Are you looking to do something others can only dream of? To share your love of the aquatic world with others? Do you want an extraordinary life? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progessive and popular scuba diver courses? Go PRO by completing our IDC we aim to fully prepare all of our candidate divers ready for a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) which will qualify you to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
A PADI IDC programme is split into two distinct components - The first portion is the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and this is then followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and then go on to attend an PADI IE which is the final step to earn your PADI Instructor certifictation.
If you are a dive professional from another diver training organisation may be eligable to enroll directly onto an IDC programme, please speak to Steve our Course Director for more information.
The IDC will introduce you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification - if your not sure which specialties you would like then Steve our Course Director will happily advise you based on what teaching you are looking to do in the future, for example if you are teaching in England or other cold waters then Dry Suit Diver Specialty would be essential.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
You will demonstrate competence at
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .
An IDC is an Instructor Development Course where we will prepare you for a PADI IE, you will need to attend the IE and fully complete this to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Digital Underwater Photographer or Enriched Air Diver.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual.
The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes all the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
View the Instructor Examination (IE) Calendar on your PADI Pro account
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must:
You’ll want to continue your professional training by completing courses that allow you to teach beyond the core courses. For example, Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor, Emergency First Response Instructor, and specialty instructor courses complement your Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and add to your professional portfolio.
For more information about this or other PADI courses have a chat with one of the SCUBA DREAM Team members.