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Recreational Dive Instructor

For most dive professionals the first step into a career in diving is as a recreational dive instructor. When you took your first try dive or qualified as an Open Water Diver you will have been taught by an instructor who was a qualified and recognised dive professional. For many qualified divers, becoming a dive instructor is the next logical step in their dive career. If you are one of these people then Rubicon Diving is the place for you. Our Recreational Dive instructor programmes can be provided either in the form of working internships or PADI Go Pro packages.

Why Go Pro with Rubicon Diving?

Rubicon Diving is a 5* PADI Instructor Development Centre offering high quality diver training in our modern purpose built dive centre. Our training courses are supported by the latest PADI Materials in our multi-media classrooms. Our classrooms have excellent audio visual facilities and easy, quick access to dive sites using either of our boats.

We keep our instructor class sizes small so that you receive more individual and personalised attention from our professional instructors, who hold a minimum PADI ranking of Staff Instructor. Our courses are tailored to meet your needs and we can arrange individual schedules, along with preparatory introductions if it has been a while since your last dive experience. Our all–inclusive pricing policy means there are no hidden costs just learning and fun. Rubicon Diving offers all courses from Bubblemaker through to Tec Instructor so you will be able to gain additional experience and knowledge beyond just the basic course outline. One of the simplest ways to qualify as a dive professional is by taking one of our Go Pro Packages.

PADI Dive Master
The first step in becoming a dive professional is to become a PADI Divemaster. Working closely with a PADI Instructor, you'll expand your dive knowledge and hone your skills as you become a dive professional. The PADI Divemaster programme develops your leadership skills by training you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student divers.

To become a divemaster you need to be:
  • 18 years old and have at least 20 logged dives
  • A PADI Rescue Diver or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another training organisation
Within the Divemaster programme you will:
  • Learn dive leadership through classroom & independent study sessions
  • Complete water skills & stamina exercises in confined & open water
  • Undertake training exercises to test your organisational & problem solving abilities
  • Complete an internship or a series of practical training exercises
The PADI Divemaster course costs €625 (€850 including all required PADI materials and manuals) and can be completed in a period of between 2 weeks and up to 3 months. For more information on internships please contact us at info@rubicondiving.com.

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PADI Assistant Instructor
Once you have qualified as a Divemaster the next step is the Assistant Instructor Course.
To become a PADI Assistant Instructor you need to
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be a PADI Rescue Diver or hold an equivalent qualifying certification from another training organisation
  • Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
Within the Assistant Instructor programme you will:
  • Develop your dive knowledge through self-study, quizzes, lectures & presentations
  • Undertake confined water skill review and assessment, workshops & presentations
  • Take open water workshops, rescue assessment & candidate presentations
The PADI Divemaster course costs €625 (€850 including all required PADI materials and manuals) and can be completed in a period of between 2 weeks and up to 3 months. For more information on internships please contact us at info@rubicondiving.com.

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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
The final stage of the recreational dive instruction programme is to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
To become a PADI Open Water Instructor you need to
  • Be a PADI Divemaster or have been an instructor with another training organisation for at least six months
  • Have held a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering the PADI Instructor Exam
What will I do?
  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures & presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops & presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment & candidate presentations
Normally the IDC course is run over a period of 8 to 10 days and costs €900 (€1500 including all required PADI instructor materials). After completing the IDC you are ready to take the PADI Instructor Exams (IE) which usually take two days and require a separate payment to PADI.





Go Pro Packages

Rubicon Diving's Go Pro packages (Basic, Silver and Gold) can be tailored to suit your schedule and offer intensive training so that you can quickly progress to become a dive professional. The packages include all necessary equipment rental, course materials and certifications and you will as part of the package obtain the required number of dives to qualify for the professional levels.

Our all inclusive pricing means there are no hidden extras payable to the dive centre and you save time and money by booking your courses together.
1. Go Pro Basic
The Go Pro Basic programme takes you through from beginner to Divemaster. To undertake the Go Pro Basic course you need to?
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Have had a medical check within the last 12 months
As part of the course you will complete
  • PADI Open Water course
  • PADI Advanced Open Water course
  • PADI Rescue Diver course
  • EFR course (incl. primary +secondary care and care for children)
  • PADI Divemaster course
  • At least 60 dives
The Go Pro Basic course costs €2,250 and can normally be completed within a period of 6 to 8 weeks..
2. Go Pro Silver
The Go Pro Silver package is designed to take qualified PADI Open Water divers through to becoming a qualified Assistant Instructor (AI).
To undertake the Go Pro Basic course you need to?
  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a PADI Open Water diver or hold an equivalent qualification from another training organisation
  • Have had a medical examination within the last 12 months
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
Within the course you will complete
  • PADI Advanced Open Water course
  • PADI Rescue Diver course
  • EFR course (incl. primary +secondary care and care for children)
  • PADI Divemaster course
  • PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • At least 60 dives
The Go Pro Siver course costs €2,450 and can normally be completed within a period of 6 to 8 weeks.
3. Go Pro Gold
The Go Pro Gold package is designed to take Open Water qualified divers through to become PADI Open Water Instructors.
To undertake the Go Pro Basic course you need to?
  • Be 18 years old
  • Be a PADI Open Water diver or have an equivalent qualification from another training organisation
  • Have had a medical examination within the last 12 months
  • Have been a diver for at least 6 months

As part of the course you will complete

  • PADI Advanced Open Water course
  • PADI Rescue Diver course
  • EFR course (incl. primary +secondary care and care for children)
  • PADI Divemaster course
  • PADI Instructor Development course
  • At least 100 dives
The Go Pro Gold course costs €2,950 and can normally be completed within a period of 6 to 8 weeks..