Changing The Way You Learn To Dive!

ARE YOU Ready TO GO PROFESSIONAL?

Do you like people, have that 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 an Instructor Development Course.

WHAT IS THE PADI INSTRUCTOR COURSE?

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. For schedule flexibility, you may choose to complete the entire IDC in one block, or you may choose to divide the course into sections. After completing both the AI and OWSI sections, the IDC Candidate will 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.

WHAT ARE THE REQUIREMENTS?

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need: At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.
Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. 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 EXACTLY IS THE PADI - IE?

An Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification.

HOW DO I START?

Start the PADI IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. This saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor. In addition, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC. Contact The Dive Place and let one of our crew members provide you more information on how you can Go Professional and enroll in a PADI IDC, Assistant Instructor course or OWSI program.

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The PADI Professional courses are an investment of not only finance but time. Not everyone has the ability or desire to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, but if you do, we would like to talk to you. Come into The Dive Place and meet our Crew members over a coffee where we will discuss your career and help you move in the direction you want to go. Your decision is your future. We want you to be confident that you are in the best hands at this stage of your career. Would you still like to know more? Simply click on the links to the side and learn more about our other PADI professional courses. Let us show you The Dive Place difference!
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