2015 PADI IDC dates & Project Aware Dive Against Debris

Dive Against DebrisWe will be running three full PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC) next year.  Each IDC will have an Instructor Examination following immediately on from it.  The 2015 PADI IDC dates are:

28th March to 10th April, 30th May to 12th June, 3rd to 16th October

After each IE we will be having some serious fun with a three day Specialty Instructor Training course, that will really set you aside as a new professional serious about their future career in the scuba diving industry.  For more information click here.

On Sunday October 19th we ran our second Project Aware Dive Against Debris of the season.  Very successful and huge fun had by all as we collectively recovered another 30 kilos of rubbish messing up the environment of one of our favourite confined water training sites on the Cap d’Antibes.  Thanks to Daniela, Tim, Paul, Eric, William, Fabrice, Oscar and Ruth for their fine efforts!

Next IDC, last IDC, latest dive centre news

Long overdue time for a little update.  In April we had an excellent Instructor Development Course with two young candidates, one French and one English.  Manu did very well at the Instructor Examination in Marseille and is now working in his second season for a dive centre in Sicily.  Josh also did exceptionally well and has returned to his studies in Marine Biology at Newcastle Univeristy.  He’ll be becoming a PADI Instructor hopefully with as strong a performance as Manu next Spring.

The next IDC starts a week tomorrow, on May 24th with the two free days of preparation we offer to candidates to get them as up to speed as possible with skill demonstrations and their theory.

Aside from that a big well done to all those who have completed courses with us since April…Deep Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Advanced, Open Water, Scuba Diver…congrats and thanks to Helena, Malin, Tom, Giorgos, Tristan, Jenny, Soledad and Ludovic.

Congratulations to Tristan Croizard on the best marine life sighting of the early season period…a very large tuna zooming overhead on the drop off of Le Grand Boule on his Advanced Open Water qualifying dive.

And finally The Master Scuba Diver Wall of Fame is now in place in the dive centre….who will be next to gain a prestigious place here??!!

We look forwards to seeing you all soon.


Reasons to dive with us in 2014….

A new video showing off our premises, boat, proshop, smiling and v professional staff, happy clients, sealife and all the reasons why you should choose to come to do a PADI course or some fun dives with us in Golfe Juan this year! For more compelling arguments check us out on TripAdvisor

Wining & Diving South of France

We had a great write up in the February issue of Sport Diver magazine in the UK.  For those of you considering doing a course or some fun diving with us, this really gives a good and faithful insight into the diving with us on the Cote d’Azur.  The article was the second in a series of articles called « Wining & Diving » was put together by Nick and Caroline Robertson-Brown, and the latest installment, just out, talks about California with a great cover photo by Nick of Caroline in one of the famous kelp forests.

Wining & Diving France Sport Diver Feb 2014

To see more of the great work that Nick and Caroline do please click here to visit their excellent website.

DiveMaster Internships and Instructor Development dates


DiveMaster Interns

We have a number of vacancies available for our highly sought after DiveMaster Internships this season.  Ideally you will already be a qualified Rescue Diver with RYA Powerboat Level 2 or equivalent.  Effectively you become a working member of the team for two months, getting trained thoroughly up to DiveMaster level and getting a solid start and experience in the dive industry.  Part of a small team, you will benefit from being in contact with experienced Instructors, including a Course Director on a daily basis.  To be considered please send us a CV together a covering letter outlining your motivations and why we should consider you above other candidates.  The periods for the Internships are mid April to mid June, mid June to mid August and mid August to mid October.

Once again for 2014 we are running a full Instructor Development programme with six IDC’s scheduled.  It is also possible to reserve stand alone Assistant Instructor, OWSI, Staff Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor and Specialty Instructor courses.

The dates (including two day IDC preparation and Instructor Examination) are as follows:

22nd Feb to 9th March, 12th to 27th April, 24th May to 8th June, 20th September to 5th October,

13th to 29th October, 1st to 14th December

The dates for our Specialty Instructor courses and 11th to 13th March, 29th April to 1st May, 10th to 12th June, 7th to 9th October and 16th to 18th December.