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PADI Instructor Development Course - IDC

Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of PADI Instructor Training and one of the most challenging and rewarding experiences you'll ever encounter. You deserve an extraordinary life - become a scuba diving instructor. This professional course is respected, rewarding and in an incredible adventure.


PADI Instructor Development Course - IDC The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating sets you apart from the crowd. PADI Instructors may conduct the entire range of PADI programs - from Discover Scuba through Divemaster.

PADI Instructors do things others can only daydream about.

If you want to live an extraordinary life, you're in the right place.

Prerequisites for entering the course

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Have the PADI Divemaster rating or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months ( check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
Have at least 60 logged dives to begin.
Have Emergency First Response Provider training within the past 24 months.
Medical Statement signed by a physician within the past 6 months.
Minimum Age: 18
Have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam
You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What will I do?

During this course, you will learn:

PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
Risk Management and Diver Safety
The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

Where do I go from here?

As a PADI Instructor, you will have the basic abilities to do the following:

Teach academic presentations under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor
Teach the PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
Teach Project AWARE Specialty courses
Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
Teach Emergency First Response after successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor course

What materials will I need?

PADI Instructor Manual
Instructor Candidate Workbook
Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
The Law and the Diving Professional
The Business of Diving
The Best of The Undersea Journal
Log Book
Peak Performance Bouyancy Specialty Instructor Outline

Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
Open Water Diver Manual
Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel and table, and Instructions for Use Booklets
Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
Adventures in Diving Manual
Rescue Diver Manual
Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
Divemaster Manual
Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

How long will it take?

Times can vary from four days to three weeks or more

What will it cost?

$900 to $1,200 (plus course materials) depending on format and needs.

Private classes available at an additional cost.
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