Become a better PADI Instructor

What would it take for you to be the very best PADI instructor in the WORLD?

What does this even mean?

What does it mean to be the best PADI Instructor in the world?

Does itmean that you teach more courses than others?

Does it mean that you earn more money that others?

Is it simply having the happiest life on a sunny island?

Who is it that decides if you're the best instructor in the world?

Is it your accountant?

Your Mum?

Is it PADI?

What about your boss?

Maybe it’s simply your own ego?

Prepare for your PADI IDC

You need to be different

One thing for certain is that you need be DIFFERENT from other instructors. 
Logic says that you can’t be the same as others AND be better than them. 
You need to find the
“Difference that makes the difference”


This Video might help

This video might help you answer some of these questions:
Who is the BEST in the world?
Who decides who is BEST?
How can you improve?
Why should you improve? 
Can YOU become the best in the world?


(It’s from my FULL IDC Preparation Course)


PADI Instructor - Personal Development

It stands to reason that you’ll want to be able to improve.
You’ll want to be a better instructor.
A coach that people will want to come back to time and time again. 

You’ll want to be an even better leader.
Most of all you’ll want to be able to improve people’s lives effortlessly. 

Complete PADI IDC Preparation Course

How can you identify what Personal Development you need?

Let’s first take a closer look at the skills and knowledge that our customers expect from us, and then make a decision on where you can improve. 

For now, we can break this down to two main core areas

  1. Diving knowledge and skills
  2. Teaching and coaching skills

Of course there are several more areas that you can work on to make yourself a better professional. But for now, let’s stick to these two. 

PADI Instructor development - Teaching and coaching skills

Are you able to install confidence and self esteem in your students? 

How confident are you in teaching people with different learning styles? 
Do you get frustrated when a student just “doesn’t get it”?

Are you able to focus on the needs of each and every individual student? 

Are you able to build rapport that genuinely builds success?

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PADI Instructor development- Knowledge and Skills

How confident are you when a diver asks a question about pressure volume relationships? 

How about when a divemaster asks you a question about physics?  
Can you answer these questions with confidence without hesitation? 

What about your diving skills? 

As a PADI professional, you’re always being watched and often judged by the way that you conduct yourself in the water. 

Are you happy with the way that others see you? 

What areas can you improve on, and in turn earn more respect?


Click HERE for FIVE mock exam papers for US$49 (or equivalent in your currency

Why should you improve yourself?

As your Instructor personal development skills improve, benefits are quickly seen on both sides of the process.

Your students:

Your students look to you for inspiration. They look to you for guidance.

It’s not only your knowledge that they seek, but also empathy, understanding and the way that you communicate. 

The more you improve on these skills, the more your students will learn.


As your students rely more on your judgement and your help, you’ll get more respect from all other professionals around you. 

You’ll get more and more satisfaction from truly knowing that you’re improving people’s lives.

My role in PADI Instructor - Personal Development

The Complete PADI IDC Preparation Course is US $ 99

FULL IDC Preparation Course

Online Full IDC Preparation Course

Despite it’s title, this is a very powerful course for PADI instructors and divemasters to improve their personal development. 

It covers theory and teaching new skills to divers. 

It covers important subjects like: 
Positive Coaching
Ownership of learning

Allowing people to learn

and lot’s of other wonderful topics. 
You can join the course by clicking on the picture, or you can find more information here about the Complete IDC Preparation course 

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Tailor made sessions for individual PADI Instructors or Dive Centres

Last modified: 10th January 2023
Author: Steve Prior