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PADI Instructor Development Course Details

Are you looking for something extraordinary? To do something others can only dream of? To open doors you didnít even know existed? All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Be part of the magic and adventure of scuba diving. Start today to become part of the way the world learns to dive. Become a PADI Instructor!

Worldwide, more people have learned to dive with the PADI System of diver education than with any other recreational scuba program. One reason for its popularity is PADI's use of the most modern instructional methods and materials, which allow students to learn quickly and effectively. The PADI System is student-centered, allowing divers to progress at their own pace. Because no one can learn everything about diving in one course, the system encourages divers to take continuing education programs that enhance participation, enjoyment and safety. Naturally, PACIFIC WILDERNESS offers all these classes.

In 1985, PADI's Instructor Development Course (IDC) set the standard for instructor training. Today, updated prerequisites and skills training ensure that PADI Instructors continue to teach to a higher standard. During your instructor training program, you learn to manage and adapt the PADI System to meet your individual student needs. Comprehensive training combined with the support provided by the wide variety of professional PADI educational materials earns PADI Instructors respect from both students and peers.

In 2010, PADI Introduced the eLEARNING Option for the IDC to save candidates time and allowing more flexibility in scheduling.  Pacific Wilderness has incorporated the PADI IDC eLEARNING option (mandatory July 2010) to all IDC Courses we offer.  As a result, you'll find two full days are cut from the original IDC Schedule.  This eLEARNING Option MUST be completed through Pacific Wilderness PRIOR to beginning your IDC.

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  PADI eLearning

Download: Instructor Development Course IDC Brochure  or   IDC Schedules 2014

INSTRUCTOR CLASS REQUIREMENTS

PREREQUISITE

REQUIRED GEAR

Completion of the PADI Divemaster Class & 60 Logged Dives & 6 Months Diving Experience to Start - 100 Logged Dives prior to Completion.

Current EFR or CPR / First Aid Training

PADI Approved Physical signed by your Physician

Pass Pre-Assessment Exam

(Minimum age 18 to Register)

The Following Equipment is Required for your Instructor Class:
  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear (Gear Ownership is Required at this Level)

     

    • Regulator System
    • B. C.
    • Tank
    • Wetsuit & Hood
    • Weight Belt

    Plus the Following needed for the Instructor Class:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Safety Sausage*
  • Pocket Mask*

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.

FOR COMPLETION

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Complete the PADI eLEARNING Instructor Program online through Pacific Wilderness PRIOR to Attending the first session of your IDC.

PADI eLearning

  • Attend All Class Sessions and Complete All Assignments
  • Attend All Pool Sessions and Demonstrate All Skills
  • Demonstrate All Skills in Open Water Sessions
  • Satisfactorily Pass Written Exams
  • Satisfactorily Pass Oral Exams

Note: Following completion of the PADI Instructor Development Course, you will still be required to pass the "PADI Instructor Exam" prior to receiving your Instructor Certification.

A PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that makes PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.

Included in Instructor Crew Pack

Additional Required Materials

 

  • PADI Guide to Teaching
  • Instructor Certificate of Completion
  • Instructor Candidate Info Training Form
  • Instructor Application
  • Law and the Diving Professional
  • Children & Scuba, Best of Undersea Journal, Business of Diving on CD
  • Advanced Cue Cards (8)
  • Rescue Diver Cue Card (11)
  • Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Prep Slate
  • Confined Water Cue Cards (6)
  • Open Water Cue Cards (5)
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exams
  • Rescue Diver Final Exam
  • DiveMaster Final Exam Booklet
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Manual on CD
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • PADI Backpack

 

 

  • PADI Open Water Manual

  • PADI Advanced Diving Manual

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual

  • PADI DiveMaster Manual

  • Encyclopedia of Diving

  • Diving Knowledge Workbook

  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)

  • PADI eRDP ml

  • PADI Instructor Man. #70120 (Included in 2010 DM Pack)

Optional  Materials

  • All PADI Professional DVDís

  • All PADI Diver DVDís

  • All PADI Specialty manuals

  • Nav-Finder

  • Discover Scuba Flip Chart

  • Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Slate

  • Scuba Tune-up Multimedia or book

IDC Crew Pack #60038  (Newest Version)

Sale $777.75  (Now INCLUDED in your IDC!)

Value-$864.55

INSTRUCTOR CLASS OPTIONS

The PADI eLEARNING Portion of the Instructor Course MUST be completed PRIOR to your First Class Session &

Instructor Candidates MUST Choose Pacific Wilderness as their IDC Center when enrolling in this Online Course

PADI eLearning

  GROUP CLASS - For Students who have Completed the PADI Rescue & DiveMaster Programs with Pacific Wilderness
Your Course Fee (Payable to Pacific Wilderness) Includes:
  • Choice of any IDC Class Schedule Currently Running with at least One IDC Candidate
  • Tuition Fee (Approximately 48 Hours / 5 Days of Instruction)

Your Course Fee Does Include:

  • PADI Class Materials (IDC Crew Pack #60038 - an $864 Value!)

Your Course Fee Does not Include the Following Fees payable to PADI:

  • IDC eLEARNING fee of $346 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Instructor Exam fee of $599 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Application Fee of $150 Paid to PADI

Download: Instructor Development Course IDC Brochure  Download: IDC Schedules 2014

 

Scheduled IDC for Pacific Wilderness Students

PADI eLearning

GROUP CLASS - For Students who have Completed the PADI Rescue & DiveMaster Programs with other Dive Shops
Your Course Fee (Payable to Pacific Wilderness) Includes:
  • Pre-Scheduled IDC Course (Weekend Program)
  • Tuition Fee (Approximately 48 Hours / 5 Days of Instruction)

Your Course Fee Does Include:

  • PADI Class Materials (IDC Crew Pack #60038 - an $864 Value!)

Your Course Fee Does not Include the Following Fees payable to PADI:

  • IDC eLEARNING fee of $346 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Instructor Exam fee of $599 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Application Fee of $150 Paid to PADI

Download: Instructor Development Course IDC Brochure  Download: IDC Schedules 2014

 

Scheduled IDC

PADI eLearning

PRIVATE CLASS - For Students who are unable to attend our Scheduled IDC's
Your Course Fee (Payable to Pacific Wilderness) Includes:
  • Custom IDC Course
  • Tuition Fee (Approximately 48 Hours of Instruction)

Your Course Fee Does Include:

  • PADI Class Materials (IDC Crew Pack #60038 - an $864 Value!)

Your Course Fee Does not Include the Following Fees payable to PADI:

  • IDC eLEARNING fee of $346 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Instructor Exam fee of $599 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Application Fee of $150 Paid to PADI

 

Private IDC

PADI eLearning

INSTRUCTOR CROSS-OVER CLASS REQUIREMENTS

(This Class Is for Instructors from Other Dive Organizations who wish to become PADI Instructors)

PREREQUISITE

REQUIRED GEAR

If you've been an Instructor with another organization for at least 6 months and feel you are not reaching your fullest potential, then crossover to PADI!

Prerequisite:

Completion of an Instructor Class with another Dive Organization.

Current EFR or CPR Rating

PADI Approved Physical

Pass Pre-Assessment Exam

(Minimum age 18 to Register)

 

 

The Following Equipment is Required for your DiveMaster Class:
  • Basic Gear (Purchased in OpenWater)
  • Full SCUBA Gear (Gear Ownership is Required at this Level)

     

    • Regulator System
    • B. C.
    • Tank
    • Wetsuit & Hood
    • Weight Belt

    Plus the Following needed Instructor Class:

  • Dive Knife & Slate*
  • Compass*
  • Whistle*
  • Safety Sausage*
  • Pocket Mask*

*Note, this Equipment is Required at ALL Dive Shops and is not included in the Class.

FOR COMPLETION

REFERENCE MATERIALS

  • Attend All Class Sessions and Complete All Assignments
  • Attend All Pool Sessions and Demonstrate All Skills
  • Demonstrate All Skills in Open Water Sessions
  • Satisfactorily Pass Written Exams
  • Satisfactorily Pass Oral Exams

Note: Following completion of the PADI Instructor Development Course, you will still be required to pass the "PADI Instructor Exam" prior to receiving your Instructor Certification.

A PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that makes PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.

Included in Instructor Crew Pack

Additional Required Materials

 

  • PADI Guide to Teaching
  • Instructor Certificate of Completion
  • Instructor Candidate Info Training Form
  • Instructor Application
  • Law and the Diving Professional
  • Children & Scuba, Best of Undersea Journal, Business of Diving on CD
  • Advanced Cue Cards (8)
  • Rescue Diver Cue Card (11)
  • Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Prep Slate
  • Confined Water Cue Cards (6)
  • Open Water Cue Cards (5)
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exams
  • Rescue Diver Final Exam
  • DiveMaster Final Exam Booklet
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Manual on CD
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • PADI Backpack

 

 

  • PADI Open Water Manual

  • PADI Advanced Diving Manual

  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual

  • PADI DiveMaster Manual

  • Encyclopedia of Diving

  • Diving Knowledge Workbook

  • Recreational Dive Planner (RDP)

  • PADI eRDP ml

  • PADI Instructor Man. #70120 (Included in 2010 DM Pack)

Optional  Materials

  • All PADI Professional DVDís

  • All PADI Diver DVDís

  • All PADI Specialty manuals

  • Nav-Finder

  • Discover Scuba Flip Chart

  • Discover Scuba Diving Instructor Slate

  • Scuba Tune-up Multimedia or book

IDC Crew Pack #60038  (Newest Version for 2010)

Sale $777.75 (IDC Crew Pack NOT Included in Cross-over)

Value-$864.55

INSTRUCTOR CROSS-OVER CLASS OPTION

Your Course Fee (Payable to Pacific Wilderness) Includes:
  • Choice of any IDC Class Schedule Currently Running with at least One IDC Candidate
  • Tuition Fee (Approximately 48 Hours of Instruction)

(Tuition Fee is base on Enrollment in an IDC Class with at least one IDC Candidate already enrolled.  Otherwise, Fee will be at Full IDC Rate.)

Your Course Fee Does not Include:

  • PADI Class Materials

Your Course Fee Does not Include the Following Fees payable to PADI:

  • IDC eLEARNING fee of $346 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Instructor Exam fee of $599 Paid to PADI

  • IDC Application Fee of $150 Paid to PADI

Download: Instructor Development Course IDC Brochure  Download: IDC Schedules 2014

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