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Open Water Scuba Instructor

Are you ready to take your love for diving to the next level? Dive into the depths of possibility with the PADI SCUBA Instructor Development Course (IDC) offered exclusively at Red Alert Diving. Our comprehensive program is designed to transform passionate divers into confident, certified instructors ready to share the wonders of the underwater world with others.

What Sets Us Apart:

At Red Alert Diving, we prioritize excellence, safety, and personalized attention. Our IDC is led by seasoned PADI professionals who bring a wealth of knowledge and real-world experience to every training session. With small class sizes, you'll receive individualized guidance and mentorship, ensuring you master the necessary skills to become a successful SCUBA instructor.

Dive Into Your Future: PADI SCUBA Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Red Alert Diving

Who should take this course?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What will you learn?

Over a seven day program, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling
  • You may be able to get college credit for the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

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Course Curriculum:

Our IDC covers a wide range of topics essential for instructor-level certification, including:

  • Dive theory: Explore the principles of diving physics, physiology, equipment, and environment to deepen your understanding of SCUBA diving.
  • Teaching methodologies: Learn effective instructional techniques and communication strategies to engage and empower your future students.
  • Confined and open water training: Put your skills to the test in both controlled environments and real-world scenarios, building confidence and competence as a diver and instructor.
  • Dive leadership: Develop leadership skills and learn how to manage groups of divers safely and responsibly.

Career Opportunities

Becoming a PADI-certified SCUBA instructor opens the door to exciting career opportunities around the globe. Whether you dream of leading dive tours in tropical paradises, teaching aspiring divers in local communities, or pursuing advanced certifications, the possibilities are endless with a PADI certification from Red Alert Diving.

Join the Dive Tribe

Embark on a journey of exploration, adventure, and personal growth with the PADI SCUBA Instructor Development Course at Red Alert Diving. Our commitment to excellence and passion for diving ensures that you'll receive top-notch training that prepares you for a fulfilling career beneath the waves.

Don't just dream about diving — make it your reality. Enroll in our IDC today and dive into your future with confidence!