The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) lets you share your underwater experience with fellow divers. Our training methods allow you to develop and bring out the best in yourself.
This is a two-part course; the Assistant Instructor section (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most candidates complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE) immediately after the IDC. The actual IE is the final step to earn the most sought after PADI Instructor certification in the world. As a result, you will be eligible to work anywhere around the world!
The IDC & IE in May has been cancelled due to the coronavirus.
The focus of the IDC with DiveSMART Gozo is to develop good teaching techniques and practices. We mentor and guide our IDC candidates throughout, in addition to learning how to effectively use the PADI system of education. All our courses are supervised by one of the best and long-standing PADI Course Directors on Malta and Gozo. We are proud to have a 100% candidate pass rating since 2001. Our training methods allow you to develop and bring out the best in yourself.
Further IE dates for 2020 for Gozo and Malta
The course begins with a day in the classroom. Here, we focus on the design of the PADI system and how to use it in a flexible manner. Our participants will learn the PADI system which offers the best possible training. Understanding the PADI System is crucial to becoming a valuable Instructor later in your career.
You will complete a dive theory and a Standards and procedures written examination. This usually takes place around day two or day three. This gives your Course Director an indication of your level of knowledge of dive theory and your understanding of the PADI system. It still allows enough time to remediate any issues you may have.
You will teach at least four confined water skill presentations, and play the role of a student when the other instructor candidates are teaching.
You will teach at least four open water skill presentations, and play the role of a student when the other instructor candidates are teaching.
You will teach a minimum of three classroom presentations.
You will develop your rescue skills to demonstration quality level required at the IE.
There are classroom sessions where we discuss the various PADI courses you will be qualified to teach. Business and marketing related issues will be covered as well as liability and safety.
What will you learn?
The IDC is normally held 10 days before the Instructor Exam (IE).
The unique PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the 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. Dive professionals, who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organisation, may be eligible to enrol directly in the OWSI program. This recognises prior instructor training and provides a path to becoming a PADI Instructor.
What learning materials do you require?
PADI Materials for the IDC are as follows:
PADI IDC Digital Crew Pack
Register for IDC Online through DiveSMART. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections.
For more information check out the eLearning page.