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PADI Sidemount Diver
Having scuba tanks on your back isn’t a requirement for exploring the underwater world. Many scuba divers have discovered the joy of mounting cylinders on their sides. Sidemount diving gives you flexibility and streamlining options. Plus, you don’t have to walk with heavy cylinders on your back – just enter the water, clip them on and go. Sound interesting? Sign up for the PADI Sidemount Diver Specialty course.
PADI Self Reliant Diver
Learning how to compensate for situations you would normally handle with a buddy is the focus of the Self-Reliant Diver course. This includes proper dive planning using air consumption rate calculations, life support system redundancy, and independent management of dive emergencies. During three self-reliant training dives, you'll practice a variety of skills that will make you a better diver in or out of a buddy pair.
PADI Underwater Naturalist
One of the most interesting aspects of scuba diving is encountering the creatures of the aquatic ecosystem and observing their interactions with one another. Curiosity may lead a diver to wonder what exactly the relationships between the different species on the reef surrounding Utila and elsewhere are, and how they interact in both beneficial and non-beneficial ways. Take a step beyond fish identification and learn about the relationships between plant, animal and environment.
PADI Coral Nursery Maintenance
The purpose of the PADI Coral Nursery Maintenance Specialty Diver Course is to teach students about thedifferent methodologies involved in reef restoration projects, techniques to clean and maintain the nurseryand finally the proper way to survey and monitor the restoration project.
PADI Underwater Navigator
Don’t follow the leader…BE the leader! Learn to orientate and navigate yourself around the divesites of Utila so that you will ALWAYS return to the boat (or entry point), and be the diver everyone else wants to follow! Many of the dive sites in Utila are ‘wall dives’ which means that divers generally use a timing device and follow the wall in one direction, then turn around and return to the boat when the dive is about half way through. This takes some practice to become proficient, but it is a fairly easy skill to master. However, once you have dived the walls you will want to explore more!
PADI Wreck Diver
Wreck diving is some of the most exciting recreational diving there is! The story each wreck tells, whether sunk on purpose to create an artificial reef or as the result of an accident is tantalizing and food for the imagination! Around the world there are an uncountable number of diveable wrecks to be explored. Airplanes, war ships, junks, tall ships, automobiles and more!
Have you fallen in love with diving? Do you find it hard to imagine going to work every day wearing more than shorts and a bathing suit? Want to stay in the tropics? Want to make a living doing something you are passionate about and continue to dive daily? Take the first steps toward a rewarding career in scuba diving by enrolling in the Divemaster Training internship program at our award winning PADI Instructor Development Centre.
PADI Assistant Instructor Course
If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. 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.
PADI Instructor Development Course
Becoming a PADI Scuba Diving Instructor (OWSI) will allow you the opportunity to work in a dynamic and growing industry, where you will come into contact with people from all walks of life and become instrumental in changing their and your lives for the better!
As an OWSI you will introduce your students to the awesome landscape and creatures of the underwater world, assist them in taking their very first breaths underwater and have the opportunity work in an environment where the scenery changes daily!
PADI Specialty Instructor Course
More scuba diving and more fun sharing what interests you – that’s what teaching specialty diver courses is all about. The best way to learn how to make your specialty diver courses really special is to take a specialty instructor course from your local PADI Course Director. Specialty instructor courses provide teaching tips and hands-on experience that you can implement right away. With 25 standard PADI Specialty Diver courses, and numerous distinctive specialties, you have lots of choose from – so get going.
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (PADI MSDT)
Now that you have successfully completed your PADI Instructor Development Course(IDC) and can begin teaching scuba, you will be qualified to train your students up to the PADI Master Scuba Diver level once you have completed your MSDT training in Utila. As a successful candidate of the MSDT program you will be a more employable scuba professional, showing your commitment to continuing your dive training as well as being prepared to help others to continue their dive education by having the ability to teach PADI Specialty Diver courses!
PADI Staff Instructor Development Course
You are an experienced PADI Instructor and have gained a wealth of teaching experience. You know the PADI System up to the Divemaster level well and are now ready to make a move forward in your career. Is teaching PADI Instructor Level Education something you can imagine yourself doing? Take this important step forward for your career with us at our PADI 5 Star IDC Resort in Utila and go even further with your skills and teaching techniques.