Instructor Development

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Instructor Development 2017-08-30T09:53:58+00:00

Preparation For The Instructor Course (IDC)

IDC Preparation Course (1 day). Optional


Candidates taking the PADI Instructor Development Course are expected to have a good knowledge of diving academics and demonstration-quality pool skills. Maybe it has been some time since your Divemaster training or you have not been active in assisting with classes. Perhaps you are just not entirely confident about your level of expertise. If either of these situations applies in your case, you should seriously consider taking the IDC Preparation Course. This one day course will alleviate those fears and will thoroughly prepare you to enter the IDC with added confidence in academics and confined water skill demonstrations.

We frequently have IDC candidates who are not comfortable with Physics or the Dive Tables or they are unable to perform pool skills or rescues to demonstration quality. During the IDC Preparation Course we will work closely with you to eliminate your individual difficulties, before the IDC begins. During the IDC you can then concentrate on preparing your IDC assignments, rather than devoting time to reviewing material and skills you should have covered thoroughly in your Divemaster Course.

First, you will take a series of simulated Instructor-level academic exams to help us identify your individual problem areas. Then we conduct an academic review tailored to your specific needs. The second half of the day is spent in confined water bringing your pool skills and rescue technique up to demonstration quality. The IDC Preparation Course is usually conducted the day preceding the IDC itself.

PADI Instructor Development Course (8/9 days).


The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of the PADI Instructor training process. The goal of the programme is to prepare you to function as an effective PADI Instructor by thoroughly familiarising you with the PADI system and all its diver training programs. You will draw upon your current skills and knowledge while learning how to conduct classroom, pool and open water teaching sessions. While successful completion of the IDC will prepare you to easily pass the Instructor Examination, this is not the focus of the course we conduct at EASE. Our programme is specifically designed to arm you with the basic skills and knowledge you will need to begin your career as a scuba Instructor. Please note that the IDC processing fee is not included in the IDC course fee and must be paid to PADI. Please see our prices page for the current PADI IDC application processing fee.

IDC Prerequisites: IDC Candidates should be certified as a PADI Divemaster, Assistant Instructor or Instructor from another diver training organization. They must be at least 18 years old, have been certified as a diver for 6 months and have 60 logged dives (including experience in deep, night and navigation diving).

Candidates must also have proof of completing CPR and first aid training within the previous 24 months, and provide documentation of having a medical examination within the previous 12 months showing fitness for diving.

Candidates who have completed any of their previous training through diver training organisations other than PADI, must be able to provide copies of their certification cards or other documentation.

Independent Learning Prerequisites:

Prior to the start of the Instructor Development Course, candidates are required to have up to date knowledge of the latest PADI training bulletins, are well prepared with their inwater skills for the Open water, Adventures in Diving and Rescue courses and have studied the dive theory and standards exams within the Divemaster course.

You can now complete part of the IDC by PADI eLearning. The online portion of the course covers nine topics which prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your IDC. Through PADIĀ“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 – a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. CLICK HERE for further details.

It is a requirement that you have the two types of dive planners: 1. RDP table, 2. ERDP ML.

PADI Emergency First Response Instructor (1 day):

From 2009 it is compulsory to have either completed the PADI EFR Instructor Course or equivalent with another organisation which has been approved by PADI, prior to attending the Instructor Exam. We normally complete the EFR Instructor course as the last day of the PADI IDC.

PADI Instructor Examination (2 days):

A PADI Instructor Examination (IE) is conducted in Tenerife over the two days following the IDC. This programme is independently conducted by an Instructor Examiner who is a member of PADI headquarters staff. This ensures that the evaluation process is objective, impartial and consistent. During the two day programme your knowledge of diving theory and the PADI system will be evaluated, as will your ability to deliver teaching presentations in the classroom, pool and open water. Please note that the IE fee is not included in the IDC course fee and must be paid direct to PADI. Please see our prices page for the current PADI Instructor Examination fee.

IE Prerequisites: 100 logged dives and certified as a diver for 6 months