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Instructor Training

Instructor Development Course

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Once you have made the decision to develop your professional diving career by completing the PADI Divemaster Program, you may decide to become a PADI Instructor. PADI instructors are required to meet the dive industryís highest instructor training standards.

OUTLINE:The full IDC (Assistant Instructor & Open Water Scuba Instructor) duration is nine days full time (plus self study), or six days for IDC part II.Part time IDCís are also available from time to time.

The course includes:

†††††††† Pre-assessment activities to review your diving knowledge and skills;

†††††††† 14 self study reading assignments

†††††††† 16 knowledge reviews to complete.

†††††††† The curriculum is extremely varied and involves lectures (with an accompanying program workbook); workshop/discussions; and practice teaching sessions in the classroom, pool and open water. Topics include:


Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

Developing Knowledge Development Presentation

Teaching the Project AWARE and PPB

PADI Discover Scuba and Snorkeling Programs

Confined Water Teaching and Lesson Preparation

Conducting Open Water Training Dives

Diving Industry Overview

General Standards and Procedures

Legal Responsibility & Risk Management

The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching

PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course

How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner

Teaching Children

The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy

Adventures in Diving Program

Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver

PADI Rescue Diver Course

Divemaster Course

Diver Retention Program

PADI Rescue Diver Workshop

Lesson Planning Workshop

PADI Professional Ė Level Programs

PADI Specialty Programs

Modular Scuba Course Skills Workshop (pool)

Orientation to PADI Open Water Training

National Coaching Accreditation Scheme

Successful completion of the Open Water Scuba Instructor enables you to attend the Instructor Examinations (IE) which is independently conducted by a PADI Examiner over 2 days.

PRE-REQUISITES:(Full IDC parts I & II) Be certified as a PADI Divemaster (or equivalent). Have logged 60 dives and provide a medical certificate dated within 12 months of the start of the course.Provide proof of current CPR and First Aid training.Successfully complete the pre-assessment activities at the start of the course.

Open Water Scuba Instructor (part II):Be certified as a PADI Assistant Instructor (or equivalent) and provide a medical certificate dated within 12 months of the start of the course. Provide proof of current CPR and First Aid training.

COURSE FEE: The IDC Part I & II requires an investment of $2290 per student.A $400 deposit will secure your place on the course, with the balance due at the start of the course. The Open Water Scuba Instructor (part II) requires an investment of $1450.00.