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Dr. Theodor Yemenis Sail and Dive PADI IDC Professional Dive Training

 PADI IDC Divemaster Course

The PADI Divemaster Course is the first professional level course of the PADI training spectrum and is the stepping-stone and foundation training for any PADI Instructor Training.

The PADI Divemaster is a person who divers look up to, somebody divers can trust to make accurate judgements, somebody who shows exemplary diving skills, wears well maintained dive equipment with the offer of spare equipment to other divers, passes knowledge of dive theory effortlessly, handles logistics for student divers and fun divers and provides accurate dive briefings. The PADI Divemaster assists the dive operator with risk management offering rescue skills and prevention methods to reduce diver accidents and to act with common courtesy and ethnic role model behaviour at all time.

PADI divers across the world are looking for very special individuals to help them choose their diving environment to gain the maximum benefit from every dive.

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 PADI Divemaster Course Outlines

As you may know, many PADI Divemasters go on to become PADI Professional Scuba Instructors. So, the training and experience you gain through the PADI Divemaster programme helps shape your abilities and attitude toward becoming a professional level diving educator. PADI have devised Divemaster specific training materials that will guide you through your Divemaster training and enhance your diving knowledge every step of the way.

A Divemaster will also be qualified to assist PADI Professional Instructors with student training. Instructors will need you to be attentive and supportive at all times and respect your piers. This will require you to adapt to different situations as they arise with different instructors so being flexible to individual needs is essential.

During the PADI Divemaster Course at Pro-Tech candidates will learn through a combination of independent study, classroom, confined water and open water sessions.

The PADI Divemaster course is divided into three modules:
Knowledge Development, Water-skills and Stamina, and Practical Application.

Knowledge Development consists of 12 topics:

• The role and characteristics of a PADI Divemaster
• Supervising diving activities for certified divers
• Assisting with student divers in training
• Dive theory introduction
• Physics
• Physiology
• Equipment
• Decompression theory and dive tables
• Divemaster conducted programmes
• Risk management
• Business of diving
• Furthering your dive career

Water Skills & Stamina Includes: Stamina Assessment - Completing four exercises that evaluate stamina, water-skills, each rated by points. Diver Rescue Assessment & Development, Confined Water-skill Demonstration Development - to verify that the candidate can perform the 20 basic dive skills from the PADI Skill Evaluation, and to train the candidate to perform these skills to demonstration quality.

Practical Application: During your training, you will be working closely with your instructors in learning how to assist and conduct training dives for PADI Open Water Diver Courses, Discover Scuba Diving programmes, specialty courses and more.

Course Prerequisites:
• Candidates must be a minimum of 18 years of age
• Hold PADI Advanced, Rescue and EFR certifications
• Have logged a minimum of 20 dives to enrol and completed 60 dives in total to certify
• Have a good physical ability and provide a doctors medical certification.


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PADI IDC Instructor Development Course


Here it is…the most professional career choice you will ever encounter. It will change your life forever, it will provide education at the highest standard, it will mould you into a brilliant diving instructor of the future and it will give you fun, laughter and new skills all rolled in to one jam-packed adventure line-up. Are you ready?

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) defines the standard for instructor training. Coupled with PADI's state-of-the-art educational material, which include audio & visual tools, well designed manuals and most up-to-date equipment, the PADI IDC allows you to learn quickly & effectively. It’s the most comprehensive scuba diving instructor program in the industry.

The IDC is the heart of PADI Instructor training. During the course, you’ll apply your diving knowledge & skills while learning to use the PADI System of diver education in the classroom & in the water.


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PADI IDC Assistant Instructor Course (AI)


The IDC Instructor Development Course consists of two sections, the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. You can complete these courses individually if schedules do not allow you to complete at the same time but the majority will complete the whole IDC at the same time.

The first part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the PADI Assistant Instructor course. This will provide the foundation for your Instructor training along with becoming a professional assistant to instructors with the following abilities:

• Teach knowledge development (classroom) presentations (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
• Evaluate Open Water Diver surface skills (under the indirect supervision of a PADI Instructor)
• Teach the Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty course
• Teach the Project AWARE Specialty course
• Conduct PADI Discover Scuba experiences
• Teach Emergency First Response courses after successfully completing the Emergency First Response Instructor Course

Assistant Instructor Prerequisites:
• PADI Divemaster rating or qualifying certification from another organization
• Be at least 18 years old
• 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep and navigation)
• Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months

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PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)


The Open Water Scuba Instructor program makes up the second part of the IDC and further perfects your leadership and teaching skills to prepare you for life as a PADI Instructor. For further information check out the PADI IDC page

Open Water Scuba Instructor Course Prerequisites:
• PADI Assistant Instructor certification
• Certified diver for at least six months
• 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep, and navigation)
• Proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.

You must have a minimum of 100 logged dives to become a PADI Instructor (though you can begin training as one with 60 logged dives).

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EFRI Emergency First Response Instructor

PADI IDC Instructor Development Course Overview PADI Instructors and Divemasters can extend their training, usually in combination with their IDC to include the EFRI (Emergency First Response Instructor) Primary Care (CPR), Secondary Care (First Aid) and Care for Children courses. This will enable you to pass on great knowledge and care for divers and non-divers from this distinctive and supportive training agency.

The courses emphasize hands-on skills practice and demonstrations while learning how to motivate students, present course material confidently and effectively and how to present an effective scenario-based learning experience.

Through a multi-media approach of independent study, classroom sessions and practical teaching assignments, you learn to conduct Emergency First Response courses. This all important knowledge that you pass to others may one day save a life, so be proud to become an EFR Instructor.

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PADI Instructor Examination (IE)

Whether you complete the IDC as a whole or partake in the OWSI Course you will finish the program with a PADI Instructor Examination which will give you the opportunity to demonstrate what you have learnt during your IDC. During the IE a PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards. PADI is the only certification organization that requires an objective, independent examination to qualify as a professional instructor. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that make PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.

PADI Instructor Examination Prerequisites:
• Successful completion of PADI IDC


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PADI MSDT Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Once you have 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings, all you need is to certify 25 or more students to become a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT). You will not only save over 100 $US with our Master Scuba Diver Trainer Program but the MSDT rating brings you closer to becoming an IDC Staff Instructor.

MSDT Prep Program: Specialty Instructor guides and PADI Specialty Course DVD for these core selected specialties: Deep, Navigation, EANx, Wreck, night or Search & Recovery.

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