During your time with us, it is important that you can concentrate on your PADI Instructor Training Course (IDC), here are some hints and tips to help guide you.
In the past, some candidates have made it more difficult for themselves by taking on too many other commitment. We strongly recommend that you do avoid any paid work during your IDC, as you will have assignments (homework) to prepare in the evenings. Also, try to avoid any other important commitments such as social events that might adversely affect you.
It is also a good idea to be staying somewhere you can get enough sleep. A noisy dormitory or share house could result in you being too tired to perform to the best of your ability. If you are coming from abroad there is plenty of short to long term housing available, from budget, catered accommodation to mid non-catered housing. Click on the link and you can see our list of accommodation recommendations.
Other candidates in your IDC may come from anywhere in the world, and many long-lasting friendships have been made during the course. Candidates can help each other learn (and get valuable teaching experience) by forming study groups that cover the dive theory subjects. If your short for time or want to review some of the dive theory here is a quick Revision page for you IDC.
Use the time on your IDC to get used to talking to, and working with, people from other countries and cultures. After all, you are shortly going to be working with them as a dive instructor!