As a PADI Professional, you'll be part of the largest, most widely recognised scuba training organisation in the world. With more than 5900 PADI Dive Centres and Resorts, the world is your office - and your playground! But you must continue to progress and enjoy your diving whilst continuing to learn new skills and have new experiences. Those experiences and skills you can then pass on to others.But that does not answer the question WHY BECOME A DIVE PROFESSIONAL
Why become a Dive Professional?
When was the last time you said "I Love My Job", I say that everyday of the week. Dive Professionals get to meet lots of different types of people and are continue to learn from our day to day interactions and experience brought by teaching, so come and join our Dive Professional ranks and take your career anywhere. Everyday you will be saying "I Love My Job", I can guarantee it...
But here are a few others
- Become a Confident and Competent Scuba Diver
- Teach Conservation - inspire others to protect
- Travel the World
- Work outside in nature
- Have an extraordinary Life
- Be part of a global community
- Change Lives
- Every day a new challenge
- Flexible working hours
- Stay Fit and healthy
- Make a difference
Travel the World
One of the great reasons for becoming a PADI professional be that a Divemaster, instructor or above is funding travel.
Experiencing the world on a gap year diving and working your way around - what an experience and adventure!
As many diving jobs are seasonal you could spend maybe three months in Thailand, then take off to Bali for another two months or have a working holiday in Australia. But hopping from one contract to another means you could get to work in some of the most beautiful places in the world - so much adventure and underwater things to see and explore also what a great thing to place on your CV?
Maybe you do not want short term work but a long-term position - well they are out there but experience is important.
Just maybe you find another love on your travels and decide to settle down in another part of the world - what great stories you would have for your children and grandchildren.
Work outside in Nature
You get to feel the warmth of the sun on your skin and that always makes you feel better, yes, you also get the wind and rain but that’s exhilarating.
Being under the water with the fishes, the coral, the grasses, the sharks, whales, rays and dugongs is amazing and being able to share your passion with others is an amazing opportunity.
Dive Rutland Ethos
The Ethos here at Dive Rutland
Here at Dive Rutland we believe in the philosophy of "Teaching the person and not just an 'out of the box course',our professional courses are all ran under that ethos, you the individual are IMPORTANT, you will probably be nervous about taking the next step, you may even be excited but apprehensive as you know that all courses have performance requirements. BUT everyone has some prior knowledge and that is what we build on, one step at a time.
The whole ethos as a professional is that you should ONLY expect your students to take the next step if you KNOW they can do it, that is exactly the same for us when you take the step to being a Dive Professional
The ethos is all about building on what people know. It is proven - You can not teach people something they do not already know, without a huge amount of frustration. That is not a conducive learning environment, hence everything we do has the philosophy of using positive coaching and you will find all of these mantras underpin all of our Professional Courses.
It is also about positive reinforcement of what was good.
All training is undertaken truly neutral buoyant, yes you can train your students this way as they know no different, we will show you how. Work with our team and you will get to see it in action.
If you wish to work in the Dive Industry then contact us to discuss what it is you wish to do, because it is not just about instructing, it is about being that all round employable individual.
A Divemaster that knows how to run and operate the compressor is better qualified than the individual who is just a Divemaster... A Divemaster who drysuit dives and can operate the compressor is better qualified for colder water diver than a Divemaster who can operate a compressor. It is all about being the best for the role, if you wish to work in the industry
The question is "What do you want to do"
Here at Dive Rutland we want to work with you to realise YOUR dream and YOUR ambitions, allowing you to be the best you can be and industry ready. Sit down with us and tell us what you want to achieve and we will help, guide and mentor you. Maybe you want to learn about the compressor, how to gas blend all of this can be added into your training with us.
If you are already a dive professional who wishes to continue their professional development, then we will help and guide you.
In any work of life or profession you should never stop learning and developing yourself, after all we teach our students at Open water that they should continue their development be that to qualify as Advanced Open Water divers or to learn new skills such as Underwater Photography.. as professionals we should practise (and that is exactly what all the professionals at Dive Rutland do).
PADI Professional Courses
No two dive centres are the same, no two course directors are either which means that although each professional course will cover the same syllabus the courses ARE different. Becoming a professional is about YOU and you should work with a team and mentor that works for you after all this is your career.
In each section of our professional courses we will take you through the course but most importantly we will tell you what you can expect from us and therefore hold us accountable
Are you a serving Military personnel and have ELCAS credits to use then we are an ELCAS approved training provider have a couple of accredited courses for you.
What is Stopping your Professional Journey
Nothing... You could become one of the most sought after dive professionals by training with Dive Rutland
There are so many jobs currently being advertised for dive professionals it really is a great time to start or continue your professional journey