IDC Program & Structure
SDI IDC program and structure
The Scuba Diving International (SDI) IDC is a structured program that is designed to teach our future instructors the skills and knowledge of SDI.
HOW IS THE SDI IDC STRUCTURED?
The SDI IDC is structured into different segments:
Here we go over dive theory development and ensuring that your level of understanding of the dive theory is that of what is expected from a SDI OWSI (Open Water Scuba instructor). The theory sections include:
The Recreational Dive Planner (Dive Tables)
Skills and Environment
You will also dissect and become very familiar with the SDI Instructor manual by diving into every course that you will be able to teach once successfully passed the SDI IE.
CONFINED WATER SEGMENT (POOL SESSIONS)
I try to ensure that we hit the pool everyday during the IDC program. During the confined water sessions we will practice the SDI skills circuit ensuring that your skills are up to demonstration style quality.
You will learn how to present confined water presentations, that is fancy talk for teaching you how to teach open water course skills to your students. You will learn how to conduct a good and descriptive briefing which includes values, descriptions and conduct just to mention a few items.
You will learn how to problem solve whilst we are role playing with other candidates who are pretending to be open water students. Your fellow candidates will be assigned problems and you will learn how to deal and correct these problems.
You will practice rescue skills which you learned in your Rescue Course and repeated in your Divemaster Course.
During the open water segment we will practice dive skills as well as present skills from the open water course and from other continuing education courses:
Demonstrate role model demonstration of a simulated unconscious diver at the surface
Surfacing and unresponsive non breathing diver
Exiting the diver
Administer first aid
Administer oxygen using a rescue mask
Open water presentations from the SDI Open water course and from other continuing education courses
Scuba Discovery workshop
Advanced Adventure Course workshop
Deep Diver assessment workshop
Controlled Swimming Ascent workshop (CSA)
THE SDI INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATION (IE)
The SDI IE is conducted by instructor examiners who is a fellow Instructor Trainer. These SDI PRO’s are amazing people whose job is to ensure that you understand how the SDI diver education system works.
The SDI IE consists of:
Knowledge review presentation (Classroom teaching presentation)
Confined water presentation.
Open water presentation (Can be from open water or other continuing education scuba dive courses)
THESE ARE THE THREE PARTS TO BECOMING A SDI INSTRUCTOR
You will have to complete the SDI online elearning section of the SDI IDC prior to the start of the course.
SDI IDC PROGRAM
The IDC program as described above including classroom, confined water sessions and open water session.
The SDI IE is the instructor examination where you show the Instructor Examiners that you understand the SDI diver education system.