IDC Staff Instructor PADI Course

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PADI® IDC Staff Instructor, an excellent Career move!

16 days | Unlimited dives


Why taking the IDC Staff Instructor Course?

Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to be part of the next generation of PADI Professionals.


The course is conceived to deliver PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs.

As a Staff Instructor, you are qualified to teach the Assistant Instructor course, staff IDCs and it is your step towards becoming a Master Instructor and the PADI Course Director course.

The IDC Staff Candidate is evaluated in the same ways and areas as PADI IDC candidates but with higher passing grades. As a PADI Staff instructor candidate, you will also be taught to evaluate IDC candidates and be tested for grading consistency.


Let's start your Staff Instructor Course!

Prerequisites - Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
- Be renewed and in-teaching status as a PADI Diving Instructor for the current year
- Be an EFR Instructor
- Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor manual
- Agree to use the PADI Instructor manual
- Be medically fit to dive and cleared for diving by a doctor in the last 12 months
Total time commitment 16 days
Minimum age 18 years old or older


What you will learn:

  • Instructor development standards, curriculum, and procedures
  • How to schedule and execute the PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • The psychology of evaluation and counseling
  • Assessing knowledge development, confined water, and open water teaching presentations


PADI IDC Staff Instructors qualifications:

  • With the teaching status, IDC Staff Instructors are authorized to staff instructor development programs and can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
  • Work closely with PADI Course Directors to develop instructor candidates' teaching abilities and shape their attitudes as dive professionals
  • Counsel instructor candidates on enhancing skills and developing effective teaching presentations
  • Have a substantial working knowledge of present PADI standards, programs, and procedures
  • Have a good knowledge of dive theory
  • Assist with instructor-level continuing education programs


The IDC Staff Instructor Course includes the following:

  • 16-day program that includes IDC Staff Instructor Prep Course & auditing an entire IDC
  • All dives during the course, Tanks


Staff Instructor - Required Materials

  • PADI Course Director Manual digital or paper latest version
  • PADI Instructor Manual's latest version
  • PADI Guide to Teaching
  • Confined Water Teaching Evaluation Slate
  • Open Water Teaching Evaluation Slate
  • Skill Circuit Evaluation Slate

** All IDC Staff Instructor candidates must have a set of required materials for use during the course and to retain afterward.

You can purchase the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Crew Pack from us.

Why complette my Staff Instructor Course with Coral Grand Divers?

We are one of Koh Tao, Thailand's most professional and sought-after Instructor Development Centers.

  • 5 Star facilities (Beachfront Dive center, purpose-built scuba training pool, boats, AC classroom, free wifi…)
  • Real-life teaching experience
  • Unlimited diving during your course


Why should I do my IDC Staff Instructor Program in Koh Tao?

Some of the world's most recognized PADI Dive centers are based in Koh Tao, which means training standards are extremely high. The island has produced some of the diving industry's most celebrated and awarded leaders.

Koh Tao is a world-class diving destination. Over 25 dive sites, Shipwrecks, whale sharks, fantastic fish, and corals are throughout our beautiful island. The dive sites in Koh Tao are prosperous, healthy, and vibrant. Training on this tropical island is the best place to have a balanced life between work and lifestyle.

And how about the climate? The weather is excellent all year round in Koh Tao, with some rain between November to December. We enjoy great diving all year round!


IMPORTANT! -Flying after Diving

When planning your diving trip and your journey toward your destinations, always remember that you must not fly directly after scuba diving. It accentuates the risk of having decompression sickness.


The PADI guidelines are to NOT FLY during a 12 hours interval after a single dive and 18 hours after multiple dives. As often when it comes to scuba diving, take a conservative approach to safety, and whenever possible, avoid flying the next 24 hours after a dive.

If you intend to do multiple dives on different days during your trip, consider buying your own dive computer, as it will calculate the optimal time to fly based on your diving history.

Even more than other outdoor sports, diving is weather- and sea-dependent. Be aware that some sites might be inaccessible on certain days and that diving trips might be canceled due to dangerous conditions.

Luckily, Thailand has a fantastic climate almost all year round and this happens very rarely.

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