Best PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course on Koh Tao

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A PADI IDC Staff Instructor assists with IDC Instructor training

Are you ready to take the next step as a PADI Dive Instructor and help develop and mentor the next generation of PADI Instructors?

Would you like to learn the knowledge and skills necessary to assist and guide candidates on their journey from Divemaster to becoming a PADI Dive Instructor?

Are you looking for further professional development that will help you become a more complete Dive Instructor?

IDC Staff Instructor Course is an Excellent Career Choice

Do you have further aspirations in the dive industry and wish to make yourself a more employable dive professional? 

Or is your ultimate goal to become a PADI Course Director and pass on your passion for teaching scuba divers to others?  

If you have answered yes to any of these questions, you are in the right place.

Come and join us on Koh Tao and become an IDC Staff Instructor.

Included in the Koh Tao PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

  • 15-day program that includes IDC Staff Instructor Prep Course & auditing an entire IDC
  • All dives during the course
  • Black Turtle Dive Fluid mechanics buoyancy clinics
  • Black Turtle Dive Reef Ecology for beginners’ program
  • Black Turtle Dive Social media and online marketing workshop
  • Black Turtle Dive Customer (and environmental) promise

To enroll on a PADI IDC Instructor course you must:

We conduct the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course over a 15 days period.

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Koh Tao PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course Information

The IDC Staff Instructor course has a number of different sections:

Classroom & Land Section

  • Attend the 4 IDC Staff Instructor course knowledge development presentations
  • Pass a set of dive theory exams
  • Pass the PADI system General Standards & Procedures exam
  • Audit an entire IDC by attending all Course Director led IDC knowledge development sessions
  • Present a Knowledge Development Presentation
  • Learn how to evaluate & critique Knowledge Development teaching presentations
  • Evaluate candidate Knowledge Development teaching presentations alongside one of our Course Directors

Confined Water (or Pool) Section

  • Skill development workshop; complete the Pre-assessment 24 skill circuit to demonstration quality
  • Present a Confined Water Teaching Presentation
  • Learn how to evaluate & critique Knowledge Development teaching presentations
  • Evaluate candidate Knowledge Development teaching presentations
  • Audit an entire IDC by attending all Course Director led confined water training sessions

Open Water Section

  • Learn how to evaluate & critique Open Water teaching presentations
  • Evaluate candidate Open Water teaching presentations
  • Audit an entire IDC by attending all Course Director led Open Water training sessions

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Pre-Assessment Section – IDC Staff Instructor course

An important part of a PADI IDC Staff Instructors role is coaching and counseling diving instructor candidates.

To do this to the best of your ability, we need to ensure your skills and Instructor level knowledge of PADI standards and dive theory are both exemplary.

The Pre-assessment section of the IDC Staff Instructor course is conducted at the start of the IDC and consists of 3 sections; Dive theory, GS & P and Skills.

Dive Theory Exams – IDC Staff Instructor course

  • Complete exams in all 5 dive theory subjects scoring a minimum of 80%
  • General Standards & Procedures exam
  • Complete a GSP exam scoring a minimum of 80%

Skill Evaluation – IDC Staff Instructor course

  • Complete the PADI Skill circuit (24 skills) scoring a minimum of 96 points

Knowledge Development – IDC Staff Instructor course

The knowledge development section of the IDC Staff Instructor course is divided into different parts.

Sections you need to participate and be evaluated in are:

  • IDC Staff Instructor specific presentations
  • Auditing Course Director led knowledge development presentations
  • Workshops on the IDC

The IDC Staff Instructor course schedule includes the following Course Director led classroom presentations:

  • Course Orientation – IDC Staff Course
  • Instructor Development Standards, Procedures and Curriculum
  • How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling

Evaluation training – IDC Staff Instructor course

You will learn how to evaluate teaching presentations effectively, accurately and consistently.

You will learn how to provide positive feedback and critique candidate performance in knowledge development, confined and Open Water teaching presentations.

Evaluation & Critique

Our goal is for you to be able to evaluate and critique objectively and consistently alongside other staff members.

This helps candidates to understand on how to improve their performance.

You will be evaluating all candidate presentations throughout the IDC alongside the PADI Course Director.

Auditing an IDC – IDC Staff Instructor course

You must audit an IDC in its entirety to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

The knowledge development presentations, classroom workshops and in water training sessions you must audit are as follows:

  • IDC Orientation
  • Dive Theory Workshop
  • PADI System Workshop
  • Learning and Teaching Workshop
  • Open Water Dive Course Scheduling and Set Up Workshop
  • Risk Management and Licensing Workshop
  • Knowledge Development Presentation Workshop and Candidate Knowledge Development Presentations
  • Confined Water Training Workshop Part 1
  • Open Water Training Workshop Part 1
  • Continuing Education Workshop
  • Sales Techniques Workshop
  • Course Close

Water Skills Development – IDC Staff Instructor course

You will learn how to effectively critique candidate performance, give positive feedback and assist candidates to overcome learning difficulties in the following areas.

  • Candidates Water skills exercises
  • Role model Rescue assessments
  • Dive skills circuit (24 skill circuit)
  • Rescue skills circuit (Skills from PADI Rescue course)

In water workshops

  • Descents & Ascents workshop
  • Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
  • Advanced Open Water Diver Course Workshop
  • Rescue Diver Course Workshop

In water teaching presentations

  • Confined Water Training Workshop and Candidate Confined Water Teaching Presentations
  • Open Water Training Workshop and Candidate Open Water Teaching Presentations

To successfully complete the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course you must:

  • Score 80% on each of the Dive Theory Exams
  • Score 80% on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam
  • Perform all 24 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring 96 total points, with no individual score below 3
  • Score at least 4.0 on a knowledge development teaching presentation
  • Score at least 4.0 on a confined water teaching presentation

Attend the four IDC Staff Instructor Course Knowledge Development sessions:

  1. Course Orientation
  2. Instructor Development Standards, Procedures and Curriculum
  3. How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  4. The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling

Meet the following evaluation scoring parameters:

  • Match the control score on three out of five knowledge development evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  • Match the control score on three out of the five confined water evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  • Match the control score on three out of four (no demonstration) or three out of five (demonstration required) Open Water evaluation criteria sections for two out of three teaching presentations.
  • Audit a complete IDC by observing all required IDC curriculum sections

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PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course Cost: 20,000 baht **

**Additional Costs

2021 IDC Staff Instructor Application Fee: $AUS181

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack – 10,000 baht

IDC Staff Instructor Materials

All IDC Staff Instructor candidates must have a set of required materials for use during the course and to retain afterwards.

You can purchase the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack from us that contains the following:

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack

  • PADI Backpack
  • PADI Dive Planning & Skill Practice Slate
  • Confined & Open Water evaluation slate
  • PADI Course Director manual
  • IDC Lesson guides
  • IDC eLearning videos
  • Evaluation training video
  • Online Processing Centre Tutorial
  • IDC Staff Instructor course lesson guides

At Black Turtle Dive we take our customer promise very seriously and we want to ensure our passion for providing the highest quality diver training and customer service, is passed onto you.

By instilling our customer promise into each one of our professional candidates, we believe it provides them with the best chance of success within the diving industry.

Our PADI Dive Instructor Development team is possibly the most experienced within the dive industry.

Dive Industry Leaders

Between us we have conducted 100’s of IDC’s, certifying 1000’s of PADI Instructors over the past 18 years across Asia.

We know what it takes to produce a successful IDC Staff Instructor and we know what potential employers look for in a modern dive professional with the right attitude.

Role Model PADI IDC Staff Instructor for Success

With our PADI IDC Staff Instructor program, it is our intention to train you to become a multi skilled IDCS Instructor, who in the future, we would have no hesitation employing ourselves.

We will build up your skills, knowledge, confidence and ability to work as a dive leader and dive educator.

You will progress at your own pace and receive additional attention in areas you are weak in, as you develop the skills necessary to become a competent IDC Staff PADI Instructor.

Exemplary Dive Skills & Knowledge

We continue to build on your existing skill set and introduce new skills and knowledge and as the course progresses your confidence and ability as an IDC Staff Instructor will improve.

It is our goal to help and teach you to become a competent IDC Staff Instructor able who can assist a Course Director to teach instructor candidates.

Diving Theory & Skills

Our Instructor Development Course includes lots of additional workshops and training sessions that go above and beyond what PADI actually requires.

Our distinctive buoyancy clinics will ensure your skills are of the absolute highest standard and we will turn you into a buoyancy expert who divers look up to.

Buoyancy Workshops

We also offer our own social media and online marketing workshops to give you the tools necessary to effectively market yourself or your business within the diving industry.

This will also give your CV something every Dive Centre manager looks for, when choosing new members of their team.

Our unique Reef Ecology and Marine conservation workshop gives you the knowledge to better understand how our Coral reefs function and the threats they are facing everyday.

Marine Conservation & Reef Ecology

This means you can better educate your divers and encourage them to become Marine Protectors as well.

Both you and your divers are future role models and advocates for others to become involved in conservation efforts worldwide.

Koh Tao PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course Schedule

IDC Staff Instructor candidate presentations are highlighted in blue in the IDC Schedule below.

IDC Staff Instructor preparation (conducted prior to IDC start date)

  • Course Orientation
  • Pre-Assessment exams
  • Instructor Development Standards, Procedures and Curriculum
  • How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor Course
  • The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling
  • Evaluation training
  • Skill circuit

Day 1 – IDC Preparation

Dive Theory Review Part 1

1:1 Orientation
1:2 Theory Review

Lunch

1:3 Rescue + CESA Workshop & Swim Tests

Day 2 – IDC Preparation

2:1 Dive Theory Review Part 2

Lunch

2:2 Skill Circuit (24 basic skills)

Day 3

3:1 Learning & Teaching Workshop
3:2 Open Water Course Workshop

Lunch 

3:3 PADI System Workshop – Part 1 & 2
3:4 Knowledge Development Workshop

3:5 IDC Staff Instructor Prescriptive Presentation

Day 4

4:1 Prescriptive Presentation 1
4:2 Teaching in Confined Workshop + Dry Practice
4:3 Discover Scuba Diving Workshop Part 1 (Knowledge Development)

Lunch

4:4 IDC Staff Instructor Confined Water Presentation
4:5 Confined Water Presentation 1 & 2
4:6 Discover Scuba Diving Workshop Part 2 (Confined)

Day 5 

5:1 Open Water Teaching Workshop + Dry Practice
5:2 Review Open Water Workshops

Lunch 

5:3 Descent and CESA workshops
5:4 Open Water Presentation 1 & 2
5:5 Discover Scuba Diving Workshop Part 3 (Open Water dive)

Day 6

6:1 Prescriptive Presentation 2
6:2 Risk Management + Licensing Workshop

Lunch

6:3 Continuing Education Workshop
6:4 Sales Techniques Workshop
6:5 Advanced Open Water Workshop Part 1

Day 7 BOAT- 07:30 START

7:1 Open Water Presentation 3 & 4
7:2 Advanced Open Water Workshop Part 2

Lunch

7:3 Prescriptive Presentation 3
7:4 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course Part 1

Day 8

8:1 Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course Part 2
8:2 PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course 

Day 9 —–DAY OFF—–

Day 10

10:1 PADI System Workshop- Part 3 & 4
10:2 P.I.C Processing Workshop & Discover Scuba Diving Workshop

Lunch

10:3 Confined Water Presentation 3 & 4

Day 11

11:1 Prescriptive Teaching Presentation 4
11:2 Rescue Diver Workshop part 1

Lunch

11:3 Remedial Theory / Extra Practice skills

Day 12 BOAT- 07:30 START

12:1 Open Water Presentations 5 & 6
12:2 Rescue Diver Workshop part 2

Lunch

12:3 Course Close
12:4 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

Day 13 (8:00am start)

13:1 Mock IE – Dive Theory & General Standards & Procedures Exams
13:2 Mock IE – Prescriptive Teaching Presentation (5)
13:3 Mock IE – Confined Water Presentation (5)

Day 14 BOAT 7:30 Start

14:1 Mock IE – Open Water Presentations (7 & 8)

Lunch

14:2 Final Counselling & IE Recommendations

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PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course Detailed Information

Prior to the start of the IDC, we must complete the IDC Staff instructor candidates’ preparation course that starts with an orientation and exam pre-assessments.

We will issue you with the physical portion of the IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack. If you have not already accessed it, we will help you load up the Instructor Development materials eLearning section of the Crew Pack.

We will guide you through the digital paperwork including the liabilities and the PADI Medical statement if you have not already completed this ahead of time.

IDC Staff Instructor Candidate Preparation Course

The IDC Staff Candidate Preparation course is scheduled in the day or two leading up to the IDC and to begin with you will sit the IDC Staff Instructor theory and GS&P exams.

You must score 80% in each exam to pass and we will review and remediate on any questions you do not understand.

Remediation is an important prerequisite to become a successful PADI IDC Staff Instructor and your exams are great preparation for when you audit the IDC.

General Standards & Dive Theory

PADI IDC candidates will have lots of dive theory or standards questions throughout the IDC, which you will be able to help them with.

During the IDC Staff Preparation course, you will participate in a series of Course Director led classroom presentations and complete the evaluation training.

We will also conduct the IDC Staff Instructor skill circuit to ensure your dive skills are exemplary for the IDC.

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Audit an entire IDC – IDC Staff Instructor course

As you can see from the schedule above, the Instructor Development Course is scheduled over 14 days.

You must audit Days 1-12 as per the performance requirements to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

You can refresh your understanding and knowledge of the full PADI Instructor Development Course here.

Meeting Performance Requirements

You must also attend the final counselling sessions on day 12, however, you do not need to attend the EFR Instructor course day.

If you have met all the evaluation performance requirements you do not need to attend the Mock IE.

However, if you have the time, we highly recommended you do as it is a very good learning experience and gives you more evaluation practice.

Water Skill Development Workshops – IDC Staff Instructor course

Dive Skills Circuit (24 skill circuit)

This is the same skill circuit you taught when you conducted an Open Water diver course confined water session.

You will be familiar with the scoring from conducting the PADI Divemaster course skill circuit too.

This may be something you have been teaching a lot recently or last did several years ago and would like to refresh and sharpen your demonstration quality skills.

Dive Skill Practice Sessions

We tailor additional skill practice session to the individual needs of each IDC Staff instructor candidate, to ensure you can easily demonstrate the basic 24 skills and score the required 96 points.

We always work with our IDC Staff Instructor candidates, so they can become a confident, knowledgeable and skilful dive educator and an underwater role model.

Your practical skill level is an extremely important part of this and why we encourage you to embrace our philosophy when it comes to our training methodology and neutrally buoyant skill development.

Neutrally Buoyant Skill Development

We understand this is something you may not have seen previously in your training nor practiced in your teaching activities.

We conduct all staged skills in the diving position where possible and we include neutral buoyancy skill circuits in all our Professional level training programs.

If you did not complete any Pro level training programs with us, we hope you will find this improves your skill level and it certainly adds realism into your diver training courses.

IDC In water Workshops

As you may remember from your own IDC there are a number of in water workshops we conduct during the course.

As an IDC Staff Instructor candidate, you will be working with the candidates during these workshops.

If you would like to practice these workshops prior to the start of the IDC, please let us know ahead of time so we can schedule accordingly. 

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Evaluating Knowledge Development presentations

Prior to the candidates first Knowledge Development presentation you will complete your evaluation training, which is part of the IDC Staff Instructor course Preparation course.

You will also audit the Knowledge Development Workshop and assist the IDC candidates with preparing their first Knowledge Development presentation.

During the IDC candidate Knowledge Development presentations, you will sit next to the Course Director as you evaluate the Knowledge Development presentation of each candidate.

You will apply the techniques learned during the Evaluation training to track what was said or what occurred during the presentation.

Once the presentation is finished you and your Course Director will discuss the candidates score and review each point and you will be asked to explain why you scored the presentation the way you did.

Knowledge Development Presentations

We will discuss counseling points and techniques to use when critiquing each presentation.

As you evaluate more Knowledge Development presentations you will gain more confidence and your scoring will become closer to the control score of your Course Director.

When you are ready, feeling confident and your scores are matching our control score, you will be given the opportunity to critique candidate performance, give positive feedback and suggestions for improvement.

You will have the opportunity to evaluate several candidate Knowledge Development presentations during the IDC.

Evaluating Confined Water teaching presentations

You will audit the confined water teaching workshop and assist the IDC candidates to prepare their first confined water teaching presentation.

During the confined water teaching presentations, you will be in the water, evaluating each candidate presentation using the Confined & Open Water evaluation slate.

Applying techniques learned during the evaluation training session, you will record what was said and what occurred during the presentation.

Confined Water Teaching Presentations

Once the candidate has finished their debriefing, you will discuss how you scored the presentation with your Course Director, which involves reviewing each section of the presentation.

Practice makes perfect. The more confined water teaching presentations you evaluate the more consistent your evaluation performance and scores will be and the closer they will be to the control score.

Once you are confident in your evaluation skills you will have the opportunity to debrief candidate performance, giving positive reinforcement and suggestions for improvement.

You will have the opportunity to evaluate several candidates confined water presentations.

Evaluating Open Water teaching presentation

The final section of evaluation training for an IDC Staff Instructor is the Open Water presentations.

You will complete Open Water evaluation training as part of the IDC Staff Instructor Prep course and audit the Open Water teaching workshop during the IDC.

As an IDC Staff Instructor candidate, you will help the candidates prepare their first Open Water presentations and answer questions they may have when preparing future presentations.

Open Water Teaching Presentation

Guiding IDC candidates through the various teaching presentations of the IDC is an important role an IDC Staff Instructor plays.  

You will be in the water during the Open Water teaching presentations as you evaluate each presentation using the Confined & Open water evaluation slates.

Applying the techniques you learned during the evaluation training, you will evaluate all aspects of each candidates integrated Open Water presentations.

Evaluating IDC Candidate Presentations

Returning to the boat you will review your scoring and compare with the control score before scoring the candidates debriefings.

Finally, you will have the opportunity to critique candidate performance.

Just as an IDC Open Water teaching presentation is the most challenging part of an IDC for a candidate, the Open Water evaluation is often the most challenging of the three areas of evaluation for the IDC Staff Instructor.

Open Water presents organization and management challenges for IDC Staff, in the same way Open Water training provides challenges at all levels of PADI Instructors of the PADI system.

Open Water IDC Candidate Evaluations

Environmental factors dictate using different control factors, which along with good judgement are factored into the evaluation criteria.

As with knowledge development and confined water presentations, you will have the opportunity to evaluate several candidate Open Water presentations during your IDC Staff Instructor course.

Throughout the IDC we will critique your performance and give you important feedback as your evaluation skills develop.

Our goal is for you to be scoring just like we do by the end of your PADI IDC Staff Instructor course.

Become a Role Model PADI IDC Staff Instructor

As an MSDT Specialty Instructor, if you want to continue your training and make a great career move, our PADI IDC Staff Instructor course offers you an excellent opportunity to take the next step.

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are in demand at Dive Centres around the world having demonstrated their commitment to ongoing education and through their skills as a dive educator.

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PADI IDC Staff Instructor course: 20,000 baht **

**Additional Costs

2021 IDC Staff Instructor Application Fee: $AUS181

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack – 10,000 baht

 

Frequently Asked Questions

What is a PADI IDC Staff Instructor on Koh Tao?

A PADI IDC Staff Instructor can assist with instructor training.  It is the next level after Master Scuba Diver Training and you can achieve this by taking the IDC Staff Instructor course.

By taking the course, you will increase your knowledge of teaching standards and you will help shape new PADI Instructors. You will also get a better understanding of the PADI system.

What is the cost of PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Koh Tao?

Cost of the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Koh Tao is THB 30,000. This includes the course and the IDC Staff Instructor crewpack, which consists of:

  • Card with code for digital PADI Course Director Manual
  • IDC Evaluation Training Video
  • Confined Water Evaluation Slate
  • Open Water Evaluation Slate
  • Skill Evaluation Slate
  • Skill Development Preparation Slate
  • PADI Backpack

At the end of the course there is the PADI IDC Staff Instructor application fee of AU$ 181 (2021 price), which is paid directly to PADI.

How long is the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course for on Koh Tao?

There are 2 different ways to become an IDC Staff instructor, either by auditing a complete IDC or by presenting all the components from the Assistant Instructor course.

If you choose to go for option 1, you can technically complete the course in 8 days, as this is the minimum time to complete an IDC by PADI Standards.

However, Black Turtle Dive provide IDC candidates with a 14-day program and we encourage you to join for the duration of the IDC.

When choosing the second option, you can complete the course in 3-5 days, depending if the candidates have completed eLearning or not.

We do recommend to audit an entire IDC as this method is more beneficial for your development as a senior PADI Instructor.

How do I become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor on Koh Tao?

There is a list of performance requirements that need to be met in order to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor.

These can be achieved by either by auditing a complete IDC or by presenting all the components from the Assistant Instructor course and scoring minimum 3.4 on each presentation.

The other performance requirements include:

  • Score 80 percent on each of the Dive Theory Exams.
  • Score 80 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures.
  • Perform all 24 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring 96 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  • Score at least 4.0 on a knowledge development teaching presentation.
  • Score at least 4.0 on a confined water teaching presentation.
  • Attend the four IDC Staff Instructor Course Knowledge Development sessions:
    • Course Orientation
    • Instructor Development Standards, Procedures and Curriculum
    • How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor Course
    • The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling
  • Meet evaluation scoring parameters as outlined in PADI Course Director manual

What can a PADI IDC Staff Instructor on Koh Tao teach?

As an updated IDC Staff Instructor in teaching status, you can do the following duties:

  • Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors
  • Conduct IDC training segments while the Course Director is available on premises for consultation
  • Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and Open Water teaching presentations
  • Provide counseling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates
  • Assist with training during instructor-level continuing education programs

Do I need to prepare for the IDC Staff Instructor course on Koh Tao?

It is recommended to refresh your knowledge of dive theory before arriving on Koh Tao.

You will need to score 80% on each of the dive theory exams, but you will also be helping instructor candidates that are struggling with aspects of their dive theory.

We can send you practice exams for Dive Theory as well as PADI Systems, Standards & Procedures beforehand.

If you arrive early on Koh Tao, we recommend you join one of our Divemaster Skills Workshops to make sure all your water skills are at demonstration quality level.

Is it easier to find work as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor on Koh Tao?

By becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor, you will significantly increase your chances of employment.

Not only have you proven you have teaching experience, you have also demonstrated your interest and willingness to continue your own education and development as a PADI Instructor.

A PADI IDC Staff Instructor has the most current knowledge of PADI systems and standards.

Lots of dive centres around the world want to hire IDC Staff Instructors so they can be a valuable part of their Pro Level training.

What are the prerequisites for the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course Koh Tao?

In order to join the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course you need to:

  • Be a teaching status PADI Instructor
  • Be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Be an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual, PADI’s Guide to Teaching and the PADI Course Director Manual
  • Agree to use the PADI System and its components in their entirety

What do I need to bring for my PADI IDC Staff Instructor course on Koh Tao?

You will need to have a recent copy of the PADI Instructor manual, either paper or digital.

The most recent version is available for download on the PADI Pro site. On top of that, make sure to bring all materials you have received as part of your IDC crewpack:

  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual
  • PADI Guide to Teaching
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • PADI Quizzes & Exam Booklets for Open Water, Rescue Diver & Divemaster
  • Open Water, Advanced Open Water Diver, Rescue Diver, Divemaster course Instructor Cue Cards

If you have completed your PADI IDC recently, you may have received these materials as part of the digital IDC crewpack.

What can I do after my PADI IDC Staff Instructor course?

If you want to continue your education, the next step up from IDC Staff Instructor is PADI Master Instructor.

To qualify as a PADI Master Instructor you need:

  • To be a PADI Instructor for at least 2 years and have issued at least 150 certifications
  • You need to be an EFR Instructor that has issued at least 10 EFR certifications
  • You need to have certified at least 5 Assistant Instructor or staffed 2 entire IDC’s
  • You need to have attended at least 3 PADI seminars

We do offer a Master Instructor internship and you can always send us a message to find out more.