PADI IDC Staff Instructor
Becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor means that you will be a seasoned PADI Instructor, and that you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. Furthermore, you know that continuing your education never ends.
Especially relevant is that as an Instructor Development Course or PADI IDC Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.
The Fun Part
Because a PADI IDC Staff Instructor is an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director and in addition that you present topics in the IDC you also help shape PADI Divemasters and PADI Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors
As a result, many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, therefore making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort.
What You Learn
- You can become a master of instructor-level dive theory, consequently you can conduct knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
- You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student
What You Can Teach as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor can also:
- Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
- Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
- Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.
The Scuba Gear You Use
As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you will use all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.
We at Neptune Diving Adventure highly recommend that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.
What Materials Are Needed?
- PADI Course Director Manual 2010 version
- Confined Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
- Open Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
- Skill Evaluation Cue Card
- All required IDC materials
Prerequisites to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor
You must be:
- a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
- at least 18 years old
In conclusion, the PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating is another step forward in your personal continual education. As a result it will open more doors for you on many levels. Contact me for more information on the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.