Monday, October 25, 2010

Pro Dive Mexico FIRST & ONLY PADI CDC in Mexico!

Pro Dive Mexico would like to thank everyone involved in achieving the highest PADI rating possible for a 5 star IDC center.

Last week our PADI 5-STAR IDC facility in Catalonia Playa Maroma was rated officially by PADI to a 5-STAR PADI Career Development Center.
Special thanks to our Course Director Anders Heegaard and staff for achieving this rating.

With this rating Pro Dive Mexico has been recognized by PADI for it's excellent work and having the highest quality level of training and instructor development in the Caribbean.
We also believe that we received this rating as we have offered not only courses, but also professional scuba careers within our Company and several other positions within one of our many resort based dive centers in Mexico!

We are the first & only PADI Career Development Center in Mexico!

Comment of the President Pro Dive Mexico:
"We are so excited about this new PADI rating, as I know how hard everyone worked during the last years.
I also believe that Mexico and its dive industry will greatly benefit by this quality rating as it gives extra value to all future students, wanting to become a dive professional in our country.
Besides offering cenotes, caverns, cozumel marine park, mayab ruins and culture and a splendid nightlife, our area now also has it's own PADI Career Development Center.
What a great combination! Once again thank you all for your dedication and hard work.

The PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) classification is awarded to PADI 5 Star IDCs that conduct additional instructor-level training and meet requirements for assisting dive leaders in reaching their educational and professional goals.

PADI 5 Star CDCs offer career-oriented training to prepare dive professionals for employment in the dive industry as well as offering job placement assistance for program graduates. PADI 5 Star CDCs are committed to training dive leaders and conducting career development programs.

There are more than 15 Instructor Development Centers (IDCs) in Mexico, but only 1 (one) have been awarded the prestigious Career Development Center (CDC) rating.
Pro Dive Mexico is the one of only 3 CDC in Latin/Central and South America.

The PADI CDC award recognizes progressive and professional 5 Star IDCs who have committed resources to dive industry career training.

The philosophy of PADI's CDC award is that divers, PADI members and the dive industry at large benefit from the PADI 5 Star CDC’s commitment to professional development and excellence.

Career oriented scuba instructors entering today’s dive industry seeking employment need knowledge and skills beyond the ability to teach diving. Pro Dive Mexico CDC meets this need.

PADI CDCs provide programs that address professional training beyond the instructor development process.

The PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) award is given to PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centers (IDC) that dedicate their businesses to professional development beyond regular instructor training. These businesses offer vocational oriented continuing education training to prepare individuals for dive industry careers and provide job placement services within the dive industry. PADI Members and the dive industry at large benefit from the PADI 5 Star Career Development Centers’ commitment to professional development and excellence, and their unique ability to provide qualified candidates to fill industry employment needs.

Special IE option for CDCs

Candidates enrolled in five pre-and/or post-IDC courses (Pre-study, MFAI, Specialties etc.) OR candidates of a six-week career development program who successfully complete a PADI IDC, conducted by the CDC, may attend a PADI IE if they have been certified divers for at least six months, have logged 60 dives and are certified PADI Assistant Instructors (the AI course is part of the new IDC).

CDC candidates who successfully complete an IE and subsequently meet the 100-logged-dive certification requirement will be certified as PADI Instructors when their paperwork has been processed by PADI.


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