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PADI is the most popular recognized dive certifying agency around the world, and when you reach the PADI Instructor level, you will have reached a level that allows you to share you passion for the ocean with people all over the world.
As a PADI Instructor you will be able to teach, certify, and lead dives at dive shops all over the world, setting yourself up for a lifetime of underwater adventure.
Our PADI Instructor Course covers all the bases to allow you to become a great instructor. We cover all of the dive theory, teaching methods and preparation, as well as safety procedures. At the end of the course there is an Instructors Examination, which once successfully completed opens the doors for you to make diving your profession.
What does it cover?
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI’s professional-level training. Becoming a PADI Instructor consists of these segments knowledge development, practical application and the Instructor Examination. The online portion of the course covers nine topics which prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. Through PADI’s eLearning system and practical segments of the IDC, you are introduced to the complete PADI System of Diver Education, and you learn to use it as a professional dive educator
What are the PADI Open Water Instructor Development course prerequisites?
Prior to enrolling in the PADI IDC, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and hold a leadership level diving certification such as the PADI Divemaster rating. You must also have been a certified diver for at least six months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 60 dives (100 before attending the IE). If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites, please contact your PADI Course Director or PADI IDC Staff Instructor.
Course Cost: $2500.00
ELearning Course Code: $216.00
Instructor Crew Pak: $619.00
Class, Pool, & Training Dives: $1500
Padi Application Fee: $165.00
*Padi Instructor evaluation fees Are not included: $650.00 + Expenses
The $216.00 eLearning portion of the course is nonrefundable. Your PADI IDC or CDC center will charge you for the practical application portion of the course. After completion of the IDC, you must successfully complete a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
Other costs There are fees for the Assistant Instructor and Instructor applications as well as for attendance at the two-day Instructor Examination (IE).
Materials – To take an IDC, you need a current PADI Instructor Manual and the IDC Crew-Pak that includes the PADI’s Guide to Teaching. There are other required materials and equipment, some of which you already have. Your PADI Course Director or PADI IDC Staff Instructor will guide and counsel you on what you need, and will make suggestions to help you prepare for a valuable course experience.
Saguaro Training Calendar (for Arizona based divers)
How do you document that youve completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive center is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI Dive Center or Resort.
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What else is required to complete the course?
Once you successfully complete the IDC, you enroll in a two-day Instructor Examination (IE). When you successfully complete the IE and all requirements are verified at PADI (including having a current CPR/First Aid Instructor credential and having logged at least 100 dives), you earn the PADI Instructor rating.