January Koh Tao PADI IDC (Instructor Course)

Posted January 7th in Diving Internships

Our January PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) is underway here on Koh Tao, Thailand.

Here at Simple Life Divers we’ve got three candidates going through; Zak, Petr and Sig.

PADI Course Directors Mark and Julian kicked off the course with an orientation and recap of Divemaster exams during the morning.

Following a feast of Thai cuisine for lunch, Julian continued throughout the afternoon making the first confined water presentation.

PADI Instructors need to be competent controlling three teaching environments; Classroom theory presentations, shallow water (confined) skills sessions and open water dives.

As part of today’s confined skills presentation, Zak, Petr and Sig made their first attempt at introducing a new scuba skill to novice divers. Julian assigns ‘learning difficulties’ to simulated students which the new instructors must identify and resolve. For example, whilst teaching a student to clear a mask underwater, the student mistakenly exhales through their mouth rather than nose. The instructor must be able to identify the problem, explain to the student what they need to do differently then have them re perform the skill correctly.

For a first attempt, all three guys did really well and achieved good scores.

We wish them the best of luck for the rest of the IDC and following Instructor Examination (PADI IE).

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A few more photos and videos from this afternoon.

PADI Course Director Julian runs the 1st confined presentation of the PADI IDC

 

Sig takes his turn teaching a shallow water skill to simulated students

 

Candidates identify & resolve learning difficulties of student divers

 

Debriefing shallow water skills during the PADI IDC

 

Glorious weather on Koh Tao for day 1 of January PADI IDC

 

Thai food
Lunchtime feast. Tom Kha Guy, Penaeng Curry, mixed vegetables in oyster sauce and Thai omelette

 

PADI Course Director Julian introducing shallow water teaching to the instructor candidates

 

Petr has a first crack at teaching shallow water skills

 

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Haydon Smith

Haydon Smith

Partner and manager @ Simple Life Divers. PADI Master Instructor and DSAT Tec Deep with 20 years (and counting) in dive industry.

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