The PADI Instructor Development Course can be completed in 7 days. However, at GoPro Mexico Blue Dream we work with you over 14 days in conjunction with Platinum CD Anders Heegaard, the best PADI Course Director in Playa del Carmen with the aim of maintaining our 100% pass rate at the Instructor Examination.
During the Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor segments of an IDC you learn how to use the PADI system of scuba diving training to its full extent. The core subjects developed through Knowledge Development prescriptive teaching presentations, Confined Water presentations, Open Water presentations, Dive Theory exams, General Standards & Procedures exams and consultation practice – plus a solid grounding on varied and crucial aspects of our industry such as Business and Marketing – will turn you into capable teachers of a proven, world-renowned system of diver education.
Halfway through your IDC we will take you on a cenote dive to introduce you to cavern/cave diving, a major source of income (and personal enjoyment!) for those PADI instructors who find jobs in this area after their IDC. However, the main reason behind this cenote visit is to perform Open Water presentations and practice Adventures in Diving and Rescue Diver skills at the very location where the IE takes place so that you’ll be better prepared for the conditions and logistics you will experience during your final exam.
We also have two special activities for our candidates. One of those consists of a rebreather try-out during which Patrice Cheurlin (one of GoPro Mexico Blue Dream's owners and also a RAID Rebreather Instructor) takes you through the introductory steps of diving with a Poseidon Mk6 Closed Circuit Rebreather at our facility's pool. The other is to make our candidates PADI Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructors at no extra cost apart from the instructor application fee.
The aim of our instructor team is to find and remediate every possible gap so that the IE really stands for “It’s Easy”. Add the two pre-IDC days of theory and skills preparation, plus our post-IE Master Scuba Diver Trainer 4-day preparation program and you will truly benefit from choosing the best package, the best trainers and the liveliest IDC facility in our area.
We can also help you with information and arrangements for your stay in Playa regarding accommodation, transport and any other questions you may have.