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The PADI Instructor Development Program - IDC

The PADI IDC is the worlds most sort after Diving Instructor Training Course. Taking you from PADI Divemaster to PADI OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor). Through the IDC you will learn how to introduce people to Scuba Diving and take them all the way....... So they can get out of diving as much as you have!!

Who Should Do The PADI IDC?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – then become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with a PADI Instructor Development Course.

Why Go PRO At Teign Diving Centre?

At Teign Diving Centre we have been training PADI professionals and Instructors since the 1990's, and many of those Instructors are still active and teaching PADI diving courses with us and enjoying it!

The PADI IDC is about building a rounded complete PADI Instructor and as Teign Diving Centre was started from scratch and is still owned by our own PADI Course Director, Mark Layton, what better expereicne to learn from than a team lead by someone who has been in the UK diving industry for 25 years.

We have a 100% pass rate and our Instructor Candidates when certified are ready to take their skills around the world or teach locally whatever suits them. We have plenty of opportunities within our Dive Centre for you to gain expereicne and work with a team of very expereinced divers and diving instructors. 

Go PRO With Teign Diving Centre - Live The dream - Get Opportunities - Get Experience - Take Instructing To The Next Level.

How Does The PADI IDC Work?

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the PADI 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.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

At Teign Diving Centre we run the PADI IDC over a 10 day window covering all the knowledge development sections as part of the program. We find interacting with our experienced staff allows IDC candidates to get more first hand experience of the Dive Industry and Teaching Diving, and encourages more question and answer discussions with staff which ultimately benefits soon to be Instructors.

Who Can Enrol In An IDC and Become A PADI Instructor?

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course providing he meets these additional requirements:

  • At minimum of 60 logged dives to enrol on the IDC
  • A minimum of 100 logged dives to attend an IE, and complete the process of becomeing a PADI Instructor.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A diving medical signed by a Doctor within the last 12 months
  • To become an active PADI Instructor you must complete the Emergency First Response Instructor Course EFRI, this can be combined with the IDC.

What Will I Learn as Part Of The IDC?

Over the 10 day IDC you will learn how to be positive contributor to the Dive Industry, both by being able to conduct all PADI core courses as well as understanding the Diving Industry, how it works and roles and responsibilities a PADI Instructor may have.

By the end of the IDC you will be able to:

  • Organise and present information using the range of PADI manuals Lesson Guides and other PADI media.
  • Conduct skill development sessions in confiend water
  • Organise and conduct Open Water Dives
  • Control students in training enviornments to ensure they can learn the skills needed to dive safely and in safety. 

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

What Do I Need For The IDC?

To be a professional in any field you must have the tools for the job! A good plumber wouldnt think of turning up to work without his tools, and a good diving instructor also needs his tools! This includes educational materials to ensure that he or she can present the required information professionally, is familiar with and knows what the student divers have been reading or watching and can safely introduce student divers to the world of diving!

What Instructor and Student Materials Required For The IDC?

  • A complete set of student diver materials for all core courses from Open Water DIver through to Rescue Diver (If youve recently done your training you should have these materials)
  • PADI IDC Crewpack
  • Full set of diving equipment including suitable exposure suit.

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