The PADI IDC Staff Instructor (IDCS)
As a PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders and you know that continuing your education never ends.
As an Staff Instructor (IDCS), you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.
The Fun Part
Because PADI IDC Staff instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors
Many dive centers or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort.
The Challenging Part
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training.
The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organization and dedication are key.
What You Learn
You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student
How long will it take?
Each specialty instructor course has a minimum number of hours that you must complete.
What you can teach
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor, you can also:
- Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
- Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
- Assisting PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.
The learning materials you will need
You will need the PADI Course Director manual and the associated PADI slates to assist you when involved on IDC courses.
What do I need to start?
You must have a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification and at least 18 years old