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Let Al Mahara Dive Centre "start" you on your journey to becoming a PADI Dive Professional or help you on your Continuing Professional Education by signing up for one of our entry level professional programmes and/or continuing education and professional development programmes.  Whether you are just starting off as PADI Dive Professional or a seasoned veteran we have courses for everyone, including in 2016 some specialties which will be unique to the UAE and in particular Al Mahara, such as a Pearl Diving Specialty and National Archeological Society (NAS) Diver Specialty.


Our Professional Development Programme(s) are largely planned and structured around the PADI Instructor Examinations (IEs) in the region and we will synchronise other courses and training around the Instructor development Courses (IDC).  Uniquely we are in the position of being able to accommodate both visiting students and those resident in the UAE who require more intensive training, or more flexible training to fit in with jobs, family and commitments.  We are also in the position to offer full and part time internships for Dive Master training and certification also up to Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) for a reduced course fee in exchange for a working commitment for a period of time. As well as learning to be a Dive Professional we will also teach you about the dive industry, provide you with experience of working in a Water Sports Centre and provide you with the opportunity to expand your portfolio of water activity related qualifications.

For the entry requirements and exit qualifications for PADI Professional Courses as well as what each course syllabus looks like, see the Link to PADI Professional Courses

The costs of these options is negotiable with our resident Course Director and will be dependent upon: your level of certification and experience when you start, how much training will be required for you to meet Al Mahara's exacting standards, how quickly you need the qualification and your own enthusiasm and commitment to the course.



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