Although already integrated into the PADI IDC with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod, the new PADI Advanced Course is due to be unveiled in September 2016.
On the Instructor Development Course (IDC), candidates will get an intensive introduction to the new Advanced Course as well as also covering the current program. For all current instructors it is important to know what the difference is. The new course is not exactly a complete replacement for the Adventures in Diving Program, but more of an overhaul and addresses many of the current negatives of the program.
Generally, it seems that the overhaul is designed to improve the integration and crossover between the PADI Advanced Course and the Specialty Diver Course. The first dive of any standardized PADI Specialty Diver Course is now the same as the Adventure Dive. There is also a “Think like a Diver” component of the course which concentrates on developing and installing self-management aspects of diving
· Updated Course Material
Students will now have the option of a paper manual or digital. Digital products will now include a mobile-friendly PADI Advanced Open Water Diver digital products and app allowing them to use them with personal devices such as a mobile phone. Standards updates have been integrated into the Guide to Teaching and Instructor Manual which are both available online.
· Some Adventure Dive have been overhauled
PADI Underwater Photography Adventure Dive and PADI Underwater Videography Adventure Dive, has been replaced with the PADI Digital Underwater Imaging Adventure Dive. This Adventure Dive can also be accredited to the Dive 1 of the Digital Imaging Specialty or the Digital Underwater Photography Specialty.
· Some Adventure Dive have been added to the Advanced Course
There are a range of new Adventure Dives previously not available such as Sidemount, Ice, Cavern, Full Face Mask, Self-Reliant, Delayed Surface Marker Buoy (DSMB) and Rebreather Adventure Dives. These Adventure Dives are also accredited to the corresponding Specialty and also gives instructors more flexibility and creativeness within their courses gives students more choices, the chance to learn about areas of personal diving interests and the ability to learn different aspects of diving. All of the Project AWARE Specialties are now available as Adventure Dives including Dive Against Debris™, and Shark Conservation Specialty courses
· “Think like a Diver” philosophy
The “Think like a Diver” philosophy is now implemented within the structure of the course, designed to encourage dives to think about what they are doing at all time before, during and after the dive and learn more about managing their own risk management, buddy contact, gas consumption and awareness.
Of course if you are about to take the PADI IDC Indonesia with Multi Award Winning Platinum PADI Course Director Holly Macleod the new course is already implemented into her PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). If not Instructor will need to download the updates from PADI online and work outs best in their local environments. Many of the PADI IDC Indonesia workshops are stuctured in a way to assist new instructors when starting out and this is why currently both courses are being presented during the instructor training sessions. Check out the schedule for up and coming IDC programs.
The PADI IDC Gili Islands 2017 Schedule is now also available. Check it out now