PADI IDC Course Overview Malaysia - scuba diving instructor career training in Malaysia.
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the heart of the
PADI Instructor training process. During the IDC you'll apply your
diving skills and knowledge to learning to teach the PADI System in
the classroom, confined water (pool) and open water. All IDC's
conducted by PADI Course Director SF Chong, highly experienced
instructor trainer who has met strict educational proficiency
The PADI IDC stresses development. As a result you can relax
while learning, knowing that mistakes are part of the process.
Although there are performance requirements for successfully
completing the course there are no time limitations, so you may
continue to progress under
Course Director SF Chong's guidance.
Chong's goal is to create a low-stress environment in which you can
learn to function as a PADI Instructor. This makes the IDC a
challenging yet enjoyable learning experience.
Chong's IDC's curriculum for the PADI IDC runs over an extended
period of 12 days. Each element of the course is supported by the
PADI's Guide to Teaching workbook and other educational materials,
including the latest PADI videos. Topics include: teaching the PADI
Open-water course; continuing education courses; Discover
experiences; the Recreational Dive Planner, lesson planning and
presentation; conducting confined and open water sessions; legal
responsibility and risk management; and marketing your PADI courses.
During the IDC course, the modules that are covered are as follows:
The Orientation section will set the tone for the IDC. It will help
reduce instructor candidate anxiety and answer any questions
candidates may have about the IDC/IE process.
Learning, Instruction and the PADI System:
This presentation examines how people learn, when they learn best,
and the Systems approach to diver training.
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations:
During the IDC and IE, the instructor candidate may make
presentations based on topics from the open water, advanced open
water, adventure diver, rescue diver or divemaster courses. This
will ensure the candidate's familiarity with the knowledge
development portions of these classes, and make them a more prepared
Instructor after the IE.
Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses:
During this section of the IDC, the candidate will become aware of
these program's goals, standards and marketing. The information-rich
content of the Project AWARE Specialty instills a desire for action
on the part of the participant. Peak Performance Buoyancy is the
answer for divers who have buoyancy control issues and need
The discussion in this section of the IDC relates to the DIVE TODAY
Philosophy that PADI has embraced over the past few years. We
examine all the "Discover" programs that are offered, including
Discover Scuba Diving, Discover Snorkeling, and Skin Diver.
Teaching in Confined Water:
This session will introduce important considerations for conducting
confined water dives that allow for customization based on student
diver needs. It will give candidates the recipe for preparing your
open water teaching presentations.
Conducting Open Water Training Dives:
Like the confined water section, these presentations will give the
candidate a solid foundation on how to organize, schedule and
conduct open water training dives.
Business of Diving:
In this presentation, the candidates will know where the dive
industry is going, and determine it's potential for growth. We'll
also examine the appeal of diving, and look at future trends in the
industry. We’ll further explore the business of diving and establish
what role you play as an instructor within the dive industry.
General Standards and Procedures:
Why do we have standards? What are various PADI Standards? How do we
determine Mastery? What is Quality Management? Besides answering
these questions, we'll delve into procedures to make the Instructor
become more professional.
How to Organize and Conduct the PADI Advanced Open Water,
Emergency First Response, Rescue Diver, Divemaster, Experience and
Specialty Diver Programs:
These presentation will give the candidate the goals, philosophy,
and benefits to the student of each of the listed diver courses.
Each course will be covered in detail, along with marketing and
promotion suggestions for each.
Legal Responsibility and Risk Management:
This presentation provides a starting point for the PADI
professional in the area of common law as it relates to scuba
How to Teach The Recreational Dive Planner:
This presentation gives the instructor candidate the basis for a
sound foundation in how to teach the use of either version of the
RDP to Open Water students, as well as continuing education
As a new instructor, you naturally want to share your enthusiasm for
diving and start teaching courses right away. However, you need to
have people in those classes to teach and that may take some
marketing effort on your part. As you’ll discover during this
presentation, there are many approaches to marketing diving and you
want to carefully consider the methods that will work best for you
to attract new divers and retain your current customers.
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