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Why Instructor Development Course?

This comprehensive course will qualify you to teach scuba divers in the classroom, confined water and open water anywhere in the world. When you pass the PADI Instructor Development course and you’ll be all set to teach scuba diving anywhere in the world. You’ll be introduced to the PADI system of diver education and taught all the tools you’ll need to train scuba divers in the classroom, in confined water and in open water.

What do I need to start?

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:

Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor
Be at least 18 years old
Be certified as a diver for at least six months
Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

What will I do?

The PADI Instructor Development course kicks off in the classroom and goes through all sorts of topics, including:

Course Orientation
Dive Industry Overview
General Standards and Procedures
The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching
Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course
Adaptive Teaching
The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy
Business Principles for the Dive Instructor
Adventures in Diving Program
Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program
Rescue Diver Course
Divemaster Course
Diver Retention Programs
How to Teach the RDP (Instructors from recreational diver training organizations other than PADI must complete.)

You’ll then move onto practical things like skill demonstration workshops in the pool, teaching PADI speciality diver courses and instructor training dives in open water. It’s a full-on programme, concluding with dive theory and PADI standards exams and teaching presentations.

How long will it take?

The full IDC will take approx. 10 days to complete, which is inclusive of the 2 day Emergency First Response Instructor Course. There is an additional two days required for the Instructor Examination.

What will I need?

PADI IDC Crew Pack, which includes –
• Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
• IDC Candidate Workbook and related reference materials,
• Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
• Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
• Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
• PADI Instructor Manual.
This is not included in the course price

What You Can Teach?

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

Where can I go from here?

After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.

2016 IDC Dates:

  • 6-17 November 2016

2016 Instructor Examination dates:

  • 19 and 20 November 2016

Facebook links for our IDC and EFRI

Instructor Development Event

Emergency First Response Event

 

Price:

  • Open Water Scuba Instructor Only: € 525
  • IDC: € 800
  • IDC and EFRI Combo: € 950