Scuba Training PADI IDC Online
If you would prefer to just complete the practical side of the IDC in Kenya then it is possible to complete the class PADI IDC online. You would complete all of the traditional classroom parts of the IDC from the comfort of your own home via live presentations over video connections. This means that the time spent in Kenya on the IDC can be shortened for those of you with less time to spare to complete the PADI IDC.
The PADI IDC online learning work that would be completed would be:
PADI IDC eLearning (to be completed in your own time)- This is the IDC eLearning assigned by PADI which consists of presentations and exercises to get you familiar with the PADI instructor development process. This should be completed before the live presentations from the PADI Course Director and IDC Staff Instructors.
EFR Instructor Course eLearning (to be completed in your own time)- The theory for the EFR Instructor course should be completed before the practical teaching presentations and skills demonstrations, which are done on the main practical IDC section of the program.
PADI Online Workshops with PADI Course Director
- PADI IDC Orientation
- IDC Systems Workshop
- IDC Learning and Teaching Workshop
- DSD Workshop
- Knowledge Development Presentations Workshop
- Open Water Set-up and Scheduling Workshop
- Knowledge Development Presentation #2 (Con-Ed Course)
- Confined Water Training Workshop
- Confined Water Teaching Presentations
- Present Knowledge Development Presentation #3 (No PLG)
- Advanced Open Water Diver Course
- Con-Ed Workshop
- Open Water Training/Teaching Workshop
- Rescue Diver Course
- Risk Management and Licensing Workshop
- Present Knowledge Development Presentation #4 (O2 Spec)
- Divemaster Course
- Sales Techniques and the Business of Diving Workshop
- Dive Theory Workshop
Includes schedule for the week and what to expect from your PADI IDC both online and on the practical in-water presentations in Kenya.
This workshop is designed to familiarise you with PADI System components and their uses. You will learn to use the PADI Instructor Manual and the PADI Guide to Teaching and other reference materials such as slates and student manuals, as well as the difference between standards and recommendations.
You will explore how to find what you need to know, do, or reference while conducting PADI programs using your PADI materials
On this workshop you will develop an understanding on the learning and instructional theories and how they are applied to scuba diver training within the PADI system. This includes:
- Why we use performance-based training and how we define the concept of “mastery learning”.
- Handling real-life situations and staying within PADI standards and the importance of using good judgement.
On this workshop we will work on the practicalities of conducting the PADI Discover Scuba Diving experience program. The workshop will include:
- Reading through standards of the PADI Discover Scuba Diving in the PADI Instructor Manual.
- Reviewing and practicing how to conduct a DSD briefing
- Discussing confined and open water sessions and supervision styles and rations.
- Learning how to register Discover Scuba Diving participants with eLearning using the PADI online processing centre (OLPC)
This workshop works on training in the classroom. The workshop will include:
- How to prepare and then present teaching presentations using the PADI system and what media support and other training aids can be used.
- Looking at the difference between prescriptive teaching and micro teaching.
- Preparing your first Knowledge Development Presentation
- Presenting your first Knowledge Development Presentation of the PADI IDC
This workshop looks at preparing you to set up an schedule your own PADI Open Water Diver course. The workshop will include:
- Open Water Course Standard – Read through standards and scheduling options in the PADI Instructor Manual.
- Using Google Jamboard link emailed to you, you will work on virtual white boards to schedule PADI Open Water courses in different areas under different scenarios according to PADI Standards.
You present your second knowledge development presentation of the PADI IDC.
During this workshop, you’ll be getting creative and using good judgement to choosing and working on confined water training sites. This will include:
- You will decide on student and instructor positioning, confined site setup and skill sequencing for specific confined water dives on a number of different sites. You will use the virtual whiteboards on Google Jamboard to show how you would conduct the training.
In this workshop, we will work together to prepare you for the confined water presentations that you will give on the PADI IDC and on the PADI IE. This will include:
- A review of the PADI evaluation slate that the staff will be using to assess your presentations.
- Use your teaching slates and lesson planning slate to prepare your first confined water presentation.
- Doing a dry run of the first confined water skill including the briefing and debriefing of the skill in preparation for when you give these in the pool.
- Confined water skill briefing – You present
You present your third knowledge development presentation of the PADI IDC.
This workshop will prepare you for teaching the PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course and will include:
- Read through PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course standards in the PADI Instructor Manual.
On this workshop we will be examining working with the PADI continuing education system. This will include:
- Learning how to link courses according to PADI standards.
- Scheduling your own PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course using interactive whiteboard. This will also include how to link corresponding PADI Specialty Diver courses to your PADI Advanced Open Water Diver course.
During this workshop, you’ll be getting creative and using good judgement to choose and arrange training sites for open water dives on PADI courses. The workshop will include:
- Difference between confined and open water supervision.
- How to sequence the skills within PADI Open Water Diver course dives and PADI Adventure dives in different locations.
- The difference between an open water presentation and a confined water presentation on the PADI IDC
- Preparing IDC Open Water presentations.
- Present Open Water presentation briefing (2 skills) – You present.
This workshop will prepare you for teaching the PADI Rescue Diver course and will include:
- Read through the PADI Rescue Diver course standards in the PADI Instructor Manual.
- Go through all Rescue exercises and scenarios.
This workshop covers the law and scuba diving. It will include:
- Local regulations and insurance requirements
- Required documentation and paperwork for PADI courses.
- Dive incident data from the Divers Alert Network (DAN)
- “How do you handle this?” workshop where you review example forms and paperwork.
You present your fourth knowledge development presentation of the PADI IDC.
This workshop will prepare you for teaching the PADI Divemaster course and will include:
- Read through PADI Divemaster and PADI Junior Divemaster course standards in PADI Instructor Manual.
This workshop will prepare you for the sales side of being a PADI Instructor and will include:
- How to market PADI courses
- Licencing regulations
- Sales techniques to help grow your business.
Knowing your dive theory is an important part of being a PADI Instructor so you are in the position to answer “why”. This workshop will include:
- Why dive professionals need to be proficient in dive theory.
- Remedial practice on dive theory you need to go over.
- Team teaching workshops acting as both instructor and student.
You would then complete the PADI skills circuit, swims, confined and open water presentation practice and evaluation and knowledge development presentations on-site in Kenya, prior to entering the PADI IE (Instructor Examination) immediately following the IDC.
Online PADI IDC Classroom to Assist with Preparing for Your IDC Dive Theory and PADI IDC Online Tools
We understand that preparation for the IDC can be daunting with making sure your dive theory knowledge is up to scratch and that you have everything you need for your PADI Instructor course. As such we have created an online learning centre to assist you with your IDC preparation.
Our PADI IDC Google Classroom is assigned to all Ocean Tribe PADI IDC participants and includes:
- Guides to answering dive theory questions in the Physics and RDP sections.
- Online coaching videos for: Physics, RDP, Physiology, Dive Skills and the Environmentand Equipment sections of dive theory
- Self testing quizzes and exams to assess how well prepared you are for each section.
- IDC Skills Videos for the 24 skills circuit and how to perform skills from the PADI Rescue Diver Course.
- Preparation guide to preparing for your PADI IDC
- IDC Virtual tools toolbox including PADI forms, lesson guides, paperwork and examples of grading slates and sheets.
- Sales techniques videos
The Live Practical Sessions and Presentations of the PADI IDC in Kenya
Ok so now we are all in Diani ready for the practical side of the IDC. Over 8 days in Kenya we will cover.
Confined Water 24 Skills Circuit
On this you will be evaluated on your demonstration of the 24 skills from the PADI Open Water Diver course to prepare you for teaching the skills in your presentations and on the PADI IE.
Rescue Exercise #7 Workshop
In this workshop, we will work on the unresponsive diver on the surface section of the PADI Rescue Diver course. You will practice presenting the skill in demonstration quality in preparation for teaching the PADI Rescue Diver course and the rescue assessment on the PADI IE.
Discover Scuba Diving Practical Workshop
You will build on the classroom Discover Scuba Diving workshop and apply your knowledge to set up and teach the PADI Discover Scuba Diving program in confined water and then discuss how to do the dives in open water.
Confined Water Teaching Presentations
You will give teaching presentations of single confined water skills from the PADI Open Water Diver or PADI Rescue Diver courses to your fellow candidates and PADI staff. On these your will give your briefing, and skill demonstration, problem-solve any issues your students have with the skill, control the scenario, and give the debriefing. You will give at least 4 and possibly more of these presentations on the PADI IDC, in preparation to give a single presentation on the PADI IE.
Rigging and Lifting Workshop
In this workshop, we will build on the Search and Recovery scenario from the PADI Divemaster and PADI Search and Recovery Diver programs to make sure that you can:
- Tie the required knots for PADI programs. Bowline, 2 half hitches, and sheet bend.
- Rig and use a lift bag to bring an object weighing more than 7kg to the surface.
The Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent (CESA) is an important skill from the Open Water Diver course which has specific standards and conduct requirements. The CESA workshop will ensure that you are performing and briefing the CESA correctly to standards to use in your teaching presentations and instructional career.
Open Water Teaching Presentations
The final set of teaching presentations you will give is the open water teaching presentations. You will teach a combination of 2 skills from the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, or PADI Rescue Diver courses. During these presentations, you will make sure of control and the students (your fellow candidates) meeting the performance requirements. You will give at least 2 but more likely more of these presentations on the IDC in preparation for the PADI IE.
EFR Instructor Course Practical Skills and Teaching Presentations
This course section builds on the EFR Instructor e-learning and will have you perform all of the skills from the EFR Primary & Secondary Care courses and Care for Children course to demonstration level. You will then give full teaching presentations of skills from those courses before taking the final exam and becoming an Emergency First Response Instructor and able to teach CPR and first aid courses. This is also a pre-requisite for becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.
Dive Theory Exams
To ensure you know your dive theory you will do 2 dive theory exams during the practical part of the IDC. These will be on the 5 sections of Physics, RDP, Physiology, Dive Skills, and the Environment and Equipment and there are 20 questions per section. You will have 1 ½ hours to complete all 5 sections unless you get 45 minutes extra time for learning or language reasons. The pass mark is 75% on each of the sections.
PADI General Standards and Procedures Exams
To ensure that you know how to locate and read PADI standards, you will also take 2 PADI General Standards and Procedures exams. These exams are open book, meaning you can use your PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Guide to Teaching to find the standards. You will have 1 ½ hours to answer the 40 questions unless you get 45 minutes extra time for learning or language reasons. The pass mark is 75% on each.