IDC with Christophe Pace

IDC with Christophe Pace

65,900

PADI Instructor Development Course this November 11 to 20. IE is scheduled this November 21 & 22.

 

Get Nitrox and Emergency O2 Specialty Instructor Ratings if you book now! (*Nitrox Instructor Rating requires that you are a nitrox certified diver)

Come and do your IDC in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines where everything is accessible, convenient, and comfortable in a warm, tropical, urban paradise!

PADI IDC is designed to be a 2 part course consisting of the Assistant Instructor (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) courses. These courses may be taken in one schedule, or broken down to 2 schedules depending on your schedule, budget and Instructor Examination (IE) schedules. Our AI courses may be taken anytime while the OWSI component is pre-scheduled in conjunction of the IE in Cebu. A mock IE will be given towards the end of the OWSI course to fully prepare you for the exciting Instructor Examination! We also provide support by way of an IDC Prep after the AI, or before the start of the Full IDC Course.

Taking the IDC components individually enable you to start getting the return of your investment by teaching EFR Courses, or PPB Courses, or helping out by teaching components of the core courses as an Assistant Instructor. Go ahead and start NOW!

Part 1 – PADI Assistant Instructor – 5 days

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI) has for main objective to introduce candidates to the PADI system of diver education through a combination of presentations, teaching methods and presentation in confined, open water and in classroom. All these teaching methods, supervision and control techniques  will be very valuable when you will teach. We also concentrate on different courses a PADI Assistant Instructor can teach.

Once completed, candidates can then enroll on the PADI Open Water Instructor course (OWSI).

Part 2 – PADI OWSI – Open Water Scuba Instructor – 5 days

The PADI OWSI main objective is to prepare you to teach the full range of core PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Divemaster, you can also teach a full range of PADI specialties. You will ready to function as a PADI Instructor and be familiar with the PADI system of diver education.

During your PADI IDC you will be teaching presentations in confined, open water and classroom

After the completion of your PADI OWSI, you can enroll on the PADI IE and become a PADI Scuba diving instructor. Note that being an EFR Instructor is an exit requirement, and must be earned after successfully passing the IE.

Full IDC Course (AI + OWSI + EFRI) Inclusions
  • 10 training days
  • IDC Prep
  • FREE Emergency O2 Specialty Instructor
  • FREE Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor
  • EFR Instructor & Care For Children Instructor
  • lunch while on training
  • tanks, weights, instruction & signed application form
  • Dive Funatics IDC Shirt
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility
  • Unlimited diving at our house reef
Not included, are
  • PADI IDC Application Fees
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee
  • PADI Specialty Application Fees
  • PADI IDC Crewpak
  • Accommodation
  • Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment

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

To successfully complete a PADI IDC, you must meet the following performance requirements:

  • Attend and participate in all 17 curriculum presentations (8 of these may be done online in advance). There are an additional 2 optional presentations.
  • Present at least three evaluated knowledge development teaching presentations and score a 3.5 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least four evaluated confined water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least two integrated (two skills each, four total) evaluated open water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on each skill in at least one of the integrated presentations.
  • Demonstrate competence at performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation. Candidates must earn 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  • Perform a face down, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on all five sections of the Dive Theory Exams.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Scores less than 75 percent require a retest.

If you are a Divemaster, at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor course, provided that you have;

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization
  • Submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months;
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months
  • At least 60 logged dives to begin the course, 100 to participate in the IE;
  • With a documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • with a CPR & First Aid training issued in the last 24 months.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.

Sign up for the course and get your IDC Crew-Pak which includes other reference materials, like the PADI Guide To Teaching, underwater cue cards, and other materials that you’ll need during the course.

From this page, select the pre-scheduled IDC date and check add-ons and confirm understanding of the inclusions and exclusions. The total are automatically recomputed as you play around with the options. When you are all set, just hit “Book Now” and follow the normal checkout procedure like ordinarily would when making any online transaction (booking a hotel, airline tickets, buying products, etc).

Two weeks before the beginning of the IDC, we will send you the dive theory practice exams, outlines, and review materials so you can prepare for the IDC ahead of time.

Day 1
Morning

  • Orientation
  • Standards and procedures part 1
  • Standards and procedures part 2

Afternoon

  • Developing Knowledge Development presentations
  • Dive Theory exam practice
  • Exam practice review

Day 2
Morning

  • Start Diving
  • Business of Diving
  • Teaching in confined water

Afternoon

  • Skills circuit and Rescue ex#7
  • Confined water presentation
  • 1st Candidate presentation / classroom

Day 3
Morning

  • Marketing Diving
  • Open Water Diver Course
  • 4 E’s Counseling workshop 1 & 2

Afternoon

  • Confined water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue # 7 and skills practice
  • Workshop for 2nd classroom presentation

Day 4
Morning

  • Advanced Open Water course
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Risk management online

Afternoon

  • 2nd classroom presentation
  • 1st Standards exam (open book)
  • Workshop confined water presentation 3 & 4

Day 5
Morning

  • Divemaster course
  • Keep Diving
  • 2nd classroom presentation and prepare classroom presentation #3

Afternoon

  • Confined Water presentation 3 & 4, workshop/Rescue

Day 6
Morning

  • Teaching in Open water
  • Specialty Diver course

Afternoon

  • Dive Theory exam practice and review

Day 7
Morning

  • 3rd Classroom presentation
  • 2nd Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • Open Water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue workshop

Day 8
Morning

  • Risk Management
  • Learning Instruction and the PADI System
  • Dive Theory and Standards workshop

Afternoon

  • Skills practice, Presentations practice, Rescue workshop… in confined water

Day 9
Morning

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • EFR Instructor part one

Day 10
Morning

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • EFR Instructor part 2

The purpose of the IE is to evaluate your knowledge and skills in order to make sure they are sufficient to earn a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. It is an evaluation program that tests your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water-skills, understanding of the PADI System and attitude and professionalism. The IE is a standardized evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners who work for the various PADI Offices.

The IE is run by professional PADI Instructor Examiners from the local PADI Regional Headquarters, which goes a long way to ensure that your Instructor assessments are correct and without bias.

You will be tested both on your dive theory and knowledge as well as your personal dive skills and teaching presentations and these will occour in a classroom type environment, additionally these exams take place in both confined (pool) and open water (normally the beach if local dive conditions allow) environments. Confined water environments for the PADI IE is normally restricted to swimming pools to aid administration and logistics.

To pass the IE and to get certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you have to succesfully meet the standards in every section of the Instructor Examination or IE. If you fail at your first attempt at the IE you will be permitted to take a second IE. Your second IE is not allowed to be taken within 5 days of the first and if you wait longer than 1 year after the first one you will need to either take a full IDC again or apply to PADI.

Here’s the general schedule of the 2-day PADI IE

PADI IE with PADI representative

Day 1
Morning

  • Orientation
  • Dive Theory exams
  • Standards and Procedures exam

Afternoon

  • Confined water presentation and skills circuit
  • Knowledge development presentation

Day 2
Morning

  • Open Water Presentation and Rescue #7

Now YOU ARE A PADI INSTRUCTOR!

Unless otherwise arranged or specified, all course training and classroom presentations will be conducted at the Dive Funatics’ 5 Star Facility at Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu, Philippines.

Oxygen Restaurant and Lounge, inside the resort is an ideal place to stay and hang around at in between in-water training sessions. They serve meals at a reasonable price.

Click the image below to see the directional map of the training area.

Map / Direction to get to Dive Funatics

Dive Funatics Directional Map

The IDC will be conducted by our Multi-awared, PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace. Click this to know more about him.

Some of his PADI Awards:

  • Platinum PADI Course Director (From 2008 – 2018)
  • 2016 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2011 One Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2010 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2010 Four Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2008 Two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2005 Finalist in the PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards for Diver Training
  • 2003 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2002 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2001 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD

His Diving Qualifications:

  • PADI Course Director year 2000 – Headquarter in California, USA
  • Medic First Aid Instructor Trainer in 2000
  • Emergency First Response Trainer year 2002.
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer in more than 20 areas: Care for children, Aware Coral Reef Conservation. Boat, Care For Children, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, DPV, Drift, DSAT Gas Blender Nitrox and Trimix, EANx, Fish ID, Multi Level, Night Diver, Distinctive Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, Wreck, Dry suit..
  • Sidemount Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Self Reliant (solo diver)
  • PADI Nitrox Instructor Trainer
  • DAN Oxygen Instructor Trainer year 2000
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression theory year 1997
  • CMAS 2 Star Instructor
  • ANMP N4

We require advance booking of at least 1 day before the start of the scheduled IDC. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.

For this course, we require a non-refundable course deposit of P15,000 (plus the materials, if applicable) to secure your seat, and a full payment of the balance on the start of the IDC. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.

We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.

ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.

Category:

Get Nitrox and Emergency O2 Specialty Instructor Ratings if you book now! (*Nitrox Instructor Rating requires that you are a nitrox certified diver)

Come and do your IDC in Mactan, Cebu, Philippines where everything is accessible, convenient, and comfortable in a warm, tropical, urban paradise this November 11 to 20. IE is scheduled this November 21 & 22.

PADI IDC is designed to be a 2 part course consisting of the Assistant Instructor (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) courses. These courses may be taken in one schedule, or broken down to 2 schedules depending on your schedule, budget and Instructor Examination (IE) schedules. Our AI courses may be taken anytime while the OWSI component is pre-scheduled in conjunction of the IE in Cebu. A mock IE will be given towards the end of the OWSI course to fully prepare you for the exciting Instructor Examination! We also provide support by way of an IDC Prep after the AI, or before the start of the Full IDC Course.

Taking the IDC components individually enable you to start getting the return of your investment by teaching EFR Courses, or PPB Courses, or helping out by teaching components of the core courses as an Assistant Instructor. Go ahead and start NOW!

Part 1 – PADI Assistant Instructor – 5 days

The PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI) has for main objective to introduce candidates to the PADI system of diver education through a combination of presentations, teaching methods and presentation in confined, open water and in classroom. All these teaching methods, supervision and control techniques  will be very valuable when you will teach. We also concentrate on different courses a PADI Assistant Instructor can teach.

Once completed, candidates can then enroll on the PADI Open Water Instructor course (OWSI).

Part 2 – PADI OWSI – Open Water Scuba Instructor – 5 days

The PADI OWSI main objective is to prepare you to teach the full range of core PADI courses from Discover Scuba Diving to PADI Divemaster, you can also teach a full range of PADI specialties. You will ready to function as a PADI Instructor and be familiar with the PADI system of diver education.

During your PADI IDC you will be teaching presentations in confined, open water and classroom

After the completion of your PADI OWSI, you can enroll on the PADI IE and become a PADI Scuba diving instructor. Note that being an EFR Instructor is an exit requirement, and must be earned after successfully passing the IE.

Full IDC Course (AI + OWSI + EFRI) Inclusions
  • 10 training days
  • IDC Prep
  • FREE Emergency O2 Specialty Instructor
  • FREE Enriched Air Nitrox Specialty Instructor
  • EFR Instructor & Care For Children Instructor
  • lunch while on training
  • tanks, weights, instruction & signed application form
  • Dive Funatics IDC Shirt
  • add-ons may be selected for total flexibility
  • Unlimited diving at our house reef
Not included, are
  • PADI IDC Application Fees
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee
  • PADI Specialty Application Fees
  • PADI IDC Crewpak
  • Accommodation
  • Other Meals, transfers, boat fees, resort fees, refreshments and dive equipment

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

To successfully complete a PADI IDC, you must meet the following performance requirements:

  • Attend and participate in all 17 curriculum presentations (8 of these may be done online in advance). There are an additional 2 optional presentations.
  • Present at least three evaluated knowledge development teaching presentations and score a 3.5 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least four evaluated confined water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on at least two presentations.
  • Present at least two integrated (two skills each, four total) evaluated open water teaching presentations and score a 3.4 or higher on each skill in at least one of the integrated presentations.
  • Demonstrate competence at performing all 20 dive skills listed on the Skill Evaluation. Candidates must earn 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  • Perform a face down, nonstop swim for 800 meters/yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on all five sections of the Dive Theory Exams.
  • Score 75 percent or higher on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Scores less than 75 percent require a retest.

If you are a Divemaster, at least 18 years old may enroll in the PADI Assistant Instructor course, provided that you have;

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organization
  • Submit a medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months;
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months
  • At least 60 logged dives to begin the course, 100 to participate in the IE;
  • With a documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • with a CPR & First Aid training issued in the last 24 months.

Note that qualifying certifications from other diver training organization may apply. Ask us about it.

Sign up for the course and get your IDC Crew-Pak which includes other reference materials, like the PADI Guide To Teaching, underwater cue cards, and other materials that you’ll need during the course.

From this page, select the pre-scheduled IDC date and check add-ons and confirm understanding of the inclusions and exclusions. The total are automatically recomputed as you play around with the options. When you are all set, just hit “Book Now” and follow the normal checkout procedure like ordinarily would when making any online transaction (booking a hotel, airline tickets, buying products, etc).

Two weeks before the beginning of the IDC, we will send you the dive theory practice exams, outlines, and review materials so you can prepare for the IDC ahead of time.

Day 1
Morning

  • Orientation
  • Standards and procedures part 1
  • Standards and procedures part 2

Afternoon

  • Developing Knowledge Development presentations
  • Dive Theory exam practice
  • Exam practice review

Day 2
Morning

  • Start Diving
  • Business of Diving
  • Teaching in confined water

Afternoon

  • Skills circuit and Rescue ex#7
  • Confined water presentation
  • 1st Candidate presentation / classroom

Day 3
Morning

  • Marketing Diving
  • Open Water Diver Course
  • 4 E’s Counseling workshop 1 & 2

Afternoon

  • Confined water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue # 7 and skills practice
  • Workshop for 2nd classroom presentation

Day 4
Morning

  • Advanced Open Water course
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Risk management online

Afternoon

  • 2nd classroom presentation
  • 1st Standards exam (open book)
  • Workshop confined water presentation 3 & 4

Day 5
Morning

  • Divemaster course
  • Keep Diving
  • 2nd classroom presentation and prepare classroom presentation #3

Afternoon

  • Confined Water presentation 3 & 4, workshop/Rescue

Day 6
Morning

  • Teaching in Open water
  • Specialty Diver course

Afternoon

  • Dive Theory exam practice and review

Day 7
Morning

  • 3rd Classroom presentation
  • 2nd Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • Open Water presentation 1 & 2, Rescue workshop

Day 8
Morning

  • Risk Management
  • Learning Instruction and the PADI System
  • Dive Theory and Standards workshop

Afternoon

  • Skills practice, Presentations practice, Rescue workshop… in confined water

Day 9
Morning

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • EFR Instructor part one

Day 10
Morning

  • Dive Theory practice exam and review
  • Standards exam practice and review

Afternoon

  • EFR Instructor part 2

The purpose of the IE is to evaluate your knowledge and skills in order to make sure they are sufficient to earn a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification. It is an evaluation program that tests your teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, water-skills, understanding of the PADI System and attitude and professionalism. The IE is a standardized evaluation conducted by Instructor Examiners who work for the various PADI Offices.

The IE is run by professional PADI Instructor Examiners from the local PADI Regional Headquarters, which goes a long way to ensure that your Instructor assessments are correct and without bias.

You will be tested both on your dive theory and knowledge as well as your personal dive skills and teaching presentations and these will occour in a classroom type environment, additionally these exams take place in both confined (pool) and open water (normally the beach if local dive conditions allow) environments. Confined water environments for the PADI IE is normally restricted to swimming pools to aid administration and logistics.

To pass the IE and to get certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you have to succesfully meet the standards in every section of the Instructor Examination or IE. If you fail at your first attempt at the IE you will be permitted to take a second IE. Your second IE is not allowed to be taken within 5 days of the first and if you wait longer than 1 year after the first one you will need to either take a full IDC again or apply to PADI.

Here’s the general schedule of the 2-day PADI IE

PADI IE with PADI representative

Day 1
Morning

  • Orientation
  • Dive Theory exams
  • Standards and Procedures exam

Afternoon

  • Confined water presentation and skills circuit
  • Knowledge development presentation

Day 2
Morning

  • Open Water Presentation and Rescue #7

Now YOU ARE A PADI INSTRUCTOR!

Unless otherwise arranged or specified, all course training and classroom presentations will be conducted at the Dive Funatics’ 5 Star Facility at Kontiki Marina, Mactan, Cebu, Philippines.

Oxygen Restaurant and Lounge, inside the resort is an ideal place to stay and hang around at in between in-water training sessions. They serve meals at a reasonable price.

Click the image below to see the directional map of the training area.

Map / Direction to get to Dive Funatics

Dive Funatics Directional Map

The IDC will be conducted by our Multi-awared, PADI Platinum Course Director Christophe Pace. Click this to know more about him.

Some of his PADI Awards:

  • Platinum PADI Course Director (From 2008 – 2018)
  • 2016 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2011 One Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2010 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2010 Four Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2008 Two Certificates of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2005 Finalist in the PADI Asia Pacific Member Awards for Diver Training
  • 2003 Certificate of Recognition for Excellence
  • 2002 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD
  • 2001 Outstanding Contribution for Instructor Development AWARD

His Diving Qualifications:

  • PADI Course Director year 2000 – Headquarter in California, USA
  • Medic First Aid Instructor Trainer in 2000
  • Emergency First Response Trainer year 2002.
  • PADI Specialty Instructor Trainer in more than 20 areas: Care for children, Aware Coral Reef Conservation. Boat, Care For Children, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, DPV, Drift, DSAT Gas Blender Nitrox and Trimix, EANx, Fish ID, Multi Level, Night Diver, Distinctive Oxygen First Aid, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project Aware, Search & Recovery, Underwater Naturalist, Underwater Navigation, Wreck, Dry suit..
  • Sidemount Instructor Trainer
  • PADI Self Reliant (solo diver)
  • PADI Nitrox Instructor Trainer
  • DAN Oxygen Instructor Trainer year 2000
  • TDI Advanced Nitrox Diver and Decompression theory year 1997
  • CMAS 2 Star Instructor
  • ANMP N4

We require advance booking of at least 1 day before the start of the scheduled IDC. Your booking is only considered confirmed upon payment of the required deposit.

For this course, we require a non-refundable course deposit of P15,000 (plus the materials, if applicable) to secure your seat, and a full payment of the balance on the start of the IDC. We pass on a 5% PayPal charges and bank fees for payments made through PayPal.

We accept credit card payments via PayPal, Bank Transfers, or Cash in PHP and USD only. We do not process credit cards on site.

ATMs, Banks, and Money Changer establishments are very accessible in our area, however, when transacting, be mindful about the daily withdrawal limits imposed by your banks on foreign countries, unfavorable exchange rates, and risks of getting swindled or robbed.

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