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PADI IDC training

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

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course description:

As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you will help raise the next generation of PADI professionals as well as gain in-depth instructor trainer knowledge.  
As an IDC Staff Instructor you will be able to conduct independently the Assistant Instructor course, as well as present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Instructors.
If you plan to teach PADI Divemasters then the IDC Staff Instructor course will give you much-needed knowledge and skills that will help you create the Divemasters in their first step as a PADI Pro

Your training to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor will involve four modules:

* Reassessment of knowledge, water skills and teaching ability
* Orientation to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy
* Training in the skills of objective evaluation
* Auditing a complete IDC Course.

Learning objectives

You will be assisting our PADI Course Director closely during a full IDC Program, learn how to score the candidates knowledge development, confined and open water presentations, as well as how to counsel and motivate them. The IDC Staff instructor course is a rewarding course as you are actively involved in all parts of the PADI IDC training and receive very valuable tips and techniques from our PADI Course Director and experience firsthand the development process of new instructors.

The course includes the following components:

Knowledge Assessment:

An IDC Staff  Instructor Candidate must demonstrate adequate knowledge of diving theory and PADI Systems, standards and procedures by exhibiting acceptable performance on written examinations.

You will be required to obtain a 85% passing mark on a series of pre-assessment examination.

Watermanship Assessment:

You are required to demonstrate mastery of the PADI Skill Evaluation Circuit. To obtain this mastery all skills above a 2.0 and an average of  a 4.0 or higher is required.

Teaching Assessment:

An IDC Staff Instructor candidate must demonstrate acceptable performance of an academic teaching presentation.


This involves orientation of the candidate to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy.

Evaluation Training:

During this module, you will learn how to objectively evaluate and give positive comments to PADI IDC candidate teaching presentations. Consistency in evaluation and critique along IDC Staff members is vital to enable the IDC candidate to effectively develop teaching skills .

Effective and consistent evaluation of candidate teaching presentations is the most important function of a Staff Instructor.
To prepare you for this role, some preliminary training will take place.

IDC Auditing:

You will see from a staff perspective how a PADI IDC course is conducted and you will be able to see the development of the candidates’ abilities during the Program.
You observe all IDC training segments, evaluation sessions, and all aspects of staff organization.


You must have

  • PADI MSDT certifications

learning materials you need

  • Course Director Manual is highly recommended
  • Evaluation slates are mandatory

course starting date, duration & pricing:

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PADI fees:

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