With the country in lockdown restrictions, the increasing pressures on the NHS, and the Government's advice to stay at home and avoid unnecessary travel, we have closed the National Diving & Activity Centre for all activities until the start of April 2021.
Please be advised that the NDAC office is closed Monday to Thursday, so emails and phone calls may not be responded to during this time. Depending on when you make your enquiry it may take a few days before we can get back in touch with you.
Please be advised that the NDAC office is closed Monday to Thursday, the main phone line is currently not manned and has no answerphone system in place. Emails are responded to daily so please use our contact form or email
with any urgent matters.
PADI Divemaster Course
Your adventure into the professional
levels of recreational diving begins with the PADI Divemaster program.
Working closely with a PADI Instructor, in this program you expand
your dive knowledge and hone your skills to the professional level.
PADI Divemaster training develops your leadership abilities, qualifying
you to supervise dive activities and assist instructors with student
During the PADI Divemaster program, you learn dive leadership
skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete
water skills and stamina exercises, as well as training exercises
that stretch your ability to organize and solve problems. You will
put this knowledge into action through our internship scheme.
As this is an internship,
the course duration is subject to your availability for attendance
at the NDAC.
Are you looking to do something extraordinary?
To do something only others dream of? Take a step into the world
of teaching others what you love diving!
The road to becoming a PADI Instructor
can be intense and not everyone has the time to complete the Instructor
Development Course (IDC) all at once. Becoming a PADI Assistant
Instructor allows you to break down the IDC
to fit around your family, work and personal commitments.
As a PADI Assistant Instructor you work
in partnership with a PADI Instructor to provide student divers
with quality knowledge and skill development during PADI programs.
The teaching skills you will develop during your training will allow
you to independently conduct several PADI programs.
Ever wanted to share the thrills and
fun of diving with others? Being a PADI Divemaster isnt enough
for you? Then join the worlds leading diver certification organisation
and get in shape to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
rating is the first PADI Instructor level attained by dive professionals.
During your IDC training (or OWSI training
if your already a PADI Assistant Instructor),
you will review PADI Standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching
methods as well as hone your practical teaching ability, watermanship
and diving knowledge.
After successfully completing a PADI
Instructor Examination (IE), OWSIs take responsibility for introducing
people to scuba diving through various PADI programs and courses.
Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba
Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover
Scuba Diving up to Divemaster (except
for specialities which require
specific Speciality Instructor ratings).
During the Emergency First Response
Instructor course, you will build on your skill as an Emergency
Responder and focus on developing your instructional abilities to
teach these skills to others.
The Instructor course provides you with the additional training
necessary to teach the Emergency First Response Primary Care (CPR),
Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. (Region-specific
courses including First Aid at Work Asia Pacific and First Aid at
Work Great Britain require additional training.) Through a multi-media
approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical
teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response
The instructor course covers specific goals and performance requirements
for the Primary Care, Secondary Care and Care for Children courses,
along with instruction on how to structure learning, the requirements
of performance-based training, and your role as the instructor in
the learning environment. You also learn how to motivate students,
evaluate student knowledge, present course content effectively,
become proficient in developing students' hands-on skills practice
sessions, and are taught how to present an effective scenario-based
What do I need to start?
To enrol on the Emergency First Response Instructor course, you
must be 18 years old and have completed adult, child and infant
CPR and first aid training in the past 24 months or a be a practicing
medical professional such as a physician, Emergency Medical Technician,
Paramedic and Registered Nurse.
What will I do?
You'll learn how to conduct the Emergency First Response Primary
Care (CPR) and Emergency First Response Secondary Care (first aid)
courses and Care For Children. You’ll also learn to conduct
the recommended Automated External Defibrillator (AED), emergency
oxygen and conscious choking management skills.