The Flow Of The PADI IDC:
The exact schedule of the IDC varies every time dependent on candidates number. The duration is 12 days including a day for R&R or if necessary for extra practice. That is 2 days longer than other dive centers offer, but on that way you have more time to prepare your self.
Every day morning we start at 8.00 sharp and we end the day at around 6.00 o’clock evening. Depending on the day you will participate in classroom presentations, pool sessions and open water sessions presented by us. After that you will give us multiple times presentations in those three areas.
The exact performance requirements you can find here.
Before attending Instructor Examination (IE) you must be a certified EFR Instructor. I run this course usually three days before IDC during day and a half – so you have still a day of resting prior to IDC. If needed different arrangement can be done.
PADI Instructor Examination:
After completing and passing the entire IDC you will attend an IE (Instructor Examination) which starts usually in the afternoon of the last IDC day. That afternoon you are going to sit your dive theory exams and SS&P (System Standard & Procedures) exams. The next day you will demonstrate confined water teaching, diving skills and classroom teaching. On the third (the last) day you will demonstrate open water teaching and in-water rescue with pocket mask or mouth-to-mouth (depending on your assignment). You will be back around 13.00 afternoon. At 18.00 BBQ dinner.
That’s it! Simple, right? 🙂