competitors are doing?
Who is the targeted market/where will your candidates come from?
· List number of current prospects
· Other dive centers that will send you candidates
· Local market demographics
· Outside markets you plan to draw from
What is the marketing plan (include list of all marketing tools – media and materials – to be used)?
What’s the scope of training to be offered and the planned curriculum (including non-PADI programs)?
What are your candidate projections for each of the next three years?
Describe any facility changes, additional equipment, start-up costs, etc. (if any) needed/planned.
What are the expense and income projections associated with this new line of courses for each of the next
three years?
Outline the sales, recruitment and duties training planned for your operation’s staff.
· Identify which components and duties outlined in the business plan are the responsibility of the Course
Director and which are the dive operations.
· List the key staff by name and identify their specific duties within the plan.

PADI IE 2019 Schedule

Posted on 9th April 2019 at 4:00 pm

IE Start Date IE End Date City/Region Country
31-01-19 01-02-19 El Hierro Spain
01-02-19 02-02-19 Port Elizabeth South Africa
04-02-19 05-02-19 Tenerife Spain
07-02-19 08-02-19 Lanzarote Spain
16-02-19 17-02-19 Silhouette Seychelles
16-02-19 17-02-19 Tofo Mozambique
16-02-19 17-02-19 Hurghada Egypt
19-02-19 20-02-19 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
21-02-19 22-02-19 Dahab Egypt
02-03-19 03-03-19 Sodwana South Africa
03-03-19 04-03-19 Aiguablava/ Estartit Spain
04-03-19 05-03-19 Eilat Israel
05-03-19 06-03-19 Ponta do Ouro Mozambique
08-03-19 09-03-19 Sliema Malta
08-03-19 09-03-19 Jeddah Saudi Arabia
09-03-19 10-03-19 Sal Island Cape Verde
11-03-19 12-03-19 Tabuk Saudi Arabia
14-03-19 15-03-19 Mazarrón Spain
15-03-19 16-03-19 Tossa del Mar Spain
16-03-19 17-03-19 Whittlesey UK
22-03-19 23-03-19 Lecco Italy
23-03-19 24-03-19 Johannesburg South Africa
25-03-19 26-03-19 Peniche Portugal
28-03-19 29-03-19 Maafushi Maldives
30-03-19 31-03-19 Kolding Denmark
30-03-19 31-03-19 St Raphael France
30-03-19 31-03-19 Hendaye France
30-03-19 31-03-19 Eindhoven Netherlands
30-03-19 31-03-19 Athens Greece
04-04-19 05-04-19 Javea Spain
06-04-19 07-04-19 Glasgow UK
06-04-19 07-04-19 Munich Germany
06-04-19 07-04-19 La Herradura Spain
08-04-19 09-04-19 Vilingili Maldives
13-04-19 14-04-19 Cologne Germany
13-04-19 14-04-19 Aiguablava Spain
13-04-19 14-04-19 Anderleus Belgium
13-04-19 14-04-19 Goleniow Poland
20-04-19 21-04-19 Newcastle UK
20-04-19 21-04-19 Veenendaal Netherlands
20-04-19 21-04-19 Hurghada Egypt
23-04-19 24-04-19 Dahab Egypt
23-04-19 24-04-19 Bandos Maldives
25-04-19 26-04-19 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
25-04-19 26-04-19 Kyrenia Cyprus
25-04-19 25-04-19 Landaa Giraavaru Maldives
26-04-19 27-04-19 Nosy Bé Madagascar
27-04-19 28-04-19 Santa Margherita Italy
27-04-19 28-04-19 Paphos Cyprus
27-04-19 28-04-19 Bergen Norway
27-04-19 28-04-19 Maafushi Maldives
27-04-19 28-04-19 Saint Leu Reunion Island
28-04-19 29-04-19 Dubai UAE
30-04-19 01-05-19 Kuwait City Kuwait
30-04-19 01-05-19 Djerba Tunisia
30-04-19 01-05-19 Hvar Croatia
02-05-19 03-05-19 Bahrain Bahrain
04-05-19 05-05-19 Bergen Norway
04-05-19 05-05-19 Bristol UK
04-05-19 05-05-19 Fethiye Turkey
04-05-19 05-05-19 Krakow Poland
04-05-19 05-05-19 Marbella Spain
04-05-19 05-05-19 Horgen / Richterswil Switzerland
07-05-19 08-05-19 Gdynia Poland
10-05-19 11-05-19 Sliema Malta
11-05-19 12-05-19 Parma Italy
11-05-19 12-05-19 Tossa del Mar Spain
11-05-19 12-05-19 Hull UK
11-05-19 12-05-19 Reykjavik Iceland
11-05-19 12-05-19 Rotterdam Netherlands
11-05-19 12-05-19 Berlin Germany
13-05-19 14-05-19 Sicily Italy
13-05-19 14-05-19 Cape Town South Africa
13-05-19 14-05-19 Gozo Malta
15-05-19 16-05-19 Kuredu Island Maldives
16-05-19 17-05-19 Mazarrón Spain
18-05-19 19-05-19 Gothenburg Sweden
18-05-19 19-05-19 Argeles France
18-05-19 19-05-19 Halkidiki Greece
18-05-19 19-05-19 Lisbon Portugal
18-05-19 19-05-19 Mallorca Spain
22-05-19 23-05-19 Vladivostok Russia
22-05-19 23-05-19 Gran Canaria Spain
24-05-19 25-05-19 Lecco Italy
25-05-19 26-05-19 Fulda Germany
25-05-19 26-05-19 Moscow Russia
25-05-19 26-05-19 Tenerife Spain
28-05-19 29-05-19 Lanzarote Spain
30-05-19 31-05-19 Ponza Italy
30-05-19 31-05-19 Aguilas Spain
01-06-19 02-06-19 Stockholm Sweden
01-06-19 02-06-19 Lagos Portugal
01-06-19 02-06-19 St Raphael France
01-06-19 02-06-19 Lausanne Switzerland
01-06-19 02-06-19 Sodwana South Africa
01-06-19 02-06-19 Hamburg Germany
01-06-19 02-06-19 Beauvechain Belgium
01-06-19 02-06-19 Aguadulce Spain
05-06-19 06-06-19 Eilat Israel
08-06-19 09-06-19 Budapest Hungary
08-06-19 09-06-19 Darmstadt Germany
08-06-19 09-06-19 Helsinki Finland
09-06-19 10-06-19 Zanzibar Tanzania
13-06-19 14-06-19 Aiguablava/ Estartit Spain
15-06-19 16-06-19 Bucharest Romania
15-06-19 16-06-19 Whittlesey UK
15-06-19 16-06-19 Paris France
15-06-19 16-06-19 Bern Switzerland
15-06-19 16-06-19 Padova Italy
15-06-19 16-06-19 Copenhagen Denmark
15-06-19 16-06-19 Tofo Mozambique
17-04-19 18-04-19 Cabo de Palos Spain
19-06-19 20-06-19 El Hierro Spain
22-06-19 23-06-19 Bandos Maldives
22-06-19 23-06-19 Eindhoven Netherlands
22-06-19 23-06-19 Lestinka Czech Republic
22-06-19 23-06-19 Erlauf See Austria
22-06-19 23-06-19 Messinia Greece
24-06-19 25-06-19 Arcachon France
29-06-19 30-06-19 Limassol Cyprus
29-06-19 30-06-19 Esch-sur-Sure Luxembourg
30-06-19 01-07-19 Selce Croatia
04-07-19 05-07-19 Santander Spain
05-07-19 06-07-19 Maafushi Maldives
06-07-19 07-07-19 Munich Germany
06-07-19 07-07-19 Doha Qatar
08-07-19 09-07-19 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
10-07-19 11-07-19 Dahab Egypt
13-07-19 14-07-19 Mauritius Mauritius
13-07-19 14-07-19 Hurghada Egypt
13-07-19 14-07-19 Steckborn Switzerland
24-07-19 25-07-19 Port Elizabeth South Africa
27-07-19 28-07-19 Leicestershire UK
27-07-19 28-07-19 Poznan Poland
27-07-19 28-07-19 Moscow Russia
29-07-19 30-07-19 Teplice Czech Republic
03-08-19 04-08-19 Sun Island Maldives
09-08-19 10-08-19 Lecco Italy
10-08-19 11-08-19 Newcastle UK
12-08-19 13-08-19 Cape Town South Africa
24-08-19 25-08-19 Anderleus Belgium
25-08-19 26-08-19 Dubai UAE
24-08-19 25-08-19 Aliwal Shoals South Africa
24-08-19 25-08-19 Veenendaal Netherlands
24-08-19 25-08-19 Hamburg Germany
31-08-19 01-09-19 Hull UK
31-08-19 01-09-19 Oslo Norway
31-08-19 01-09-19 Dakar Senegal
07-09-19 08-09-19 Padova Italy
07-09-19 08-09-19 Gozo Malta
07-09-19 08-09-19 Sodwana South Africa
07-09-19 08-09-19 Piran Slovenia
07-09-19 08-09-19 Darmstadt Germany
09-09-19 10-09-19 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
11-09-19 12-09-19 Dahab Egypt
12-09-19 13-09-19 Dhigurah Maldives
12-09-19 13-09-19 Erlauf See Austria
14-09-19 15-09-19 Wraysbury UK
14-09-19 15-09-19 Hurghada Egypt
17-09-19 18-09-19 Eilat Israel
21-09-19 22-09-19 Argeles France
21-09-19 22-09-19 Santa Margherita Italy
21-09-19 22-09-19 Stockholm Sweden
21-09-19 22-09-19 Fulda Germany
21-09-19 22-09-19 Limassol Cyprus
23-09-19 24-09-19 Messinia Greece
23-09-19 24-09-19 Kuredu Island Maldives
25-09-19 26-09-19 Yekaterinburg Russia
26-09-19 27-09-19 Sun Island Maldives
26-09-19 27-09-19 Thassos Greece
27-09-19 28-09-19 St Raphael France
28-09-19 29-09-19 Lonay Switzerland
28-09-19 29-09-19 Moscow Russia
28-09-19 29-09-19 Halkidiki Greece
28-09-19 29-09-19 Berlin Germany
01-10-19 02-10-19 Kaliningrad Russia
02-10-19 03-10-19 Lanzarote Spain
05-10-19 06-10-19 Bandos Maldives
05-10-19 06-10-19 Sal Island Cape Verde
05-10-19 06-10-19 Eindhoven Netherlands
05-10-19 06-10-19 Selce Croatia
05-10-19 06-10-19 Tenerife Spain
06-10-19 07-10-19 Kiev Ukraine
07-10-19 08-10-19 Cabo de Palos Spain
09-10-19 10-10-19 Lampedusa Italy
10-10-19 11-10-19 Aiguablava/ Estartit Spain
11-10-19 12-10-19 Jeddah Saudi Arabia
12-10-19 13-10-19 Puglia Italy
12-10-19 13-10-19 Bristol UK
12-10-19 13-10-19 Bern Switzerland
12-10-19 13-10-19 Krakow Poland
12-10-19 13-10-19 Reykjavik Iceland
12-10-19 13-10-19 Sardegna Italy
13-10-19 14-10-19 Kuda Huraa Maldives
14-10-19 15-10-19 Dharan Saudi Arabia
17-10-19 18-10-19 Mazarrón Spain
18-10-19 19-10-19 Nosy Bé Madagascar
19-10-19 20-10-19 Mechelen Belgium
19-10-19 20-10-19 Marmaris Turkey
19-10-19 20-10-19 Pontefract UK
19-10-19 20-10-19 Goleniow Poland
19-10-19 20-10-19 Mallorca Spain
23-10-19 24-10-19 Sicily Italy
23-10-19 24-10-19 Dubai UAE
24-10-19 25-10-19 Aguilas Spain
25-10-19 26-10-19 Ponza Italy
26-10-19 27-10-19 Hurghada Egypt
26-10-19 27-10-19 Castlegregory Ireland
26-10-19 27-10-19 Athens Greece
26-10-19 27-10-19 Munich Germany
26-10-19 27-10-19 Tofo Mozambique
26-10-19 27-10-19 Copenhagen Denmark
28-10-19 29-10-19 Javea Spain
28-10-19 29-10-19 Peniche Portugal
28-10-19 29-10-19 Menorca Spain
31-10-19 01-11-19 Bahrain Bahrain
01-11-19 02-11-19 Lecco Italy
02-11-19 03-11-19 Bergen Norway
02-11-19 03-11-19 Paris France
02-11-19 03-11-19 Kuwait City Kuwait
02-11-19 03-11-19 Geneva Switzerland
02-11-19 03-11-19 Mojacar Spain
08-11-19 09-11-19 Sliema Malta
09-11-19 10-11-19 Elba Italy
09-11-19 10-11-19 Whittlesey UK
09-11-19 10-11-19 Crete Greece
13-11-19 14-11-19 Maafushi Maldives
16-11-19 17-11-19 Kas-Antalya Turkey
16-11-19 17-11-19 Veenendaal Netherlands
16-11-19 17-11-19 TBA Croatia
16-11-19 17-11-19 Aiguablava Spain
18-11-19 19-11-19 Ibiza Spain
23-11-19 24-11-19 Marbella Spain
23-11-19 24-11-19 Bristol UK
23-11-19 24-11-19 Cape Town South Africa
24-11-19 25-11-19 Zanzibar Tanzania
26-11-19 27-11-19 Gran Canaria Spain
29-11-19 30-11-19 Aqaba Jordan
29-11-19 30-11-19 Tenerife Spain
30-11-19 01-12-19 La Herradura Spain
30-11-19 01-12-19 Santa Margherita Italy
30-11-19 01-12-19 Sodwana South Africa
30-11-19 01-12-19 Essen Germany
30-11-19 01-12-19 Limassol Cyprus
30-11-19 01-12-19 Brest France
01-12-19 02-12-19 Lanzarote Spain
03-12-19 04-12-19 Guraidhoo Maldives
07-12-19 08-12-19 Lisbon Portugal
07-12-19 08-12-19 St Raphael France
07-12-19 08-12-19 Napoli Italy
07-12-19 08-12-19 Johannesburg South Africa
09-12-19 10-12-19 Sharm el Sheikh Egypt
11-12-19 12-12-19 Dahab Egypt
14-12-19 15-12-19 Aiguablava Spain
14-12-19 15-12-19 Leicestershire UK
14-12-19 15-12-19 Sal Island Cape Verde
14-12-19 15-12-19 Aliwal Shoals South Africa
14-12-19 15-12-19 Hurghada Egypt
18-12-19 19-12-19 Eilat Israel
21-12-19 22-12-19 Santander Spain

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.