PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Teach others how to Teach Diving

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect PADI IDC Staff Instructors.

As the name implies, PADI IDCS Instructors assist with instructor training. They share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Get involved at the highest level! Certainly an exciting, fun and worthwhile experience for you. This rating is also the next logical step in your dive career. You will become a mentor for new PADI Instructors. Be a part of this whole process. Sign up and get involved.

Taking the IDCS Instructor course provides you the in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process. It prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. In addition it’s also a great career move. Certainly the next step on your way to become a PADI Course Director. Ask Camille about staffing his IDC programs! Certainly he can help you on your way to become a Course Director. You can be well on your way!

Check this link to see previous PADI IDCS Instructor courses taught by our PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens. To sum up, I’m at fifty IDC staff courses by now! Come and join me for a good learning experience. So, don’t miss out and ask me for more detailed information.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Staffing during an PADI IDC includes evaluation of the IDC candidates. This picture is during confined water. Evaluation skills are an essential part of your course. Hence, you also get to practice with classroom and open water presentations. Camille will take the time to provide you with feedback after each presentation.

As a PADI IDCS Instructor you will help raise the next generation of PADI professionals. First of all you gain in-depth instructor trainer knowledge. For example, as an IDCS Instructor you will be able to conduct independently the Assistant Instructor course. Furthermore you can present topics in the IDC. Consequently and most importantly you help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Instructors. Be part of that transition! It’s exciting!

In short, if you plan to teach PADI Divemasters then the IDC Staff Instructor course will give you much-needed knowledge and skills. In other words, these skills will help you create the Divemasters with their first step as a PADI Pro. With the Staff Instructor rating, you will have more to offer as an Instructor. Certainly more doors will open for you. More jobs will become available to you.

First of all, you will be assisting our PADI Course Director

closely during a full IDC Program. Secondly, you learn how to score the candidates knowledge development. In addition, it’s similar for confined and open water presentations. Furthermore you will also learn how to counsel and motivate them. It’s a real challenge! But also lots of fun! You will be on the other side of the fence. In the meantime, you will be fully involved in the IDC program.

The IDC Staff instructor course is a rewarding course. Above all you are actively involved in all parts of the PADI IDC training. As a result you receive very valuable tips and techniques from our PADI Course Director. Most importantly, you experience firsthand the development process of new instructors. This time form a different perspective.

Once you successfully complete the IDCS course, you can assist me with IDC programs. Or any other PADI Course Director for that matter. You can also participate in complete packages to go all the way to PADI Course Director. Ask me about staffing my IDC programs. It’s exciting and you will learn a lot! You will be completely immersed in the IDC program! Most importantly, I can help you with your path to become a PADI Course Director. Certainly a chance you don’t want to miss out on.

Your training to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor will involve four modules:
  • Reassessment of knowledge, water skills and teaching ability
  • Orientation to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy
  • Training in the skills of objective evaluation
  • Auditing a complete IDC Course.

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

What will you learn?

There is a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory. The dive theory exams. This is followed by exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques. Get your skills and knowledge up to scratch again. Likewise you will participate in these sessions:

  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
  • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • The psychology of evaluation and counseling
  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations
  • Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC. Now you get to see the IDC from a different point of view. From the other side of the fence. There’s no PADI IE waiting for you!

What are the components of the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course ?

Knowledge Assessment: An IDC Staff  Instructor Candidate must demonstrate adequate knowledge of diving theory and PADI Systems. Likewise you must demonstrate standards and procedures. You do this by exhibiting acceptable performance on written examinations. You are required to obtain a 85% passing mark on a series of pre-assessment examinations. Both in theory and general standards exams. You will need to hit the study books again. On the other hand, it will be fun as well. Challenge yourself and enjoy this course.

Watermanship Assessment: You are required to demonstrate mastery of the PADI Skill Evaluation Circuit. To obtain this mastery all skills need to be above a 3.0 and an average of  a 4.0 or higher is required. Certainly a challenge you can master!

Teaching Assessment: An IDC Staff Instructor candidate

must demonstrate acceptable performance of an academic teaching presentation. You need to get a higher score compared to an IDC candidate. The challenge is yours!

Orientation: This involves orientation of the candidate to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy. You follow a few presentations by your Course Director. It will be interesting and you will learn a few new things. It’s the start of your new Staff instructor career.

Evaluation Training: During this module, you will learn how to objectively evaluate and give positive comments to PADI IDC candidate teaching presentations. Consistency in evaluation and critique along IDC Staff members is vital. This enables the IDC candidate to effectively develop teaching skills. Camille puts a high emphasis on this.
In other words, effective and consistent evaluation of candidate teaching presentations is the most important function of a Staff Instructor. To prepare you for this role, some preliminary training will take place. During the course, Camille will constantly check in with you to check your evaluation skills. This will be a very valuable experience. You will be part of these new instructors career path. Certainly a very exciting opportunity!

IDC Auditing: To sum it up, you will see from a staff perspective how a PADI IDC course is conducted. Likewise you will be able to see the development of the candidates’ abilities during the Program. In conclusion, you observe all IDC training segments, evaluation sessions and all aspects of staff organization. Camille really involves you in his IDC’s. You will get completely immersed. It will be a great learning experience. Come and join me now! Make this the next step in your diving career!

Many former IDC Staff candidates

and/or people who staffed with Camille, are now PADI Course Director. To sum up, this includes:

-Craig Allery in Hong Kong
-Ernst van der Poll first in Dubai in the United Arab Emirates and now in Costa Rica
-Jean-François Joly in Canada
-Chris Azab in Sharm el-Sheik in Egypt
-Imad Khashfeh in Lebanon and in the United Arab Emirates
-Christophe Condé in the Seychelles
-Sue Gibbins in the Philippines
-Sander Buis and Joeri van Hal in Indonesia
-Richard Reardon, Kevin Black, Il-Do Kim, Paul Meredith and Ann Gammage in Thailand
-Allen Rivera in South Korea.

In short, Imad and Joeri completed their IDC and IDCS course with Camille. On the other hand, Richard, Il-Do, Paul and Ann completed their IDCS course with Camille. Ask for more detailed information and join me in my next PADI IDC.

Last but not least, currently Johan Blixt in Moalboal is waiting for approval to enter the 2020 CDTC. Join this elite club! Become a PADI Course Director yourself and get trained by the best. Sign up now!


You must have PADI MSDT certification.

Course Director Manual is required
Evaluation slates are mandatory