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This 14 day program focusing on learning the skills to become one of the most sought after positions in the world, a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Preparing for the 2 day Instructor Exams the candidate will learn about the teaching philosophy & methodology of PADI, attending workshops on Academic, Pool & Open Water presentations will fully prepare the candidate for the multi-faceted Instructor Exams (IE) days honing both technical knowledge & the real world skills they’ll require after certification.

PADI IDCWhat are the prerequisites to start my PADI Instructor Development Course?

  • PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training organization in good standing for at least 6 months.
  • 18 years old
  • 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • At least 100 logged dives prior to entering the IE
  • Certified diver for six months
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months

How long will it take to complete my PADI Instructor Development Course?

The program is 14 days long not including the IE and our IDC preparation course. We also schedule days off during the program for candidates to relax. During the program there are required presentations and workshops along with the requirements to be met to successfully complete the IDC before entering the IE.
They are:

  • Course Orientation
  • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
    • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentations
    • 4 Es Counseling Workshops
  • Teaching in Confined Water
    • Skills Demonstrations Workshops
    • Confined Water Teaching Presentations
  • Conducting Open Water Dives
    • Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
    • Open Water Teaching Presentations
  • General Standards and Proceduresclassroom study
  • Open Water Diver Course
  • Adventures in Diving Program
    • Adventure Dive Workshop
  • Rescue Diver Course
    • Rescue Exercise Workshop
  • Divemaster Course
  • Risk Management
    • Duty of Care Workshop
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • Marketing Diving
  • Start Diving
  • Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  • Business of Diving
  • Keep Diving
  • How to Teach the RDP

What am I qualified to teach once I’m certified as a PADI Open water Scuba Instructor?

Teaching Status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are authorized to teach the following PADI courses:

  • PADI Scuba Diver
  • PADI Open Water Diver
  • PADI Adventures in Diving Program (Adventure Diver/ Advanced Open Water Diver)
  • PADI Rescue Diver
  • PADI Divemaster
  • PADI Skin Diver
  • PADI Discover Snorkeling
  • PADI Discover Scuba Divingidc pool exercises
  • PADI Seal Team and
  • PADI Bubblemaker
  • PADI ReActivate
  • PADI Discover Local Diving
  • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty
  • Project AWARE Specialty
  • AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation Specialty

We also include the following programs in our IDC package:

  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty 
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care Instructor
  • EFR Care For Children Instructor
  • EFR Automated External Defibrillator Instructor

How much does the PADI Instructor Development Course cost and what’s included?

  • IDC including Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor and EFRI 39,900 THB
  • Required Materials 18,500 THB
    • PADI Guide to Teaching
    • PADI Specialty Instructor Guides CD
    • PADI Business of Diving DVD
    • IDC Preparation slates
    • PADI Open Water Diver teaching slates, quizzes ad exams
    • PADI Adventures In Diving teaching slates
    • PADI Rescue Diver teaching slates and exams
    • PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Guide
    • Emergency First Response Instructor Guideschic 18
  • Free tea, coffee and fresh water
  • Free Wifi
  • Free T-shirt
  • Free lunches during the OWSI portion of the IDC
  • 15% discount on all equipment purchases
  • Free Conservation Dive and Conservation Evening
  • IE fee for 2019 - 930 AUD
  • Instructor Application fee for 2019 - 267 AUD
  • EFRI Application fee for 2019 - 184 AUD
  • SI Application fee for 2019 -  106 AUD

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