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Part one of the (IDC) is the PADI Assistant Instructor Course where you gain additional experience as a PADI Professional and learn the PADI System of diver education - after reading below please have a look at my Instructor Development Course, which also includes this and part two the (OWSI) to becoming an PADI Open Water Instructor.

So you're a Divemaster already. You’re getting close! You've learned dive theory until you're as comfortable explaining M-Values and compartments as you are diving. Your buoyancy is smooth and controlled, your diving in general is role-model standard, and you're looked up to by students and dive pro's. Now it’s time to start your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).  

You'll qualify to teach the confined water and knowledge development portions of any PADI course, by learning how to use the educational system to your advantage and that of your students.

You'll also lay the foundation for your Open Water Scuba Instructor qualification, as the AI course is the equivalent of the first three days of the Instructor Development Course and exempts you from that part.

What's needed to start..?

PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification
60 logged dives
Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months

What you will do..

Self-study Knowledge Reviews
Knowledge development sessions, candidate presentations and workshops.
Confined water – Skills review and assessment, workshops and candidate presentations
Open water – Workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations

How long will it take..?

Your course will take 4 to 5 days 

Please ask any questions regarding your Instructor Course

Calendar shows where I will be and duration of my time there. If I am in your area and you want to join a course, contact me for locations. If you see any dates free and would like me to visit your dive centre or location, drop me an email with location, course interest and possible dates.
Want to know more about how your cylinders weight changes during a dive..? Video has information on what effects the weight change and has tests showing cylinders at different air pressures during dives in salt and fresh water. It displays whether they have Negative, Neutral or Positive Buoyancy. More details found at
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