Adventure Sports Newmarket Inc. now has the honourable distinction of being a PADI 5-Star IDC centre! We are very excited to embark on the next chapter of growth and new experiences for all!
Edward Chan will be offering the IDC program through our shop, beginning this spring. He is a very experienced diver and instructor, and has been a PADI Course Director since 2009, earning his DAN Instructor Trainer rating in the same year. Edward is also a EFR Instructor Trainer. We are looking forward to working with Edward, and we think this year is going to be AWESOME!
If you love diving, love people, and love teaching, please consider joining us for PADI PRO night; Ed and Jody will hosting an evening where you can learn about this exciting program, ask questions (and get answers) and find out if becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is right for you.
Interested in the Instructor Development Program? We invite you to join us for orientation night!
Date: Wednesday March 25, 2015
Time: 6:00 pm
Place: Adventure Sports Newmarket Inc. 205 Eagle St. Newmarket ON L3Y 1J8
PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
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.
PADI Assistant Instructor Course
PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba instructors are the most sought after scuba professionals in 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.
As a PADI AI, you will continue to grow with experience as a PADI professional scuba diver, and you will become familiar with the PADI's diver education programs. This knowledge and experience will allow you to mentor and teach others, acting as an instructional scuba assistant, and also give you some limited teaching responsibilities.
The PADI Assistant Instructor course is the first portion of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and when followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI) and successful performance at the Instructor Examination (IE), leads to certification as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI)
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 and IE (Instructor Exam)
- 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 6 months.
You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.
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
* All IDC candidates will get a Specialty Instructor Rating when they participate in my IDC program.
AWARE - Shark Conservation Diver
(included with the IDC program - please note that the AWARE Specialty offered may be subject to change without notice, but you WILL receive a Specialty Instructor Certification with your IDC)
Sharks are crucial to marine ecosystems, yet sharks are in a global decline. Learn about the value of sharks and what is causing the rapid loss of shark populations. The course may include two scuba dives or may be presented as a nondiving education program. The first dive of this distinctive specialty course may credit as an Adventure Dive toward your Advanced Open Water Diver certification – ask your instructor about earning credit.
Contact Jody Smith at Adventure Sports Newmarket Inc. to customize a program for you! There will be more information and questions can be answered at the Tank Jockeys Club Meetings:
Tuesday March 10, 7:00 pm at AllStar Wings'n'Ribs Yonge St. Newmarket, ON.
Tuesday April 14, 7:00 pm at AllStar Wings'n'Ribs Yonge St. Newmarket, ON.