PADI IDC - Open Water Training in Bali
During the IDC we get you to practice your skills in the open water environment also. This is where you really begin to feel like a PADI Instructor as you and your fellow candidates will have to give open water teaching presentations.
As part of the PADI IDC you are required to learn how to teach in open water and you must present at least four skills in Open Water. These skills may be from the PADI Open Water Diver course, PADI Adventures in Diving or the PADI Rescue Diver Course. At Blue Season Bali, instead of teaching to the minimum, we always give you extra time so we make you teach more skills in Open Water. You really will be prepared for life as a PADI Scuba Instructor!
During the classroom presentations we will teach you how to construct your open water presentations that involve a briefing, problem solving, control, delivery and debriefing. Then it is time to get wet and try it yourself at our open water training site.
PADI Instructor Open Water Presentations
Open Water presentations are very similar to the confined water presentations except for two differences. One is that you do not demonstrate the skills anymore and then the most important one is that you are in the ocean, not in the pool. This provides you with many more challenges than when in the pool or confined water. Dive site conditions can put more stress on you and the student so we must be much better prepared during Open Water teaching presentations.
You and your fellow IDC candidates will proceed to deliver your open water presentation. In the open Water environment we really focus on how you handle and control your student divers to ensure safety throughout.
Our Open Water training is conducted mainly in Sanur where the conditions can be variable, to say the least. This gives you the chance to experience conditions that are testing, preparing you for working in the real world.
PADI Open Water Evaluation
As with all aspects of your PADI IDC with Blue Season Bali, your PADI Course Directors will be watching closely and evaluating your performance during the open water presentations.
Once you have finished your presentation the Course Director will give you some useful feedback on how to improve your presentation for next time. The focus is always on development and how you will conduct the skills in a real scuba course, not just at the IDC and IE.
PADI Open Water - Rescue Exercise
As part of the open water (and confined water) sessions you will be required to show us that you can complete PADI Rescue Exercise #7 in a role model manner. We will practice throughout the PADI IDC so you will have plenty of chances to get it right. Remember the contact, establish buoyancy, open the airway, check for breathing......yeah, is it all coming back to you now?
PADI Open Water - Diving in Bali
Many people ask us how many dives they will get during the IDC in Bali. That's a good question and an important one for your experience. During the 28 day IDC you will of course get a lot more diving than on the standard 12 day IDC; it's just one of the benefits of signing up for that special Asia IDC. On the 28 day IDC there will be at least nine days where you are in the ocean diving. On some days we just do one dive, on others, like the adventures in diving workshop, you will get two dives out at Nusa Penida.
If you feel like you need to get back into the water before starting your IDC then you can let us know and we will be happy to organise some diving for you before you start.
Once the PADI IDC open water sessions are finished it is now time to move on in the IDC to the PADI EFR Instructor Course
If you are not sure about what PADI Instructor course is right for you then please let us know - we are here to help you make the right decision for you! We are always happy to give you a call, or email you about any questions you have.
Contact us now for more information about the IDC in Bali.
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