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The Instructor Development Program prepares you to function as a Open Water Scuba Instructor. In addition, it further develops your leadership and teaching abilities to the instructor level and prepares you to teach programs.

To qualify for the Instructor Development program, you must:

1. Be certified as a Assistant Instructor or a Divemaster, or as an instructor with another recreational diver training organization.
2. Be at least 18 years old.
3. Be fit for diving and submit a medical form signed by a physician.
4. Have been a certified diver for at least six months and logged at least 60 open water dives with experience in night, deep and navigation prior to beginning the Instructor Development Program, and have been a certified diver for at least 6 months and logged at least 100 dives prior to entering the Instructor Examination.
5. Submit proof of EFR INSTRUCTOR training within 24 months.

During the Instructor Development program, you’ll learn the System of diver education, standards and procedures, effective academic teaching presentations, teaching in confined water, conducting open water training dives and additional related topics. You’ll learn these topics through the Instructor Development Program (IDC).

After successful completion of the IDC, you must successfully complete the Instructor Examination (IE). You will be evaluated on; dive theory, academic teaching, confined-water (pool) teaching, open-water teaching and general diving skills and professionalism.

As a Open Water Scuba Instructor you can conduct the entire range of experience programs and diver programs, from Open Water Diver through Divemaster (except for specialties, which require specific Specialty Diver Instructor).

After successfully completing your IDC and IE, you receive a certification card and certificate denoting this rating. You’ll also become a member of and receive benefits, including the ability to purchase professional liability insurance (which may be required to conduct some activities).

If you would look more info on upcoming classes, call or email us at rick@diveworldscuba.com. We look forward to hearing from you.