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No matter if you are a local candidate or choose to travel from far & wide to complete your training with us, we pride ourselves on a special course design specific to you and your goals.

Why Choose Us

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The Divers Paradise Instructor Development Program embraces a successfully proven complete customer service approach, designed specifically for it’s professional candidates. Working with candidates in the beautiful South Florida area we have numerous PADI Instructor Examination opportunities every year.

No matter if you select to attend a PADI Instructor Exam here in the South Florida Market or travel to another IE offering. We can create a specific curriculum schedule to satisfy personal success on your professional path as an Open Water Scuba Instructor and beyond. We strive to provide one of the finest PADI IDCs and Instructor training programs available.

Every student is a direct reflection of his or her mentor. Divers Paradise Professional Development team adheres to the highest training standards for every student. With such a commitment to thorough, quality-driven education, our instructors always find work in the dive industry—locally, and spanning the globe.

 

How We Work - Approach

"SET YOUR PATH TO EXCELLENCE"

With a personal approach to our instruction, we nurture & cultivate our students with a relaxed methodology that inspires learning, adapting and reflecting—allowing us all to learn together. Education is a shared experience, giving us the time to address attention-needing areas in your studies, while fine-tuning your learning process and building on your strengths.

No matter if you select to attend a PADI Instructor Exam here in the South Florida Market or travel to another IE offering. We can create a specific curriculum schedule to satisfy personal success on your professional path as an Open Water Scuba Instructor and beyond. We strive to provide one of the finest PADI IDCs and Instructor training programs available.

Our Packages

Our Packages

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What Do I Need to Know?

Your schedule will be allocated for the special considerations of the candidates needs. The schedule will be determined by your initial meeting with our Platinum Level Course Director Michael Casey to get all of your questions answered and on a clear path of accomplishment. The Divers Paradise Instructor Development Program has total emersion program capabilities conducted over an eight day period. We also offer a IDC Plus Program complete with Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep over an Eleven day schedule, or a personally crafted schedule option, for your erratic schedule considerations. No matter what your needs, Divers Paradise is completely committed to your success and structured development. With each student we build comprehensive dive education plans that reflect the needs of the student, all centered on developing a students personal and professional goals.

What is involved in the IDC?

The IDC has a number of different components: • Participate in a number of knowledge development presentations • Deliver at least 3 knowledge development presentations • Deliver at least 4 confined water teaching presentations • Deliver at least 2 skill-combined open water teaching presentations • Rescue assessment •400 Meter/Yard Swim •Perform a 10 Minute tread/float • Dive theory and Standards & Procedures exams • And much, much more One of the best things about the Instructor Development Course is that there are no maximum number of attempts. If you put in the effort & preparation, you will be successful.

Why choose Divers Paradise?

Divers Paradise is a premier PADI-certified, 5 Star Instructor Development Dive Center and has partnerships with other training facilities worldwide. With our concierge-styled approach to your learning experience, our professional, personal approach gives you access to individual resources. You will receive full access to Platinum Level Course Director Michael Casey, with continued professional guidance & mentoring that are vital to quality career development. Having access to Divers Paradise extensive resources—will enhance your training. You will receive expert instruction for real-life experiences far beyond your PADI Instructor Examination.

When can I start?

During 2021, we can develop a special schedule within the year to accommodate your schedule—targeting any of the scheduled PADI Instructor Exams slated for the South Florida area and beyond. Our IDC opportunities include EFR instructor Training and Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep to coincide with the PADI Instructor Exams. To book a place on the PADI Instructor Exam of your choice, contact Divers Paradise Course Director at michael@keydivers.com or by calling 305-361-3483, so we can build a custom-designed program for you.

What do I need to have?

  • PADI Instructor Manual
  • Standard dive equipment (excluding tanks and weights)
  • PADI Guide to Teaching* 
  • PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual, or these specialty course instructor guides: Peak Performance Buoyancy, Project AWARE and AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation*
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Recreational Dive Planner – RDP Table and eRDPML, including instructions for use booklets -
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet*
  • Adventures in Diving Manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual
  • Rescue Diver Final Exams booklet*
  • PADI Divemaster Manual
  • Divemaster Final Exams booklet*
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba Diving*
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate*
  • Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate*
  • The Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook

    *These items are all included in the IDC Crew Pack, which is available for purchase from Divers Paradise for a PADI preferred member price.
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INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life - become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy - being in, around and under water. PADI Assistant Instructors are some of the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they've completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Assistant Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you're rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others - transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world's most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then GO Pro with a Divers Paradise Professional Development Course specifically designed for your needs.The Open Water Scuba Instructor Program is for individuals that hold an Assistant Instructor certification or an Instructor rating from another training agency. This program aligns you to flow into the on to the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Instructor Development Course

Months
Start Date
Proposed Program Length
PADI IE
August
16th - 26th
10 days
28th -29th FLL
October
11th - 22nd
10 days
28th -29th FLL
December
7th - 17th
10 days
18th - 19th FLL

Assistant Instructor

Months
Start Date
Proposed Program Length
PADI IE
August
16th - 19th
4 days
N/A
September
6th - 9th
4 days
N/A
October
11th - 14th
4 days
N/A
November
15th - 18th
4 days
N/A
December
6th - 9th
4 days
N/A

Emergency First Response Instructor

Months
Start Date
Proposed Program Length
PADI IE
August
21st - 22nd
1 day
N/A
September
11th - 12th
1 day
N/A
October
15th - 16th
1 day
N/A
November
20th - 21st
1 day
N/A
December
11th - 12th
1 day
N/A

Open Water Scuba Instructor

Months
Start Date
Proposed Program Length
PADI IE
August
2nd
5 days
28th - 29th FLL
September
6th
5 days
28th - 29th FLL
October
4th
5 days
28th - 29th FLL
November
1st
5 days
28th - 29th FLL
December
6th
5 days
28th - 29th FLL

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