PADI IDC Confined Water Teaching

Online Course

How to teach in pool and class

PADI IDC Confined Water Teaching Online Course

This course has been created for TWO reasons:

To help people prepare for their PADI Instructor Development Course


For current PADI Instructors to improve their own teaching styles.

This is a “Stand Alone” course in its own right.

However, the whole course is included in the

along with PADI IDC Theory and Standards preparation.

The course emphasises the need for all courses to be: 
Student Centred
where students have ownership of their own learning.

Why should teaching skills be Student Centred?

When Students are at the centre of their own learning, they are in control, they are empowered to use their own learning styles to move forward.

On this course, you’ll learn how to make all of your courses truly “Student Centred” Your students will learn by using their unique and individual learning styles.

Instructors that allow people to learn, instead of teaching to a strict process are far more successful. 

Positive Coaching

During the program, you’ll learn the importance of Positive Coaching.

How it improves self-esteem and encourages  confidence.

Positive Coaching corrects problems without disrupting progress. 
It’s the most natural way to learn,

In recent years the worlds most successful sports coaches are using Positive Coaching to get the best results from their clients.

You’ll learn these wonderful techniques and will in turn make you much more influential to your future students. 

confined water lesson

What does the IDC Confined Water Teaching Course cover?

The PADI IDC Confined water Online Course is full of videos and quizzes to allow you to understand the psychology of how people learn.

At the same time you can practice making Briefings,  which will allow your students to mentally rehearse pool skills before putting them into practice. 

You’ll learn how De-briefings can correct problems and reinforce good techniques without ever hinting that a problem occurred in the first place. 

PADI IDC Confined Water course schedule

Take a look at this video to see the course schedule.

You’ll see that it’s full of tips on how to teach effectively. 

It’s equally important for current instructors as it is for PADI IDC Candidates. 

Much of the content is what I cover in my PADI Instructor update programs.

The PADI IDC teaching in pool and class Course is US$ 79

Benefits of taking the PADI IDC teaching in confined water online course

This is a great course to find out more about Allowing People to learn using Positive Coaching. 

See how easy it is for your students to learn using “Natural Buoyancy” 


Allowing people to dive first, before attempting any skills greatly improves confidence and leads to independent divers quickly.


Current Instructors will learn everything that I teach on my Coaching Academy courses. 
It’s also a great way to get up to date with the latest PADI requirements.

PADI Skills in Confined Water

Make PADI IDC Classroom teaching- Student Centred

PADI IDC Knowledge Development sessions are probably the most mis-understood part of the PADI IDC. 

The “template” that PADI ask us to use is a proven successful teaching tool. Virtually every other industry uses a similar format to teach their learners. 

During this online course, you’ll learn how to structure a truly effective teaching presentation that will be perfect for your future students as well as allow you to pass a PADI IDC and IE. 

The PADI IDC teaching in pool and class Course is US$ 84

Sign up for the course here: 
I’ll see you on the other side! 

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PADI IDC Confined Water - Program

Learn how to teach people using the most natural method possible. 
In the same way that you learnt everything before! 
Allow people to get comfortable with their new surroundings every step of the way, and gradually let them improve. 
You’ll be surprised at how fast they learn! 

PADI IDC Teaching in the classroom

On this course, you’ll learn how to conduct a knowledge teaching presentation. 
It’s important that when marking Knowledge Reviews the words used by an Instructor are effective, realistic and what the students want to hear. 
This is so useful for the real world as well as passing an IDC. 

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The “Prior Knowledge Family” Facebook page is packed with people just like you. Join up to meet them. Some are very experienced and some just starting out on the road to being a PADI pro.
Everyone is friendly, all willing to give helpful advice.  Many of them  have done previous courses with me over the past 20 years.
They’re enthusiastic and passionate about helping others.
Please join us! You can give feedback on your PADI IDC Coaching Academy  Course,  pick up tips, get advice and ask questions. It’s a very friendly group. 

Old Life, New Life
confined water lesson

Steve Prior

Steve became a PADI Course Director back in October 2000. 
Over the years he developed many techniques that helped people pass PADI Dive Theory and PADI Standards exams.  

For example, his YouTube channel has over 5000 subscribers and over 450,000 views. And his regular update and Coaching Academy classes helps people from all over the world  become confident with teaching PADI exams.

Coaching Academy
Steve has developed a Coaching Academy for PADI professionals, which focuses on natural ways for people to learn and to teach.

Platinum Award 
He has taught over 5700 PADI certifications and reached the prestigious “Platinum Status” for 12 consecutive years. You’ll see on the videos, he is just as passionate now as he ever was.

Last modified: 26th February 2024
Author: Steve Prior