Instructor Development Course (IDC)

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Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The PADI Instructor Development Course is the dive industry's most sought after and widely respected comprehensive instructor training program. This course develops your ability to teach diving by training you in basic instructional theory and its application. In addition, you get hands-on practice and dive industry specific information you need for success at the professional level.

The PADI Instructor Development Course consists of two section: the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. This structure gives you the option of dividing the course into two blocks to fit your schedule. However, you may prefer to complete the two portions together, going through the entire IDC in as few as eight days.

Prerequisites:
Certification:
PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another organization
Minimum Age:
18 years old
60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep and navigation)
Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
SCUBA Gear:
Students must provide SCUBA equipment, gear bag, dive knife, dive slate, compass, dive light and chemical light (if doing night dive).
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Price:
Tuition:
$1299 + PADI Application Fee
Required Materials:
  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Instructor Candidate Workbook
  • The Law and The Diving Professional
  • The Best of The Undersea Journal
  • The Business of Diving
  • Children and SCUBA Diving
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
  • Project AWARE Specialty Program Insrtuctor Outline
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams Booklet
  • Aquatic Cue Cards Confined Water and Open Water
  • 2 Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slates
  • 2 Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning Slate
  • Log Book (Adventure Log-Pro Modules recommended)
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