The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the heart of the PADI Instructor training process. During the IDC, you’ll apply your diving skills and knowledge to learning to teach the PADI System in the classroom, confined water (pool) and open water. All IDC’s are conducted by PADI Course Directors, each a highly experienced instructor trainer who has met strict educational proficiency requirements.
The PADI IDC stresses development. As a result, you can relax while learning, knowing that mistakes are part of the process. Although there are performance requirements for successfully completing the course, there are no time limitations, so you may continue to progress under your Course Directors guidance. The goal is to create a low-stress environment in which you can learn to function as a PADI Instructor. This makes the IDC challenging, yet an enjoyable learning experience.
The standard curriculum for the PADI IDC may be completed in as little as seven days or over an extended period. Each element of the course is supported by the Instructor Candidate Workbook and other educational materials, including the latest PADI videos. Topics include: teaching the PADI Openwater course; continuing education courses; Discover experiences; the Recreational Dive Planner, lesson planning and presentation; conducting confined and openwater sessions; legal responsibility and risk management; and marketing your PADI courses.
To qualify for PADI Instructor Development Course an individual must:
• Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent rating
• Be 18 years of age
• Been certified as a diver for 6 months
• Have 60 logged dives (100 for Instructor Examination)
• Have a current medical (within the last 12 months)
Course Price Includes
• Instructor Candidate Workbook
• Tanks, weights & Air fills
Course Price Excludes
• All other PADI course materials (See package for current prices)
• Instructor Examination fees (As set by PADI)
• PADI Registration fees (As set by PADI)
• Equipment hire
Scuba diving is an exciting, dynamic recreation that supports a growing world-wide industry with many professional opportunities. Owning and operating a dive centre, working full time on a live aboard dive boat or teaching in an inland or resort environment are just a few possibilities. A scuba diving career can break you out of a nine-to-five office job, or provide you with an enjoyable part-time vocation.
Like many divers, you may envy the lifestyle of the dive professionals you know – they get paid to go diving, to travel and to introduce people to an exciting recreational activity. Best of all, they have a job they love, doing for a living what you can do for fun. Pursing a professional diving career can be rewarding and lucrative.
As a PADI professional, you’ll enjoy the highest demand in the industry. There are more than 3000 Dive Centres and Resorts around the world and an overwhelming majority of dive operations offer PADI programs. At any given time, there are more positions available for PADI leaders than there are professionals to fill them. Whatever, diving career you choose, earning a professional PADI credential will get you where you want to go.
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