Diving Resettlement.

Discussion in 'Education and Resettlement Courses' started by charliecharlieone, May 19, 2009.

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  1. If you would like to become a diving Instructor using your resettlement, drop me a pm, fanatstic trianing facililties in warm climate.

    Novice to Pro in 7 weeks.

    Run by ex-forces.
  2. Are you ELCAS registered?
  3. Ditto, but in a much warmer climate with better exchange rate & nightlife:)

    (ARRSE, since when has advertising been free?)
  4. Is it ELCAS registered?
  5. Novice to Pro in 7 weeks, I thought the sad/bad old days of diving instructors with less dives then their students was long gone with the demise of learn to dive for £99.00.

    When I did my advanced, I had 400 more dives then my instructor :roll:
  6. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    I am part owner of a small diving business, any instructor without a CV of practical experience and references would not even get a reply. The market is fairly saturated and has been for some years. There are opportunities, but you would need something going for you.
    I have been diving for 19 years, instructing for 15 years with 4 different agencies, and a part business owner for 5.
    If anyone wants an impartial perspective I would be happy to answer any questions.
  7. Cmon let's not be too negative.

    I wish I'd spent my resettlement money on a diving course somewhere nice and warm.

    Yes life as a PADI DiveMaster is crap but that's not the point - if you've got the money (and a real job to go to) then this is a fantastic way of burning the money - and far better it goes in the OP's pocket as ex-forces than some nameless 5* PADI center (sic).

    I spent my career doing stoopid things like UEL/JSMEL/AAMapric .....wish to hell I'd discovered scuba diving much earlier!
  8. Oldfarts got a point I suppose.

    Is there much difference in handing over your hard earned to a PADI 5* and fast tracking or, as I did, get abused as cheap labour in a Cornish dive centre, slowly working my way through courses as part payment for services rendered.

    Perhaps 25 years as dive master before being offered your IDC isn't so bad? OK I exaggerated slightly, it was 21 years, and I did get commission on kit, actually if wasn't for kit sales I'd have been destitute :D
  9. If you manage to get on a diving course for resettlement, a good next step to consider is to find work on a private yacht, you get well paid and live onboard, so very few overheads, you obviously have to work as a deck hand but you'll have loads of oportunities to get your dive numbers/experience increased, travel the world and maybe do some yachting courses as well, i.e yacht masters etc.

    I did it and had a fantastic 4 years all over the world, ended up as a Diving Instructor as well.

    Good luck.
  10. I recently did a defensive driving course with Intelligent Training International Limited as i want to either work on the CP market or with the FCO.

    a GREAT 7 day course and i got my ROSPA Gold Cert too :)
  11. Alsacien

    Alsacien LE Moderator

    Underwater defensive driving :? What with mini-subs avoiding sharks with frikkin laser beams :?
  12. i dont know if this is a stupid question or not so dont bite my head off, if ive got bad hearing would i still be able to dive, i dont know if the pressure would affect me any thoughts....