Padi Course Director Joey Ridge
PADI COURSE DIRECTOR IN CYPRUS
A Life Changing Experience! We have more power to create or to destroy, than we can ever imagine. We can leave things or individuals better or worse than we found them. A look, a word, a gesture has tremendous impact and frequently we blither along through our existence unaware of the mighty power that our communication wields. Here’s my story:
It was a rainy, humid day: the mother of all bad hair days. Just another cold dark winter’s day in England. I was taking a bus into town. The windows on the bus were covered in condensation, so thick you couldn’t see outside. Everyone was wilting and wet. I was sitting next to a man in a business suit and didn’t pay much attention, looking into oblivion, until we both got off at the same stop and walked to the same newspaper stand to get a morning paper.
The man, owner of the stand was obviously having a bad day too. He was rude, abrupt and unsmiling as we bought our papers, with the news headlines to only add more gloom to my day. The businessman caught my eye and smiled. He then proceeded to smile brightly, thanked the news stand proprietor for the paper and for being open on such a cold morning, making sure we were able to get our papers. In short, he expressed his appreciation for something most of us would take for granted.
The man running the news stand responded only with a grunt and sour expressions. The businessman then pleasantly wished him a pleasant day. As we turned away, I asked this man why he had continued to be pleasant to the newsagent owner when he obviously didn’t care about and didn’t respond to his expression of appreciation and friendliness.
The businessman grinned at me and said, “Why would I let someone else control what I say, what I feel or what kind of day I’m going to have?”
“Diving and teaching can be a passion which changes your life and you can change other peoples life’s too”
You can say that again! It is a life changing experience for me…
PADI Course Director, Joey A. Ridge
I know how difficult it is to choose the right place to make your IDC, so the choice is obvious! Little did you know that you could have picked a world class experienced Course Director!
Joey’s passion for teaching Scuba has led to the creation of his Knowledge, Experience and Internship Scuba Training Courses. This is Joey’s commitment to support of Internship, IDC’s and the PADI Staff Instructors are taught. Prior Knowledge, materials helps us keep up to date and we like to be at the cutting edge of the dive industry, knowing this you can rest assure that Joey’s expertise is second to none.
Joey A. Ridge was born in the UK, where he lived until he was 18 and graduated from college. From that time, my passion was in Scuba Diving, I got my first seasonal Diving Job in Greece. I returned to Greece for three summers, working and gaining experience from a variety diving of centres.
My feet began to get hot and again, I travelled to the USA, helping dive centres in Florida, California and Hawaii. Australia wasn’t far, so I travelled over there and stayed a couple of years. But the most fun to be had for me was working in ASIA, Thailand, Malaysia and Indonesia.
There I had the pleasure to work for many good reputable Dive Schools, gaining valuable experiences along the way. I lived and worked as a PADI Instructor and Underwater Photographer, Videographer in places around the world. The last 10 years I have been teaching the Padi System and conducting IDC’s.
I am the youngest local resident PADI Course Director in Cyprus. As I am English I speak English, Greek and a little Swedish. With support from my PADI Staff Instructors, I can teach Padi IDC Courses in English, Greek, German, French, Finish, Swedish and Danish.
Now here in Cyprus for over 19 years, I have established myself and Easy Divers Cyprus with a firm foot hold in the dive industry here in Cyprus. Joey has a time-honoured and valued opinion as an Committee Member in the Cyprus Dive Centre Association (CDCA).
EZDivers Cyprus has a comprehensive selection of top quality Scuba Professional Traineeships programs, some designed by Joey himself. The Go Pro Scuba Internship caters for all budgets. Go from complete novice to Dive Master; take a look at our Instructor Internship / Trainee Programs. You can have that life changing Scuba Job and not only a dream wish.
Joey has Just returned from DEMA Show in Florida, where the first NEWLY RELEASED 2010 PADI Course Director Update was Announced. Being the first in Cyprus to run the also runs the most dynamic, updated PADI Instructor Development Courses (NEW IDC 2014) in Cyprus. A full multimedia, network of computerized classrooms: PC/laptops, LCD projectors, video etc. We will ensure that your PADI IDC experience is the most up to date, comprehensive and professional available.
Although PADI requires an IDC to have a minimum duration of 7 days we have found some extra presentations and workshops highly beneficial to our candidates’ success. To accommodate these extra presentations, workshops and courses that we have integrated into our program, we have found an 8 – 9 day Prep and Padi IDC more ideal. we even have the latest products to support the Padi eLearning Instructor Development Courses at Easy Divers Cyprus.
Extra workshops include our DM/IDC Prep: Ascents & Descents, Buoyancy control, Buddy Breathing both swimming and stationary, Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA), Rescue and Student Control, both under water and at the surface an added bonus.
Joey is always very helpful, friendly, thorough, funny, approachable, knowledgeable and professional. He somehow makes the gruelling IDC courses a lot of fun. All of Joey’s instructor candidates have passed 100%. Joey is determined that each person he teaches gets individual attention and personalised counselling. He doesn’t just teach someone to pass the exams; he is passionate that his candidates are confident and knowledgeable and prepared to be an effective PADI Scuba instructor in the ever changing world of the dive industry. Joey’s motto is you either know it or you don’t’.
One of my Staff Instructors once told me, I never realised just how much you taught me and I now realise the more I teach, not only in your Instructor Development Courses, the more I put into practice your training styles, you taught me to be a better teacher…how to pace a class and cover all course requirements but still keep it fun. Thank you. Joey you are such a great role model.
When I teach, I tell all my new students, that this day, I will learn something new from all of you?
To all new instructors, I say you will definitely learn something from every new course you teach, from all the students you train!
For one instance, PADI teaches us how important positive feedback is for our students. I love to watch this in action; I see how proud my students looks when I tell them that they performed a skill just right, Perfect!! One of my very first Open Water students took the time to write some positive comments about me and PADI passed it on to me. It was really nice to get that feedback. This reminded me that my students aren’t the only ones that deserve positive reinforcement! We all do, so I wanted to take the time to say THANKS!!!
To all my students and New Padi Instructor Candidates who train here, I hope to pass on my relaxed positive attitude to everyone that joins me at Easy Divers Cyprus for their training.
PADI Course Director
The Course Director level is the highest level you can reach in the PADI System of diver education. Course Director hopefuls submit an application for acceptance into one of two annual Course Director Training Courses. From almost 200 applications submitted each year only about 70 participants are selected to attend the two week long Course Director Training Course (CDTC).
The Course Director rating is the equivalent of having a postgraduate degree in scuba diving instruction, there is not a more prestigious level of certification within the dive industry. Course Directors are the only people who may conduct the Instructor Development Course needed to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Hold the PADI Master Instructor certification for at least six months
Have at least 250 logged dives
Be a renewed EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE Instructor Trainer
About Ez Divers Cyprus:
Easy Divers is the only dive center in Protaras to have been awarded the prestigious PADI IDC rating. With our own in-house Course Director, you can be assured of quality Training and Experiences.
This means that PADI have recognised the excellence in the services that we provide for our divers.
That means we can provide you with the full range of courses and dive services, all the way from absolute scuba divers, beginners, Scuba Internships to Padi Open Water Diver Instructor Courses.
You will receive only the finest level of tuition and professionalism, when you go scuba diving Cyprus.
Put simply, Only expect the best!
Easy Divers began as a small concern and over the past 12years and has grown to become a PADI 5* Instructor Development and Professional Internship Training Centre. We are the leading Scuba Diver Operations in Protaras, Taking Professional Scuba Diving to the next level, offering all aspects of diver training, Professional Diver Training and a Full Equipment Service Centre. We are also the largest and finest retail dive stores in Protaras Ayia Napa area.
We are proud to have been awarded many certificates of excellence from PADI and our customers. Our 5 star PADI IDC centre offers courses from try dives through to instructor level. We combine the academics at our centre and the Mediterranean Sea for the practical part of the course, what a perfect way to learn to dive.
Our aim is to make you the best INSTRUCTOR.
SO WHY INSTRUCTOR TRAINING AT EASY DIVERS?
- IN HOUSE COURSE DIRECTOR AND ONE PART TIME
- EXPERIENCED DIVE STAFF
- WE HELP YOU BECOME WHAT YOU WANT & FUN
- RELAXED ATMOSPHERE
- DEDICATED PRIVATE COMPUTERISED CLASSROOMS FOR PADI IDC’S
- TWO DAY FREE PREP COURSE (FREE IDC PREP COURSE ( 1 – 2days ))
- NINE DAYS OF IDC (5 OR 6 DAYS OF STRESS)
- COMPULSORY EFRI-EMERGENCY FIRST RESPONSE INSTRUCTOR
- BONUS SPECIALTY COURSE OXYGEN FIRST AID
- ACCOMMODATIONS RIGHT AT OUR FACILITY
YOUR GOAL IS TO BECOME A PADI PROFESSIONAL, OURS IS TO HELP YOU TO BE SUCCESSFUL!
PADI IDC PREPARATION
Arrive a day early ( the sooner the better), you will find out that it will save you lots of time and energy for you to participate in the Prep course. You will have an opportunity to meet the Staff, your fellow candidates so that you get to know each other. We want you to relax.
The Prep consists of organizing paperwork, taking a 5-part theory pre-exam which is similar to the IE exam or your DM exam. We will help you and us to remediate your problems. We will also spend some time in the swimming pool and work on demonstration quality of your skills.
Before you arrive at EZ Divers for your Padi IDC
You should have made self-preparations of your own. This will significantly lower the IDC course load and stress level for you. Your IDC will actually be more EZDIVERS style and enjoyable. If you are well prepared.
Make sure that you organize your paperwork before you arrive! (Knowledge Workbooks Completed)
Please bring the following paperwork for the IDC:
- Documentation of all your certifications.
- Proof of medical examination not older than 12 months.
- Proof of CPR and First Aid not older than 24 months.
- 2 passport pictures.
- Equipment for diving.
NOTE:Study Your Diving Knowledge Workbook before you start your IDC course! If you do not have the required materials for the 2014 IDC, we can arrange for your Padi materials to be sent directly to your home.
Tip:Any materials you need can be ordered from our web site
PADI IDC DATES CYPRUS 2015
We limit our numbers of Padi IDC Candidates to help you improve and learn better and faster. IDC Staff courses available on all the above dates (Staff course starts two days before IDC)
Our IDC Preparation Course ( 1 – 2days )
We would like to invite you to our COMPLIMENTARY Prep course.
Candidates taking the PADI Instructor Development Course or Trainee Instructor Internship Courses are expected to have a good knowledge of diving academics and demonstration-quality pool skills. Maybe it has been some time since your Divemaster training or you may have not been active in assisting with classes. Perhaps you are just not entirely confident about your level of expertise. If either of these situations applies in your case, this is why our IDC Preparation Course is a must for all candidates.
This Prep course will alleviate those fears and will thoroughly prepare you to enter the IDC with added confidence in academics and confined water skill demonstrations.
We frequently have IDC candidates who are not comfortable with Physics or the Dive Tables especially eRDPML (The Wheel is now extinct), or they are unable to perform pool skills to demonstration quality.
During the IDC Preparation Course we will work closely with you to eliminate your individual difficulties, before the IDC begins. During the IDC you can then concentrate on preparing your IDC assignments, rather than devoting time to reviewing material and skills you should have covered thoroughly in your Divemaster Course.Tip: It is highly recommended that you purchase a Diving Knowledge Workbook and answer all the questions. This is the best way to prepare for your IE Exams.
PADI Instructor Development Course ( 7 days)
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of the PADI Instructor training process. The goal of the program is to prepare you to function as an effective PADI Instructor by thoroughly familiarizing you with the PADI system and its entire diver training programs. You will draw upon your current skills and knowledge while learning how to conduct classroom, pool and open water teaching sessions. While successful completion of the IDC will prepare you for an EZ pass of the Instructor Examination, this is not the focus of the course, and we conduct at EZ DIVERS.
Our program is specifically designed to arm you with the skills and knowledge you will need to begin your career as a Scuba Instructor and be successful.You will be at ease when you will teach your first “real” course after the IE.
(Please note that the IDC processing fee is not included in the IDC course fee and must be paid to PADI. We also have a complete Instructor Internship Package. Please see our Individual Course Fees page for the current PADI IDC application processing fee. )
Independent Learning Prerequisite: Prior to the start of an Instructor Development Course, Assistant Instructor course or OWSI program, to help candidates we recommend completing Knowledge Reviews from your Dive Knowledge Workbook.
Completing Knowledge Reviews may be accomplished by self-study using:
- PADI Instructor Manual
- Business of Diving
- Law and the Diving Professional
Pre-study may also occur through staff led pre-course sessions. IDC Staff Instructors or Course Directors may guide instructor candidates through reading assignments and help them with understanding PADI standards, educational philosophy, training suggestions and other background information.
Its recommended a minimum of two days be set aside for any pre-study option or elearning option.
Candidates must also have proof of completing CPR and first aid training within the previous 24 months, and provide documentation of having a medical examination within the previous 12 months showing fitness for diving.
Candidates, who have completed any of their previous training through another diver training organizations other than PADI, must be able to provide copies of their certification cards or other documentation.
Padi IDC – Padi AI and Padi OWSI Course Prerequisites
To enrol in an PADI IDC or Assistant Instructor course, an individual must:
1. Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization.An individual with leadership level certification with another diver training organization can be:
a. an instructor member in good standing with one of the following organizations: BSAC (Club Instructor or higher), CMAS (one star Instructor or three star diver), FAUI, IDEA, Los Angeles County, MDEA, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, SAA (Instructor Grade 2 or higher) or YMCA (others may qualify contact us or PADI direct for verification).b. Or, a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification.
2. Be at least 18 years old.
3. Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
4. Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individuals log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.Note: to attend an IE, the instructor candidate must have at least 100 logged dives.
5. Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.
6. Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization. (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit.)
7. If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.OWSI Program Prerequisites To enrol in an OWSI program, an individual must:
- Be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor or as a current instructor member in good standing with another recreational diver training organization for at least 6 months including BSAC (Club Instructor or higher), CMAS (two star Instructor), FAUI, IDEA, Los Angeles County, MDEA, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, SAA (Instructor Grade 2 or higher) or YMCA (others may qualify contact PADI for verification).
- Be at least 18 years old.
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
- Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individuals log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.
Note: to attend an IE, the instructor candidate must have at least 100 logged dives
- Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24months.
- Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization. (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit)
PADI Instructor Candidate Materials
The PADI Dive Centres, Resort, Course Director and/or IDC Staff Instructor conducting a course must ensure that instructor candidates have, in their possession, a personal set of materials for study and use during the course and for reference afterward; unless the materials are not available in a language understood by the candidate.
Instructor candidates must have a current version of these required materials or purchase an IDC Crew Pack:
- PADI Instructor Manual
- Instructor Guide to Teaching
- Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
- AWARE Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
- PADI Open Water Diver Manual
- Recreational Dive Planner, the Wheel, table and eRDP, and Instructions for Use booklets
- Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
- Adventures in Diving Manual
- PADI Rescue Diver Manual
- Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
- PADI Divemaster Manual
- Divemaster Final Exams booklet
- Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water, Adventures, Rescue, Divemaster and D S D
- Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
- Open Water Training Dive Lesson planning slate
- The Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
Tip: Important BRING YOUR OWN EQUIPMENT!
PADI Instructor Examination Cyprus (2 days)
A PADI Instructor Examination (IE):
This is normally conducted at one of the hotels and beach in Cyprus over the two days, immediately following one of our EZ IDC.
This program is independently conducted by a PADI Instructor Examiner, who is a member of PADI headquarters staff. They fly out to Cyprus specially to make your examinations. This ensures that the evaluation process is objective, impartial and consistent.
During the two day program your knowledge of diving theory and the PADI system will be evaluated, as will your ability to deliver teaching presentations in the classroom, pool and openwater.
Please note: that the IE fee is not included in the IDC course fee and must be paid to PADI. Please see our Individual Course Fees page for the current PADI Instructor Examination fee.
100 logged dives and certified as a diver for 6 months.Tip: It’s worth noting that more people fail at the IE on the theory exams than on anything else. Remember that preparation is the key to your success.
The Course Director and the staff at Easy Divers will make every effort to prepare you for the IE. If we feel that you’re not ready, to make the IE and you wish make the final decision and attend the IE. This is your choice and we cannot stop you attending. However we are confident when we say that if you have met the requirements in the IDC, we believe that you will be more than well prepared for the examinations. We would not send you to the IE, if we did not believe that you were ready.
Areas of Evaluation:
System Standards & Procedures Exam, Dive Theory Exams (Five Exams), Knowledge Development Presentation, Confined Water teaching Presentation, Open Water teaching presentation, Rescue Exercise in Open Water, Skill Circuit (Five skills to demonstrate) General Diving Skills.
Attending an IE:
An instructor candidate who successfully completes the OWSI program or an entire IDC is eligible to participate in a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) as long as the candidate has documentation of at least 100 logged dives including experience in deep, night and navigation diving.
An instructor candidate, who does not meet the dive requirement, must fulfil this requirement before attending an IE. After successful completion of the OWSI program or an entire IDC, a candidate has 12 months from the course completion date to attend an IE.
If more than 12 months pass, the instructor candidate must complete another OWSI program or an entire IDC before being eligible to attend an IE
You may wish to make your IE in another country out side of Cyprus, this can be arranged but, we must inform PADI ahead of time.Tip:Most Instructor Specialties are available after your IDC and IE.
CONTINUING YOUR DIVING EDUCATION
Continuing your education expands your career options, making you more valuable as an employee and staff member.Tip: It also sets a good example for your future students.
Career opportunities in the recreational dive industry are increasing rapidly, however so is the competition, especially for the most attractive jobs. To maximize your opportunity in the dive industry you need to be a cut above the average instructor.Tip:Instructor continuing education expand your own skills and increases your income as well. Ask about our MSDT Internship Package.
You have the opportunity to become Master Scuba Diver Trainer, IDC staff or maybe a Master Instructor.
PADI MSDT – Master Scuba Diver Trainer
If you are planning to work in the dive industry, you should seriously consider taking our MSDT Prep course. This includes a minimum of at leas 5 Instructor specialties. These Specialties can be selected to meet your personal goals and interest.
Here are Just some programs that you should take, and certifications that you can be completing during and after your IDC.
PADI INSTRUCTOR SPECIALITIES COURSES AVAILABLE AT EASY DIVERS CYPRUS
- Boat Diver*
- Deep Diver*
- Dry Suit Diver
- Nitrox Diver*
- Aware Fish Id
- Multi-Level Diver
- Night Diver*
- Oxygen Administration*
- Diver Propulsion Vehicle DPV*
- Search and Recovery S & R
- Surface Marker Buoy SMB
- Self Reliant Diver
- Navigation Diver*
- Naturalist Diver
- Underwater Photography
- Digital Underwater Photography*
- Underwater Videography
- Wreck Diver*
- DSAT Tec Rec Gas Blender *
- DSAT Tec Rec Trimix Blender*
- DSAT Tec Rec DEEP Diver on request.
- DSAT Tec Rec Trimix Diver*
- DSAT Tec Rec DEEP Instructor
- DSAT Tec Rec Instructor
- DSAT Tec Rec Sidemount Instructor
NEW Internship Scuba Industry Courses for 2015
- Internship as Underwater Photographer
- Internship as Underwater Videographer
- Internship as Equipment Service Technician
- Internship as Compressor Service Technician
- Internship as Eddy Current Service Technician
- Internship as Oxygen Cylinder Cleaning Technician
- Internship as Valve Repair Technician
- Internship as Visual Cylinder Inspector
- Internship as Fill Station Operator
PADI EFRI-Emergency First Response Instructor
This course teaches Instructors how to organize, conduct, market and promote the PADI Emergency First Response Course. The course emphasizes hands-on skills practice and demonstrations. The EFRI Course is low stress and makes you feel confident and relaxed.
EFR is part of several PADI certification levels (Rescue, Divemaster, AI and OWSI). Therefore, it is one of the most marketable courses in the PADI System and allows you to offer all-inclusive programs.
You do not have to send your student elsewhere to complete their diving education.
Also since the EFR course is not diving specific, you can offer this training to all your customers, friends and family.
Emergency First Response Instructor – Crossover Programs
Emergency First Response is a new, comprehensive and innovative CPR and first aid program brought to you by the Emergency First Response Corp., a corporate affiliate of PADI.
The comprehensive program is composed of two courses that you can teach in tandem or as stand-alone courses: Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid). Together, these courses provide extensive instruction in CPR and first aid, as well as recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency oxygen and conscious choking management skills.
The Emergency First Response method of learning is flexible to meet participant and instructor needs. Participants use a self-study, video guided or instructor led approach. In addition, Emergency First Response has no market restrictions so you can teach it to anyone who wishes to acquire CPR and first aid training. Also, anyone who is a PADI Divemaster or above can become an Emergency First Response Instructor.
During the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to teach these skills to others. The Instructor course provides you with the additional training necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. (Region-specific courses including First Aid at Work Asia Pacific and First Aid at Work Great Britain require additional training.)
Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses.
The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements for the Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses, along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in the learning environment.
You also learn how to motivate students, evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively, become proficient in developing students’ hands-on skills practice sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.
Tec-Rec DSAT Gas Blender Instructor
You might be certified to blend gas, but do you want to teach others to provide gas mixtures? If so, the DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course might be just what you’re looking for. The DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course is one of the most informative and comprehensive programs available, incorporating instructional philosophies and course goals that directly address the demanding nature of gas blending.
What can I do as a DSAT Gas Blender Instructor?
Teach the DSAT Gas Blender Course.
What do I need to start?
At least PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification and PADI Enriched Air Instructor certification
A DSAT Gas Blender certification or qualifying gas blender certification from another certification organization.
What will I do?
You’ll learn the principles and procedures for oxygen cleaning, oxygen service and oxygen compatible air. You’ll also learn how to conduct the DSAT Gas Blender course.
How long will it take?
The DSAT Gas Blender Instructor course can take from three days to three weeks.
Discovering Technical Diving or what Technical diving rings a bell of something difficult, expensive and not really fun!
Intro to tech is very different in clear and warm waters of Cyprus with your DSAT/PADI trained Instructor showing you the easy way. We have a pre-set tech diving programs according to your holiday schedule and wont break your budget.
We also think that tec is a natural consequence of self development to a number of experienced divers, looking for a challenge or just for some different fun.
Discover Technical Diving
Our very first orientating program in tech gear we call it “Discover Tec” The main goal of this program is to answer any question you may have regarding technical diving, like is tech gear too heavy, is it comfortable, and would I like it and so on.
During the program intro to tek, which costs a just little more than our recreational introduction to diving (DSD), you have opportunity to acquaint yourself with double tanks set, wing, stage deco tanks and another typical elements of technical diving equipment. You will take some quick theory session and go for a fun dive in the confined water not deeper than 10 meters. Because this program equals with first session of PADI Tec40 program, you may easily continue the next course, with cost of this program discounted from our Tec 40 Course, should you meet all the prerequisites of TecRec 40.
Prerequisites for Discover Tec:
- PADI Open Water Diver or equal from another agency
- At least 10 logged dives
Note! Can be credited toward Tec40 course, you must full-fill prerequisites of Tec40 course despite Discover Tec program.
Minimum age: 18 years.
Program structure: Extended briefing, confined water session in full tec gear, within maximum depth of 10m
Duration: 1 day
Program post qualifications: None
Discover Closed Circuit Rebreather (CCR)Diving
Ever wanted to try a closed circuit Re-breather and get up real close to the fish life and great for taking photos?
Breath without the Bubbles! Well now you can with our Discover Rebreather Try Dive. We have a Buddy Inspiration Rebreather and our Instructor will have you swimming along with it underwater in no time at all. this is your chance to Discover Rebreather Diving in Calm Clear Shallow waters of Cyprus.
This is silent diving without all the noise of the bubbles.
Minimum age: 18 years.
Program structure: Extended Rebreather briefing, confined water session in full Re-Breather gear, within maximum depth of 10m
Duration: Just A Few Hours
Program post qualifications: Prerequisites: Nitrox Diver, with minimum of 50 Logged Dives.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Similar to the partnership between AI’s and Instructors, IDC Staff Instructors work closely with Course Directors, an important team members in the instructor training process.
As a Staff Instructor you may assist instructor development programs and instructor-level continuing education programs. You can also teach the PADI Assistant Instructor Course, a responsibility only you and a PADI Course Director share.
Our IDC Staff Instructor Course gives you at least two full-days with the Course Director prior to an IDC, then you’ll take part in a complete IDC program. Even if you don’t have the goal of becoming a Course Director, the Staff Course will give you a real “vitamin injection” in your existing teaching techniques.
Please consult our Course Director Joey A. Ridge for more details.
PADI IDC Staff Course. As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders, Divemasters and Assistant Instructors. And, you know that continuing your education never ends.
As an Instructor Development Course (IDC), IDC Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge. Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI IDC, you set the stage for moving on to Master Instructors or even PADI Course Director, you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Instructors.
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor, you can also
- Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
- Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.
- Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center
A PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (5 Star IDC) is a dive center that not only meets all 5 Star Dive Centre standards, but also offers PADI Instructor-level training. A PADI 5 Star IDC offers dive consumers programs to fulfill their educational goals from entry-level training up through instructor-level certifications.
Having a PADI Course Director on staff indicates the 5 Star IDC’s commitment to offering instructor development programs and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. By offering PADI Instructor-level training, a PADI 5 Star IDC takes on the responsibility of developing PADI Instructors. Here at Easy Divers we have our own Course Director, Joey Ridge and staff to answer all your questions.