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PADI IDC College Croatia - PADI Instructor Internship 2016

Croatia Divers : team 2009

Croatia Divers is a PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Centre. Our successful and long running PADI internship program takes you from a PADI Divemaster to a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor giving you both the qualifications and experience necessary to function as dive professional.

The only dive centre in the South of Croatia to have been awarded the prestigious PADI 5 Star Instructor development rating with his own Course Director on Staff, offers a full Internship to PADI Open water Scuba Instructor, EFR Instructor included the MSDT prep course.

Our intern program gives you the opportunity to gain the best training you can think of to become a real dive pro and in a great team, with a good atmosphere and lot's of fun. You will receive the highest level of service, tuition and professionalism from our PADI Course Director and the other PADI Instructors!

After the program you are a experienced PADI Instructor as we will let you teach our students as soon as PADI has processed your application - that will be aprox within 10 days after the IE.

Keywords to success: Fun, professionalism and a great summer in the sun ! Take the chance and get the challenge !

Not a PADI Divemaster or equivalent yet? Have a look at our 'up to Divemaster' programs

PADI Open water Scuba Instructor, EFR Instructor internship included the MSDT Specialty preparation course

Important note: We start the IDC right at the start of the Internship 21 April and the PADI IE will be held with us in Vela Luka first week of May.

With Croatia Divers you will be teaching as a PADI Instructor right at the beginning until the end of the internship!

You will apply for your MSDT rating approx in July / August after having taught & qualified at least 25 course students

Included in the program:

  • IDC preparation course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor
  • PADI Open Water Instructor
  • EFR Instructor & care for children instructor
  • MSDT Specialty preparation course
  • Accommodation in the staff or intern house (sharing rooms) during your entire stay
  • Use of our cylinders, Nitrox and air fills, weights
  • Up to 100 dives needed to enter the IE
  • Full support and counseling of our IDC staff Instructor until the end of the program

What is not included

  • PADI instructor examination (IE) with PADI Europe
  • The required PADI materials (OWSI crew pack included slates)
  • eLearning - start here the PADI IDC eLearning program
  • Complete & appropriate Scuba Diving equipment including compass, knife, torch, SMB and Reel

Course & intern enrollment requirements:

  • Be a certified PADI Divemaster
  • Minimum 20 years old or above
  • Submit proof of CPR, CFC & First Aid training within the last 2 years
  • Have medical clearance, signed by a physician, not older than 1 year
  • Show proof of 80 dives and be a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have professional dive insurance with either DAN or Aqua med (PADI)
  • Professional liability insurance with either DAN or PADI
  • Enthusiastic, hard working& open minded, People skills, Sales qualities and last but not least.... a Team player !!!

Optional requirements:

  • Guitar would be great - or another music instrument (except your piano) for the staff evenings and the regular staff BBQ's !

Dates of the program

21 April until 20 September included, days off, the course days of the IDC and time in between IE and acceptance as a PADI OWSI

IDC & IE dates:

IDC: 21 April until 01 May

PADI IE: 02 & 03 May

Contact us with your CV, preferred dates when you wish to start and your motivation to become a PADI Open Water Instructor

Croatia Diving: Staff having fun

Croatia Diving: Having fun
Croatia Diving: BBQ party

PADI Assistant Instructor & EFR instructor

Total length of the program: 12 weeks included days off excluded days of course, study & exam days

Included in the program:

  • Accommodation- sharing - in Croatia Divers staff house on the sea
  • Up To 100 Open Water Dives. (the required amount to become a PADI Professional AI)
  • Unlimited diving on your days off (due to space on the boat)
  • Tourist tax of 1 euro per day included
  • Croatia Divers T- shirt
  • Free internet access at the dive center on your days off and in your lunch break
  • 10% discount on all scuba diving equipment

What is not included

  • The required PADI materials (AI & EFRI crew pack included slates)*
  • Complete & appropriate Scuba Diving equipment including compass, knife, torch, SMB and Reel**

* If you come from another organisation as such SSI, CMAS, BSAC etc. we will order the materials for you and have this directly posted to your home address

** Special AI offer: Regulator with SPG& depth gauge plus BCD from our used stock . in top condition: only €219 + free open heel Fins

Course & interns enrolment requirements:

  • Be a certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent coming from another organisation
  • Minimum 20 years old or above
  • Submit proof of CPR, CFC & First Aid training within the last 2 years
  • Have medical clearance, signed by a physician, not older than 1 year
  • Show proof of 60 dives and be a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have professional dive insurance with either DAN or Aqua med (PADI)
  • Professional liability insurance with either DAN or PADI
  • Enthusiastic, hard working& open minded, People skills, Sales qualities and last but not least.... A Team player !!!

Optional requirements:

  • Guitar would be great - or other music instrument (except your piano) for the staff evenings and the regular staff BBQ's !

Dates of the program

We start in May and finish at the end of October with our season.

You may choose for :

  1. May & June, July
  2. June & July & August
  3. July & August & September
  4. August & September & October

Additional course you could add to your program to benefit your career

  • PADI Oxygen provider
  • PADI Nitrox diver
  • PADI Video specialty
  • PADI photography

Contact us with your CV with passport or casual photo, preferred dates when you wish to start and your motivation as to why you wish to become a PADI Assistant Instructor

Croatia Diving: happy Instructors after dinner

Croatia Diving:  PADI Instructor with lots of hair
Croatia Diving: Staff evening

Croatia Diving: Amanda passed her PADI IEComment from Amanda (USA)

"I did my Divemaster Internship with Croatia Divers and had one of the best summers of my life! The diving, the walls, caverns, and caves in particular, was fantastic and I gained enormous amounts of experience on a daily basis. At the end of a fantastic summer with Croatia Divers, I decided to carry on in my diving career and complete the PADI Instructor Development Course following my Divemaster Internship. As a new OWSI, I look back on my time in Vela Luka as not only a memorable experience, but also one that prepared me to become a PADI dive professional." Amanda Cataldo Huntington Beach, CA USA

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From Marcin (Poland) Croatia Divers: Marcin playing guitar

As co-founder of the Rydek triangle® I must say that time I spent with Croatia Divers was a massive blast. The best crew ever!! Thanks to everyone, Bobby, Marjolein, Billy, Dave, Stewart & Markus (there should be more Markuses in this world)... a great thanks to the rest of the team... But I still think that we can break more things here :-) and of course I will miss Karlovacko so I hope to see you again next season !!

Best teachers, best diving !!

Marcin (The Rydek Grey)

Comment from Adam - 2009

Well, you know....I was great to be here! I started as a breakmaster and evolving onto blastmaster, part of the Rydek triangle to EFR Instructor and finally Divemaster. I want to thank you all, Bobby, Marjolein, Billy, Dave, Markus & Stewart. Thanks to the entire team and thanks to all the divers of Croatia Divers. I'm sure we will meet again.

Adam (The Rydek blue)

Croatia Divers: Piotr thinking of his future

comment from Piotr (Poland)

I'm really glad that I came here and spent 10 wonderful weeks with you guys. It was an awesome time, ideal place, ideal weather, ideal staff, ideal divers and diving students,. Thank you Bobby and Marjolein - thanks to you I became a Divemaster and a Emergency first response Instructor. Thanks for all the BBQ's &beer times. Billy, Marcus, Dave and Stewart - thanks for all the staff you have put in my head during my courses, for all advise how to do things better. There should be more Instructors like you in this world :-). Charli - thanks for being my buddy during the DMC.

I hope to do the stress test with you again. . someday....somewhere. Renato, Ilona, Adam, Marcin, Tom, Jazz, Marino cheers for making my time in Vela Luka so enjoyable !!!! For all jamsessions in the internhouse, Alfa pizza, Plaf and Casablanca expideous karlovacko times...

By.... to Zajebiscie ( check you later but soon )

Piotr aka Elektro