Professional Courses

IDC STAFF Instructor

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is considered one of the most challenging, fun and rewarding courses PADI has to offer. The training you will receive will prepare you for the most sought after job in the diving industry
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Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect 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!

The training furthers teaching abilities and develops candidate’s evaluation and counseling skills through independent study, classroom sessions, guided evaluation training and an internship.

At Roatan Dive Academy you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced professionals who have conducted several IDCs and other professional training courses in different countries around the world. These will help you integrate a wide and holistic approach in your teaching capabilities, and will definitely make you a more well-rounded, succesfull IDC Staff Instructor.

IDC Staff
Training Course:
$420USD

PADI
materials:
$440USD

PADI
Fees:
$150USD

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IDC STAFF Candidate Pre-Requisites
Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety, may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course. The general pre-requisites for enrolling in the IDC Staff instructor Course are as follows:

• Be an MSDT in teaching status;
• Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual;
• Agree to use the PADI System and its components.
Skills Developed during the Course
After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in the following sessions:

• Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum;
• How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course;
• The psychology of evaluation and counseling;
• Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations.

In addition, you’ll get to audit an entire IDC and even practice teaching some or many of the curriculum components.
IDC Staff Instructor Duties
After completing the course, IDC Staff Instructors have the following duties/opportunities:

• Independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at dive centers or resorts that are at a minimum PADI Five-Star Dive Center or Resort status;
• Conduct IDC training segments while a PADI Course Director is available on the premises for consultation;
• Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations;
• Provide counseling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates;
• Assist with instructor-level continuing education programs, such as PADI Speciality Instructor Training courses; and,
• Observe the orientation and closing sessions of PADI Instructor Examinations.
IDC Investment Summary
(a) IDC STAFF training course – US$ 420
(b) PADI Materials – US$ 440
(c) PADI Fees (estimate) - US$ 150

(a) IDC STAFF Investment Includes:

• Pick up from the airport or ferry port when you arrive;
• 12 days accommodation in RDA´s intern house;
• All breakfasts and lunches at the resort buffet during the entire course;
• One-on-one mentorship on your teaching and evaluation skills directly with our Course Director;
• Plenty of evaluation practice (theorical, confined and open presentations);
• Instructor candidates exam scoring practice;
• Conduct workshops with instructor candidates (theory and skills);
• Access to didactic videos produced by RDA;
• Transportation to and from the dive resort on training days; and,
• Rental dive equipment needed for training.

(b) PADI Materials Include: (pre-order 4 weeks in advance if preferred language is not English)

• IDC Staff Crew Pack – US$ 450 (each speciality)
(c) PADI Fees Include:

• IDC Staff Application Fee – US$ 150

IDC Staff Course Investment Value DOES NOT Include:

• Dinners
• Flights
• Visa’s (where applicable)
Scheduling
The IDC Staff course is usually run alongside the IDC. Please reffer to our IDC schedules to learn about the dates during which you could come and learn to train future instructors.


Available bundles with this course:

At Roatan Dive Academy we know one course is not enough, that’s why we have created a serie of bundle package that will give a better price if you decide to take more than one course with us.

Course
Regular Price
Bundle Price

Dive Master
$1,530
$1,300

IDC
$1,650
$1,550

MSDT
$412
$360

IDC Staff
$420
$400

Total price
$4,012
$3,560

Total Savings
$452.00
Course
Regular Price
Bundle Price

IDC
$1,650
$1,600

MSDT
$412
$360

IDC Staff price
$420
$400

Total price
$2,482
$2,260

Total Savings
$222.00
Course
Regular Price
Bundle Price

MSDT
$412
$360

IDC Staff price
$420
$400

Total price
$832
$760

Total Savings
$72.00
IDC Staff
Training Course:
$420USD.00

PADI
Materials
$440USD.00

PADI
Fees:
$150USD.00



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