PADI Instructor Examination (IE) - Phuket, Thailand
The PADI Instructor Examination is a 2 day evaluative program is conducted by Examiners from PADI. The IE evaluates your readiness to start teaching PADI Scuba Diving Courses as an entry-level PADI Instructor.
To enter the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) you need to have completed an entire IDC / OWSI program within the past 12 months. In addition you need to have 100 logged dives. Once you have completed an IDC / OWSI and you will receive your IDC / IE Paperwork from your PADI Course Director. This will also then allow you to attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) anywhere in the world.
In fact we schedule all our Phuket PADI IDC programs to end with the start of a PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
Finally, if you have successfully completed our Indepth IDC with Chris, then you will find that there is absolutely nothing new expected of you at the IE ...
What can I expect at The PADI Instructor Examination (IE) ?
The purpose of PADI Instructor Examination is to see if you understand the PADI System and are ready to start teaching as an Entry-Level PADI Instructor. Consequently Chris and the Indepth IDC Staff are not allowed to help you.
At your PADI Examination you will be given various teaching presentations. In a way you could say it is to double check that your PADI Course Director has done his / her job properly. And therefore are now ready to become a entry-level PADI Scuba Instructor and start teaching PADI courses. After all once your PADI Course Director signs your IDC / IE paperwork they are, in other words, saying you therefore are ready to start teaching.
To enter a PADI Examination / IE you must have completed a PADI IDC / OWSI program within the past 12 months. Therefore we schedule all our PADI IDC programs to finish 1 day before the start of a Phuket IE.
Indeed, on the PADI Instructor Examination you will have 5 Dive Theory exams:
- Decompression Theory and also The Recreational Dive Planner
- General Skills and The Diving Environment
YES this is exactly the same 5 Dive Theory topics as on your Indepth IDC Prep and IDC.
PADI Instructor Examination: In the Classroom
PADI Standards Exam x1: EXACTLY the same as the 2 Standards Exams you did on your Indepth PADI IDC.
Prescriptive Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation x1: Again Yes, also EXACTLY the same as you did on your Indepth IDC.
PADI Instructor Examination: In the pool:
Confined Water Teaching Presentation with 1 skill x1. As you would expect, this will be either from the Open Water Diver Course or Rescue Diver Course. Therefore this is also EXACTLY the same as you also practiced on your Indepth IDC.
Skill Circuit of 5 skills taken from the PADI Skill circuit x1. Yes once again, Exactly the same as you did during your Indepth IDC Prep and IDC.
PADI Instructor Examination: In the Sea
Open Water Teaching Presentation of 2 skills x1. These will be from the Open Water Course or a Continuing Education Course (Adventures or Rescue etc). Moreover this is also EXACTLY the same as you also did on your PADI Indepth IDC.
Demonstration of Exercise #7 from the PADI Rescue Diver Course x1. You will be assigned Mouth to Pocket Mask or Mouth to Mouth. As such, yes you guessed it, EXACTLY as you did during your Indepth IDC Prep and IDC.
Once successful, Candidates will be certified as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors (OWSI) and therefore be qualified to teach courses from Open Water up to Divemaster.
That’s it Folks … the program is either pass or fail ...