Becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor with Lahaina Divers gives you an insight into the actual instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI professionals.
Padi Course Director Preparation
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Become the Best of the Best
PADI Course Directors are PADI Master Instructors who have taken the next step and joined an elite group of instructor trainers. Course Directors teach PADI IDCs and other instructor-level training, and thus are the scuba diving industry’s most influential leaders and role models. This rating is the highest and most respected professional rating in scuba diving. To become a Course Director you must earn a spot in a Course Director Training Course (CDTC) through a competitive application process that examines your experience and training goals.
Our Lahaina Divers PADI Course Director Training Course Prep is tailored specifically to each Master Instructor’s individual needs in order to meet the CDTC prerequisite criteria.The course objective is for you to produce a successful application and be accepted on the Course Director Training Course (CDTC) and to go in to your CDTC confident and ready to succeed!
You will not only be learning from one the most experienced and successful PADI Course Directors, but also one of the best dive center management and marine conservation teams in the Pacific. This ensures that you will have a wealth of experience and knowledge to draw upon during your CDTC Prep course and beyond.
The Lahaina Divers Course Director Prep Course is tailored to your needs and includes:
- Staffing credits – Staff 3 entire IDC’s
- PADI Certs – Team teach to meet CDTC prerequisite PADI certs & conversion ratios
- Support of Project AWARE – Participate in our Marine conservation program
- Support for Business Plan & Success Agreement
- Introduction to PADI Regional Manager
IDC Staffing Credits
You will staff 3 entire IDC’s. We will focus on further developing your ability to organize & conduct IDC training sessions in a timely and efficient manner.
We will also ensure your evaluation skills are in line with PADI staff to prepare you for your evaluation sessions on the CDTC. You will even work with our Course Director to conduct the final counseling sessions with the candidates prior to the IE.
Teaching Experience & Continuing Education Ratio
We will review the number of PADI certifications you hold and calculate your continuing education ratio as defined by the conversion ratio of entry-level divers to higher levels of training.
This will enable us to tailor a team teaching Internship focused on increasing your continuing education ratio to a level that will ensure you will be one of the highest when compared with other applicants, as measured by PADI.
This team teaching Internship may include Advanced & Rescue courses as well as specialty courses.
Marine Conservation Commitment
As part of your CDTC you must demonstrate your support of the underwater environment and the Project AWARE Foundation. During your CTDC Prep course you will participate in our Marine conservation program.
We will help you to:
- Create and maintain a My Ocean profile on PADI AWARE’s online conservation platform to document the above actions.
- As a 100% AWARE Partner you can promote the PADI AWARE version of the PADI Certification Card during your time with us.
- Undertake Dive against Debris survey/s and submit data online to PADI AWARE
- Learn to Adopt the Blue.
- Become an Instructor for the AWARE Shark Conservation Diver and Dive Against Debris Specialties.
- Promote 10 Tips for Divers to Protect Our Ocean Planet.
Assistance with your Business Plan & Success Agreement
We help to connect you with the regional PADI staff members who will be a part of your journey to acceptance onto the CDTC program. The PADI Regional Manager and Regional Training Consultant can offer you support and valuable insights into a successful application.
Our main goal in this course is to help you prepare to become a strong Course Director and not just someone who looks good on an application. We want you to be ready for life after the CTDC.
The Lahaina Divers CD prep program far exceeds the requirements of the CDTC application, so you are not just checking boxes but we are giving you a level of knowledge above and beyond what is required by PADI but what, in reality, should be expected of any successful PADI Course Director.
- You must be age 18 and a PADI IDC Staff Instructor or PADI Master Instructor
- You must be a current EFRI
- You must be medically fit for diving. We will also need you to complete the liability release and the Diver Medical form. Please read the forms carefully and follow the directions on them; let us know if you have any questions. It is important to have this completed before arriving, as we will be unable to start the course without it. When they are completed please email them to [email protected]
- Self study including the practice of dive theory and leadership level dive skills
- Assisting with IDCSI courses as well as MSDT prep programs
- Auditing a 3 full IDCs
- Give role model presentations during the IDC audits
- Marine conservation and PADI AWARE program training and execution
- Team teaching on dives done on charters from one of our beautiful boats on the very best dive sites on Maui, Lanai, and Molokini!
3 days prior to the IDC and includes all IDC sessions. Team teaching and other components will happen in between IDCs
Check-in begins at our dive center at 9 am on your first day of class for an orientation session and classroom session with our Course Director.
- Three IDC staffing credits (earned by attending 3 of our IDCS)
- Team teaching opportunities to assist continuing education ratio
- The full Marine Conservation assistance program
- Business plan assistance
- Introduction to PADI staff
- Final CDTC application review
- All dives are boat dives
vLahaina Divers Staff shirt and rash guard
- Water and snacks on the boat
- Reef safe sunscreen
- Transportation to the dive center or pool on course days
- Your sense of fun and adventure!
Please bring the following materials with you:
- PADI Specialty Course Instructor Manual (Digital)
- PADI Guide to Teaching (Digital)
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- Open Water, Advanced, Rescue Diver, Divemaster course Instructor Cue Cards
- PADI Course Director manual
- C/W – O/W evaluation slates
- In addition you’ll also need a copy of the PADI Instructor Manual. The Instructor Manual is available as a free download for all PADI Members that are renewed from https://www.padi.com/mypadi/
You should own your dive equipment as described in the PADI standards including:
- A Dive knife or cutting tool
- 2 surface signaling devices; one audible, one visual
- An underwater timing device