PADI Instructor Development

PADI Instructor Development Course

New PADI Instructor Development Program Curriculum! - Ocean Quest is the first PADI Instructor Development Centre in Canada to offer the brand new PADI IDC Curriculum. The new and updated program offers many advantages over the previous program such as:

  • New IDC eLearning, which is included in all IDC Crew-Paks, shifts more foundational content to independent learning.
    • Displays on computers, tablets and phones, and allows online and offline study.
    • Allows face-to-face time to be spent on practical application and workshops.
  • Staff-led workshops emphasize realistic scenarios that encourage candidates to Think Like an Instructor.
    • Options to first practice confined and open water teaching presentations in dry simulation mode better prepare candidates for inwater presentations.
    • Candidates practice teaching with and without an assistant.
    • Increased emphasis on rescue skills.
  • Integrated approach to dive theory review within the IDC through a workshop and an updated digital Diving Knowledge Workbook.
  • Hands-on training using PADI digital materials and resources.
  • Updated evaluation criteria.
  • Available in multiple languages.

Ocean Quest has been the most active instructor training facility in Canada for over 20 years. As one of only 2 PADI Career Development Centre's in Canada we have an array of programs and schedules to meet your needs. At Ocean Quest, we will build upon the foundation by imparting our teaching experience assisting you in becoming a successful well rounded instructor.

We have issued well over 2100 instructor level certifications and over 10,000 certifications in all levels and have assisted 100's of PADI instructors in finding employment across the Globe in places such as: Bahamas, Mexico, Turks and Caicos, Cayman Islands, Dominican Republic, Costa Rica, Thailand, Malasysa, Australia, New Zealand, Egypt, British Columbia, and across Canada.

During your professional training, we will share our over 25 years of teaching experience giving you insight on how to make your PADI programs exceed minimum standards making them valuable for your students while developing your reputation as a quality PADI Instructor


padi instructor development course

The PADI Instructor Development Course combines both the PADI Assistant Instructor program and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor program into one single course. The PADI Assistant Instructor portion of the program is designed to set the foundation of teaching in the confined, classroom and open water environments. The PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course is the second part of the PADI Instructor Development Course.  The focus on this program is to continue building your teaching skills while assisting you in learning how to conduct and market the various programs you can conduct as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

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