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If you are looking for an extraordinary life, love to meet people from all around the globe and have a passion for the underwater world, then Becoming a PADI professional is for you.
PADI Pros are the most sought after dive professionals in the industry because they’ve completed a program that sets the standard for training dive professionals around the world. To become a PADI Instructor takes commitment and some hard work, but you are rewarded with a job that allows you to live, the extraordinary life you dreamed of.

Are you ready to get onboard with the rest of the PADI professionals and start teaching the most popular, progressive Scuba course available? Then it’s time to GoPRO.

2018 IDC Schedule 


                    IDC                                                                                     IE 

• November 8th to November 17th                                       November 18th & 19th

2019 IDC Schedule

                     IDC                                                                                     IE 

• February 11th to February 20st                                         February 21st & 22nd
• May 28th to June 6th                                                          June 7th & 8th
• September 4th to September 13th                                    September 14th & 15th
• November 7th to November 16th                                      November 17th & 18th

The Instructor Development course is split into two main parts- the Assistant Instructor (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) most people complete both parts during the Instructor Development Course (IDC) which combines the two parts together. This is the most efficient and effective way to work towards becoming a PADI Instructor. After successful completion of the IDC you can enrol in the Instructor Exam (IE) and after successful completion of the two day exam, conducted by a PADI Staff member, you will now be a PADI Open Water Instructor.

To enrol in the PADI IDC you must be a PADI Divemaster, and have been a certified diver for at least six months. You will also need;
• 60 logged dive to start the IDC and 100 logged dive to attend the IE
• CPR & First aid training within the past 24 months
• A dive medical, signed within 12 month by a Physician. stating you are medically fit for diving
Although not needed to complete the IDC, you will need to become an Emergency First Responder Instructor before receiving your PADI Instructor rating; you can easily earn this during your IDC if necessary.

What, when and how will you learn?

Over a minimum period of 8 days, the IDC will cover all of PADI’s core courses so you have a greater understanding. You will present information in the classroom, Confined water (swimming pool) and of course in the ocean. During these presentations you earn your skills as a public speaker, Increase the quality of your demonstrations and get really good at noticing and responding to student problems.
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 Counselling
You may be eligible for collage credit in certain locations around the world. Follow this link to learn more

How to start?

You are about to start a new carrier and should not just jump onto the first IDC course you come across; make sure you choose the one that best fits you. First of all why not get more information about our IDC here at Magic Oceans. Follow this link https://magicoceans.onlinecontact/?lang=en fill out the form and you will receive a pre IDC information pack. The pack goes into more detail about more course options, time frames, our facility, team members and prices.

You can start your course today with the PADI IDC online follow the link and sign up today.
If it’s been a while since you last did any dive theory, like Physics and physiology then it’s also a good idea to complete the Dive Theory On Line. It goes through all the theory need to success fully complete a PADI IDC and pass the Theory Exams (the most failed section) at the PADI IE.

Instructor specialties

Magic Oceans conducts an array of Instructor specialties from Fish identification, for the self proclaimed Marine Biologists, to Deep, EAN, Digital photography and many more. For more Information about the specialties and the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) please contact us here.

PADI Staff Instructor

Remember how the other diver students looked up to you during your Dive Master training? On your Staff instructor Course this is how Instructor candidates will look up to you for the knowledge and wisdom you have gained during your years as a PADI PRO.
Taking the Staff Instructor Course gives you an in depth view into the PADI Instructor process and allows you to earn your own teaching skills even further. You will have to open your mind to a wide range of teaching techniques and share your many experiences to help shape the next generation of PADI Pros.

What you will learn?

First you will have a pre-assessment of your PADI Dive theory, Standards, In Water Skills and presentations to ensure you are fully up to date with the most recent PADI philosophy and teaching techniques. You will also;
• Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
• How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
• The psychology of evaluation and counseling
• 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.

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