The fun part of completing the PADI IDC in Tenerife is interacting with your fellow candidates. You’ll be likely to forge friendships that will last long after the course has finished.
The challenging part of the PADI IDC is the commitment you personally make to your training and development. All PADI IDC candidates will have daily homework assignments, preparing teaching presentations which will be delivered to the class the following day.
The PADI IDC is a combination of:
Confined Water training
You will be evaluated on your ‘demonstration-quality’ presentation of the 24 basic dive skills. Candidates must score no lower than 3 (out of 5) for any skill, and earn a combined to total of at least 82 points.
You will participate in the ‘Teaching in Confined Water’ workshop.
Lastly, you will present multiple confined water teaching presentations, and must score 3.4 (out of 5) on at least one.
Open Water training
You will participate in the ‘Conducting Skills in Open Water’ workshop.
All candidates must also score a minimum of 3.4 on at least one open water teaching presentation.
There are several classroom presentations which you will attend. Amongs other things, candidates will learn how to deliver prescriptive teaching presentations and will be scored on performance. A minimum score of 3.5 is required.
You must also score at least 75% on all sections of the dive theory and PADI Standards exams.
The PADI IDC Includes many workshops – both in and out of the water – aimed at teaching you how to integrate certain skills, tools or philosophies into your teaching. These workshops include:
How to use your Instructor Manual
Adventures in Diving
Rescue Diver skills
“The 4 E’s”