Blue Horizons Dive Center Instructor Career Development Courses - IDC at the premier Northeast scuba shop in the Philadelphia, Pennsylvania metro area

Blue Horizons Dive Center


PADI, the world's largest diver training organization, produces the finest instructor training programs available. Blue Horizons uses the most current tools and techniques to provide a professional learning experience. An Instructor Development Course (IDC) has 3 components: the Assistant Instructor (AI) course; the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course; and the Instructor Exam (IE).

Our focus is not only on for our students/candidates to pass the IE, but also for the students to become competent, confident and successful instructors for today's diving environment.

You will be equipped with an excellent understanding of the diving industry, scuba course promotional techniques, progressive instructional methods and state-of-the-art diving information.

Our programs draw upon a group of experienced IDC Staff Instructors, who provide variety of teaching styles and a wealth of knowledgeable mentors. Remembering that everyone begins this sport for fun, we make the programs as enjoyable and as engaging as possible for both the students and the staff.

A member of our teaching staff will attend your IE to offer moral support and to ensure success.


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01

Minimum age of 18 years


02

Submitted proof of certification in CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months


03

Students must be fit for diving and submit a medical statement signed by a physician for a diving medical examination conducted within the previous 12 months. A licensed physician must sign the form and state that the candidate is fit for diving.

NOTE: THE PHYSICIAN SIGNING THE FORM MAY NOT BE THE CANDIDATE.


04

Candidate must be certified for at least 6 months, have logged at least 60 dives and have experience in Deep, Night and Navigation diving.


05

Candidate must be an EFR Instructor.


06

To attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) student must be a certified diver for at least 12 months and have at least 100 logged dives.


$

156.00 (PADI IDC Enrollment Fee)


$

900.00 (Live Delivery)


$

550.00 (eLearning*)


$

86.00 (PADI AI Fee)
(No charge if progressing directly to OWSI)


Includes AI tuition classroom, pool and open water sessions.

*Blue horizons must be the dive center selected on the PADI Web site at the start of the eLearning course. If Blue Horizons is not selected, then live delivery prices will apply.

$

1300.00 (Live Delivery)


$

950.00 (eLearning*)


Includes OWSI tuition classroom, pool and open water sessions.

*Blue horizons must be the dive center selected on the PADI Web site at the start of the eLearning course. If Blue Horizons is not selected, then live delivery prices will apply.

$

625.00 (PADI IE Fee)


2019 PADI
COURSE DATES


Please, contact a Blue Horizons Training Consultant for details. Call to schedule your class today, or click the e-mail button, below.


Scuba Tune-Up classes are conducted every first Saturday of each month. Call to schedule your class, today or send us an e-mail.


Are you a certified diver who hasn’t been able to get in the water enough —too much work, not enough play?

Join us on the first Saturday of each month (excludes December) for $10 Bubbles and a Beer. For $10, any certified diver can join us in the pool. Tank is included. Don’t have your own gear yet? For another $10 you will get an entire scuba kit to use.

Cylinder and weights are included with first $10.

Right after the event, we will head to one of the local watering holes/restaurants to grab a beer, some food & hang out. The restaurant will be a family-friendly establishment, welcoming those who can drink beer, as well as those who can only drink root beer. For those who want to drink beer, proper ID and legal age are required.

Come as often as you like; we would love to see you. Blowing bubbles is always a great time, even if it’s just in the pool. Please call to sign up so we know how many are coming.

610-558-1101

Event costs include scuba-related activities, only.


Private dates are available for all courses — by appointment.

OPEN WATER DIVER CONFINED

JAN

12-13

FEB

09-10

MAR

09-10

APR

13-14

MAY

11-12

JUN

08-09

JUL

13-14

AUG

10-11

SEP

14-15

OCT

12-13

NOV

09-10

DEC

14-15

OPEN WATER CERTIFICATION

MAY

18-19

JUN

15-16

JUL

20-21

AUG

17-18

SEP

21-22

OCT

19-20

NOV

09-10

COURSES

MAR

16

NITROX

MAR

23

EFR

APR
APR

20

NITROX

ADVANCED
PROGRAMS

MAY

25-26

JUN

22-23

JUL

27-28

AUG

24-25

SEP

28-29

OCT

19-20

SCUBA REVIEW/
SCUBA TUNE-UP

JAN

05

FEB

02

MAR

02

APR

06

MAY

04

JUN

01

JUL

06

AUG

03

SEP

07

OCT

05

NOV

02

DEC

07

2019 PADI
PRO DATES


Now enrolling.


Please, contact our Blue Horizons Course Director's Office for details, or click the e-mail button, below.

INSTRUCTOR
COURSES

MAY

03-04

AI

MAY

05

EFRI

MAY

10-11

OWSI

MAY

17

OWSI

MAY

18-19

PADI IE

AUG

02-03

AI

AUG

04

EFRI

AUG

16-18

OWSI

AUG

23

OWSI

AUG

24-25

PADI IE

SEP

27-29

AI

OCT

11-13

OWSI

OCT

18

OWSI

OCT

19-20

PADI IE

Live the Adventure.

Our entry-level divers are taught the most up-to-date techniques,
diving practices and scuba philosophies.