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As a veteran dive centre, we understand the need for qualified instructors who are not only well versed in all the necessary diving skils but also familiar with the nuances of business in general. Our aim is to train dive professionals who upon graduation can immediately add value to any dive centre.
MORE THAN JUST AN INSTRUCTOR - SKILLS THAT WILL ADD VALUE WHERE EVER YOU WORK.
Scubaversity is one of the most established inland diving facilities in South Africa. Our locality,
experience and industry connections gives us the edge and enables us to provide a program which incorporates real industry experience and teaches individuals how to a manage every aspect of a dive centre.
Our Blue This program provides the Intern with a ‘hands on’ experience in running a busy dive centre as well as Professional Diver training, thus ensuring the Intern the best training, qualifications and confidence to utilise these skills to their fullest. Not only will the Intern be qualified as an Instructor at the end of their Internship, but they will be able to apply for and obtain a managerial position in any dive centre in the world.
We produce experienced instructors who have an in-depth understanding of the dive industry. However the onus is on the intern to produce the required results and the more time invested in the program the more the Intern will benefit.
As a dive centre we understand the need for qualified instructors who are well versed in the nuances of running a business as well as the necessary professional diver training require for leaders in the business.
We intend to produce well-rounded individuals who are capable of graduating from the Scubaversity Blue Ocean Program and being able to walk into any dive centre or resort around the world and immediately add significant value other than pure diver training.
Our vision is to become the leading recruitment agency for instructors world-wide through providing top class, highly motivated, quality professionals.
BLUE OCEAN PROGRAM - DIVE SEGMENT
This section of the program pertains specifically to diving. It will teach you how to dive, and helps perfect skills learnt and ultimately enables you to become a first-rate dive instructor.
Master Scuba Diver Training
Professional Dive Training
BLUE OCEAN PROGRAM - THE BUSINESS OF DIVING
This section of the program focuses on the business aspects of a dive center/resort. During the course of this program you will be exposed to various operations which can be utilised not only within the realm of diving but across the business spectrum. This experience will be gleaned through a variety of practical assignments as assigned by the dive center and through the various lectures and modules presented by Scubaversity and industry professionals. A large proportion of these assignments will focus on marketing diving. Modules will include;
Admin - Electronic Virtual Employee (EVE)
Dive Equipment - Equipment Training
Team Leadership & Management
EXTRA OPTIONAL SKILLS, WORKSHOPS AND COURSES.
During the program we will present the opportunity as time allows for candidates to attend various ‘soft skills’ and industry training courses. These will be presented to the candidates to attend at the own discretion. The cost of these courses are not included in the program and will be extra, however these courses will be SETA approved and candidates will be presented with a certificate which can be added to their CV.
Business Soft Skills
Business Industry Training
PRACTICAL TRAINING & EXERCISES
Candidates will be creating and updating a portfolio of all activities, course and achievements during the course. This portfolio must be presented during evaluation and will be a considerable measure of Candidate performance.
Candidates will also be eligible based on performance to work as exchange students at various dive centers/resorts around the country and possibly internationally.
ADMIN, FEES & OPTIONS
Acceptance on the course is not guaranteed, you will have to undergo a formal interview process. If you are successful in your application a non-refundable deposit of R5000 is required with your application in advance as spaces are limited.
Go Pro Candidates need to have their own basic skin diving gear to enter the program. Gear can be bought from Scubaversity at the intern program discounted rate.
SID candidates are considered dive professionals and need to own their own equipment, including BC, Regulator, Dive Computer & Compass. Equipment can be purchased from Scubaversity at the internship discounted rate. We recommend the following;
Not interested in an internship program but would like to become an Instructor to share your passion. We are able to offer very personalized attention, with our dedicated Instructor training Team consisting of a full-time course director and 7 staff instructors who are professionals in their personal capacity as well as in the dive industry. We are able to offer full or part time course options and guarantee success by offering as many extra hours needed to achieve all the required standards comfortably.