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To enrol in an IDC or Assistant Instructor course, you must:

1. Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organisation.

2. Be at least 18 years old.

3. 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.

4. Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 100 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving. To attend an IE, the instructor candidate must have at least 100 logged dives.

5. Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months.

6. Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organisation. (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit.)

Prior to the first day, all independent online learning along with the assignments which are part of the online learning must be completed. The assignments along with proof of completion must be supplied at the first session as pre-requisite to attending the orientation session of the IDC! 

Pricing Information

The full cost of the Assistant Instructor, the EFRI, and the Open Water Scuba Instructor course is $4000, and takes 9 days.

We will pay all your PADI application fees and materials and eLearning costs. That includes all pool sessions, boat fees, and trips.

At the end of your 9 days, we give you two fun days on the water, remembering why you started in the first place! It can be at the end of your course, or you can come back and celebrate after your IE.

You can shop around, but once you look at purchasing of material packs, eLearning costs, application fees on each certification, and boat trip fees, our deal is easy, and worth it.

The only fee you have to cover outside of that is the Instructor Examination fee payable on the day to the PADI Examiner. As at September 2016 it is AUD$825

One price, and we look after everything else.

What does the course involve?

All independent online e-learning must be completed in advance of the IDC. This includes the assignments that are set during your eLearning (marketing plans etc) and these assignments MUST be brought with you to the orientation session along with all your training materials.

The pre-study allows you to start the course already understanding the basic standards and procedures of being an Instructor, which means that class time may be dedicated to learn how to apply standards, apply prescriptive teaching techniques and how to market courses effectively.

Before your Instructor Development Course, you must complete all online components. If it is not completed by the first night you will not be allowed to continue with the IDC and there will be a $200 transfer fee to transfer to the next course, or a daily catch-up fee as and if required.

The IDC is not designed to teach you the skill or knowledge needed to become a Divemaster. It is important that you practice your skills and completely review you dive theory learnt during your Divemaster training prior to beginning the IDC.

(We can offer a two day DM-IDC Workshop. Both days are spent completing theory revision and skill circuits in our on-site pool)

It is strongly recommended that you completely review the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving and Knowledge Review Work Book prior to the IDC. Once you start your IDC you won’t have time to do this study. 

As soon as you are ready to commit, we will give you a PADI code, and your study starts online. We are here to help you along the way, but you have to dig deep as well.

What do I need to supply?

All PADI Divemasters and Instructors both certified and in training are require to represent themselves professionally at all times, while at Dive! Tutukaka. Part of being professional is being fully equipped with the correct scuba and safety gear at all times.

Below is a list of equipment you must have with you at all time when using Scuba at our facility.

Software

  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Neoprene Dive Booties
  • Dive Gloves
  • Dive Knife / Cutting tool
  • Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB)
  • Surface Audible Device (Whistle or air horn)
  • Pocket Mask
  • Scuba Fins
  • Open healed fins are required
  • Wetsuit/Dry suit
  • 7/ 5mm semi-dry is recommended (Winter Temp 14 C Summer 21C)

Hardware

  • Buoyancy Compensator Device (BCD)
  • Scuba Regulator
  • Regulator system is to include the following:
  • 1 x 1st Stage regulator
    1 x primary 2nd Stage
    1 x secondary 2nd Stage (Alternate Regulator)
  • Accessory Clips: All equipment should be streamlined at all time to avoid damaging aquatic life and damaging your equipment. You must clip all items close to body. Alternate regulator must be attached using a quick release
  • Dive Computer
  • Depth Gauge/Timing Device
  • Scuba Tank (supplied by Dive! Tutukaka)
  • Weights (supplied by Dive! Tutukaka) 

What's included?

We will pay all your PADI application fees and materials and eLearning costs. That includes all pool sessions, boat fees, and trips.

You can shop around, but once you look at purchasing of material packs, eLearning costs, application fees on each certification, and boat trip fees, our deal is easy, and worth it.

The only fee you have to cover outside of that is the Instructor Examination fee payable on the day to the PADI Examiner. As at September 2016 it is AUD$825

One price, and we look after everything else.

When do you run the courses?

When ever you want! 

We try to run a course as close as possible to an existing Instructor Exam, but if we have four candidates, PADI will run our own IE here in Tutukaka. 

Get in touch now, and find out when the next course is! Talk to Kate, Georgia or Steve. [email protected]

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