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IDC Overview

IDC Overview

Overview Of A Phuket IDC

This section will try to give you a clear and precise overview of what an IDC actually is, what it stands for, why you need to do one and most importantly of all, why you won’t regret booking one with Aussie Divers Phuket.

If you can’t find the answer you are looking for in the IDC Overview area, please check the other IDC sections and the FAQ area, if you can’t find the answer there either, please send us an email, we are always willing to discuss your IDC questions, options and special requirements.

What is an IDC (Instructor Development Course)?

The IDC stands for Instructor Development Course, you are now required by PADI to complete one before attending an IE Instructor Examination. So to put it simply you cannot be an Instructor without having completed an IDC.

The IDC is what teaches you everything you will need to know about becoming a PADI professional and the skills required to pass your Instructor Exams, both physical and paper based, plus rounds up all your physical dive skills to that of what is expected of someone who is now a teacher of scuba diving.

To complete an IDC successfully, a PADI Course Director will need to sign you off and agree that you are ready to attend an IE. If you do not meet the standards of an instructor candidate after your IDC you may be asked not to attend the IE.

Aussie Divers Phuket has 3 main packages for IDC candidates to choose from, they are listed below.

IDC Course Number of Days Inclusions Price
IDC Budget 12 Days Prep AI+OWSI (PADI IDC) 38,150*
IDC Pro Silver 12 Days Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Instructor 47,700
IDC Pro Gold 21 Days Prep PADI IDC/CFC Inst. & 5 Spec Instructor 60,000
IDC Pro Platinum 4 - 6 Weeks Prep PADI IDC EFR/CFC Inst. & MSDT 72,000

An IDC has multiple components, these components allow for varied learning and certification levels, they are explained below.

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Aussie Divers Instructor Development Course Phuket, Thailand

Aussie Divers has two PADI Course Directors who conduct monthly PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDC), each IDC takes 12 days to complete. During this time you will go through and complete 2 different parts of the IDC course.

The first part is the PADI Assistant Instructor Course which takes 5 days. The second part is the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (PADI OWSI) which takes 7 days.

At the end of the PADI IDC, you have the PADI IE which is organized and conducted with PADI representatives: PADI Instructor Examiners.

You have different options to your PADI IDC, you can do it all in one go or one part at the time. You also have the possibility to do a segment of it online.

Below is an explanation of each section of the IDC.

Part One: PADI Assistant Instructor (AI)

One of the main objectives with the PADI Assistant Instructor course it’s give you the foundation methods for teaching scuba diving in confined water, open water training dives and in the classroom. Another objectives as a PADI Assistant Instructor it’s to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programs.

Others responsibilities acquired with this rating:

  • Teach Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and Coral Reef Conservation specialties under the direction of a PADI Instructor
  • Independently conduct Discover Scuba Diving in a pool or confined water
  • Independently conduct PADI Seal Team AquaMissions
  • Independently conduct Bubblemaker programs
  • During the PADI AI course you will go over:

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentation
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentation
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
  • Marketing
  • Business of Diving
  • Risk Management
  • Start Diving (Discover Scuba Diving, Skin Diving, Bubblemaker, PADI Seal Team)

Part Two: PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

The main objective of the PADI OWSI is to teach you how you manage divers through mentor-ship for all the PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Divemaster and it will prepare you to function as an effective PADI Instructor by thoroughly familiarizing you with the PADI system and all its diver training programs.

With this rating you will be able to teach:

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Lets face facts for a moment, the dive shop & Course Director who teach you to be a Scuba Diving Instructor is one of the most important decisions you make when doing an IDC, be it in Phuket, Thailand, or elsewhere in the world. Names & reputations count for a lot in the scuba industry & if you get it wrong you will spend 3 intimate weeks over your course regretting it. Don't trust your instructor education and future employablility to just anyone, trust it to a world reknown, professional & Five Star PADI Instructor Development Centre like Aussie Divers IDC Phuket, we will ensure you get the best PADI Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor education that money can buy.

Your Course Directors will be with you throughout the IDC & IE, on hand for any and all questions regarding your course. Darren Gaspari is an exceptional dive, sales & business coach who will help you not only become a great dive instructor, but also impart knowledge that will one day be essential to you as a PADI professional who wants to start their own dive centre. Do not hesitate, get a world class dive education today with Aussie Divers IDC Phuket!

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I did my PADI Divemaster course with Ashley Walker in Queensland in 2013. Ash mentioned he was having a great time working in Thailand with Aussie Divers. Ash convinced me to head to Phuket and to do my PADI Instructor Development Course with Aussie Divers Phuket. Darren and the team really made the course a couple of weeks to remember. Ash recommended that I do PADI IDC online and I am glad that I did. It freed me up to work on other parts of the course and even let me have a days break in the second week which I really needed. The support I got through the IDC not only from Darren and Ash but from the whole team was unbelievable. [...]

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