PADI Courses Gold Coast

Assistant Dive Instructor Gold Coast - PADI Dive Course

Whale Watching, Scuba Diving, Boat Hire, Gold Coast / Aqua Adventures

Assistant Dive Instructor Gold Coast We are the only Dive Center in the Gold Coast that has been accredited by PADI as a Five Star Instructor Development Center and is the Gold Coast’s only school that offers amateur courses and professional instructor training courses in both English and Japanese.

Who should take this course

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a Assistant Dive Instructor Gold Coast.

Then teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world. Sharing 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. Simply because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals.

Accordingly you earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment. You’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others. Transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Firstly, are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals? Additionally they teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs. Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Simply, 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). This is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Conversely, 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.

So, 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. It 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. But you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

An Instructor Examination (IE)

Is a two-day evaluative program. It tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability. This includes dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IE’s 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. Thus, only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

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

You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

How can you start learning now

PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Pre-study online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor. Contact us to get registered.

Also, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC.

Visit our PADI Five Star Instructor Development Center to ask about an IDC (Assistant Dive Instructor Gold Coast).

Also, view the Instructor Development Calendar.

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From $1,395

Duration: 7 Days (approx.)

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Product code: AI