SAY YES TO NEW ADVENTURES - CHALLENGE YOURSELF AND GO PRO!!! BECOME A PADI PROFESSIONAL AND DIVE LIKE A PRO!!! LIVE THE DREAM!!! SEEK AND LEAD ADVENTURES!!!
Do you love the ocean? Are you looking for an adventure? Want to take a Gap Year and wondering how to pay for it? Crystal Divers and PADI have answers for you, even
if you have never done SCUBA diving before. Already a diver? Thinking of becoming a professional divemaster or an instructor? You've come to the right place.
Whether you are a total beginner or an advanced diver, we have a program for you that will lead you to become a PADI Pro. Train with Crystal Divers, get certified as
a PADI Pro then travel the world and earn a living as a PADI Divemaster or Instructor.
As with any career, professional development is paramount to your success. PADI provides an in-depth instructor development system that prepares you to reach for
higher levels and shape the next generation of PADI Divers and Professionals.
BE THE BEST
PADI Professionals are the most sought-after around the world because they are held to the highest standards for training in the diving industry.
With more than 6,600 PADI Dive Shops issuing nearly one million certifications each year, you'll find job opportunities in every corner of the globe. Love your job
anywhere you've ever dreamed of living.
DO MORE OF WHAT YOU LOVE. DO ANY OF THE FOLLOWING APPEAL TO YOU?
Travel the world
Make a difference, save the ocean
Be part of a global community
Stay fit and healthy
Opportunities for career progression
Work outside in nature
Flexible working hours
Dive like a Pro
Then call or email now and see how Crystal Divers and our PADI Pro Programs can change your life in as little as six short months.
PADI DIVEMASTER COURSE
Crystal Divers offers the opportunity to train with us and become a PADI Divemaster. Experience world-class diving, and gain incredible leadership skills as a PADI Divemaster in sunny South Africa. Become a leader who mentors and motivates others. Gain dive knowledge, supervision abilities, and become a role model to divers around the world. Learn to Dive Like a Pro!
Each Divemaster course is customized to your existing qualifications, skills, knowledge and abilities. This once in a lifetime experience will offer divers the opportunity to become a PADI Divemaster in one of the world’s best diving locations – Aliwal Shoal. The course will take between one and three months depending on experience level and the minimum age to start is 18.
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Topics and practical workshops include:
The role and characteristics of the PADI Divemaster
Supervising dive activities and assisting with student divers
Diver safety and risk management
Divemaster conducted programs and specialized skills
Business of diving and your career
Awareness of the dive environment
Dive setup and management
Mapping an open water site
Conducting dive briefings
Organizing a search and recovery project and a deep dive
Conducting a scuba review and skin diver course
Assisting with Discover Scuba Diving and leading Discover Local Diving programs
WE CHALLENGE YOU!!! JOIN US, SEEK ADVENTURE, LIVE THE LIFE AND DIVE!!!
Not enough? Here are even more reasons to choose Crystal Divers.
We understand that no one package fits everyone, that is why we build a training package that fits your needs, your current skills and your wallet. We do understand the financial limitations that people have and we will work with you on financing options.
Crystal Divers offers personalized services to ensure candidates gain as much as possible from their experience. All of this while diving in the world-class Marine Protected Area of Aliwal Shoal which is one of the world’s most renowned shark diving hotspots.
Crystal Divers South Africa is based in Scottburgh, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Scottburgh is the gateway to Aliwal Shoal and the pristine Southern Reefs which forms part of the Aliwal Shoal MPA. The temperate waters are home to a magnitude of marine species of which 15% are endemic to the area. Aliwal Shoal is home to some unique macro life and large coastal and pelagic species alike. It is not uncommon to see manta rays, dolphins, and sharks in a single day. Water temperature varies between 21°C in winter and 28°C in summer. The diving conditions are ideal to help you develop your dive leader skills while enjoying world-class diving. Diving highlights included guaranteed shark diving throughout the year, wreck diving, baited shark dives, and reef dives.
Where will you stay? There are several accommodation options available in Scottburgh according to your budget. We have agreements with several providers to allow you to pick where you will be comfortable staying, from fully catered to self-catering to backpackers.
YOUR TRAINING AND SUCCESS IS IMPORTANT TO US!!!
Most Divemaster interns show up for the course without the proper diving gear to work as a divemaster. We do have rental gear available, but we highly recommend you acquire your own professional-level gear. Enquire with us about the exclusive equipment deals we have for Crystal Divers Divemaster students.
Divemaster Student Package includes:
All necessary pre-requisite qualifications to start the Divemaster Program (program will be customized around your current certification level) which may include:
Open and Advanced Open Water
Emergency First Aid
PADI Divemaster Course Tuition
60+ Dives depending on your current certifications. You must have 40 dives to start the Divemaster Course and 60 dives to certifiy as a PADI Divemaster
Discount on all dive equipment purchases
An unforgettable life-changing experience (FREE!!)
Career advice and counseling
Travel information assistance
Transportation and flights
Diving equipment (equipment can be bought or rented from us as necessary)
Divemaster Certification Fee (paid directly to PADI and renewable yearly).
DIVEMASTER EXPERIENCE INTERNSHIP
The diving industry is rapidly expanding and becoming more competitive and we offer additional training and job experience to make sure our students are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge that will make them an asset for any future employer. Once you have completed the PADI Divemaster course, you can then enter into the Divemaster Experience Internship where you will learn about the day-to-day running of a dive center, from equipment inspection and maintenance of diving equipment, boats, and motors, to customer relationship skills, including working in the front office and directly interfacing with potential students and customers as well as leading dives on the incredible Aliwal Shoal. You will take additional classes, which may be customized to your budget and needs. These classes are selected to round out your divemaster skills and make you more attractive to potential employers.
Divemaster Experience Internship includes the following recommended classes to round out your Divemaster qualifications.
Enriched Air Nitrox Course
Deep Speciality Course
Peak Performance Buoyancy Course
Emergency Oxygen Provider Course
Equipment Specialist Course
INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSES
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor with Crystal Divers. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and underwater. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they've completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you're rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then GO PRO with an Instructor Development Course at Crystal Divers on Aliwal Shoal.
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