Instructor Development Course
HOW TO PREPARE FOR YOUR PADI IDC
When you're enrolling in your PADI Instructor Development Course at College of Diving in Utila, we would like to provide you with some study directions so make your IDC in Utila the smoothest and most successful experience possible. You will only do your PADI IDC once, so let's make it count!
Our High-Quality PADI Instructor Development Course runs monthly and includes:
✔ Language Support in English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Dutch
✔ All required PADI materials
✔ Hyperbaric Chamber orientation
✔ Job Placement Assistance
✔ Extended Duration of 16 days
✔ Small group sizes
The complete course costs $2299 USD (plus $1050 USD PADI fees)
PERSONAL DE IDC
5 - 17
18 - 20
22 - 26
4 - 17
Oct 31 - Nov 12
13 - 15
17 - 21
Oct 30 - Nov 12
3 - 15
16 - 18
20 - 24
2 - 15
5 - 17
18 - 20
22 - 26
4 - 17
1 - 13
14 - 16
18 - 22
July 31 - Aug 13
4 - 16
17 - 19
3 - 16
6 - 18
19 - 21
23 - 27
5 - 18
☑️ WHAT TO BRING FOR YOU IDC IN UTILA
We're super excited that you've decided to take your PADI Instructor Development Course in Utila at the College of Diving. Let's start packing!
Passport, credit card and phone charger of course!
During IDC (and the IDC e-learning on beforehand) you will need to use an electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or phone.
PADI RDP (Recreational Dive Planner) and e-RDP-ml. You may have received these during your PADI Open Water or PADI Divemaster course.
Your PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving (received during your PADI Divemaster course) or purchase via this link.
A CPR breathing mask or Pocket mask.
Free equipment rental can be included but you will need a visual and audbile surface signaling device (eg. whistle and SMB), a compass and a cutting device.
☑️ COMPLETE AND UNDERSTAND THE PADI IDC E-LEARNING
One of the perks of choosing to do your PADI IDC in Utila with College of Diving is that you will receive your PADI IDC e-learning materials immediately upon registering for one of our programs. These IDC e-learning materials are not a substitute for the in-class work we will do together! The PADI IDC e-learning supports the content we will elaborate on in class.
The second part of the PADI IDC e-learning is the Diving Knowledge Workbook e-Learning. This contains a vital refresher of key concepts you have learned during your PADI Divemaster course and elaborate on each topic to the extent that's required on a PADI Instructor Examination. This section is best studied in conjunction with your PADI Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving. The study topics include:
- GENERAL SKILLS & THE ENVIRONMENT
- PADI RECREATIONAL DIVE PLANNER
Thoroughly studying and understanding the contents of the PADI IDC e-learning will allow you to follow along in class much more easily and will actually free up time to discuss more pertinent things, such as teaching techniques, your future after the course, job placement and industry success. Failure to complete and understand all these e-learning components will lead to severe issues during your IDC.
You can complete this IDC e-learning in the PADI Training app on your phone, your tablet or a laptop. You can switch devices without losing progress and can switch between languages at your convenience.
☑️ SKILLS CIRCUIT PRACTICE
The PADI Divemaster and IDC skills circuit contains the fundamental skills that each PADI SCUBA instructor must master to properly teach the basic PADI curriculum. You find these essential skills in the video demonstration below. The scoring for the demonstration of these skills happens on a scale of 1 to 5 (with 1 being the lowest score and 5 being the highest).
- 1: Candidate was unable to perform the skill
- 2: Skill was performed with significant difficulty, error or in a manner that could not be seen by all students
- 3: Skill was performed correctly, though to quickly to adequatly exhibit the details of the skill
- 4: Skill was performed correctly and slowly
- 5: Skill was performed correctly and slowly, while emphasizing the critical elements of the skill (appears easy)
It's okay to perfom skills in a way that varies from the video below, so long as they are safe, simple and match the performance requirement.
Besides the PADI Divemaster and IDC Skills Circuit, have a look at the below playlist with PADI Rescue Diver Course skills. After all, any skill from a course you'll be certified to teach, is fair game for a demonstration evaluation!
☑️ FAMILIARIZE YOURSELF WITH THE PADI INSTRUCTOR MANUAL
The PADI Instructor Manual is the black binder or digital PDF that you have received with your PADI Divemaster course. As a PADI member, you can download the latest version of this manual every year on the PADI Pro's Site. If you're having trouble making an account, contact firstname.lastname@example.org with your name and PADI Divemaster number.
The PADI Instructor Manual consists of four main parts:
COMMITMENT TO EXCELLENCE
PADI Member Code of Practice
GENERAL STANDARDS AND PROCEDURES
Paperwork and Administrative Procedures
COURSE/PROGRAM INSTRUCTOR GUIDES
Open Water Diver Course
PADI Scuba Diver Course
Advanced Open Water Diver Course
Rescue Diver Course
Master Scuba Diver™ Program
Junior Divemaster Course
Discover Scuba® Diving Program
PADI Seal Team™ Program
Discover Local Diving
Advanced Snorkeler (Skin Diver) Course
PADI Professional Ratings
While we strongly discourage memorizing any of the content in the PADI Instructor Manual, you should definitely spend some time with this manual and become familiar with its structure, the terminology used and where to locate certain key concepts. We will use this manual in your PADI IDC on a daily basis. You can choose to either use the paper version or digital PDF version on one of your digital devices.