The Ultimate Professional Scuba Diving Instructor Training Program!!! The PADI IDC is the worlds most sort after Instructor Training Course. Taking you from Divemaster to OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor). Our next IDC is starting on 23rd June in Teignmouth with IE in Rugby. So sign up for your training in your local enviroment.
The PADI IDC (Instructor Devlopment Course) consists of two sections, the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. This structure lets you divide the course into two blocks for schedule convenience if you need to. However, you may prefer to complete the two portions together, going through the entire IDC in as few as seven days.
The first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the PADI Assistant Instructor course. This course provides you additional experience as a PADI Professional and teaches you the PADI System of diver education.
PADI Assistant Instructors:
- Teach knowledge development (classroom) 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 Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
- Teach the Project AWARE Specialty course
- Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
- Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the Emergency First Response Instructor Course
- PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another organization
- Be at least 18 years old
- 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep and navigation)
- Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
What it takes:
- Self-study – Knowledge reviews, quizzes, lectures and presentations
- Confined water – Skills review and assessment, workshops and presentations
- Open Water – Workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
The Open Water Scuba Instructor program portion of the PADI IDC further hones your leadership and teaching skills to prepare you for life as a PADI Instructor.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program Course Prerequisites:
- PADI Assistant Instructor certification
- Certified diver for at least six months
- 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep, and navigation)
- Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.
What it takes:
- Self-study – Knowledge reviews, quizzes, lectures, presentations
- Confined Water – Skills review and assessment, workshops and presentations
- Open Water – Workshops, rescue assessment and presentations
You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives to become a PADI Instructor (though you can begin training as one with 60 logged dives).