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     This section of the website is designed to give you the latest news of training agencies and also the latest news on Consult Dive International involvement and achievements.


General Training News



NAUI: This association has redesigned their training materials and is now offering a complete coordinated range of educational materials. Each course has its own student and instructor manual, videos, audio cassettes, workbook, set of exams and promotional materials. 
     The new materials also come in a student/instructor kit and can be ordered at NAUI HQ or any NAUI Service Center.
     Following the implementation of the new materials, all NAUI Instructor Trainers and Course Directors will be re-qualified during 2001 and a new Instructor Training Course curriculum will be introduced to meet the demands of the professional educators of today.


SSI: This certifying agency is continuing during 2001 its tie-up with NAUI on both the Universal Referral Program and the joint NAUI / SSI passport-try scuba experience, allowing divers to experiment the joy and pleasure of scuba diving in a one day non-certification program. This program is an excellent introduction to scuba diving, encourage new divers to pursue full certification, as the program gives credits for performed skills in both NAUI and SSI beginner courses.
     Following the implementation of the use of the new training materials, all NAUI Course Directors and Instructor Trainers will re-qualify in 2001.


PADI: After lowering junior certification age from 12 to 10 years old and creating a short cut certification course in 2000, the association is also renewing its training materials, and its instructor development course in 2001. PADI Assistant Instructor rating will become mandatory to enter the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the instructor course will be run in 4 days, prior sending candidates to the examination. All IDC-Staff instructors and Course Directors will be retrained in 2001.

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