Saturday 6th June to Friday 26th June (Part Time) – PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) at Perth Scuba
I guess it was always going to happen one day, but this week I decided to enrol on the course to upgrade my PADI DiveMaster card to one that would make me an instructor.
Having had a look around, most places only do the PADI IDC in summer, but as luck would have it, Perth Scuba were running a part time PADI IDC starting on the 6th June.
The IDC is broken down into sections much the same as a PADI Open Water course. Online course materials and assessments from PADI were followed by classroom review and confined water training.
After lots of practice, exams and assessments of our ability to do the 24 skills from the PADI Open Water course, we got the chance to try them all out in Open Water on the last weekend down at the Rockingham Wreck trail. The conditions were poor on the surface with wind, rain and the odd bit of hail, but once we got down the only real problem was that it was a little cold at 15 deg C. The visibility was actually quite good for this site at about 5m which meant Brandon could see all the things we got wrong!
Tomorrow it is on to the IE…