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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) redefines the standard for instructor training. Coupled with PADI’s state-of-the-art educational materials, the PADI IDC allows you to learn quickly and effectively. It is the most comprehensive program in the industry. The objective of the IDC is to prepare you for the PADI IE (Instructor Examination) and to prepare candidates for “Real World” teaching after the successful conclusion of the IDC/IE process.

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.

Not all Instructor Development Course’s are the same and all you have to do is ask anyone who has taken an IDC at London School of Diving. Our record is exceptional with a 100% pass rate. Our aim is beyond making you pass the Instructor Exam. It is to make you great Instructors. Join the team today and just watch your professional career take off with our help. LSD have one of the most professional set ups in the country and we have recently been awarded by PADI for our ‘Outstanding Contribution to the Diving Industry’. During these PRO courses, we develop your abilities to become a confident and vital part of any dive team so you can work anywhere in the world. Getting your Divemaster or Instructor licence is a passport to work and travel. Teaching scuba is our passion so we invite you to come join our team and begin your professional training. You will not be disappointed.

PADI Instructor development Course (IDC)
Duration • 5 Days – part time programs available
Times • Monthly -other times available upon request
Pre-requisites • Divemaster with 60 logged dives
• Certified diver for 6 months with a current medical statement signed by a physician
• EFR Instructor
Whats Involved
• Classroom presentations from the IDC team
• Candidate teaching presentations
• Confined water workshops in our pool
• Open water workshops at a local lake
• Dive Theory & Standards exam
Features • Personal IDC Staff Instructor assigned as course mentor
• Unlimited pool use for practicing skills
• Unlimited shadowing of LSD courses prior to IDC
• Free hire of kit for the IDC & IE
Extras • IDC Application for PADI membership payable directly to PADI – £154.80
• IE Application payable directly to PADI – £445
• PADI Instructor crewpack – £350
• IDC Prep Day (optional) – £149
Packages
Silver  £879 • Full IDC course & PADI IDC eLearning fee
Gold  £1099 • Full Silver Package
• Emergency First Response Instructor course
• Emergency First Response Instructor course materials
Platinum  £1499 • Full Gold Package
• IDC Prep
• 5 Instructor Specialties

What is the PADI IE?

The Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

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