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Starting from 2 stars to diving guide

Discussion in 'SDI/TDI/ERDI' started by Raz Zafrir, Aug 23, 2018.

  1. Raz Zafrir

    Raz Zafrir Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Eilat
    Hello . I'm in love with the diving world and I have no doubt that I want to be a diving instructor..
    I already signed up to a program which pass you through 2 stars to
    Master diver and so on until diving instructor at tdi sdi.. I have a friend that told me that most diving clubs are padi and I won't be able to work outside Israel if I don't do padi or other organization instructor.. I'm not saying that main target is to wirj outside the country but I do want. What do you think?
  2. RainPilot

    RainPilot OC/CCR Instructor Trainer Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

    # of Dives: I just don't log dives
    Location: UAE
    SDI/TDI have a large presence worldwide, you should be able to get work outside of Israel with that qualification. However, the vast majority of "dive destination" shops are PADI affiliated so if you have a PADI instructor rating, you will have a lot more opportunities to choose from.

    However, once you are an instructor it is not very difficult to cross over to another agency later so if you are getting a good deal from the SDI shop then go for it, if you can get a similar priced PADI deal and you KNOW you want to use it later outside of Israel, then I would look at doing that.

    Either way, the "Going Pro" section here will have a lot of useful information for you, located here:
    Going Pro

    Best of luck either way and welcome to ScubaBoard!
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  3. Raz Zafrir

    Raz Zafrir Garibaldi

    # of Dives: 25 - 49
    Location: Eilat
    I Thank you very much.. the diving shop whicj I'm going to.be doing the course is very professional,the most in eilat so I'm going to continue there .best regards from Israel

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