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Besides fun dives for certified divers, we also offer PADI Continued Diving Education. Strict adherence to PADI standards means we don't compromise in course content or performance requirements. We also don't compromise in your course dives, where we aim to provide a high-quality diving experience at the best suitable dive sites.
Most courses can be taught in your choice of language: English, German, or Hebrew. Knowledge development sections are taught via PADI eLearning. PADI eLearning is excellent. We strongly recommend that you do your PADI eLearning before you get here. This way, you can learn at your passe and be better prepared for the practical part of your course. By the way, many eLearning courses are available in additional languages such as Spanish, French, Russian, Suomi, Arabic, and a lot more.
Advanced and Rescue Courses
In order to experience our deeper dive sites, you may want to go deeper than your Open Water certification allows. We know that many divers with Open Water certifications have been diving to substantially deeper depth than the rating of their certifcation. In most countries in the world, nobodys object to this. In Israel however, you may run into legal and insurance problems. If you are an Open Water divers and would like to go deeper, you may sign up for Adventure dives. Just make sure to let us know in advance because the paperwork for fun dives and course dive is different and may require special medical clearance.
For new and less experienced divers the advanced course opens up new underwater experiences. Learn new skills and gain more confidence as a diver.
Advanced Open Water Diver
The PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course introduces you to many of the kinds of adventures you can experience underwater.
Depending on your interests, the other dives can be selected from: Wreck, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy, Underwater Naturalist Dive, Enriched Air Dive (for those continuing to their Enriched Air Diver certification), Boat Diver, Fish ID, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Search and Recovery,and several others. Each course dive is accompanied by a theme specific brief briefing. The PADI eLearning program is available in many languages.
After this course you will be fully certified to dive anywhere in the world, to a depth of 30 meters (100 ft).
To enroll in an Advanced Open Water Diver Course, you must have an Open Water Diver certification from a recognized dive training organization. You will also have to fill out a medical questionnaire and must be cleared for diving by a doctor if you answer ‘yes’ to any question. If you obtained a doctor's clearance to dive within the last two years, you can bring that if there's been no change in your health. In Isarel, divers age 45 and above have to bring a "fit to dive" statement from a physician.
Adventures in Diving Program
The PADI Adventures in Diving program gives you an opportunity to gain more experience and expand your diving horizons at a more relaxed pace than the full Advanced Open Water Diver course. It's perfect for the traveling diver who doesn't have time to complete an Advanced Open Water Diver Course during a short visit in Eilat.
If you complete any 3 Adventure Dives, you qualify for the Adventures in Diving certification, which can be upgraded to Advanced Open Water Diver whenever you have the time to complete the course.
Enrollment requirements are the same as for the Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
This isn't a course about seeing nice corals and fishes, but rather about learning safety and rescue skills for helping yourself and others.
You'll learn how to rescue a struggling, panicky or unconscious diver in a variety of situations. Although this course is challenging, it is a rewarding way to build your confidence.
Rescue Diver training will prepare you to prevent problems and, if necessary, manage dive emergencies. You'll cover the following topics: self-rescue and diver stress, emergency management and equipment, panicked diver response, in-water rescue breathing protocols, exits with victims, and dive accident scenarios
To enroll in a Rescue Course, you must have an Advanced Open Water Diver certification from a recognized dive training organization, or be a PADI Adventure Diver with Underwater Navigation Dive. In order to be certified as a Rescue Diver, you must have completed an Emergency First Response course or equivalent first aid and CPR course.
Emergency First Response
Emergency First Response is PADI's state-of-the art first aid and CPR course, generally offered in conjunction with a Rescue Diver course.
PADI Specialty Courses
Whether you're progressing towards your Master Scuba Diver rating, or just taking the courses that specifically interest you, we offer more than a dozen PADI Specialty courses covering a wide variety of subjects. Most of those dives can be and are done as boat dives.
If you earned your PADI Advanced Open Water certification with Shulamit's Eilat Diving Adventures, then in most cases we'll be able to give you credit for the first dive in any specialty course for which you completed the corresponding Adventure Dive.
Master Scuba Diver:
When you show your Master Scuba Diver card, people know that you have spent significant time underwater and that you have been trained in several different areas and aspects of diving.
In Israel this rating exempts you from the refresher dives required by the Israel Diving Authority. However, the Diving Authrity requires 72 dives in order to be exempt from the refresher.
The PADI Master Scuba Diver rating certifies that you have done at least 50 dives, 5 specialty courses and in addition have been trained successfully as a Rescue Diver. You also need a recent (2 years) Frist Aid certificate.
What do you have to do in order to become a Master Scuba Diver? First, you have to be a diver with an Advanced certification. You can start your specialty training and the Rescue Diver course right away. You can choose the specialties which interest you most. In Israel, the deep diving specialty is mandatory as one of the 5 PADI specialties. Before you get the PADI Master Scuba Diver certification, you'll have to prove that you have done the minimum number of dives.
Please contact us and we'll guide you to become a Master Scuba Diver.
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We offer PADI professional courses including Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and Instructor courses.
General InfoABOUT INTERNSHIPS: Internships are unpaid, and you're expected to cover your own living expenses. In exchange for helping us out by supporting daily dive center activities, you can complete missing dives needed for your certification, and get valuable hands-on experience as Divemasters, Assistant Instructors or Instructors, at no extra cost beyond our regular course prices.
LODGING: We do not provide accommodations, but we are usually successful in helping Divemaster and Instructor Interns find suitable private lodgings for around NIS 2,000 to NIS 2500 shekels per month.
SCHEDULING: Dates for Divemaster and Assistant Instructor courses are completely flexible. In contrast, OWSI or IDC courses only take place in the two weeks before scheduled Instructor Examinations (IE).
INSTRUCTION: Divemaster, Assistant Instructor and EFR Instructor Courses are taught and supervised by PADI Master Instructor Shulamit Koretz. OWSI Courses and IDC's are taught and supervised by PADI Course Director Oren Nesher.
DivemasterAs a PADI Divemaster, you'll be qualified to assist PADI Instructors with students, lead certified divers on guided dive tours, teach and certify PADI Skin Divers, teach PADI Discover Snorkeling programs, and conduct PADI Scuba Review programs for certified divers all over the world. [Note: Israeli dive regulations do not allow divemasters to conduct mandatory refresher dives or introductory dives.]
The PADI Divemaster course teaches you to be a leader and take charge of dive activities. Through knowledge development sessions, waterskills exercises and workshops, and hands-on practical assessment, you develop the skills to organize and direct a variety of scuba diving activities. Additional information on course content and prerequisites can be found on the PADI Divemaster Course Page on the PADI website.
INTERNSHIP OPTION: You can complete a Divemaster course in 8-10 days, or you can stay for a Divemaster Internship, ideally for at least a month. During the internship, formal course content is interspersed with daily dive center activities (6 days per week) ranging from assisting in courses, programs and guided dives to experiencing how to plan, execute and lead group dives safely. Divemasters who have finished an internship with Shulamit leave with experience and confidence that carry over to the next step, whether it be working somewhere in the world as a Divemaster, or advancing to the next step of an Assistant Instructor Course or Instructor Development Course.
COSTS: The Divemaster Course costs NIS 3,000, regardless of whether you come for just the course or for a full internship. In addition, the PADI course materials cost about NIS 850, and you'll pay the application fee including first-year PADI membership of about 100 euros (subject to change) directly to PADI when it's time to be certified. The PADI eLearning is available in English and many other languages, but not in Hebrew. Please let us know what language you prefer a few weeks in advance. Instruction is possible in English, German, or Hebrew.
DIVES: If you arrive without the 40 logged dives necessary for enrollment in the Divemaster course, you can complete the missing dives with us at a 50% discount on our guided diving rates. Once you've qualified for the Divemaster course with 40 dives, Divemaster Interns who don't have the number of dives necessary for completing their certification as a Divemaster can complete those dives for free as part of their internship.
Assistant InstructorThe PADI Assistant Instructor Course can be taken as a standalone course, or it is often combined with the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course in a full Instructor Development Course (IDC) leading to a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
INTERNSHIP OPTIONS: You can complete an AI course in 5-6 days, or you can combine the course either with a Divemaster Internship (see above).
COSTS: The standalone Assistant Instructor Course costs NIS 3,000. For our Divemaster candidates who continue on to the Assistant Instructor Course (with or without internship) within 3 months, the combined cost is only NIS 5,000 for the two courses (instead of NIS 6,000).
Instructor DevelopmentIf you've gotten this far then you probably know all about it, but in any case information on course content and prerequisites can be found on the Instructor Development Course page on the PADI website.