Love scuba diving? Want to share it with others on a whole new level? Become a PADI dive professional and do what you love to do as a career.
Barefoot Divers offers experienced advice and expertise and impeccable PADI training to prepare students for a career in Scuba Diving.
Meet our PADI Course Director, Tati Pereira! With over 25 years in the diving industry. No matter your skill level or diving ambitions, Tati has the experience and drive to help you succeed. This experience, coupled with being fluent in both English and Spanish, allows Tati to provide you with the most comprehensive professional training available in the diving community. Tati is now specializing in Professional Level courses, after teaching all diving levels for 15 years, and is well-known for the high quality level of instruction she delivers to each of her students.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a two-part program made up of the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course. The IDC training course is instrumental in preparing you to shape the next generation of PADI professionals.
The course teaches you specialized counseling techniques, builds on your abilities and experiences as a diving instructor, and prepares you to teach the Assistant Instructor (AI) program. You must be a certified diver for at least six months to enroll in the IDC training course. Quite often, dive professionals will complete the entire IDC program and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the last step involved in earning a PADI Instructor certification.
Our IDC training is run at a relaxed pace – we believe that the learning process should be enjoyable and fun, not a stressful experience!
To qualify for the PADI IDC program:
- You must be certified as a PADI Divemaster
- Show proof of PADI Open Water certification.
- Show proof of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification
- Show proof of PADI Rescue diver certification
- Have at least 100 logged dives
- Have been a certified Open Water Scuba Diver for a minimum of six months.
- Have a PADI Medical Form signed by a doctor within the past 12 months.
- Have completed an EFR/CPR and First Aid certification within the last 24 months.