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730 Mammoth Rd, Manchester NH 

PADI Specialist Programs

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Be prepared for any scenario! After completing the Advanced Diver course, divers are qualified to take the Rescue Diver course. This course will hone your awareness and ability to prevent problems, develop the specific skills you need to respond to a diving emergency, and learn how to safely maintain and set up your diving equipment.

What You'll Learn:

The Rescue Course consists of five classroom sessions with some pool training and two open water sessions. A qualified Diver's Den instructor will teach you about self-rescue techniques and guide you in practicing various responses to different types of diving problems or emergencies.

Prerequisites:

PADI Advanced Diver Certification

While we recommend divers provide their own equipment, rental equipment is available at a student rate.

 

PADI Divemaster Course

Divemaster is the first level in becoming a diving professional.

What You'll Learn:

The Divemaster course will teach you how to organize, conduct, and supervise recreational diving activities, both land- and boat-based, and how to assist PADI instructors in conducting PADI diver programs.

Prerequisites:

  • Be a certified PADI Advanced Open Water Diver; Be a certified PADI Rescue Diver
  • Have logged a minimum of 20 open water dives prior to entry into PADI Divemaster training, and completed and logged a minimum of 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep, and navigation prior to certification as a PADI Divermaster
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be in good physical condition for diving and submit a medical exam form signed by a physician.

Equipment:

Each diver must have all of the following equipment for each dive. Divers are recommended to supply their own equipment, however, gear is available for rental at student rates.

1. Mask, Fins, & Snorkel
2. 1/4” Wetsuit or Dry-suit
3. Hood, Gloves, & Boots
4. Weight System
5. Tank
6. Regulator with Gauges & Alternate Air Source
7. BCD with Power Inflator
8. Timing device

 

PADI Assistant Instructor Course

Start taking the steps to sharing your experience as a diver with others and become a PADI Assistant Instructor. With this course, you will build upon your abilities as a diver and supervise SCUBA diving activities while concentrating on developing teaching skills.

How you'll learn:

  • Developing knowledge through self-study, quizzes, lectures, and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops, and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment, and candidate presentations

What you can teach:

In addition to the responsibilities you already have as a PADI Divemaster, as a PADI Assistant Instructor you can:

  • Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • During confined water dives, present initial skills training under the direct supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach and certify PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Divers under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
  • Teach the AWARE Coral Reef Conservation specialty course
  • Conduct PADI Discover Scuba Diving experiences in a pool or confined water
  • Conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Teach PADI Digital Underwater Photographer specialty courses under the direction of a PADI Instructor after earning the PADI Digital Underwater Photographer Specialty Instructor rating

Gear:

You use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc. It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills. You can find most everything at The Diver's Den Dive Shop.

Required Learning Materials:

The PADI IDC crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for a PADI Assisteant Instructor or Open Water SCUBA Instructor course. The 23-item pack includes:

Instructor cue cards for PADI's core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)

  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual

All of these items are available at the Diver's Den Dive Shop.

Prerequisites:

  • Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Want a fun and exciting career!
 

PADI Instructor Course

The Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI) program is the second and final step to becoming a PADI Instructor. Over a minimum of four days, you will be introduced to the entire PADI System of Diver Education and concentrate on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

How you'll learn:

You will learn how to apply the PADI System of Diver Education by presenting at least:

  • Two confined water teaching presentations
  • Two knowledge development presentations
  • One open water teaching presentation integrating two skills.

You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:

  • Course Orientation
  • Dive Industry Overview
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
  • Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
  • PADI SCUBA Diver and Open Water Diver course
  • Adaptive Teaching
  • The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
  • Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Divemaster course
  • Diver Retention Programs
  • How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training programs other than PADI must complete)

You will demonstrate competence at:

  • Performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation
  • Performing a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask, snorkel, and fins
  • During the course you will need to demonstrate competency in Dive Theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring at least 75% on each part

What you can teach:

After becoming an Open Water SCUBA Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover SCUBA Diving up to Divemaster! You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver!

Gear:

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic SCUBA gear as well as two SCUBA signaling devices, one audible and one visual. Check with the Diver's Den Dive Shop to purchase equipment needed for the course.

Learning Materials:

The PADI Instructor Development course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development course. The 23-item pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI's core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual

All of these items are available at the Diver's Den Dive Shop.

Prerequisites:

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor, you must:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or contact us for qualifying credentials.)
  • Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep, and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development course. You'll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams.
  • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months (The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement)
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

For more information, contact the Diver's Den Dive Shop and sign up today!