INSTRUCTOR TRAINING


Scuba Diving Instructor Training Course

The Underwater Connection is the top-rated scuba diving center in Columbus, Ohio to offer PADI diving instructor courses. Not only is our dive shop a PADI 5 Star Dive Center, but it is also rated as a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Center. If your desire is to become a diving professional, the Underwater Connection is able to help you realize your career goals.

Assistant Instructor

Your next step towards a diving career after becoming a divemaster is the highly rewarding PADI Assistant Instructor course. In an internship relationship with your PADI Instructor, you'll gain hands-on teaching experience with students (Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Advanced Plus, and Rescue Diver classes). The best internship for up-and-coming instructors. Contact us about arranging a class for you that best meets your schedule.

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

In the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you receive the intensive education that gives you the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary for teaching other divers. You practice these in classroom, pool, and open water settings. Instructor candidates attend more than 18 sessions on topics ranging from educational theory to practical techniques to teach PADI courses. Candidates perform no less than 9 teaching presentations in the classroom, the pool, and in open water. After completion, you'll be personally evaluated by professionals directly from PADI at an Instructor Examination.

Instructor Examination (IE)

This is a comprehensive two-day program, conducted by an Instructor Examiner from PADI International. The examiner evaluates the Instructor candidate's knowledge, watermanship, rescue abilities, teaching, problem solving, and professionalism. Success at the IE qualifies you as a PADI Open Water Instructor.

Get Certified

We like to take the time to talk to you about our class options to see what best fits your needs and abilities, so call us at (614) 298-9777 or contact us online to talk to a PADI professional.