Start your Instructor Development Course online

There are a couple of things you could prepare in advance before your IDC starts. You can either refresh your theory knowledge using the PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook and the PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational diving or you log on to the PADI webpage eLearning section and choose to study the Dive Theory online.

Apart from studying the dive theory you can as well start the following IDC sections online using the PADI webpage:

  1. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  2. General Standards and Procedures
  3. Risk Management
  4. Marketing Diving
  5. Start Diving
  6. Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  7. Business of Diving
  8. Keep Diving
  9. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members
You can complete those independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning, or as well participate in these sections during your IDC.

If you arrive at your IDC location a few days in advanced or have the possibility somewhere else to join a PADI Instructor during an Open Water Course, this is another good way to get prepared. Jump in a pool, a lake or the sea with a buddy and practice the demonstration of skills out of the PADI Open Water Diver Course as you did during your Divemaster Training Course. Remember that your demo should be slow, exaggerating and easy looking.

Also feel free to join one of our instructors during teaching before the start of the IDC, or join our IDC preparation program, starting two days before the IDC. Apart the sections listet above we are going through rescue skills, dive master theory and the skill demonstration in the pool. This is a good fresh up and creates a more relaxed atmosphere.AND: You’ll get to know the staff and other participants already.


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