Just as scuba divers look up to Divemasters, instructor candidates look up to and aspire to their IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.
As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses (i.e, the first part of the Instructor Development Course) as well as assisting with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.
After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:
Before the IDC commences you’ll deliver a confined water and knowledge development presentation to our course directors.
You will then audit an entire Instructor Development Course, including all pool, open water and classroom sessions. This course consists of 12 days in class with some additional break days in between. All open water training is conducted at the outer Great Barrier reef on our day trips and liveaboard vessel. This includes en suite accommodation and chef-prepared meals!
Prices exclude materials and PADI fees (see below)
All PADI Staff Instructor Development Courses begin with independent learning and preparation at home via the PADI eLearning system. Your dive theory will be assessed on day one, so be sure to revise your knowledge prior to course start.
Remember, you will be guiding IDC candidates through all areas of theory, so your knowledge needs to be top notch!
All scuba participants must meet medical questionnaire requirements. Some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving.
Currently the rules state that for a single no decompression dive, you should not fly/go to altitude for at least 12 hours, or 18 hours after multiple dives. Divers Den recommends waiting a minimum 24 hours whenever possible. These are guidelines only, there is no guarantee that these recommendations will prevent decompression sickness. There are no current guidelines regarding diving after flying.
Altitude is defined as 300m/1000ft above sea level. Certain other tourist attractions around Cairns and Tropical North Queensland involve travelling to altitude. These include the Atherton Tablelands and the Skyrail Rainforest Cableway, so we recommend a gap between booking these experiences and any dive course or trip. Under normal circumstances, you should be out of the water on your last dive at 12pm (midday) on our overnight trips and 2pm on our day trips.