PADI Instructor Course

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) followed by the successful completion of a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is your first step to being awarded the prestigious rating of Open Water Instructor (OWSI). Candidates for this professional rating receive training in PADI standards, procedures, philosophies and teaching methods. They are evaluated in the areas of practical teaching ability, waterman ship, diving knowledge, attitude and professionalism. As a PADI Assistant Instructor, you have gained the basic knowledge of the PADI teaching philosophy. As an OWSI candidate, you will complete your training in the PADI Instructional System, and be eligible to take the PADI Instructor Examination.

Prerequisites

To qualify for the Instructor Development Course, an individual must:
  • Be 18 Years of age or older
  • Be certified as an Assistant Instructor
  • Must be a PADI EFR Instructor
  • Good physical condition for diving (Must submit an approved medical exam form conducted within the previous 12 months and signed by a licensed physician)
  • Meet the following requirements of being a certified diver for a minimum of 12 months and logged 100 dives
  • Submit proof of certification, within the last 24 months, in CPR
  • Submit proof of entry level, advanced, and rescue certifications issued by another certification agency, if applicable
  • Must complete the appropriate PADI E-Learning program fro Ai and IDC candidates

Curriculum

The IDC is composed of 10 Staff presentations and 5 Candidate presentations (2 classroom, 2 confined water, and 1o pen water). There will also be time allotted to evaluate your watermanship skills, rescue techniques, and advanced diving ability. Once you have completed the IDC you will be ready to attend the IE. The IE is a two day examination which includes: written examinations, teaching presentations in the classroom, confined water and open water, skill evaluation and rescue evaluation. It is administered by an examiner from PADI headquarters and is a pass/fail program.
 

Upcoming Schedule (2014)

April 27th
May 4th
May 12th
May 14th
June 1st
June 16th
June 20th
June 22nd
June 24th
June 27th
July 12th & 13th

3:30-5:30
5:30-6:30/6:30-9:30
6:30-10:00
6:30-10:00
3:00-5:00
6:30-10:00
6:30-10:00
3:00-5:00/5:00-9:00
6:30-10:00
6:30-10:00
All Day

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Orientation
Confined Water Demo Pres
KD Presentation, Teach in Confined Water/Skills Circuit
KD #1, Open Water Course, Standards and Procedures/Confined Water 1 & 2
KD #2, Conducting Open Water
KD #3, Adventures in Diving, Adventures in Diving Workshop/Confined Water 3 & 4
4Es, Risk Management
DM, Rescue Presentation
KD #4, Standards Exam
OW Presentations, Rescue

Course Fee: $625.00
** Cross-over Instructors additional $100.00

INCLUDED

  • All classroom sessions
  • All open water training
  • Tanks for all dive sessions

NOT INCLUDED

  • All scuba gear including, BCD, regulators, gauges, octopus, wetsuit, compass, knife, gloves, weights, weight belt, mask, fins, snorkel and booties
  • Transportation, lodging and meals for Open Water training
  • PADI Registration Fee

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • Open Water Manual ($52.50)
  • Adventure Diver Manual ($45.45)
  • Rescue Diver Manual ($42.50)
  • Dive Master Crew Pack ($298.95)
  • The Recreational Dive Planners – eRDP ($37.25) and Table ($28.95)
  • How To Choose and Use Dive Computers ($34.95)
  • Instructor Crew Pack: ($808.60 retail) ($550.00 if purchased with the AI or IDC)
    • PADI Backpacks
    • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
    • The Law and Diving Professional Manual
    • Business of Diving DVD
    • Specialty Course Manual and DVD
    • Confined Water Q-cards 
    • Open Water Q-cards
    • Confined Water Lesson Prep Slate
    • Open Water Lesson Prep Slate
    • Adventure in Diving Instructor Slates
    • Rescue Diver Instructor Slates
    • Open Water Exam Book
    • Rescue Diver Exam Book

MAKE-UP SESSIONS

Make up sessions may be arranged on a one to one basis as needed for a charge of $40.00 per hour.

 REFUND POLICY

Cancellations made less than two weeks before the orientation begins will result in a forfeit of the deposit.  There will be NO refunds after the starting date of the course.