Where it all begins…
Before joining the IDC or the Assistant Instructor course, you must meet the following criteria:
Start off the right fin
As soon you decide to join us on the IDC, you need to start preparing. No need for you to be in Dahab for this — I can lead your learning via e-mail, and we can meet regularly online during your preparation. It’s important that we keep in touch, as I can chart your progress and point you in the right direction to assist your learning.
The new IDC curriculum requires you to complete the 16 PADI IDC eLearning curriculum components before joining the IDC. These presentations are part of your digital IDC crew pack — you can order the crew pack from me as soon you reserve your spot in the IDC and I will explain how to study and prepare with it.
A very important part of your preparation is to review the five theory topics from your Divemaster course and to be comfortable with them.
During your preparation, I will send you mock exams to evaluate your level of preparation.
In the two days leading up to the IDC, we have a free practical preparation program. Amongst other things, we will work on your demonstrations of the 24 basic skills from the PADI skill circuit, and run rescue evaluation and knot tying workshops.
To maximise the successes of your learning process you need the right materials.
Materials required for your preparation and during the IDC:
Additionally, you must bring:
For the IDC you need to have your own personal set of professional equipment.
In addition, you will also need:
Tanks and weights are available, for free, during the IDC-Prep, the IDC and the exam (IE).
|05.02. until 15.02.||16./17.02.|
|13.05. until 23.05.||24./25.05.|
|09.07. until 19.07.||20./21.07.|
|10.09. until 20.09.||21./22.09.|
|26.11 until 06.12.||07./08.12.|
The IDC staff Instructor course will start a day before the IDC.
PADI: Your key of success
If you hold a qualifying certification from another training organization equal to the PADI Divemaster you can join the IDC.
If you are a scuba instructor from another training organization, then it is possible to do a crossover to PADI. Your experience as qualified instructor means that you only need to be introduced to the PADI system of education. For this reason the crossover program is equal to the OWSI part of the IDC.
PADI recognise BSAC, CMAS, NAUI, SSI, SAA, FAUI, IDEA, YMCA, PDSI. If you are a member another training organization, please ask us about the specific prerequisites to enroll into the IDC.