Sunreef’s PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the key step in taking your professional PADI Divemaster rating to an entirely different level. As an instructor, your range of capabilities will dramatically increase, allowing for greater employment opportunities in the dive industry, and will give you a larger foundation of knowledge to draw on.
You will be required to conduct study at home, come in for your practical development, and be assessed at PADI Head Office either in Brisbane or on the Gold Coast.
At Home – eLearning
This eLearning portion is specially designed by PADI’s own teaching department in conjunction with active status PADI instructors and Dive Centres.
This portion covers how to teach using PADI’s teaching method, and go in-depth on how each PADI course is structured to run.
At Sunreef – Developing Practical Skills
You will work closely with our own PADI Course Director who has mastered the art of teaching PADI Open Scuba Instructors.
This portion covers how to teach courses from Open Water to Divemaster, assess your students’ competencies, acknowledge student difficulties and help them overcome issues. You will also complete the PADI Emergency First Responder Instructor (EFRI) course, which is required to be in teaching status as a PADI Instructor.
The PADI Instructor Exam (2 extra days after week at Sunreef)
After completing your PADI IDC, you will be eligible to go on and complete your PADI Instructor Exams (IE). These are an external examination run by PADI Head Office, at an external location (typically Brisbane or the Gold Coast).
The PADI IE has been developed by PADI to ensure all Instructor Candidates have achieved the same level of training and are competent to teach PADI Courses and Programs.
During these 2-day examinations, you will cover all the learning completed during your IDC at home and at Sunreef. You will be required to complete theory exams, PADI Standards and Procedures exams, confined water teaching, open water teaching and rescue skills.