Abyss Scuba Diving

Complete Your Padi Idc With Just One Week Away From Work


Complete Your PADI IDC with Just One Week Away from Work.

The PADI IDC is a professional training course which fully qualifies you to be a PADI Dive Professional. Due to its standardised nature, an IDC allows the diver to become part of a global diving community and earn their certification and other ratings no matter where in the world they did their training.

Some PADI Course Directors take two or more weeks for their IDCs to prepare you for your PADI Instructor exam. For many candidates, this amount of time off work is difficult. With the use of the modern technology, Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney now offers an IDC which requires you to take only a week off work.

This is an amazing opportunity for those who want to become PADI certified professionals. The IDC is a comprehensive and standardized training course that will allow you to join the global diving community. With only one week needed off from work, this is a perfect solution for many people.

Our aim is to enhance your online diver eLearning experience and to improve your understanding of teaching scuba diving. Through our unique program, we will guarantee you become a competent and confident PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor while decreasing the time that you need to dedicate to in-person training at our dive centre.

To Achieve this goal our PADI IDC is made up of four components:

  1. Online Component. Composed of PADI IDC eLearning followed by Live online IDC using Zoom.
      • PADI IDC eLearning
        Complete the PADI IDC eLearning courses before starting your Live IDC. The PADI IDC online will take 7 to 8 hours to complete. There are sixteen eLearning sections to read, each having a knowledge review. The eLearning covers sixteen subjects ranging from how to conduct and schedule all PADI courses, managing risk, classroom, and in-water training, how to run a diving business, dive theory for professionals and more.

      • Live online IDC Session
        The Scuba Dive Online IDC takes place over 4 days, 3 hours per day starting at 6:00pm Sydney time. Before the first session, candidates are required to sit a 2-hour theory assessment test to enable the Course Directors to determine candidates theoretical knowledge levels.

        Each of the four days, one of our Course Directors will be hosting an interactive workshop. These live remote sessions are a terrific opportunity to get to know your fellow students and to prepare you to maximize your learning at Abyss Scuba Diving in Sydney.

  2. Classroom Component. The Live Online sessions allow the classroom training to focus on developing the candidate’s real-life teaching techniques in a human classroom environment.

  3. Pool Segment. You will learn to demonstrate all the scuba skills and techniques and learn how to share those skills with your students. You will learn how to give a descriptive thorough briefing, and how to problem-solve with students who may have difficulties while your undertaking scuba courses.

  4. Open Water Segment. You will be learning to draw everything together and develop your techniques to ensure that you can run safe, fun-filled scuba diving training courses for your student divers.

IDC Schedule 7-day Schedule (5 days off work).

  • IDC Online (7-8 hours)
  • Complete Theory Assessment Test (10 days prior to IDC starts)
  • Live Online Theory Review Session (Thursday, 9 days prior to IDC starts)
  • Live Online IDC (Tuesday, 4 days prior to IDC starts)
  • Live Online IDC (Wednesday, 3 days prior to IDC starts)
  • Live Online IDC (Thursday, 2 days prior to IDC starts)
  • Day 1 IDC Classroom (Saturday)
  • Day 2 IDC Classroom (Sunday)
  • Day 3 IDC Pool (Monday)
  • Day 4 IDC Ocean (Tuesday)
  • Day 5 IDC Pool (Wednesday)
  • Day 6 Emergency First Response Instructor Course (Thursday)
  • Day 7 IDC Ocean & Dive Against Debris Instructor Course (Friday)


Your PADI Instructor Exam.

The IE, or Instructor Exams, are overseen by an PADI examiner at PADI Asia Pacific head office in Sydney. The IE is spread over 2 days and will check that you fully understood what your Course Director taught you during your IDC. There are dive theory and standards exams, confined water and open water presentations, skills circuits, and rescue demonstrations. The Abyss Scuba Diving IDC with Live online IDC Session is the perfect way to become a successful PADI Scuba Instructor.

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