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We have 3 amazing offers for candidates who want to GoPro in 2013 with the most awarded PADI Career Development Center and team in the Americas, and for all bookings taken by April 30th 2013 see what we are offering in addition to all the other unbeatable benefits and value of training with Utila Dive Centre;
1) Book on our PADI Instructor course and get $100 off Instructor course when booked online, reduced from $1195 to $1095 and free PADI O2 Instructor course (limited availability per IDC you just pay manual and PADI fees), amazing offer with total savings up to $300!!!
2) Book our Premium Pro Plus package (IDC/EFR/MSDT) and add another $90 in savings so up to $190 in total off regular rates, plus free PADI O2 Instructor course (normally $200), and free IAHD Adaptive Teaching Instructor course (normally $350), so an amazing combined value package saving you $740, not just an amazing saving but we're the only facility in the Bay Islands to offer IAHD training!!
3) Go Sidemount - our promo's just get better and better, GoPro 3.0 and we'll offer you sidemount training, both diver and Instructor levels for a special reduced from $700 to $540 (you just pay PADI application fee), so another saving of $160.
Contact us email@example.com and quote GoPro 3.0 by April 30th 2013 and get savings of up to $900, simply unbeatable with unmatched training and the most value and credible PADI Instructor training in the Americas, in addition to all the other amazing benefits of training with Utila Dive Centre!
Continue reading for other amazing reasons to train and dive with us......
You can qualify as a PADI Scuba Instructor with our PADI IDC in Utila, Honduras, the whale shark capital of the Caribbean. The PADI Instructor Development Course is comprised of 2 different components. The first portion is the AI (Assistant Instructor) program. The 2nd portion is the OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) program. The IDC develops candidate's abilities to prepare academic, confined water, and open water teaching presentations. As a PADI Instructor candidate you'll also learn about business principles, teaching children, risk management, and other important topics relevant for the dive professional. On our course at the Utila Dive Centre we have also added practical workshops during the IDC, to develop your ability to retail dive equipment and counsel divers into continuing education programs.
Unlike most PADI IDC facilities we schedule our IDC program over a period of 11 days (or 8 days with online learning option, see below) with a 'Preparation Program' included for those who arrive early and we have two resident Course Directors. This allows us to make the course much more relaxed and to give us more time to focus on individual counseling and development, which guarantees your success at the exams and in reality, when the training is implemented into real teaching. Our IDCs are scheduled to end 2 days before local PADI IEs commence, allowing time if necessary for our in-house Course Director to remediate with individual candidates.
For candidates who are already certified as PADI Divemaster prior to arriving on Utila for your IDC, there have been changes to the curriculum from January 2010, which now allow you to;
1) Study and pre-assess your dive theory online
2) Study 9 of the course presentations online, which can be used to save time from the course
With this option you'll start 3 days later than our 'live delivery' IDC, with the start date on the Saturday evening at 5pm. The course will then end one week later on the Sunday (with the EFR Instructor course) and then a day's fun diving on Monday prior to the IE on the Tuesday/Wednesday, allowing you to leave on the Thursday am flights. This takes just 13 days for the complete Instructor course, EFR Instructor and 2 day PADI Exams, and even less if you arrive on Utila already certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor.
There is an additional charge (paid to PADI) for each of these options, which all deliver convenience and value enhancement to the IDC. Please contact us for more information an to register for this option.
Our IDC is award winning, dynamic, proven and includes the following;
IDC Preparation program- free of charge!
Worldwide recognized PADI Career Development Center
Global Dive Network/TrekCATS card - entitles you to reduced rates, and quality dive services at our 'preferred partners' in Central America, Asia and Australia
Discounts on scuba equipment (the only full service retail store on Utila)
Additional work shops on Rescue techniques and technical diving
Job placements, proven and successful (We have conducted over 100 IDCs in the last 10 years, we know the region and industry the best)
We provide quality training, in a professional yet fun atmosphere, and with unsurpassed support during and after your course. Through our extensive global network of dive professionals, we provide job placements and career assistance.
Andy Phillips and Suzy Phipps are the Course Directors who will conduct your PADI Instructor course here in Utila, Bay Islands, Honduras. They have a wealth of experience and knowledge beyond the average 'Instructor Trainers' in the region, are true professionals and love diving, Instructing and having fun! Their award-winning IDCs have seen them both receive countless certificates of excellence from PADI Vice President James Morgan based on the comments and feedback from the Instructors they have trained.
Andy has over 5000 logged dives, is also a DSAT Trimix Instructor Trainer, Closed Circuit Rebreather Instructor Trainer, DAN Instructor Trainer and IANTD Instructor Trainer. Andy's diving background has taken him all over the world, instructing and diving as far as the Great Barrier Reef, Galapagos, South Africa, Yucatan caves of Mexico, the Red Sea, the Mediterranean, Thailand, Costa Rica and his current home in the Caribbean. Andy has trained over 2000 divers and issued over 2000 professional level certifications and is an accomplished and experienced mixed gas technical diver, full cave diver and 'Closed Circuit Rebreather' diver, and with such a qualified background is often involved in local diving projects as a safety and support diver and technical consultant. Prior to working in the scuba industry in 1997, Andy worked in commercial insurance in market analysis and designing future policies, his business background and expertise will help you get the best possible start to your professional dive career. Andy also has a Masters degree in e-commerce, and is the highest qualified and most experienced Course Director in Central America. He has received the most awards for his work in training dive professionals, and many of his previous IDC candidates now hold prominent positions within the dive industry as successful Instructors, managing resorts, operating live-aboard vessels, working for PADI, and also as PADI Course Directors themselves.
Suzy Phipps originally studied and qualified as a Marine Biologist, but like many of our candidates turned her love of marine biology, eco systems, and meeting people into her livelihood when she qualified as a PADI Instructor. Suzy is experienced in dive centre management and has managed dive operations in Vietnam and the Maldives and gained extensive worldwide experience along the way. Her patience, role modeling, empathy, and attitude have had PADI Vice Presidents label her the consummate professional. Suzy has played a pivotal role in upgrading and adapting our IDC curriculum beyond the generic course structure that PADI designed. Suzy has developed workshops on knot tying, lift bag deployment, CESAs and descents and a session on future technologies. Suzy also uses our internet equipped classroom to guide you through
The PADI IDC is held in the Mango Inn resort, on
Our presentations are given on widescreen TVs and an LCD projector display. Outside the classroom you are surrounded by luscious gardens with accommodation, freshwater training pool, and restaurant a few steps away. The tranquil gardens of the Mango Inn are the perfect location in this tropical paradise for a low stress learning environment, and you are no more than a 10 minute walk from where you may be staying whilst on Utila.
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Also, if you really want to get a head start and find out what sets UDC apart from the rest of the dive industry, read about our 'MSDT prep program. Get a head start on your dive career - teach 5 specialties and earn up to 25 certifications after your PADI Instructor course'.
As part of our Premium Pro Plus program (IDC/EFR/MSDT) choose from our Specialty Instructor Courses (Note our top 7 preferred choices are in demand and really set you apart and require our specialized instruction, all other choices can often be applied for based on your own direct experience at a later date);Enriched Air
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In addition to offering the full range of PADI specialties the Utila Dive Centre can also offer training in marine biology through 'Beautiful Oceans' and diver safety through the 'Divers Alert Network'. Our team and staff have invested in their own training and courses to provide you the best options to advance your dive career. The Utila Dive Centre is the only facility in Central America and the Caribbean to offer both the 'Beautiful Oceans' marine biology programs and the full range of 'Divers Alert Network' dive safety courses.
At the Utila Dive Centre you'll have the opportunity to earn up to 25 certifications (approximately 15-25) that you need to reach this rating, and you'll earn a valuable and priceless reference to place on your diving resume which shows you trained and interned in our world-recognised and awarded PADI Career Development Center. Put more variety into your teaching and increase your earnings potential and enroll in this program immediately after the PADI IE.
There's no other facility in the Americas that has daily PADI courses or classes scheduled in a way that can offer an internship which will allow you to assist on at least 5 PADI courses from Open Water to Rescue and gain invaluable real world experience and organizational and logistical skills. By the end of our internship you will have issued up to 15-25 PADI certifications and can apply for your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. You will also have earned a valuable reference from our Career Development Center, which is good for life, wherever you travel in the world as an Instructor.
You can also read more on our dedicated professional training website GoProUtila.
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