You will be DiveMaster or equivalent from another training organisation and you must have a minimum of 100 logged dives prior to attending an IE.
You will be assessed on your ability to teach in these three domains and given positive coaching on an ongoing basis to develop and improve. Demonstration level ability for an Unconscious Diver on the surface will also be improved and assessed, and you will participate in a number of in-water workshops to hone your diving and teaching skills. You will also be assessed on your ability to interpret, remember and understand the logic of PADI Training Standards and how they are structured in the Instructor Manual.
During the two days of IDC preparation your prior knowledge of dive theory and quality of skill demonstrations will be checked and brought up to speed if necessary.
Sometimes all of the terminology can become confusing when researching your options, so here is a quick guide:
AI = Assistant Instructor. First part of a full IDC, an Assistant Instructor can also be done in it's own right and can do significantly more than a DiveMaster.
OWSI = Open Water Scuba Instructor. Second part of a full IDC where your knowledge of the PADI system and teaching skills get honed and refined.
IE = Instructor Examination. Two day exam assessing your competences gained during the IDC (AI + OWSI).
EFRi = Emergency First Response Instructor. This is now a prerequisite for certification as a PADI OWSI, and is done during the middle weekend of the IDC over a day and a half.
You will need an IDC Candidate Crewpack, and all student materiels from the PADI system (if you are a candidate crossing over from another teaching organisation). The latter is available as a crossover kit.
We can supply these kits to your home or work address for €460 and €275 respectively.
100 logged dives, PADI DiveMaster or equivalent certification