PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, IDC

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Live the Dream – Teach Diving

Become an Instructor with Atlantic Canada's only
PADI Instructor Development Center.

 IDC - September 21-26 2018

Who should take this course?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, this rating is included during your instructor training.

 

When and Where?

Download a copy of the course schedule at this link (PDF)

What will you learn?

Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

What’s an IE?

An Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

Students are required to pay for their own IE fee and Registration fee. They are both paid directly to PADI. Contact Torpedo Rays for current cost. PADI Instructors are also required to carry Insurance if they are teaching.


 

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BARE MEN'S DRYSUITS & UNDERWEAR

WEIGHT(lbs) 120-140 35-155 150-175 150-180 160-185 170-195 175-200 180-205 190-215 195-220 200-225 210-235 215-240 220-245 230-255 250-275 270-295
HEIGHT(in) 5'2"-5'4" 5’6”-5’8” 5’8”-5’10” 5’11”-6’1” 5’6”-5’8” 5’10”-6’0” 6’0”-6’2” 5’7”-5’9” 5’11”-6’1” 6'1”-6’3” 5'8"-5'10"  6'0"-6'2" 6'2"-6'4" 5'8"-5'10" 6'1"-6'3" 6'2"-6'4" 6'3"-6'5"
CHEST(in) 33-35 35-37 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
WAIST(in) 27-29 39-31 31-33 31-33 33-35 33-35 33-35 35-37 35-37 35-37 37-39 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 41-43 43-45
HIP(in) 34-36 35-37 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
TORSO(in) 257/8 273/8 283/8 295/8 275/8 293/8 305/8 28 30 311/4 281/8 305/8 317/8 281/2 311/4 317/8 323/8
INSEAM(in) 281/2 30 31 32 301/4 32 33 301/2 321/2 331/2 31 33 34 311/4 331/2 34 341/2
YOUR SIZE XS S M MTALL MLSHORT ML MLTALL LSHORT L LTALL XLSHORT XL XLTALL 2XLSHORT 2XL 3XL 4XL

BARE MEN'S WETSUITS

WEIGHT(lbs) 120-140 135-155 150-175 150-180 160-185 170-195 175-200 180-205 190-215 195-220 200-225 210-235 215-240 220-245 230-255 250-275 270-295
HEIGHT(in) 5'2"-5'4" 5’6”-5’8” 5’8”-5’10” 5’11”-6’1” 5’6”-5’8” 5’10”-6’0” 6’0”-6’2” 5’7”-5’9” 5’11”-6’1” 6'1”-6’3” 5'8"-5'10" 6'0"-6'2" 6'2"-6'4" 5'8"-5'10" 6'1"-6'3" 6'2"-6'4" 6'3"-6'5"
CHEST(in) 33-35 35-37 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
WAIST(in) 27-29 39-31 31-33 31-33 33-35 33-35 33-35 35-37 35-37 35-37 37-39 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 41-43 43-45
HIP(in) 34-36 35-37 37-39 37-39 39-41 39-41 39-41 41-43 41-43 41-43 43-45 43-45 43-45 45-47 45-47 47-49 49-51
TORSO(in) 257/8 273/8 283/8 295/8 275/8 293/8 305/8 28 30 311/4 281/8 305/8 317/8 281/2 311/4 317/8 323/8
INSEAM(in) 281/2 30 31 32 301/4 32 33 301/2 321/2 331/2 31 33 34 311/4 331/2 34 341/2
YOUR SIZE XS S M MTALL MLSHORT ML MLTALL LSHORT L LTALL XLSHORT XL XLTALL 2XLSHORT 2XL 3XL 4XL

BARE WOMEN'S DRYSUITS & UNDERWEAR

WEIGHT(lbs) 100-125 120-145 140-165 145-170 160-185 180-205
HEIGHT(in) 5'31/2"-5'51/2" 5'5"-5'7" 5'61/2"-5'81/2" 5'91/2"-5'111/2" 5’8”-5’10” 5’91/2”-5’111/2
CHEST(in) 32-35 35-38 38-41 38-41 41-44 44-47
WAIST(in) 23-26 26-29 29-32 29-32 32-35 35-38
HIP(in) 33-36 36-39 39-42 39-42 42-45 45-48
TORSO(in) 231/4 241/4 251/4 261/2 261/4 271/4
INSEAM(in) 311/4 313/4 321/4 34 323/4 331/4
YOUR SIZE XS S M MTALL L XL

BARE WOMEN'S WETSUITS - EVOKE, NIXIE AND LIMITED EDITION

HEIGHT(in) 5'2"-5'4" 5’3”-5’5” 5’5”-5’7” 5’4”-5’6” 5’7”-5’9” 5’4”-5’6” 5'5"-5'7" 5'9"-5'11" 5'-5"-5'7" 5’6”-5’8” 5’6”-5’8” 5'7"-5'9" 5'7"-5'9" 5'8"-5'10"
CHEST(in) 30-32 32-34 32-34 34-36 34-36 37-39 36-38 36-38 39-41 38-40 41-43 40-42 43-45 42-44
WAIST(in) 23-25 25-27 25-27 27-29 27-29 33-35 29-31 29-31 35-37 31-33 37-39 33-35 39-41 35-37
HIP(in) 33-35 35-37 35-37 37-39 37-39 43-45 39-41 39-41 45-47 41-43 47-49 43-45 49-51 45-47
INSEAM(in) 297/8 301/2 313/4 311/8 33 311/8 313/4 34 313/4 323/8 323/8 33 33 335/8
YOUR SIZE 2 4 4TALL 6 6TALL 6+ 8 8TALL 8+ 10 10+ 12 12+ 14

BARE FOOTWEAR - UNISEX

FOOT LENGTH

82/3 9 91/2 97/8 101/4 102/3 11 111/2 117/8 121/4
USA SIZE 4 M
5.5 W
5 M
6.5 W
6 M
7.5 W
7 M
8.5 W
8 M
9.5 W
9 M
10.5 W
10 M
11.5 W
11 M
12.5 W
12 M
13.5 W
13 M
14.5 W
UK SIZE 3 M
2.5 W
4 M
3.5 W
5 M
4.5 W
6 M
5.5 W
7 M
6.5 W
8 M
7.5 W
9 M
8.5 W
10 M
9.5 W
11 M
10.5 W
12 M
11.5 W
EURO SIZE 34-35 36 37-38 39 40-41 42 43-44 45-46 47-48 49-50
YOUR SIZE 3XS 2XS XS S M L XL 2XL 3XL 4XL

 

BARE HOODS - UNISEX SIZING

FOREHEAD 21 in 21.5 in 22.5 in 23.5 in 24 in 24.5 in
NECK 13 in 14 in 15 in 16 in 17 in 18 in
YOUR SIZE XS S M L XL 2XL

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