PADI Divemaster Course (min. 8 days, 3 - 4 weeks recommended)
To begin your professional career in diving, you'll need to attain the PADI Divemaster rating.
After successfully completing Advanced Open Water and Rescue Diver training, you'll work closely with a PADI Instructor to expand your diving skills and knowledge to the professional level.
Then, in the most fulfilling part of your course, you'll learn and practice supervising diving activities and assisting with student training. Our Divemaster courses follow PADI's new DM course outlines.
IDC Pre-study (first 2 days of the IDC)
During the first two days IDC Pre-study, staff instructors will guide you through your reading assignments and help you understand PADI standards, educational philosophy, training suggestions and other background information.
You'll also be completing the new PADI Divemaster exam including Physics, Physiology, Skills & Environment, Equipment and the RDP. The dive theory is usually the most common improvement area for IDC candidates.
You'll receive valuable feedback on any missed question you may have. In the pool you'll practice the 24 skills from the IDC Skill Circuit and the Rescue Diver Course exercise #7 from the Instructor Examination (IE).
PADI IDC - Instructor Development Course (9 days including our complimentary pre-study program)
PADI Instructor Crossover
If you are already a diving educator from another recreational scuba certification agency, you can take advantage of dive industry demands by becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
The PADI Crossover program (SSI/BSAC/CMAS Corresponding Levels with PADI) acknowledges that you're an experienced scuba instructor who only needs an orientation to the PADI system. This condensed course focuses on first analyzing and understanding the PADI system, and then adapting your instructional style to conduct PADI programs.
The Crossover program consists of the five days OWSI program but we invite you to attend the full nine-day IDC Program at the reduced Crossover price.
PADI IE - Instructor Examination (2 days)
An evaluative program where you repeat what you have been doing during the IDC. After completion of the IDC or OWSI, you must successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.
You will be evaluated on dive theory, knowledge development presentations, confined-water (pool) teaching, open-water teaching, and general diving skills and professionalism. Nothing new.
All our prior candidates found the IE easier than the IDC.
Special CDC IE option: Candidates enrolled in five pre-and/or post-IDC courses (Pre-study, MFAI, Specialties etc.) OR candidates of a six-week career development program who successfully complete a PADI IDC conducted by Dive Asia CDC, may attend a PADI IE if they have been certified divers for at least six months, have logged only 60 dives and are certified PADI Assistant Instructors (the AI course is part of the new IDC). CDC candidates who successfully complete an IE and subsequently meet the 100-logged-dive requirements will be certified as PADI Instructors when their paperwork has been processed by PADI.