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Become a PADI Scuba Instructor Today

Taking PADI's Instructor Development Course (IDC) with Dixie Divers will give you an exciting, dynamic education in a growing world-wide industry with many professional opportunities. A scuba diving career can break you out of your humdrum 9-to-5 desk job, and provide you with an enjoyable part-time or full time job and many opportunities for travel. With over 3500 PADI diving center in over 175 countries, a PADI professional credential can be a passport to international employment.

PADI's New Online E-Learning Program Offers More Flexibility! You can begin your PADI Instructor Development Course right now by choosing to do the first three days of your PADI IDC online. Using PADI's new online e-learning Instructor Development Course, you can finish your classwork at Dixie Divers in 5 days after you complete the online portion.

The PADI IDC encompasses both the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. This offers you several options for reaching your professional goals allowing you to plan appropriate breaks in training to further hone your knowledge, skills and leadership abilities or attend a continuous program that results in PADI Instructor certification.

By using the various PADI materials contained in the Instructor Crew Pack you can familiarize yourself with and refresh your knowledge of PADI courses, program and standards. Independent learning enables you to study using your own schedule ensuring a comfortable learning experience.

Here at DIXIE DIVERS you will be fully prepared for the PADI Instructor Evaluationwith trained professionals on hand at all times to assist in every area of your skills and knowledge development. Knowing how important this qualification is to you and recognizing that your success is our success, our standards are never compromised. We maintain the highest level of diver training and do this by providing the best facilities and the most highly-qualified Instructors. Couple that with the all-important individual attention and you will know why our candidates enjoy unrivaled success at the Instructor Examinations (IEs).

Our candidates enjoy these benefits...

  • Unlimited skills practice in the pool.
  • Unlimited individual attention from the IDC staff.
  • Insights into real job opportunities.
  • Classes available in English, Spanish and Portuguese.

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor certification, or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months ( check with a PADI Course Director or PADI Office for qualifying credentials.)
  • Hold a dive certification for at least six months
  • Have 60 logged dives that include night, deep and navigation dives
  • Proof of CPR training within the last 24 months
  • Medical clearance signed by a physician

What will I do?

  • Knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and presentations
  • Confined water skill review and assessment, workshops and presentations
  • Open water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations
  • Have at least 100 logged dives prior to entering a PADI Instructor Exam

How long will it take?

Times can vary from five days to three weeks or more, depending upon your availability and needs.

What materials are needed?*

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Instructor Candidate Workbook
  • Open Water Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  • Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards
  • Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards
  • The Law and the Diving Professional
  • The Business of Diving
  • The Best of The Undersea Journal
  • Log Book
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
  • Project AWARE Specialty Program Instructor Outline
  • Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline
  • Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner, The Wheel and table, and Instructions for Use Booklets
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams Booklet
  • Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams Booklet

*These are the same materials used in the PADI Assistant Instructor course.

Not included: Registration fees and exam fees - these are payable directly to PADI.COURSE INCLUDES: Extensive classroom sessions covering all aspects of the modular curriculum, Instructor Development Candidate Workbook, use of our pool, Tanks and weights (if required), Individual instruction from our highly experienced staff, Open Water scenarios for real-life teaching, and four boat dives.

To use our calendar, just find the PADI Instructor Evaluation you want to attend, and then sign up for the IDC format that finishes closest to your chosen IE.

Dixie Divers of Deerfield Beach is a PADI 5 Star Dive Facility with our own training pool on the property, comfortable spacious classrooms, and our own dive boat (The Lady Go Diver). Offering you the best available training experience.

Course Price: $1,399.99

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