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The Recreational Diving Industry of today is innovative and dynamic. Recent years have seen acceleration in growth that has taken the sport of Scuba Diving to the doorsteps of millions of people around the world. PADI Dive Centres and Resorts have become the focus for the general public's opinion of Scuba Diving as an enjoyable, easy to learn sport and now instructors must encompass all aspects of leisure management. It is this fact alone that leads us to realise this same Industry now offers everyone the chance to succeed as a competent professional. More and more people are turning to our Industry for a change in career and lifestyle.
At Subway Dive Centre, the time spent with us completing your IDC & IE is stress free, we are here to help in any way we can. We can offer you accommodation within walking distance from our dive centre, so you do not have far to travel in the morning. If you have arranged your own accommodation then Subway will pick you up every morning, giving you one less thing to worry about.
We pride ourselves on having a great team of staff including an in house Course Director assisting you not just with your specific programme but with the whole logistics of your stay. Because of this we are in the position to offer you the highest standard of PADI Professional Courses at Fantastic Prices!


Equipment/Materials Required For All PRO Courses

At this point is you are considering completing a professional level course, you should by now have your own diving equipment. Whilst course prices do include equipment rental. if you are considering buying some equipment ask for our latest "Equipment Special Offer".

As with most Professional Courses the more resources available to you whilst attending/preparing for your PRO Course the better.  We understand that most people are on a budget, and don't want to lug heavy manuals around with them than what is necessary.  This is why we have many of the "additional" books on our PADI Bookshelf; for you to refer to if need be.  There are a number of Manuals, Books and slates that you will need for your course.  We have put together special packages at reduced prices, see our booking form at the end of this page for further details.

    Subway's Classroom

Why Choose Subway For Your IDC?

*    Large air conditioned classroom

*    Presentations take place on a large screen TV – we don’t teach from a Laptop

*    Confined water sessions take place at the National Pool. This is where the I.E. confined water exams are   held.

*    Open water sessions are held at Sirens, St Paul's Bay. This is where the I.E. open water exams are held

*    Price includes rental of all dive equipment & transport to and from divesites and I.E.

*    We guarantee you will pass – should you be unsuccessful at the I.E. we will provide any retraining necessary for FREE!!



This course is designed to build upon the Divemaster's abilities to organise and supervise dive activities while concentrating on developing teaching skills. Through independent study, Knowledge Development Sessions and Practical Application you will learn to construct effective Knowledge Development presentations as well as Conducting Confined and Open Water Teaching Presentation; so that you can conduct some of the PADI Programmes. The Assistant Instructor Course is a useful stepping stone for students that wish to work in the industry and also for candidates that wish to carry on to become an PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Course Prerequisite for the Assistant Instructor Course: PADI Divemaster or Equivalent

Course Duration: 3 Days

PADI Assistant Instructor Course 360.00


Upgrade to PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (O.W.S.I.)

A PADI Assistant Instructor can sign up for this course and become a fully fledged PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.  With the knowledge and experience gathered from your PADI Assistant Instructor Course you should find that the OWSI Course continues your Dive Education where you left off.  You will find that you will brush up your skills both in Knowledge Development Presentations and in your Confined/Open Water Dives.

For dates and details refer to the schedule and the Instructor Development Course (IDC) details since these programmes are run simultaneously.

Course Duration: 5 Days.





Successful Candidates and Staff at the I.E. in Sirens - Qawra


Learn the PADI System

PADI Instructor?

Prepare by enrolling on an IDC (Instructor Development Course)

The two steps to becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor are to complete an IDC and pass a PADI Instructor Examination (IE). Our goal is to prepare you to be a competent professional PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. You are guided by a first class team who will help you develop your abilities and practice teaching skills. The IDC is the core part in an Instructors Development; the purpose of the IDC is for the candidate to 'understand' the PADI system and all its programmes. At Subway Dive Centre we do not just want you to pass your IE but also to feel confident and find your place in our exciting industry.

Course Duration: 9 Days

See IDC schedule for dates

National Pool

Course Prerequisite for the Instructor Development Course:

1.Be a PADI Divemaster or Equivalent
2.Be 18 years old
3.To hold a current (not older than 1 year) Medical Statement signed by a licensed physician stating that the candidate is fit for Scuba Diving. The physician signing the form may not be the instructor candidate applicant.
4.Have been certified for at least 6 months and have completed and logged at least 60 dives (as documented in the individual's log book)
5.Submit proof of First Aid/CPR training within the last 24 months.
6.Submit documentation of entry-level diving certification, Advanced and Rescue training.
PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) 699.00



Payment can be made in advance by cash, cheque or Credit Card. A deposit of €100 is required for an AI/OWSI/IDC/Staff Inst at time of booking. Full payment is due on the first day of the course.



The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is held after every scheduled IDC; an Instructor Examiner, who is a member of the PADI Staff, conducts this programme. This programme is conducted over a two day period, evaluating the candidates presentation skills: both in the Classroom, Confined and Open Water.

Programme Prerequisites for the Instructor Examination:

1.To have completed an IDC/OWSI within 12 months
2.To have logged 100 dives
3.To have been a certified diver for 6 months



After completing your DM/AI or IE the first thing you should do is complete your Emergency First Response Instructor Course. Changes in Standards effective from March 2009 mean that all candidates must be EFRI to qualify as Open Water Scuba Instructors.  This Course gives you the necessary training needed to certify students with the following certifications:-

Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR)



Emergency First Response Secondary Care (First Aid)
Scene Assessment  Injury Assessment
Barrier Use  Illness Assessment
Primary Assessment  Bandaging 
Rescue Breathing  Splinting for Dislocations and Fractions
Adult Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation 


Serious Bleeding Management  
Shock Management  
Spinal Injury Management 
Auto External Defibrillator (Optional) 
Conscious Choking Adult (Optional)
Emergency Oxygen Use (Optional)

Course Duration: 1 Days


Emergency First Response Instructor Course 




Instructors that have PADI Specialties are more employable. PADI Specialty courses are fun and exciting for the Resort Diver. A short course in the area in which they most enjoy is a great product to offer to any level of diver. At Subway Dive Centre we don't just teach you how to teach the programme but also how to market it. Please ask for dates.


Instructor Specialty Courses Available:

Specialty Course 
Dives Required

Deep Diver2 Dives
Dry Suit Diver1 Dive
*Enriched Air Diver2 Dives
Night Diver 1 Dive 
Search & Recovery Diver 2 Dives 
Underwater Naturalist 1 Dive
Underwater Navigator 1 Dive 
Wreck Diver 2 Dives
Boat Diver 1 Dive
DPV1 Dive
Oxygen First AidN/A

*Instructor Candidates must have the PADI Enriched Air Diver Qualification or equivalent 

Certification and successful application is dependant on the candidate having a minimum of Ten dives in the specialty applied for (These ten dives can be completed after the Specialty Instructor programme, but must be completed before Application).

PADI Specialty 117.00



PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers are PADI Instructors who have at least five PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, which qualifies them to conduct all training requirements for the Master Scuba Diver rating.

In this programme you are shown both how to teach your choice of five specialties and also how to market the courses. This title is a major asset when applying for jobs in the industry - you have proven that you are a believer in continued education, this is an asset in itself.

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep 489.00



Staff Instructors are able to:

1. Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors.

2. Conduct IDC training segments under the direct supervision of a PADI Course Director.

3. Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development,confined water and open water teaching presentations.

4. Provide counseling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates.

5. Assist with training during instructor-level continuing education programs, such as PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses.

6. Observe the orientation and closing sessions of PADI Instructor

Course Prerequisites

To enroll in a PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, an individual must:

1. Be renewed and in Teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year.

2. Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.

3. Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.

4. Agree to use the PADI System and components in its entirety.

The first 2 days of the course you will be familiarizing yourself with the Instructor Development process and the Assistant Instructor Course. You will learn to give role model presentations both in the classroom and in water. After successful completion of this section, you will audit a complete IDC. Throughout this course you will be perfecting your presentation and evaluation skills.

For dates refer to the Instructor Training Schedule.

Course Duration: 3 Days + Candidates must audit a complete IDC by observing all 20 required IDC curriculum presentations

Subway Exclusive offer: If you complete your IDC Staff Instructor Course, we can give you access to several PADI Professional training videos that are essential viewing for anyone wishing to progress to Master Instructor or Course Director. Our extensive Library includes:

*    Positive Approach selling

*    Jeff Slutsky’s ‘Streetfighting’,

*    Advanced strategies for recruiting and retaining Enthusiastic divers,

*    Business of diving Symposium

*    Career Tracking Tips for the Dive Professional

PADI Staff Instructor Course 375.00


Prices for Accommodation vary depending on the time of year.  We can easily help you find accommodation in the vicinity of Subway Dive Centre and we will get special rates from Hotels, Self Apartments etc... www.subwayscuba.com/moreinfo.html


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Book your Instructor Development Course Now by filling in the form below... 

Subway Dive Centre S-2599
 Pioneer Road, Bugibba, Malta.
Tel: (+356) 21572997 or 21570354
Fax: (+356) 21577086

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