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I. PADI Assistant Instructor and Instructor (IDC) Course

I. PADI Assistant Instructor and Instructor (IDC) Course
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PADI Instructor (IDC) Course

PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs) prepare candidates to function as PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water SCUBA Instructors. Candidates build on their instructor-level dive theory knowledge, role-model watermanship and rescue skills, and leadership abilities by learning how to teach in confined water, in the classroom, and in open water. During the IDC, instructor candidates gain a complete understanding of PADI’s educational goals and philosophies.

Beginning with online independent study through PADI eLearning, the IDC can be separated into an Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI) program. Depending on the need or interest, training can be planned with breaks to gain more experience, or can be continuous all the way to instructor certification. Candidates who complete online independent study come prepared to spend class time on interactive workshops, practical application of standards, and practicing teaching techniques.  
 
IDC/Assistant Instructor Course Prerequisites
1. Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (Check with a PADI Course Director or Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
2. 18 years old
3. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
4. Certified diver for six months
5. Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
6. EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
7. Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor. Classes available at MASS Diving
8. If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
9. Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary.
* Contact the local PADI Office for questions on eligibility
 
Instructor Candidate Materials - Required for AI and Instructor
• PADI IDC Crewpack
• PADI Instructor Manual
• 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
• Adventures in Diving Manual
• PADI Rescue Diver Manual
• PADI Divemaster Manual
• Aquatic Cue Cards for Discover Scuba Diving
• The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
• eRecord for Dive Theory Online components
• EFR Instructor Start Up Kit

 

Assistant Instructor Course Requirements
 
 1. Complete the instructor independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning (PADI IDC and Dive Theory).  To register for elearning Click Here.
a. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
b. General Standards and Procedures
c. Risk Management

d. Marketing Diving
e. Start Diving
f. Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
g. Business of Diving – optional for in-class participation though strongly recommended
h. Keep Diving – optional for in-class participation though strongly recommended
i. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members

2. Participate in the following curriculum components:
a. Course Orientation
b. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
• Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 1 and 2
• 4 Es Counseling Workshop 1
c. Teaching in Confined Water
• Skills Demonstrations Workshop
• Confined Water Teaching Presentation 1 and 2
d. Conducting Open Water Dives
• Open Water Teaching Presentation 1
• Rescue Exercise Workshop
3. Present two knowledge development teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.5 on at least one.
4. Present two confined water teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on at least one.
5. Present one integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on each skill.
6. Perform all 24 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring a minimum of 82 total points, with no individual score below a 3.
7. Score 75 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
8. Complete the PADI Divemaster course – Diver Rescue assessment in open water.
 
AI tuition: The tuition fee includes all classroom instruction and pool use.  Students are required to supply their own equipment for pool and ocean sessions.  The PADI eLearning and membership fees are not included in the tuition.
 
2017 Assistant Instructor Course Dates (See Schedule below)
Spring 2017 AI Course Dates: April 30, May 6, 7, 13, 20, May 21
 

IDC Performance Requirements - Complete IDC
 
1. Complete the instructor independent learning sections online through PADI eLearning (PADI IDC and Dive Theory).  To register for elearning Click Here (Pay PADI directly for eLearning .
a. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
b. General Standards and Procedures
c. Risk Management
d. Marketing Diving
e. Start Diving
f. Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
g. Business of Diving
h. Keep Diving
i. How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members
2. Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
a. Course Orientation
b. Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
• Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 1, 2, and 3
• 4 Es Counseling Workshop 1 and 2
c. Teaching in Confined Water
• Skills Demonstrations Workshop
• Confined Water Teaching Presentation 1, 2, 3, and 4
d. Conducting Open Water Dives
• Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
• Open Water Teaching Presentation 1 and 2
e. General Standards and Procedures
f. Open Water Diver Course
g. Adventures in Diving Program
• Adventure Dive Workshop
h. Rescue Diver Course
• Rescue Exercise Workshop
i. Divemaster Course
j. Risk Management
• Duty of Care Workshop (optional)
3. Present three knowledge development teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.5 on at least two.
4. Present four confined water teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on at least two.
5. Present two integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on each skill in at least one integrated presentation.
6. Perform all 24 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring a minimum of 82 total points, with no individual score below a 3.
7. Score 75 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
8. Score 75 percent on all sections of the Dive Theory Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
9. Perform a facedown, nonstop swim for 800 metres/yards using a mask, snorkel, and fins.
10. Become an EFR Instructor. Class will be offered during the IDC course. See schedule below.
 
IDC Tuition: The tuition fee includes all instruction for the IDC and pool use.  Students are required to supply their own equipment for pool and ocean sessions.  The PADI eLearning and IE fees are not included in the tuition. See below for course dates and pricing. Note EFR instructor is separate pricing from this course.
 
Additional Required Materials:  
Emergency First Responder Instructor Startup Kit - $315.00
Instructor Development Crewpack - $899.95
 
Online Training Required:
Instructor Development Course Online - $375.00 (Paid directly to PADI)
PADI Dive Theory - $131.00 (Paid directly to PADI)
 
Online Training Click Here.
 
Instructor Examination Fee - $675.00 (Paid directly to PADI)
 
Fall 2017 Course Dates
Date/Location
Course Contents
Saturday, September 9, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm
MASS Diving
 
 
 
Course Orientation
PADI General Standards and Proceedures
Open Water Diver Course
Adventures in Diving Program
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
 
Sunday, September 10, 2017
1:00pm to 4:30pm
Mass Diving
 
Knowledge Development Presentations I (Candidates Teaches)
4 E's Counseling Workshop 1
Rescue Diver
Saturday, September 16, 2017
9:00am to 5:00pm
MASS Diving
 
 
 
 
 
 
5:30pm to 9:00pm
Wayland Community Pool

Knowledge Development Presentation II (Candidates Teach)
Teaching in Confined Water

Legal Responsibility and Risk Management

Conducting Open Water Training Dives

Teaching Using Digital Tools

 

Skills Demo Workshop
800 yd-swim
 

Sunday, September 17, 2017

5:00pm to 9:00pm

Wayland Pool

Confined Water Teaching Presentations I and II (Candidates Teach
Discover Scuba Workshop 

Saturday, September 23, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm
MASS Diving

Knowledge Development Presenations III (Candidates Teach)
4 E's Counseling Workshop II
EFR Instructor Course
 

Sunday, September 24, 2017
8:00am to 5:00pm
MASS Diving

5:30pm to 9:00pm

Wayland Pool

Divemaster Course
Standards Exam

Confined Water Teaching Presentations III & IV (Candidates Teach)
Rescue 7 Review and Practice
 
Saturday, September 30, 2017
8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Niles Beach
Ocean Training
Open Water Teaching Presentations I (Candidates Teach 2 Skills Each)
Open Water Teaching Presentations II (Candidates Teach 2 Skills Each)
Rescue Workshop
Disciver Scuba Workshop
Sunday, October 1, 2017
8:00am – 1:00pm 

Cape Ann Diver's Boat
Ocean Training
Adventure Dive Workshop
Deep Dive Scenerio
Cape Ann Charter fee of $80 required.
PADI IE Dates:   Dutch Springs October 21 & 22, 2017 - Other locations also available.
Note: It is important all IDC candidates satisfactorily complete all components of the IDC in order to attend an IE. During the IDC the course director and IDC staff instructors will keep the candidates up-to-date on their progress and identify areas that need improvement.
Scheduling and times may vary slightly depending on class size and level.

 

Spring 2018 Course Dates TBA
Date/Location Course Contents
Saturday, 
10:00am to 3:00pm
MASS Diving
Course Orientation
PADI General Standards and Proceedures
Open Water Course
 
Saturday, 
10:00am to 4:00pm
Mass Diving
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
Lunch Break
Teaching in Confined Water
Adventures in Diving Program 
Saturday, 
10:00am to 4:30pm
MASS Diving
Knowledge Development Presentation I (Candidates Teach)
4E'S Counseling Workshop I
Lunch Break

Conducting Open Water Training Dives
Standard Exams

Sunday, 
4:45pm to 9:00pm
Wayland Pool

Skills Demo Workshop 
Confined Water Teaching Presentations I and II  (Candidates Teach)

Saturday, 
10:00am to 4:30pm
MASS Diving
Legal Responsibility and Risk Management
Lunch Break
Knowledge Development Presentation II (Candidates Teach)
Rescue Diver Course
Divemaster Course
Sunday, 
4:45pm to 9:00pm
Wayland Pool
Confined Water Teaching Presentation III and IV (Candidates Teach)
800-yd swim
Discover Scuba Workshop

Saturday, 
8:30am to 5pm
MASS Diving

Knowledge Development Presentation III (Candidates Teach)
4 E's Counseling Workshop II
EFR Instructor Course
Saturday
8:00am – 1:00pm
Location: Niles Beach
Ocean Training
Open Water Teaching Presentations I (Candidates Teach 2 Skills Each)
Open Water Teaching Presentations II (Candidates Teach 2 Skills Each)
Rescue Workshop
Saturday, 
8:00am – 1:00pm
Cape Ann Diver's Boat
Ocean Training
Adventure Dive Workshop
Discover Scuba Workshop
Cape Ann Charter fee of $80 required.
PADI IE Dates:  Dutch Springs  -  Other locations also available.
Note: It is important all IDC candidates satisfactorily complete all components of the IDC in order to attend an IE. During the IDC the course director and IDC staff instructors will keep the candidates up-to-date on their progress and identify areas that need improvement.
Scheduling and times may vary slightly depending on class size and level.

 

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