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PADI IDC – March 2022

March 11 @ 8:00 am - March 13 @ 5:00 pm

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Ever thought about becoming a SCUBA instructor? We’re holding a PADI IDC this month for those who are interested in either completing their full Instructor Development Course or those who are interested in completing their instructor crossover to PADI.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the required poriton of PADI’s professional-level training to become a PADI Open Water Instructor. Becoming a PADI Instructor consists of these segments – knowledge development, practical application and the Instructor Examination. The online portion of the course covers nine topics which prepare you for the practical sessions needed to complete your Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor course. With the PADI e-learning session and practical segments during the IDC, you are introduced to the  PADI System of Diver Education and will learn to use it as a professional dive educator – whether that be a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor.

What are the benefits to completing your IDC with Adventure Outfitters?
Adventure Outfitters is one of very few IDCs on the west coast of Florida. Our instructors are active and

What are the PADI IDC prerequisites?
Prior to enrolling in the PADI IDC, you must be at least 18 years old, have a current medical attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months, and hold a leadership level diving certification such as the PADI Divemaster rating. You must also have been a certified diver for at least six months and be able to prove that you have completed at least 60 dives (100 before attending the IE). If you have any questions as to whether you meet the necessary prerequisites, please contact your PADI Course Director or PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

How does it work?
After enrolling, PADI’s eLearning system presents you with interactive presentations that include videos, audio, graphics and reading. Short quizzes let you gauge your progress, and review and correct anything you might happen to miss. This lets you move through the program efficiently and at your own pace.

What does it cost?
The cost of the 6-day course is $1,800 plus the eLearning portion / classroom of the course. After completion of the IDC, you must successfully sign up for and complete a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

Other costs – There are fees for the Assistant Instructor and Instructor applications as well as for attendance at the two-day Instructor Examination (IE).

Materials – To take an IDC, you need a current PADI Instructor Manual and the IDC Crew-Pak that includes the PADI’s Guide to Teaching. There are other required materials and equipment, some of which you already have. Your PADI Course Director or PADI IDC Staff Instructor will guide and counsel you on what you need, and will make suggestions to help you prepare for a valuable course experience.

What else is required to become a PADI Instructor?
Once you successfully complete the IDC, you enroll in a two-day Instructor Examination (IE). When you successfully complete the IE and all requirements are verified at PADI (including having a current CPR/First Aid Instructor credential and having logged at least 100 dives), you earn the PADI Instructor rating.

How long do you have to complete the eLearning course?
The eLearning segment of the course is available for one year from the time of course registration.

What is the minimum amount of time it will take to complete this eLearning program?
The PADI IDC online will take approximately 7 – 8 hours to complete.

How do you document that you’ve completed the eLearning segment?
Once you finish the eLearning portion of the course, your dive centre is notified that you have completed it and that you are ready for the practical phase of the program. At the end of the eLearning program, you can print out your eRecord and bring a copy of it with you to your selected PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Center or Resort.

This information was taken from PADI.com.


March 11 @ 8:00 am
March 13 @ 5:00 pm
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Adventure Outfitters
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Adventure Outfitters
4352 S. Manhattan Ave.
Tampa, FL 33611 United States
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