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PADI Instructor Development Course – IDC

Learn How To Teach Scuba Diving with one of the longest standing PADI IDC Centre

Have you ever wanted to witness the diversity of growth in people, and their joy in learning? Ever wondered how it would be to encourage lifelong learning for both others and yourself? And to experience the challenge of planning and doing interesting, exciting activities for people?

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.

Looking back 20 years ago as I first set foot as a PADI Divemaster, the reasons I tell people why I chose to become a dive professional back then and now are different. I used to think that becoming a PADI Divemaster was all about scuba diving, sharing the passion and having fun.

Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being a PADI Dive Instructor is a very gratifying experience.

 

Fast forward to this day, I realized that becoming a dive professional was an important milestone in my life. With this special set of skills, I was able to transform the lives of many. I have taken people who had so much fear in water and made them into a competent diver. I have given hope and careers to many people.

Diving has changed the lives of people, giving them more confidence, teaching them to appreciate Mother Nature and generally, becoming better people.

This is My Life, My PADI.

Founder of Orpheus Dive, Master Instructor, Lester Kwok

 

 

PADI IDC Instructor Development Course Singapore Asia

Choosing A Team For Your Instructor Training

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC Program) is the beginning of a very rewarding adventure which is also the core process of learning the ropes of teaching scuba diving. During your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) training, you will be taught how to apply your diving skills and diving knowledge onto actual skills of conducting class rooms, confined water training and open water dives of PADI Scuba Diving Courses using the most established system – The PADI System of Diver Education.

Most of our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC Program) is going to be similar to any other dive centres in Asia or Singapore. The major difference is the experience of our Staff Instructors and our knowledge on the technical expects of scuba diving and also our intense knowledge on business of diving, which no other dive centres come close to us.

STANDARD COURSE STRUCTURE

PADI has revised the standard of training for the Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) Curriculum. With some changes in materials, the new PADI’s updated educational materials, allow Instructor candiadtes to learn the ropes effectively and quickly.

The PADI Instructor Development Course IDC is divided into 4 components;

  • PADI IDC Preparation program
  • PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Examinations ​​

During Instructor Development Course

  • Be introduced to the entire PADI organization
  • Be introduced to teaching techniques using PADI System of Diver Education
  • Learn how to conduct knowledge development sessions
  • Learn how to teach confined water training
  • Learn how to conduct skills during the open water training
  • Learn how to organize and teach a few PADI programs which PADI AI can conduct independently
  • Be introduced to the entire PADI Standards for all PADI courses
  • Be introduced to the background of the dive industry and the business of diving
  • Be discussing about Legal Responsibility & Risk Management as a dive professional
  • Learn how to organize and each all PADI courses up to PADI Divemaster course
  • Participate in Adventures in Diving workshop
  • Participate in Rescue Diver course workshop

EXTRA TRAINING OFFERED

    • Dive Theory Classes and practice exams
    • Additional PADI System & Standards review
    • How to conduct Descent skills workshop
    • How to conduct CESA workshop
    • Teaching the “NEW” skills for 2014 PADI Open Water Diver course
    • Peak Performance Buoyancy workshop
    • Extended Search & Recovery skills workshop
    • Extended PADI Rescue Diver skills workshop
    • Introduction to Sidemount Diving and Tec Diving
    • Extended Business of Diving in Asia
    • Technical Training of diving equipment and gas handling

singapore PADI 5 star idc centre

INSTRUCTOR COURSE (IDC) GO PRO PACKAGES

PADI IDC
FULLTIME SCHEDULE

WHO IS IT FOR?

The PADI IDC Fulltime schedule was designed for candidates who are in between jobs or for international candidates who are traveling and wishing to complete their PADI IDC (Instructor) training.

Most PADI 5 Star IDC will conduct their IDC training in 7 days. We have decided to conduct it over a 12-day period which allows candidates to absorb the information readily.

Successful Candidates will move on and sit for their PADI Instructor Examinations.

PADI FULLTIME IDC FEES : SGD$ 2400.00

INCLUSION IN PACKAGE
  • PADI’s most up to date PADI IDC curriculum
  • Relaxed 12-day IDC program
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor training course
  • Additional dive theory workshop
  • Additional skills demonstration workshop
  • Additional confined water teaching workshop
  • Additional descent, ascent and CESA workshop
  • Additional Search and Recovery workshop
  • Additional Rescue Diver skills workshop
  • Tanks and weights usage during IDC and IE
OTHER COSTS INCURRED
PADI APPLICATION FEES
(Payable to PADI via Credit Card)
COST AUD
– PADI Instructor Application Fees $238
– EFR Instructor Application Fees $164
– PADI Instructor Examination Fees $825

 

PADI IDC
PARTTIME SCHEDULE

WHO IS IT FOR?

The PADI IDC Part-time schedule was designed for candidates who are in current working or holding a full-time job. Classes are conducted over the evening and it is twice a week.

This program stretches over a 6 week period allowing candidates to slowing absorb the information and enough time to practise their skills set and presentation.

Successful Candidates will move on and sit for their PADI Instructor Examinations.

PADI PARTIME IDC FEES : SGD$ 2600.00

INCLUSION IN PACKAGE
  • PADI’s most up to date PADI IDC curriculum
  • Relaxed 6 weeks IDC program
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor training course
  • Additional dive theory workshop
  • Additional skills demonstration workshop
  • Additional confined water teaching workshop
  • Additional descent, ascent and CESA workshop
  • Additional Search and Recovery workshop
  • Additional Rescue Diver skills workshop
  • Tanks and weights usage during IDC and IE
OTHER COSTS INCURRED
PADI APPLICATION FEES
(Payable to PADI via Credit Card)
COST AUD
– PADI Instructor Application Fees $238
– EFR Instructor Application Fees $164
– PADI Instructor Examination Fees $825

 

PADI IDC - Prerequisites
  • Be a certified padi Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual logbook) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.
  • Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within 24 months.
  • Submit documentation of any equivalent certification for entry-level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization (PADI members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to re-submit).
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.

30% Discount off your padi idc crew pack for IDC Candidates

PADI IDC - Schedule
Class Module Time Location
1 – Course Orientation
– Dive Theory Examination
1.5 hours
2 hours
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
2 – Learning, Instruction and the PADI System 2 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
3 – Developing Knowledge Development Presentations 3 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
4 – Knowledge Development Practice & Workshop 3 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
5 – 24 Skills Evaluation 3 hours Singapore / Outram Secondary
6 – Rescue Diver Pool Workshop 3 hours Singapore / Outram Secondary
7 – General Standards and Procedures
– Open Water Diver Course
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
8 – Adventures in Diving Program
– Rescue Diver Course
1.5 hours
1.5 hours
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
9 – Divemaster Course 2 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
10 – Risk Management
– Start Diving
2 hours
1 hour
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
11 – Marketing Diving
– Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
– Business of Diving
1 hour
1 hour
1 hour
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
12 – Keep Diving
– How to Teach the RDP
1 hour
1 hour
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
13 – Teaching in Confined Water 2 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
14 – Conducting Open Water Dives 2 hours Singapore / Orpheus Dive
– Practical – Teaching in Confined Water
– Adventures in Diving Program Workshop
For Partime Option
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
– Practical – Conducting Open Water Dives
– Rescue Diver Ocean Workshop
2 Weekends For Partime Option
Singapore / Orpheus Dive
Practical – Teaching in Confined Water
Practical – Conducting Open Water Dives
Rescue Diver Ocean Workshop
Adventures in Diving Program Workshop
Adventures in Diving Program Workshop
5D/4N For Fulltime Option
Bali  Tulamben

 

Never Choose Your Instructor Course Based on Fees

Being a good scuba diving instructor starts from the day you begin your professional training. A huge factor to the success of you being an excellent scuba diving instructor is the team of Staff members and Course Directors who are conducting the course for you, this is what we call the ABCDE of our IDC Program.

Our staff members onboard has been assisting Platinum Course Directors since the early 2000. Always ask about the credentials of your Course Directors how long have they been a diver as this is a rough estimate on how experience they have.

PADI Instructor Development Course IDC Adaptive Teaching Techniques

ADAPTIVE TEACHING TECHNIQUES

Adaptation is a feature that is common in a population because it provides some improved functions in life. The PADI IDC program has a fixed syllabus but depending on the audience of the group, the way the information is delivered is never the same.

It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent that survives. It is the one that is most adaptable to change – Charles Darwin.

PADI Instructor Development Course IDC Adaptive Teaching Techniques

BUSINESS OF DIVING IN ASIA

Many dive businesses have been lead into a disillusion, judging their business solely by the number of divers per week. Similar to website rankings that are judged by number of clicks, none of this translate directly to the level of success of a business. The sustainability of a dive business should be evaluated on a quarterly basis (if not, annually) to see if adaptive changes need to be made.

Orpheus Dive has designed a unique way of judging businesses and their success based on our own experience.

CAREER DEVELOPMENT

Your journey after your Instructor Examinations are our business. Our educational consultants will advise you what are the different jobs available and we take your job placement very seriously.

Whether you decide to pursue this as a part-time hobby or you are taking a break from work and wishes to work full-time teaching scuba diving, we can probably help you out fulfiling their wish of your dream job.

PADI Instructor Development Course IDC Adaptive Teaching Techniques

DEVELOPMENT – LIFE AFTER PADI IE

Our responsibilities toward you do not end after your initial Instructor Examinations (IE). Divers need to constantly upgrade their skills to become more proficient and so do instructors. Becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is just the first step to many other opportunities such as teaching PADI IDC, PADI TecRec courses or simply learning to teach more PADI Specialties.

And for those who are keen to follow the footsteps of Orpheus Dive instructors who are inspired to learn more as a dive professional, there are other technical courses such as equipment repair courses that you can pick up as well.

PADI Instructor Development Course IDC Adaptive Teaching Techniques
PADI Instructor Development Course IDC Adaptive Teaching Techniques

ENVIRONMENT – GIVING BACK

Giving back to the environment is a huge part of being a prudent scuba instructor. The ocean is our playground and classroom. Taking care of the ocean is our sole responsibility. As a scuba instructor, training competent student divers who shares the passion and has great buoyancy is a very important part of our career.

 

“Take care of the ocean and the ocean will take care of you. Respect Mother Nature as the ocean is the answer to many of the problems humans have created.” – Founder, Lester Kwok.

 

And besides from giving back to the environment, very often, Orpheus Dive will also assist in animal welfare, specifically dogs and cats. Helping homeless and injured animals and giving them a second chance in life.