The new 2010 PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) curriculum – The most comprehensive instructor program in the industry!

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the heart of the PADI Instructor training process. During the PADI IDC, you will apply your diving skills and knowledge to learning to conduct knowledge development, confined water dives and open water dives of PADI courses using the entire PADI System of Diver Education.
PADI IDC is a developmental process; you can relax while learning, knowing that mistakes are part of the process. It prepares you to function as a PADI Instructor. You gain knowledge, skill and teaching techniques to use the PADI System effectively.

Throughout the program you have the opportunities to measure your performance and improve your abilities. Our job is to coach you towards your success!

This Instructor training program is divided into two components; PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course and PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Course. You can either do your PADI Instructor training as a full PADI IDC or you can break it up by doing your PADI Assistant Instructor course first, gain some experience and then move on to do your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor course in a later time before you go for your PADI Instructor Examinations (IE).

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At least 15 different reasons why PADI IDC with Flora Bay Divers

Relaxed 11-day PADI IDC program (Basic PADI IDC requirement : 7 days) –Although we realize that passing the I.E. is compulsory, our focus goes beyond just that. Our main goal is to coach you to become a competent Professional Dive Educator, well prepared to face the challenges of teaching in the real world. You will have sufficient time to comfortably absorb all the information in a relaxed learning environment.

Outstanding I.E. pass rate! – Since becoming a PADI Course Director, Azman holds an outstanding I.E. pass rate; 99% of his PADI IDC candidates passed their first IE with scores well above average in all areas of evaluation.

Candidates’achievements – A number of Azman’s PADI IDC candidates have secured respectable positions as Instructors all around the world. Some have even moved on to become successful dive center managers and owners.

Complete and up to date PADI Library – We have them all! All the manuals, all the videos and all the digital products, for Discover Scuba Diving right up to PADI Instructor Development Course! And you are encouraged to use them to make your PADI IDC more meaningful, and to familiarize yourself with all the available PADI materials for teaching PADI courses in the future.

PADI IDC in Paradise – Perhentian Islands is the perfect place for a stress-free and enjoyable PADI IDC experience. It is essential for you to be relaxed during your PADI IDC. Its beautiful, relaxing and warm tropical resort environment, and crystal clear waters offer excellent diving to everyone.

Your comfort is our priority – We do our best to make sure your PADI IDC experience is an unforgettable one – in a positive way! We have included in your Go Pro IDC package, Twin sharing accommodation in a very cozy and comfortable beach bungalow, with breakfast and lunch at no extra charge! Your room is just a few steps away from your PADI IDC center, making it very convenient for you to study whenever you want during the PADI IDC.

Personal attention – Our candidate to PADI IDC Staff member ratio is small, with a maximum of 5 to 1! It is extremely important for us to make sure you progress during your PADI IDC comfortably by providing maximum personal attention to everyone. We have a one to one “chat”after each of your presentations to effectively offer our valuable feedback. Your PADI Course Director Azman will always be present throughout your IDC and I.E.

Team-work – You will not be alone! In our PADI IDC, you are not just another candidate; you are part of the team, for the same reason and with the same goal! All of our candidates will be staying in the same training complex. You will have the chance to make new friends, find a study partner or study group! As everything is conducted in the same location, our PADI IDC Staff members are always available to offer any assistance with your course assignments and revision.

Free PADI IDC Preparation Plus Course – This unique 4-day prep course has proven to be tremendously useful to all of our past PADI IDC candidates! Under the supervision of Course Director Azman and our PADI IDC Staff Instructors, you can brush up on your dive theory, skills demonstration or whatever you need. It will also give you the chance to meet your “new friends”, staff members and get used to the local learning environment even before the PADI IDC begins.

Extra workshops – We believe in exceeding your expectations! These workshops are very useful for newly certified Scuba Instructors because we want you to be ready to teach as soon as you gain your teaching status! During your PADI IDC, your PADI Course Director Azman adds many extra workshops on a variety of areas, for example:
Skills demonstration
Rescue Skills demonstration
How to teach dive theory for PADI Divemaster Course
How to safely control students in confined and open water for CESA, Hovering, Buddy Breathing and Fin Pivot
Diving sales, marketing and services
Planning, organizing and conducting PADI courses for teaching in real life situations

PADI IDC classroom time – Unlike many other PADI IDC training center which are only open during office hours, our classrooms are open until late during your PADI IDC! In fact, the last person to leave locks the door! Most of the time, candidates prefer to complete their assignment and coursework together in the classroom and make use of all the materials available inside.
You can also use this opportunity to watch all training videos and read some useful PADI manuals in your free time to familiarize yourself with all of it. Your PADI Course Director Azman and all of your PADI IDC Staff members are always available for assistance after classroom time to guide you and help with whatever difficulties you might have.

PADI Instructor level Continuing Education program – Our wide range of Instructor level PADI Continuing Education programs make sure that you won’t be left behind! PADI Course Director Azman offers a comprehensive range of PADI Specialty Instructor programs after each of his PADI IDC programs, including PADI Enriched Air “Nitrox”, DSAT Gas Blender and PADI Diver Propulsion Vehicle Specialty Instructor.

Our PADI IDC goodies” – Well, prepare to be pleasantly surprised!
There is more! But we’ll keep it a mystery for you to discover when you do your PADI IDC with us.

Below are prerequisites to do your PADI IDC:

Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization. An individual with leadership level certification with another diver training organization can be:

An instructor member in good standing with one of the following organizations: BSAC (Club Instructor or higher), CMAS (two or three star), FAUI, IDEA, Los Angeles County, MDEA, NAUI, PDIC, SSI, SAA (Instructor Grade 2 or higher) or YMCA (others may qualify –contact PADI for verification).
Or, a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification (contact us for more information)
Be at least 18 years old.
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving. The physician signing the form may not be the applicant.
Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving.
Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.
Submit documentation of any equivalent certification for entry-level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organization (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit.)

If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.

Packages & Prices

PADI IDC + EFRI package is RM5,200.00 and it includes:
PADI’s most up to date IDC curriculum
Relaxed extended eleven-day IDC program
FREE of charge extended four-day IDC prep program (optional)
FREE of charge Enriched Air “Nitrox” Specialty Instructor course*
IDC goodies – “Surprise – surprise”…..
Single stay accommodation (Hill View fan room) for 11 nights at Flora Bay Resort
Buffet style (eat all you can) breakfast and lunch for 11 days
Personal attention and professional organization – 5 candidates to 1 IDC staff member
IDC in modern Air Con classroom – open till late!
Additional workshops for Control, Adventures in Diving Skills and Rescue skills
Night classes for dive theory and standards review
Tanks and weight during IDC and IE
Your Course Director presence during entire IDC and IE
Unlimited fun and training dives 7 days before your IDC
IE graduation party!!!

PADI Instructor Candidate Training Material Pak is RM2,300.00
PADI Specialty Instructor Manual (CD-rom)
PADI Guides to Teaching
Discover Scuba Diving Instructor cue card
Open Water Diver Instructor cue cards
Adventures in Diving Instructor cue cards
Rescue Diver Instructor cue cards
Confined water lesson preparation slate
Open water lesson planning slate
Open Water Diver Quizzes & Exams booklet
Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
Divemaster Final Exams booklet
Law in Diving Professional manual
Best of Undersea Journal eBook
Children & Scuba Diving eBook
Business of Diving eBook
Positive Approach Selling DVD
Digital Specialty Instructor Manual
FREE EFR Instructor manual (included in this package only if you also sign up for Silver, Gold or Platinum Pro Package)
FREE PADI Pro Backpack

PADI APPLICATION FEES (credit card payment only):
Instructor application – AU$188
EFRI application – AU$120
Specialty Instructor application – AU$69
Instructor Examinations – AU$710

PADI Instructor Examinations:

After successfully completing your IDC with us, you are ready to attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE)! PADI IE is designed to evaluate your readiness, knowledge and skills to earn your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating before you start conducting PADI courses in the real world.
During this two and a half day program PADI Instructor Examiners from PADI International offices will screen and evaluate your diving skills, teaching presentations for knowledge development, confined water and open water. You will also demonstrate that you have a good understanding in dive theory, the PADI System/Standards and Procedure. Your attitude and professionalism will also be evaluated.
According to our past IDC candidates, IE is the easiest part in the whole instructor-training process. You just have to do what you have learned during your IDC one more time!

PADI IE is divided into 4 modules:

Module 1 – Written Exams
Dive theory Exams –Physics, Physiology, RDP, Equipment, Skills & Environment (12 questions each area).
PADI System, Standards and Procedure – open book, you can use your PADI Instructor manual and Instructor Candidate Workbook (50 questions)

Module 2 – Knowledge Development presentation
Prepare and present one prescriptive teaching presentation in a classroom environment from an assigned question.

Module 3 – Confined water
Teach one skill assigned by the Examiner
Demonstrate 5 skills from Open Water Diver course chosen by the Examiner

Module 4 – Open water
Conduct two skills (usually one skill from Open Water Diver course and one skill either from Adventure in Diving or Rescue Diver course).
Demonstrate rescue skill exercise number 7 (Unresponsive diver at the surface) using either mouth to mouth or mouth to pocket mask.

Your general diving skills, attitude and professionalism as a dive professional will also be observed during the entire IE program. Don’t worry too much. Based on our candidates previous successes and the training methods we embrace; you will have no problem in being successful in your IE. With our outstanding 100% IE pass rate, we proudly offer to all our PADI IDC Candidates our exclusive IE Pass Gurantee! In the unlikely event you are not successfull in your first IE, we will gladly pay for your next PADI IDC and PADI IE!

Required PADI training materials for PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC):

PADI Instructor Manual
PADI’s Guide to Teaching
PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and
AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation
PADI Open Water Diver Manual
Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including Instructions for Use booklets
How to Use and Choose Dive Computers book
Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
Adventures in Diving Manual
PADI Rescue Diver Manual
Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet
PADI Divemaster Manual
Divemaster Final Exams booklet
Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue
Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving
Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate
Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate
The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
Diving Knowledge Workbook or eRecord for Dive Theory Online

Please visit , or email PADI Course Director Azman for more information about your PADI IDC – Instructor Development Course in Perhentian Island, Malaysia (Asia).