Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:
A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI IDC Course. You also need:
You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.
Force-E offers PADI Instructor courses year round. To sign up for this course please contact firstname.lastname@example.org or call one of the stores for schedule and pricing.
As a dive professional, you’ll want to have all your basic scuba equipment, including a dive computer, a dive knife, and at least two surface signaling devices. During practical skills exercises, like underwater mapping and search and recovery, you’ll use a compass, floats, marker buoys, lift bags and slates. Your PADI Course Director may suggest additional gear that will be useful throughout your diving career.