PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor + EFRI.
Duration: 14 days.
Diver prerequisites: PADI Divemaster (or equivalent from another training agency).
Cost without PADI materials: $1,380 usd.
Cost with discounted PADI materials: $2,039 usd.
Our Instructor Development Course programs are run by PADI Platinum Course Director Anders Heegaard of Go Pro Playa, assisted by our own PADI Master Instructor Paulo Maçarico. Anders spreads the program over 14 days so that candidates have ample time to develop the core subjects. Apart from the basic curriculum of Knowledge Development prescriptive teaching presentations, Confined Water presentations, Open Water presentations, Dive Theory exams, General Standards & Procedures exams and the required Emergency First Instructor course, this PADI program's classroom presentations add information and discussions on varied and crucial aspects of our industry such as Business and Marketing with the aim of turning you into capable facilitators of PADI's proven, world-renowned system of diver education.
Emergency First Response Instructor - During the Emergency First Response Instructor course you will build on your skills 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.
The prerequisites to enter the Emergency First Response Instructor course are that you must be 18 years old and have completed CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months, or a be a practicing medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician, Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
GoPro Mexico Blue Dream/GoPro Playa IDC special activities
Cenote dive - Halfway through your IDC we will take you on a cenote dive to introduce you to cavern/cave diving, a major source of income (and personal enjoyment!) for those PADI instructors who find jobs in this area after their PADI IDC. However, the main reason behind this cenote visit is to perform Open Water presentations and practice Adventures in Diving and Rescue Diver skills at the very location where the IE takes place so that you’ll be better prepared for the conditions and logistics you will experience during your final exam.
Poseidon Mk6 Closed Circuit Rebreather try-out - Experience a rebreather try-out under the expert guidance of Patrice Cheurlin (one of GoPro Mexico Blue Dream's owners and also a RAID Rebreather Instructor) as he takes you through the introductory steps of diving with a Poseidon Mk6 Closed Circuit Rebreather at our facility's pool.
PADI Oxygen Emergency Provider - We offer this PADI Specialty to our candidates at no extra cost, apart from the certification fee. After that you can apply to become a Specialty Instructor and start teaching it as an add-on to your Rescue and Divemaster courses, apart from incorporating your knowledge of providing emergency oxygen in the relevant segments of Open Water Diver or Advanced Open Water Diver courses.