Choosing the right IDC Center to do your PADI Instructor Course Training
Choosing the right IDC Center for your PADI IDC or Professional level training can be a hard decision. It does not have to be one. We know exactly how you might be thinking since we’ve all been there. You are about to make a big step not only becoming a dive professional, you are joining one of the most prestigious diving association worldwide. We are committed to the best customer service and teaching techniques that you will need to become a successful PADI Instructor.
Why do your IDC with Sea Ventures?
Sea Ventures has over 35 years of experiences.
We do boat diving on our Newtons 46 daily in warm nice waters with NO passport required!
In Sea Ventures you get to, do not only do your IDC but learn from the pros on site and be prepared to get to working in boat diving operations.
We offer- Coral reef conservation Seminars. Dive Shop management and USCG Boat Requirements seminar. Air Fill station and regular dive gear check ups.
We limit the size of our IDCs so your educational experience will be a personal one.
“Our mission is to provide the best quality education through the PADI system of diver education with World Wide experience so that every diver feels comfortable and can enjoy what the underwater world has to offer.”
This offers you the right start for your new career with the most complete PADI Instructor Development Course in Puerto Rico.
We offer an extended 14 day IDC including extra academic, confined water and open water presentations as well as extra Dive Theory and Standards exams.
A 2 day IDC Prep Course is provided prior to the IDC for those who wish to refresh your Dive Theory.
Here’s what’s included in Every IDC Package:
🌊 Explore Underwater Wonders: Dive into a world-class diving experience with our expert-led PADI courses. 🏠 Free Accommodations: Enjoy complimentary lodging during your professional diving courses, making you learning journey comfortable and convenient.
📚 Personalized Education: Benefit from small class sizes for a more tailored and effective learning experience.
🌐 Global Diving Opportunities: Our courses open doors to international diving careers, taking you to some of the world’s most stunning underwater locations.
🐠 Conservation-Focused: Learn about marine conservation and become an environmentally responsible diving instructor.
🏆 Award-Winning Quality: Train with an award-winning center recognized for its commitment to quality and environmental stewardship.
🎓 Comprehensive Training Packages: Our inclusive packages cover everything from beginner to professional levels, ensuring a complete and immersive diving education.
- Additional work shops on Rescue techniquesDivemaster refresher course prior to the IDC including Divemaster Theory review, Skill practice in Confined WaterFree rental of diving equipment during the preparation phase and during the IDC and IE.
- Extended IDC with many added classroom presentations and water sessions
- Access to PADI material
Do you want some time to prepare before your IDC?
PADI IDC Preparation Course
Your PADI IDC with Sea Ventures starts with our exclusive two day IDC Preparation Course (optional). These two days are focusing on getting you up to the level necessary to begin the IDC. If you are in Puerto Rico early enough you will be welcome to join us prior to the IDC in order to go diving, sharpen your dive skills and refresh your knowledge.
Sea Ventures Instructor Preparation Course primarily focuses on the following:
Confined water skills workshop – You will work with our experienced instructor development staff to perfect your demonstrations of the 20 Basic Scuba Skills, rescue skills and much more.
Dive theory review – Your dive theory knowledge will be assessed and reviewed, allowing you to be fully-prepared for your PADI Instructor Development Course.
PADI Standards and Procedures – We will teach you the overall structure of PADI’s Instructor Materials. This gives you a great introduction on how to use the Instructor Manual!
How hard is it to become a dive instructor?
Different parts of the IDC will be easy for some and challenging for others. For example, the classroom presentations were easy for me. I’m comfortable speaking in front of people and PADI’s Guide to Teaching outlines everything you need to say. But others in my class were nervous and had a hard time at first. Meanwhile, I stressed out about the rescue exercise while other candidates (with long arms, I might add) completed it effortlessly every time.
It should also be noted that I started my IDC less than a year after I became a Divemaster. My skills were pretty sharp and I had only forgotten about half of my dive theory (oops!).
Other IDC students hadn’t been active Divemasters for years. For them, the learning curve was a little steeper. The good news is: PADI is known for its high-quality instructional curriculum designed to accommodate students at various levels with different learning styles. It’s one of the main reasons the majority of dive instructors are PADI Instructors. Furthermore, PADI’s Instructor Trainers (known as Course Directors) are some of the dive industry’s most experienced and elite instructors.
Pass the Instructor Exam
After successfully completing the IDC, you’ll be eligible to take the PADI Instructor Exam (IE). Instructor Exams are conducted by PADI Examiners, friendly, experienced Course Directors who work for PADI. Examiners follow standardized criteria to ensure instructor candidates have the knowledge and skills to become safe, effective scuba instructors. These independent evaluators ensure the evaluation process is objective, fair and consistent worldwide.
How long does it take to become a dive Instructor?
If you meet all prerequisites, you can complete the PADI IDC in as little as 10-14 days. Not every IDC Center offers a consecutive day program, so be sure to inquire.
Prefer to take your time? Many IDC Centers scheduled scuba instructor training over the course of several weekends.