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What do you need before becoming a PADI Instructor?

Thinking about becoming a PADI instructor?

Are you an avid diver and thinking about making it a full-time job? PADI Instructors work all over the world in all sorts of environment. Before you do so, there are a few pre-requisites that you need to match.

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Pre-requisites for PADI IDC

Before starting a PADI Instructor course, you need to justify of a certain amount of experience and skills.

· To start, you should already be a certified PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Divemaster. You may also be an instructor registered with a different training organisation with a good standing for a minimum of 6 months. You can check with our PADI Course Director to find out more about the qualifying credentials.

· Be at least 18 years of age.

· Be a certified diver for a minimum of 6 months.

· You must have 100 logged dives in order to take the PADI Instructor Examination.

· You must show that within the past 24 months, you have trained in first aid and CPR. If you have taken the Emergency First Response course, then this will already be covered.

· You are required to provide a medical statement from a doctor that was signed within the year.

Expectations during the PADI IDC course

You will be expected to present a minimum of 2 teaching presentations in confined water, 2 presentations on knowledge development, and 1 teaching presentation in open water where you integrate two skills. There are minimum passing scores for each of those. Of course, here with our PADI IDC at Purple Dive, we give you plenty of opportunities to practice and pass these presentations.

You will have also to pass exams on dive theory and PADI standards. Of course we will discuss those extensively during the course.

The PADI Instructor Development Course is an intensive 2 weeks of learning, studying and development, with fun and laughter along the way.

Check out this video below to give you a taste for it!


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