From 2019 Elite Diving's dive center in Sharm El Sheikh Divers United will now be
A PADI FIVE STAR INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT DIVE RESORT
Our first full Instructor Development course is going to commence in February 2019 with already several Instructor candidates enrolled on the ten day course, and Instructors enrolled to become Staff Instructors also. The PADI Instructor exam will run straight after our course in Sharm El sheikh. This is run by PADI themselves.
We have partnered up with Course Director Kerrie Eade and Staff instructor Beth Comley who together form 'Pro Dive UK' which is a company designed to deliver professional PADI Instructor training to the diving Industry.
We are very pleased to have teamed up with Pro Dive UK to deliver Instructor training and more, to our diving community.
Kerrie herself is a Platinum Course Director.
Reaching Platinum status is a big achievement for a PADI Course Director. It takes a lot of hard work, dedication and passion for teaching others to become PADI Instructors. There are a other levels below this, such as Course Director, Silver Course Director and Gold Course Director, but Platinum is the highest achievement.
So what is the difference between a course director and a Platinum Course Director?
A Platinum Course Director puts in many hours of teaching besides training PADI dive masters, there is of course the IDC (Instructor Development Course) where the CD trains new Instructors. Divemaster and Instructors are Called PADI Pros’s. As PADI Pro’s, they can climb the ladder and go for MSTD (Master SCUBA Diver Trainer) by having different Instructor ratings for 5 PADI specialties.
To become a Platinum Course Director, you need to issue a minimum of 100 professional level certifications in a year, at least 30 of which were at Open Water Instructors or IDC Staff Instructor level and overall 70 percent or higher professional level continuing education ratio (pass rate).
When Bethan started diving, she quickly fell in love with the sport and was fortunate to spend 4 glorious holidays in Sharm El Sheikh with Elite Diving to really get to grips with the underwater world in great company, (her words) helping her to explore the unrivaled dive sites of the Red Sea.
Now, as a Master Instructor, Bethan is committed to giving all of her students the best level of support both during their training and once it has been completed and they are working as dive professionals. She has a passion for conservation as a 100% AWARE partner and is always willing to share her knowledge with students to help them get ahead in the dive industry. Bethan is always exploring new and innovative ways to tackle the syllabus and always looks to add an element of fun to any training, so you can see how she fits in with "The 'elite' way".
Bethan has achieved Silver Elite teaching status for the last two years certifying over 250 students including 7 Divemasters, 1 Assistant Instructor and working with Kerrie to teach 12 IDCs over the past 18 months."
Alun and Moyra receiving one of their many awards.
With our own Mr Alun being a PADI Staff Instructor for over fifteen years and taught many divers to become very good instructors such as our own 'Alec Taffro Jones' for one. Alun was also awarded The Best PADI Instructor in the World for three consecutive years by PADI's very own Dive magazine Sport Diver, so we can see this being a winning team.
Alun first became a diving instructor back in 1988 and helped many divers become competent divers over the years in his local dive club. In 2002 he moved to Sharm El Sheikh after many family diving holidays there, where he stared teaching full time, and soon built up a name for himself. He formed Red Sea elite diving back in 2015 after Moyra telling him to start working for himself.
Moyra was there on hand to help with the administration and though is a Dive supervisor herself, she never used it professionally.
They still work and run the dive center to this day but now the younger generation is taking on more and more.
Valeria and Gwyn AKA as G&V
G & V are an integral part of the elite diving family dive center and they will also be taking part in the February Instructor Development Course for their Staff Instructor development.
It was the obvious choice for Elite Diving to team up with Pro Dive UK to head our Instructor training.
For those of you that fantasise about traveling the world being a diving instructor or just helping teach students at your local dive center or club, here is your opportunity to do it under the wing of elite diving and Pro Dive UK in Sharm El Sheikh.
For details of our Instructor Development Courses please contact firstname.lastname@example.org