maandag 23 juni 2014

How to become a PADI Course Director

PADI Course Directors are PADI Instructor trainers.


The PADI Course Director rating denotes the highest instructor achievement in the PADI System. To become a Course Director, PADI Master Instructors complete a PADI Course Director Training Course during which they learn how to conduct PADI Instructor Development programs and gain experience in developing dive educators. Course Directors are among the dive industry’s most influential opinion makers and play a critical role in shaping the attitudes and abilities of PADI Instructors. They serve as role models for other PADI Members in regards to PADI instruction, diver training and professionalism. Oceans 5 dive resort Gili Air has 2 PADI Course Directors, Camille Lemmens and Sander Buis. Last April, 2013, Sander Buis became a PADI Course Director. How do you become a PADI Course Director?



Prerequisite Requirements:

To apply for a PADI Course Director Training Course, you must:

1. Be a Master Instructor.
2. Be an EFR Instructor Trainer.
3. Be certified as an upgraded and renewed PADI IDC Staff Instructor.
4. Have within the prior 12 month:
A. No verified Quality Assurance complaints filed with PADI.
B. Conducted all certifications of each level of diver training consistent with PADI philosophy and as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual. Any modification of the courses outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual & PADI Course Director Manual must have been approved by PADI.
C. Exclusively used the PADI System of diver education, including the various diver manuals, videos, DVDs, CD-ROMs, quizzes, exams, instructor guides, lesson guides and Recreational Dive Planner.
D. Issued only PADI certifications to students completing PADI Diver training courses.
5. Have completed the PADI System, Standards and Procedures Examination with a score of 85% or higher at an IE by registering with PADI. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date.
6. Have completed the Diving Theory Examination with a score of 83% or higher in each of the five topics (Physics, Physiology, RDP, Equipment and Skills and Environment) at an IE by registering with PADI or by completing Dive Theory Online with the appropriate scores. This must be done within one year of the CDTC Application due date.
7. Have staffing experience of at least two complete IDCs or combination of two AI and two OWSI programs or one AI, one OWSI and one full IDC after certification as an IDC Staff Instructor since the introduction of the current IDC curriculum.
8. Have experience working with a PADI Resort & Retail Association Member. Revised 04 October 2012 3
9. Have organized or led:
a)one Project AWARE Dive Against Debris Cleanup,
b)setup a My Ocean Profile,
c)promoted the AWARE C-Card to your student divers,
d)organized or led at least one more Project AWARE activity or event such as Cleanup, Coral Watch, Whale Shark Project, installation or maintenance of mooring systems, AWARE Kids programs, fund raising, etc. within the past three years.

Note: Meeting the four prerequisites above (a, b, c & d) is the minimum requirement for applying for the CDTC. Additional credit will be awarded for additional activities. 10. Meet the minimum experience requirement of 250 logged dives.

Training and Certification PADI Course Director Training Courses are conducted by PADI Office staff.
The course has two phases – a training phase and an evaluation phase. Candidates must successfully complete both phases to be certified as PADI Course Directors. Duties Beyond the responsibilities and duties they already have as PADI IDC Staff Instructors and Master Instructors, Teaching status PADI Course Directors are authorized to:
1. Conduct PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDCs), OWSI Programs and IDC Staff Instructor courses.
2. Conduct Status Updates.
3. After successful completion of an Emergency First Response Instructor Trainer course, conduct Emergency First Response Instructor courses.
4. After certification as a Specialty Instructor Trainer, conduct Specialty Instructor Training courses.
5. Observe PADI Instructor Examinations (at the discretion of the Instructor Examiner).

For more information: http://www.indonesia-idc.com

zondag 22 juni 2014

IDC Asia for Euro650

IDC Asia at Oceans 5 Oceans 5 dive resort has an special offer for every month. The first 5 IDC candidates will get the IDC for only EURO650. This is a huge discount comparing to the package Oceans 5 offers at this moment. [caption id="attachment_2438" align="alignnone" width="300"]IDC Gili Islands with CDc dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air IDC Gili Islands with CDc dive resort Oceans 5 Gili Air[/caption] Padi Instructor Development Course (IDC) starts every month. If you like to chance your life style, if you like the have the ocean as your office this is the way to go. Oceans 5 is a Padi IDC and Career Development Dive Resort located on Gili Air. Gili Air is part of the famous Gili Islands, North West Lombok. The diving around the islands offers diving for everyone. If you like big fish (sharks, bumpheads, trevallies, etc), small stuff (nudis, seahorses, pipefish) or turtles. It is a perfect place to start your IDC. The island is not that busy as Bali or Gili Trawangan, but has enough bars and restaurants to have in the evening a nice drink or dinner. Oceans 5 dive resort conducts every month IDCs. The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a 10-12 day program that enables Divemasters and leaders from other training organizations to achieve their dream of teaching scuba diving using the PADI system. The IE will be held on the Gili Islands. During the IDC you will use the latest teaching techniques, the complete system of PADI support materials, and will be continuously assessed on your teaching and presentation skills. PADI Course Director Camille Lemmens, Padi Course Director Sander Buis and our team of IDC Staff Instructors are committed to your success at the Instructor examination (IE). They also want to make sure that you are comfortable with teaching afterwards. The Instructor program at Oceans 5 Dive Resort exceeds the minimum required by PADI in terms of time and number of presentations you will prepare. The program is taught in a dedicated 70m2 classroom with projector, flat screen TV, iTV and WIFI, the confined water sessions are held in a 25 meter swimming pool and the open water sessions are only 5 minutes away from the dive shop. Our facilities will enable you to study and prepare in a relaxed and chilled atmosphere. Gili Air is so relaxed because there are no motorbikes, no cars and no dogs on the island. Before the IDC there is an IDC preparation. Normally this takes 3-4 days, but it is no problem if you come earlier. During these days your diving skills and dive theory will be brushed. Also after the IDC it is possible to assist instructors on courses so you will get the feeling how a course will be conducted. Maximum of students of an IDC is 10 candidates. The average of 2012 was 4-5 students each IDC. Oceans 5 dive resort has a 100% passing rate of the IE. All the candidates of Oceans 5 dive resort found a job in the dive industry. Mostly they found a job on the Gili Islands, not long after they passed their IE. After the IE there is a possibility to do a prep MSDT program. Oceans 5 offers a lot of instructor specialties, but the most popular ones are Nitrox, Deep, Digital Underwater Photography, Oxygen Provider, Night, and Sidemounting. But there are others you can choose of. It depends about how many dives you have to do for each specialty yo choose how long the prep MSDT takes. Why is Oceans 5 dive resort different than all the other IDC centers? ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is the dive center in the Gili Islands that has 2 course directors. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort is well aware of his environment. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort organizes every week reef and beach clean ups in the harbor of Gili Air. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort has a turtle nursery for injured turtles. Oceans 5 is a Reef Check facility. ◾ Oceans 5 dive resort offers during the IDC a free marine biology class. ◾ Oceans 5dive resort is also the only Padi dive center in Asia that is awarded with the Padi Accessibility Award, that means that Oceans 5 can teach and has the possibilities to teach or guide disabled divers. Oceans 5 is DDI dive center. In September Oceans 5 become a DDI instructor training center, the only one in Indonesia. For more information about IDC Asia at Oceans 5: Http://www.indonesia-idc.com or write us an email: info@oceans5dive.com