Diving Instructor Development Course

Diving Instructor Development Course
Diving Instructor Development Course
Brand: PADI
Price: $1,299.00
Brand: PADI
Price: $1,299.00

Choosing which PADI 5 Star Career Development Centre (CDC) and a Platinum Course Director for your Instructor Development Course training is the most important decision you will make in your entire diving career. Abyss is Australia's leading PADI Instructor Development Centre (IDC), teaching over 250 instructor level certifications each year. Learn the secrets of becoming a great PADI instructor from Sydney's only Platinum Course Director.

  • 2 full-time Course Directors
  • Australia's leading PADI Career Development Dive Centre
  • Staff available for extra tuition if required
  • Sydney's largest employer of Dive Instructors
  • Full-time and weekend course options
  • FREE Search & Recovery Specialty Instructor Course
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Live the Dream - Teach Diving

Learn to Teach Diving From the Best of the Best

Our 5 Star IDC Career Development Centre (CDC) facility is award winning and innovative; you'll soon see why.

Abyss Scuba Diving received the award for 'Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre' in 2010 and also 'Australia's Best Dive Centre' 4 years running. Our chief Course Director, Peter Letts, has received several awards for his excellence in Instructor Development and contributions to the diving industry. It is easy to see why so many new diving professionals choose to become Instructors at Abyss!

There are many 'competent' scuba instruction courses that are available to you as a professional, but don't you want the best instruction from the most experienced and highly trained staff possible?? There are many training facilities that use outside Course Directors to complete their professional training. We have 3 full-time PADI IDC Staff Instructors; 3 PADI Master Instructors, and 2 full-time PADI Course Directors, who are all available, and here to help you during and after your Instructor Development. 

 

Course Schedule
The IDC runs over 7 consecutive days ( Monday - Sunday), followed by the MSDT Prep (Tuesday - Thursday), and the EFRI (Friday). The Sydney PADI Instructor Exam (IE) runs directly after this on the Saturday & Sunday. An Optional (but highly recommended) IDC Preparation Course also runs on the Thursday & Friday prior to the beginning of the IDC . The IDC Preperation  course is recommended for those who have not recently completed their DM course, or are not confident with their Dive Theory.

Live the Dream - Teach Diving

Learn to Teach Diving From the Best of the Best

Our 5 Star IDC Career Development Centre (CDC) facility is award winning and innovative; you'll soon see why.

Abyss Scuba Diving received the award for 'Most Outstanding PADI Dive Centre' in 2010 and also 'Australia's Best Dive Centre' 4 years running. Our chief Course Director, Peter Letts, has received several awards for his excellence in Instructor Development and contributions to the diving industry. It is easy to see why so many new diving professionals choose to become Instructors at Abyss!

There are many 'competent' scuba instruction courses that are available to you as a professional, but don't you want the best instruction from the most experienced and highly trained staff possible?? There are many training facilities that use outside Course Directors to complete their professional training. We have 3 full-time PADI IDC Staff Instructors; 3 PADI Master Instructors, and 2 full-time PADI Course Directors, who are all available, and here to help you during and after your Instructor Development. 

 

Course Schedule
The IDC runs over 7 consecutive days ( Monday - Sunday), followed by the MSDT Prep (Tuesday - Thursday), and the EFRI (Friday). The Sydney PADI Instructor Exam (IE) runs directly after this on the Saturday & Sunday. An Optional (but highly recommended) IDC Preparation Course also runs on the Thursday & Friday prior to the beginning of the IDC . The IDC Preperation  course is recommended for those who have not recently completed their DM course, or are not confident with their Dive Theory.

PADI IDC Online

Through e-learning, your IDC programs' classroom time is reduced by two days, giving you more time to review your dive theory and fine tune your skills with our IDC Team.

Please ensure you select the IDC Online elearning component when signing up for the IDC.

Additional Fees

During your IDC, EFRI Course, Specialty Instructor Courses & IE, there are registration, application and examination fees that must be paid directly to PADI, enabling you to attend the programs and receive your new ratings.

All associated costs involved are outlined below.


  • PADI IDC Application Fee ($261.80 AUD*)
  • PADI EFR (First Aid) Instructor Application Fee ($180.40AUD*)
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Application Fees ($103.40 AUD* each)
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee ($825 AUD*)
*(2016 Prices and subject to change periodically)
                       

PADI IDC Preparation Course (2 Days)

It is important that you receive the proper preparation to make the transition into instructing a success. To help ensure your success during the IDC, we offer all our candidates a 2 day PADI IDC Preparation Course which will review all your previously learned water skills, and also review all previously covered theory topics like physics, physiology, dive planning and the like. This course will bring all your skills up to standard for entry into your IDC. The IDC Prep Course is run on the Thursday and Friday prior to the start of the IDC.

Emergency First Response (First Aid) Instructor Training

Prior to gaining teaching status as a PADI Instructor you must be certified as a Emergency First Response Instructor. This training takes 1 day and is run during the IDC, prior to your Instructor Exam.

  • EFR (First Aid) Instructor Training - To select this as part of your Instructor Training Package, simply select it as an requirement in the options above prior to purchasing your IDC. The EFRI cost is reduced by $96 AUD if it is purchased together with your IDC program now.

Training Materials

During you IDC you will need special Instructional Materials to help you along your way. The materials you will need that you won't already have through previous training are all available in the PADI IDC Crew Pack. This pack is compulsory, and is available for purchase at a discounted rate if selected with your IDC program now. Please select it as a requirement in the options above and save over $250 off the price of the pack. (Normal retail price is $838AUD)

You will also need to have the following materials prior to your course commencement as per PADI requirements:

  • Current PADI Instructor Manual (Downloadable from padimembers.com)
  • PADI's Guide to Teaching *
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE - Coral Reef Conservation*
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual *
  • Recreational Dive Planner - RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets *
  • How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book *
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet *
  • Adventures in Diving Manual *
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual *
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet*
  • PADI Divemaster Manual*
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet*
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving*
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate*
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate*
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving *
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook or eRecord for Dive Theory Online

* Items included in IDC crew pack bought at discounted rate ($650)

*Items available from our library (fee applies)

 

Accommodation: 

We offer a special accommodation package for the term of the combined IDC & IE. This is twin share accommodation, with breakfast. The accommodation is just a 10 minute walk from the dive center. The cost for the 14 day period of the IDC, MSDT & IE is just $595.

 

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Program

A Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT), is a highly experienced Open Water Scuba Instructor, who is more employable and capable of teaching a larger variety of PADI specialty diver courses. By becoming a Master Scuba Diver Trainer you'll add additional teaching certifications and experience to your PADI instructional wallet, adding variety to your instructional abilities, making teaching more fun and exciting for both you and your students!

 

This is achieved through the Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparation Course, which teaches you how to deliver a range of PADI specialty diver courses. Your MSDT Prep Course starts prior to your PADI Instructor Examination, giving you an additional 3 days of classroom and ocean teaching presentations and diving skill development, prior to sitting your IE. Invaluable!

 

Before applying to PADI for certification as an MSDT, you'll need 5 Specialty Instructor ratings (achieved during the MSDT Prep) and 25 student certifications.

If you select the MSDT Prep course, by the end of your program you'll be trained how to teach the:

  • PADI Deep Diver Specialty Course
  • PADI Enriched Air Diver Specialty Course
  • PADI Underwater Navigation Diver Specialty Course
  • PADI Oxygen Providers Specialty Course
  • PADI Search & Recovery Diver Specialty Course

Exclusions

Prior to receiving certification as an MSDT, you will need to apply to PADI for this. Associated application fees for this rating are paid directly to PADI after you are instructor certified. See below:

  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Application Fee ($103.40AUD each PADI specialty)- Optional fees and only applicable if you applying for specialty instructor ratings
  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Application Fee ($125.60AUD) - You can apply for your MSDT rating once you have been certified with 5 additional Specialty Instructor ratings (as above) and have taught and certified 25 student divers.

 

IDC Program Requirements

IDC candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent qualifying rating.
  • Have a current dive medical (less than 12 months old)
  • Have a current First Aid certificate less than 24 months old (Can be arranged by Abyss if required, prior to the IDC)
  • Show proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives
  • Have all required diving equipment
  • Have all books requested by the Course Director (as per materials)
  • Submit copies of all Dive Certificates
To be certified as a PADI teaching status instructor you must be an EFR instructor. We run an EFR Instructor course during the IDC. You can select this when booking your IDC here.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) Preparation Program (2 Days)

It is important that you receive the proper preparation to make the transition into instructing a success. To help ensure your success in the program, we offer all our candidates a free 2 day PADI IDC Preparation Program which will review all your previously learnt water skills, and also cover all previously covered theory topics like physics, physiology, dive planning and the like. This program will bring all your skills up to standard for entry into your IDC Instructor Program.


 Post IE Courses 
On the 3 days imediately after we offer 3 courses which are open to candidates. On the Monday and and Tuesday morning we offer a PADI Side Mount Instructors course (Including sidemount training) for $495. Then on the Tuesday Afternoon and Wednesday we offer an Oceanic Service Technicians Course which can be combined with a PADI Equipment Speciality Instructor course.



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"YEEW"

Cody Vyhnalek on 6/7/2015 3:32:14 AM

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Comments: The IDC was one of my best experiences iv had, along with all the courses iv done with Abyss following up to the IDC. with 3 awesome course directors and all staff with unbelievable amount of knowledge and ways of teaching you the things to become the best instructor you can be. Abyss will go the extra mile to make sure your comfortable and understand everything without hesitation also making it fun and exciting at the same time. cheers guys.!!

"Abyss the only place to go"

James Morris on 14/5/2015 2:51:01 AM

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Comments: My time with Abyss was my refresher IDC to renew my status and do my MSDT. It was the best experience with the greatest professionalism and enduring the recent wild weather. With the utmost friendly and helpful staff I have met in a long time. I feel inspired and recharged in my Diving career. I highly recommend Abyss

"WICKED"

Leah hurley on 12/5/2015 10:13:38 PM

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Comments: I had a blast in my IDC abyss makes it fun but at the same time gets down to business. Carl and Jamie are amazing course directors! If any one was struggling they were there to give a extra hand at any time of the day /night. Whether it was questions for our classroom presentations to our open water skills the abyss team was always on top of it!

"Amazing"

Laura casserly on 11/5/2015 4:27:50 PM

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Comments: Where to start. The whole team is so professional but at the same time feels like family. The time, passion and dedication put in by each member especially Carl was unreal. Abyss is a must if you want to learn and have fun. I travelled from Qld to do my IDC there and it was the best decision ever. I will visit everytime in back in Sydney just to say thank you again.

"Scuba Service Technician Course"

Andrew on 11/4/2015 8:37:10 PM

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Comments: Carl is a great teacher! Patient and full of good advice and tips. This course is challenging and requires effort, but it is well worth it. Having the ability, understanding and skills to service particular regulators will make me a better diver.

"The BEST!"

Fernando Fernandes Giacomini on 2/12/2011 9:59:36 AM

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Comments: I travelled more than 14.000 km to come to Sydney and do my IDC at Abyss Scuba Diving. I have absolutely nothing to regret. The school couldn't be more professional. The Course Directors really care about you. Carl Fallon is an excellent professional and Peter Letts does everything to help you. Few times I thought it was more important for him than for me to make me pass in the exam. Peter taught me personally, recognised my difficulties and helped me to become stronger and more self confident. ... More details

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