PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Become an Open Water Scuba Instructor

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI’s professional-level training and is designed to prepare candidates to become PADI Instructors. This course is made up of two components, the Assistant Instructor Course (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor Course (OWSI). Combined these two courses make up the entire IDC. Both courses must be completed before attending the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
Most people complete the entire IDC at one time; however, some people choose to complete the AI Course and gain experience teaching before completing the OWSI Course and taking the Instructor Exam (IE).

Here’s What You Learn
During the IDC you will be learn in a low stress environment. We emphasize learning how to teach in the real world, not just passing the Instructor Exam. As a PADI Instructor candidate you'll also learn about business principles, teaching children, risk management, and other important topics relevant for the dive professional. You will learn to teach all the core PADI Courses (PADI Scuba Diver, PADI Open Water Diver, Adventure Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster). Additionally you will learn how to and be qualified to teach some PADI Specialties (Peak Performance Buoyancy, Aware Coral Reef Conservation and Project Aware) and other PADI Programs such as Discover Scuba Diving (DSD). We have also added more value to your IDC with additional workshops to help sharpen you diving skills.

You must:
• Be a PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
• Be at least 18 years old
• Have 60 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
• Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
• Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
• Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months
• Want a fun and exciting career!

NOTE: To pass the IE and become an Open Water Scuba Instructor you must have logged 100 dives.

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