The IDC begins with independent learning and encompasses both the Assistant Intructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) progamme.
The foundation of PADI Instructor Development is the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). The course consists of two parts - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme makes up the IDC. Successfully completing an AI course allows instructor candidates to earn the PADI Assistant Instructor rating which authorises them to function as instructional assistants and independently conduct certain PADI programmes. AI course completion also qualifies candidates to patricipate in an OWSI progamme.
During the PADI Instructor Development programme, you'll learn the PADI System of diver education, standards and procedures, effective academic teaching presentations, teaching in confined water, conduction open water training dives, the business of diving and addional related topics.
When you complete the IDC, you will have been trained and prepared to successfully attend the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). This is the final step toward you Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.
An evaluative programme where you repeat what you have been doing during the IDC. After completion of the IDC or OWSI, you must successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor. You will be evaluated on; dive theory, knowledge development presentations, confined-water (pool) teaching, open-water teaching and general diving skills and professionalism. Nothing new. All our prior candidates found the IE easier than the IDC.