What is the course?
The IDF Scuba Diving Instructor course is an extensive program leading to the acquisition of comprehensive skills in teaching diving at a recreational level. The course graduate receives a broad package of qualifications allowing him/her to enter and develop in the dive industry, without the need for additional costs in the form of e.g. specialist training. Extensive knowledge of the didactics of teaching diving to beginners and intermediate dives, as well as teaching specialized dives, makes him/her a competent diving instructor at a recreational level.
The course consists of 3 modules:
- The introductory part leading to an IDF Assistant Instructor degree. During this part you will learn, among other things, how to effectively conduct theoretical and practical classes, how to select and combine training methods, how to cope with difficult situations and build your image as a professional diving instructor. At this stage it is your instructor who will be the lecturer and you who will be the listener.
- The main part leading to the IDF Scuba Diving Instructor degree. During this part you will learn how to teach people who are just beginning their diving adventure safely and effectively. At this stage, you will play the role of a trainer, while your instructor will pretend to be a student, making typical beginner mistakes and asking typical questions.
- The specialist part leading to 6 specialization degrees: IDF First Aid Response Instructor, IDF Night Instructor, IDF Navigation Instructor, IDF Nitrox Instructor, IDF Rescue Instructor, IDF Deep Instructor. During the course you will learn, among other things, how to safely and effectively teach intermediate learners who want to develop their passion. At this stage you will play the role of a trainer, while your instructor will pretend to be a student, making typical mistakes and asking typical questions.
What do you need to start?
- Minimum age: 18 years
- IDF Divemaster or equivalent certificate
- Current IDF First Aid Response certificate or equivalent
- IDF Night Diver certificate or equivalent
- IDF Navigation Diver or equivalent certificate
- IDF Nitrox Diver or equivalent certification
- IDF Rescue Diver or equivalent certificate
- IDF Deep Diver certificate or equivalent
- Minimum 120 Open Water Diver logged in, including a minimum of 30 dives in depths greater than 30 metres and 30 dives in difficult environmental conditions (e.g. night dives, currents, low visibility, in water below 10°C)
What will you be entitled to after the course?
Upon successful completion of the course you will be entitled to carry out the following training courses yourself.
Courses for children:
- Snorkeler Scout
- Scuba Scout
- Night Scout
- Navigation Scout
- Rescue Scout
- Master Scout
- Junior Open Water Diver
- Junior Night Diver
- Junior Navigation Diver
- Junior Rescue Diver
- Junior Master Diver
- Scuba Intro
- Scuba Refresh
- Scuba Diver
- Open Water Diver
- Advanced Open Water Diver
- First Aid Response
- Night Diver
- Navigation Diver
- Nitrox Diver
- Rescue Diver
- Deep Diver
Upon completion of the training, you will receive an internationally recognised certificate confirming your qualifications. It is a plastic card with a unique number and watermark. In addition, you will have lifelong access to an individual panel on the IDF website, where your certificate will always be available in electronic form - in case you ever forget to take the original with you for diving.