Okinawa is famous for its spectacular diving locales; a reputation that is well-deserved. With four locations on Camps Foster, Kinser, Courtney and Hansen, Tsunami SCUBA instructors train thousands of divers each year as the only PADI 5-Star Instructor Development Center dedicated to the military community. Tsunami SCUBA offers a variety of classes tailored to the training needs of beginner and advanced divers. We also offer the latest state-of-the art scuba equipment, including gear, underwater cameras, equipment rentals, air fills, nitrox fills and equipment repairs.
PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course
As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you
know that continuing your education never ends.
As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help the next generation of PADI Instructors while
gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.
Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course, you set the stage for
moving to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant
Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.
Many dive centers or resort management positions require this level of instructor experience and training, making
this an important step if you are considering a career at a dive center or you want to open a dive shop or resort.
What You Learn
• You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and
confined water teaching presentations.
• You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student.
What You Can Teach
In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor you can also:
• Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
• Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
• Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.
You must be:
• PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certified
• at least 18 years old
Have you ever been scuba diving and asked yourself, “What was that?” The PADI Project AWARE Fish Identification
Specialty course provides you with the fish identification basics so that next time, you know the answer. You’ll find
you enjoy your dives even more when you recognize the creatures that you see. The fun part about this course is
you can use the skills you learn on every scuba diving vacation, because once you learn the main fish families and
characteristics it will help you decipher the species you see all over the world.
For example, a butterfly fish in the Caribbean has a similar shape to a butterfly fish in Southeast Asia, but their colors
and markings may be wildly different. If you know what fish family it belongs to, it becomes much easier to look up
the local name or at least be able to intelligently ask the local scuba instructor what you saw. That works better than
asking about a “yellow thingy with a funny tail fin.”
During two dives you gain hands-on (okay, eyes-on) experience in looking for and identifying the fascinating fish you
see underwater. You’ll learn:
• How to identify characteristics of local fish families and species
• Fish survey techniques and strategies
• How to practice fish identification dive planning, organization, and procedures
To take this course, you must be a PADI Open Water Diver or Junior Open Water Diver (or qualifying certification from
Your Next Adventure
While you’re learning about fish, you’ll probably also be curious about the different types of coral and want to check
out the Coral Reef Conservationist course. As you learn about fish survey techniques you may also want to work on a
conservation project as part of your PADI National Geographic Diver certification. You also may want to brush up on
your underwater photography skills so that you can document and capture images of the species you’re encountering.
Visit your local Tsunami SCUBA center for more
information on Padi’s Advanced Open Water
Diver course today.
Camp Courtney, 622-9203
Camp Foster, 645-4206
CAMP FOSTERPhone 645-4206Off Base 098-970-4206HoursMon-Fri 10 AM - 7 PMSat, Sun, Hol: 7 AM - 7 PM
CAMP HANSENPhone 623-7717Off Base 098-970-7717HoursMon & Fri 11 AM - 6 PMSat, Sun, Hol: 8 AM - 6 PM
CAMP COURTNEYPhone 622-9203Off Base 098-970-9203HoursMon & Fri 11 AM - 6 PMSat, Sun, Hol: 8 AM - 6 PM
CAMP KINSERPhone 637-2027Off Base 098-970-2027HoursMon & Fri 11 AM - 6 PMSat, Sun, Hol: 8 AM - 6 PM
SCUBA TRAININGPhone: 645-8190Scuba@okinawa.usmc-mccs.org
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