PADI Scuba Dive Instructor Development Course on the Caribbean island of Roatan, Honduras
Our combined IDC and EFR Instructor program in Roatan normally runs for 13 days, which allows some flexibility in the scheduling to accommodate a “free day” midway through just to go diving on Roatan's spectacular coral reef and hone your skills. This way you are not just in the class room. Typically, we conduct the Emergency First Response Instructor Course first followed by the Assistant Instructor and then conclude with the Open Water Scuba Instructor components.
We are offering the new PADI IDC curriculum to our candidates. With this approach, we can tailor the program so that candidates who already have elements of the IDC such as Assistant Instructor (AI), EFR Instructor (EFRI) ratings or did the IDC eLearning can join in later in the program and maximize their time. Alternatively, those who want to take smaller steps and earn the AI and/or EFRI ratings can do this and join in with a later OWSI program. If you have become an Assistant Instructor under the older IDC curriculum, we are able to help you bridge the gap and come up to speed with the changes.
We believe in keeping our IDC classes small (6 candidates maximum) to facilitate personal interaction and to provide any special one-on-one attention that a candidate may need or desire to develop experience.
As a service to our candidates, we provide a “Welcome to Roatan” airport/ferry pick up, 2013 Roatan Marine Park pass, diving before and after the IDC, free use of our dive equipment during training, staff lunches during the course, free internet at the dive center and intern house, free accommodation (double occupancy with another PADI pro candidate) and transport to the IE with full logistical support from the IDC staff. Even if the IE is held on Utila Island we will accompany you there and provide transport.
Our IDC program is more than preparation for the Instructor Exam. We believe in career development and life after the IE. Our focus is upon a real life application of how you will use your skills in the local environment and in those areas where you will choose to continue your career. Here on the Caribbean island of Roatan, Honduras, we offer you two options. If you are a Divemaster with the prerequisite 100 logged dives, you may enroll into the 13 day IDC program which is held monthly. We schedule the IDC to coincide with an Instructor Examination that is held either in Roatan or Utila. This helps to maximize your experience and give you the ability to begin instructing.
Should you feel like you are not quite ready as a Divemaster and need some more experience or the ability to log additional dives, we can help you to refresh your skills and knowledge through our Instructor Internship program.
If time is a consideration, we can offer a limited program where you are able to complete the Assistant Instructor and/or Emergency First Response Instructor.
Because your time is valuable, PADI has made eLearning another option for professional candidates. Through this online service you can revise your Dive Theory or complete about 1/3 of the IDC Theory. This is a premium service that allows you to learn online at home and reduce your time in the IDC classroom, where we can spend more time in the water. If you are interested in this option, click on the eLearning link. If you decide to do the eLearning you will be able to spend about 4 days during the IDC fun diving or ask about a shorter IDC program.
Our IDC gives you the confidence you need to teach in a classroom, confined water, and open water environment. Our training is so complete you will not need an internship where you work for free to gain experience. You will be ready to receive your first students and start earning a living in a career you enjoy. You will have many opportunities to develop your skills in class and in the water. We will conduct workshops in marketing, continuing education, risk management, counseling, 4 E’s, Discover Scuba Diving, Ascent/Descent, CESA, Adventure Dives, Rescue, eLearning, Tec Diving, and doing business with PADI.
Last year, PADI changed its training standards to make the Emergency First Response Instructor course a prerequisite for the IE. Our training program will give you practical skills in organizing and marketing training, as well as positive coaching tips. You will be able to refresh and learn skills in Primary, Secondary, and Children/Infant Care, as well as AED and Oxygen administration. When you complete the EFRI course you will receive the following ratings: Primary and Secondary Care Instructor Care for Children Instructor AED & CPR Instructor.
Many of the candidates decide to spend another week afterwards to obtain specialty instructor ratings in preparation for their MSDT. Together with our Course Director we will plan a program to fit your interest and the market where you will work. We also work with you to help you in job placement.
The MSDT preparation program helps you to become more marketable as a prospective employee with a dive center.
For more details on the prerequisites, materials, and costs of our Instructor Development Course see Cost.
We want you to be ready for the challenges of being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, wherever your dreams will take you.
Contact us by e-mail IDC@subwaywatersports.com or phone +504 9733 1769 (in the us dial 011 for international call) for more detailed information on how our program makes our Instructors so successful.