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Dublin's Best PADI Instructor Development Course



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How do I become a Scuba Diving Instructor?

PADI is by far the largest diver training agency in the world; accounting for over 70% of all divers and operating in most countries world-wide.  If you want to work in the dive industry; PADI is the obvious route.  This is a 2 stage process - firstly you attend an Instructor Development Course (IDC) where you develop your teaching skills and learn more about the PADI Education System.  The IDC can be broken into 2 halves - Assistant Instructor (AI) and Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) or run as a complete course.  When you complete an IDC, you have 12 months to attend an Instructor Exam (IE)  There are usually 2 PADI IE's in Ireland each year, Dublin in May and Kerry in November.    

Call Now - to get yourself ready for the next Irish PADI Instructor Exam  




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Can I do the PADI Instructor Development Course ?

You must be at least 18 years old and a diver with a minimum of 60 logged dives (100 before the Instructor Exam )  You should have experience of different dive conditions, deep water, low visibility, navigation etc.  You should be a PADI Divemaster or have an equivalent qualification from another agency.  If you trained with CFT, check the Equivalency chart or contact us to discuss.  You will need a current IDC crewpack and all PADI course materials.  We sell crew packs at discount to students on our course.  Do not buy the IDC crewpack second-hand as it comes with a hologram decal, which you must attach to your Instructor application.  You must also be an Emergency First Response Instructor.  Combine this training with our IDC and save with our multi-course offers - up to 25% discount is available.  




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Why should I do my IDC with Dive Inn Scuba?

We understand that work and family commitments mean it can be difficult fitting into a standard class time-table.  That's why, our students benefit from flexible training schedules with full and part-time course options, run mid-week days, evenings or weekends. Talk to us about designing a class schedule to suit you - Your Course-Your Way.  Students learn at different rates and have different strengths and weaknesses so we offer 1-1 counselling, un-rivalled pool practice and extra dive revision classes as part of our IDC package.  And finally, our students are taught by Clive Albon, a Platinum Course Director and one of the top PADI trainers in the world.  Clive specializes in Instructor training so you can be guaranteed up-to-date dive instructor training.




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When is the next IDC being run in Dublin ?

We run our courses in advance of an Irish PADI Instructor ExamYou have 2 opportunities to attend a PADI IE in Ireland, May in Dublin and Kerry in November.  You will need at least 2 weeks to complete the IDC course full-time and longer for part-time.  We start our pool practice and dive theory revision 2 months before the exam, so the sooner you start, the more training you can avail of.  If you are interested in becoming a PADI Instructor



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How difficult is the Instructor Development Course ?

Like everything worthwhile, you will need to devote considerable time and effort to an IDC.  In addition to classes, you will need to attend teaching practice sessions in the pool, class-room and open water and you will need to spend time preparing for these before-hand. Depending on your existing dive and rescue skills, you may need a little or a lot of pool training.  We include weekly dive theory revision classes but you will still need time to study these topics as the level is beyond anything required on other courses, both PADI and other dive training agencies.  No-one finds the IDC an easy process - it's not meant to be, but for everyone who has issues with a skill, there will be someone else who finds physics challenging or has difficulty giving presentations.  With our supportive staff and your fellow candidates, you can over-come these challenges.  Our IDC trainers have Educational Training and experience teaching at National Third Level and can assist students who have learning difficulties or language problems.  We also offer 1-to-1 tuition to any student struggling in any section of the course.  If something is holding you back from becoming a PADI Instructor, talk to us and we will see if we can overcome these issues.