Why PADI Instructor Training with Dive Asia?
Sixteen good reasons
Candidate Centered IDCs
Our IDC emphasizes the importance of peer cooperation and encourages team spirit, one of the single most important factors behind a successful future as a diving professional.
The IDC-Staff's pledge is that you get the absolute best possible support and back-up during the IDC, making it an efficient and enjoyable experience. In this relaxed and well-tutored environment you will benefit immensely from our program. To pursue our goal, we limit the candidate/staff ratio to 4:1, although PADI IDC Standards allow a ratio as high as 8:1.
Our IDC Staff is available for questions and assistance when preparing home assignments, presentations and general considerations. This is a unique part of our program.
We also know the importance of having IDC Staff Instructors speaking your first language and available to clarify language related questions, if needed.
All of the instructor training center facilities are available to you throughout the IDC, including computers, TVs, whiteboards, our complete and updated PADI library, PADI materials, videos etc.
During the IDC we include several additional staff and candidate workshops. Our experience tells us that what you actually need to become successful, both during the IE and more importantly later out in the field, are extra knowledge development and open water candidate teaching presentations, open water control workshops and additional water skills practice.
Extra Workshops in your IDC include: Rescue, Hovering, Descents/Ascents, DSD, CESA in confined and open water, AID skills; lift bag use, Knot Tying as well as Environmental awareness and how to control large groups of students when conditions are less than favorable.
Optional presentations include: Positive Approach Selling and Career Tracking Tips for the Diving Professional.
It all adds to a perfect IDC learning environment! By providing an above average service and support, we ensure that you can concentrate fully on your IDC, turning you into a successful PADI Instructor!
Special IE option for CDCs
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 the CDC, may attend a PADI IE if they have been certified divers for at least six months, have logged 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 certification requirement will be certified as PADI Instructors when their paperwork has been processed by PADI.
Not all IDCs are the same!
It all comes down to the right Course Director and CDC/IDC Center. As a quality oriented IDC Candidate you should ask your Course Director the following questions:
A positive response to the above questions is your guarantee of being taught by a well-qualified Course Director and ensures that you get a quality IDC.
You may find basic IDCs available, but do they focus on your future success as a professional diving instructor? These IDCs only attempt to prepare you to pass the IE.
Remember: The bitterness of reduced quality remains much longer than the sweetness of a lower price. You are investing in a career, not only in advice on how to pass a test. The real test takes place in the field after the IE. That's the kind of test our program prepares you for.