AquaSub Scuba Diving Centre is the only PADI 5 Star IDC facility in the GTA with a full time Course Director on staff! Our course director,Jessica Templin, founded AquaSub Scuba in 2002 and has been an active PADI course director since 2007. She is passionate about diving. During your IDC, she will pass on her wealth of knowledge of teaching and the dive industry to you.
The PADI Instructor certification is your ticket to a whole new lifestyle! It will open the door to opportunities in exotic destinations around the world. We’ve been at this for a long time and have connections with dive operators in all the hot dive spots. So we can help you get your foot in the door. Or you can teach part-time locally with AquaSub. We are always looking for good instructors!
To become an instructor you need to take the Instructor Development Course (IDC) and then participate in an Instructor Examination (IE). You’ll do the IDC over 8 days at AquaSub which is a combination of classroom, pool and open water training. This will prepare you for the IE which is run by a PADI examiner 2 times a year locally, and is required to pass to become an instructor. There are also Instructor Examinations in alternate locations every month, such as Florida.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews and refresh you dive theory knowledge before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations daily. Organization and dedication are key.
It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you.
The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes.
You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.
The challenging part of this course is your personal commitment to the training. The course requires you to complete all the self-study Knowledge Reviews before the course begins and to prepare daily assignments for teaching presentations. Organisation and dedication are key.
During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education by presenting at least
You will also attend and participate in the following 14 curriculum presentations:
You will demonstrate competence at
During the course you’ll need to demonstrate competency in Dive theory by passing a five-part theory exam scoring 75% on each part .
After becoming an Open Water Scuba Instructor, you will be able to conduct the entire range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving up to Divemaster. You may also choose to acquire specialty instructor ratings in areas of interest, such as Wreck Diver or Enriched Air Diver.
At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.
You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual and a cutting tool.
The PADI Instructor Development Course crewpak includes most of the materials needed to prepare for the Instructor Development Course. The 23-item pack includes:
Beyond these materials you will need to have the RDP table and eRDPml.
To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you must: