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Professional Instructor Development Course


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they've completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you're rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

You'll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
Schedule is Subject to Change:
Training Day 1: Orientation / Workshops Training Day 2: Confined Water Training
Training Day 3: Workshops / Presentations Training Day 4: Dive Theory
Training Day 5: Knowledge Development Training Day 6: Presentations
Training Day 7: DSD Workshop Training Day 8: Presentations / Rescue
Training Day 9: Workshops Training Day 10: Workshops / Presentations
Training Day 11: Workshops / Presentations Training Day 12: Workshops /Dive Day
Training Day 13: Dive Day Training Day 14: EFRI
Training Day 15: EFRI Training Day 16: Workshops
Training Day 17: Dive Day Training Day 18: Presentations
Training Day 19: Dive Day Training Day 20: Work Shops
Training Day 21: Presentations Training Day 22: Workshops
Training Day 23: IE Prep Training Day 24: Instructor Examination
Training Day 25: Instructor Examination  


Skill Level: Advanced
Skill Details: This is a twenty five (25) day performance based course involving knowledge development, practical application and training dives. The PADI Professional Dive Instructor Course is designed to prepare the student to attend the PADI Instructor Evaluation. Successful completion of this course will: familiarize the student with procedures, standards and prerequisites of a particular course, provide the student with understanding of the PADI educational system and its teaching, provide understanding of how to apply marketing and promoting on all levels of diver training as part of PADI Continuing Education, and provide the opportunity to instruct academic, confined water as well as open water course segments. Diploma: PADI sanctioned Professional Dive Instructor
Requirements: 18 Years or older. A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need: At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months. A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months. You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.
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