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PADI Staff Instructor

Just as scuba divers look up to Divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors

As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

At ProDive UK we run two types of IDC Staff courses – the first is an intensive 4 days where we cover all aspects of the syllabus and spend a good amount of time in the water practising evaluation. The second method is where you would participate in an entire IDC, again practising evaluating, spending a good deal of time in water, and also listening to all the IDC presentations (a great refresher) as well as the IDC Staff ones after hours.

Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enrol in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

After a preassessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum

  • How to organise and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course

  • The psychology of evaluation and counselling

  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.

As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.