Sign up for 2019 Course Director Preparatory Course

As scuba diving becomes more and more popular in China the number of Chinese divers wanting to become PADI Instructors grows and fuels demand for Chinese Course Directors.

Becoming a PADI Course Director opens many doors for diving professionals and as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you are already on your way.


To help you on your journey PADI will be conducting Course Director Preparatory Courses in 2019 (Please note that this Course is designed for the Chinese speaking members, and all presentations will be in Mandarin Chinese). This course is based on similar programmes in 2018. Attendance will enhance your Instructor Development skill and knowledge level and improve your chances of earning a place on the Course Director Training Course (CDTC) of your choice.

Dates:  14 – 18 June 2019

Venue: Intercontinental Sanya Haitang Bay Resort

128 North Haitang Rd., Haitang Bay, Sanya

Language: Mandarin Chinese

Fee:     AUD 3,327 per person

For Attendees Registration outside of China, payment must be done through Eventbrite.
The Course Director Preparatory Course focus is on practical techniques for use in Knowledge Development, Confined Water and Open Water environments, IDC lesson plan development, understanding and use of the evaluation criteria and skill development.
As an attendee you will receive mentoring on which CDTC to apply for, the application process and guidance regarding the preparation of your application.

The opportunity to turn a recreation into a profession does not come along often. As an experienced PADI Instructor you are well positioned to take advantage of that opportunity by becoming a PADI Course Director. The PADI Course Director rating is the most respected and highest professional qualification in the diving industry.

Many of today’s most successful Chinese Course Directors attended a Course Director Preparatory Seminar and credit it with making the transition from IDC Staff Instructor to Course Director much smoother and simpler.

Need to hear more? Click below to view testimonials from previous attendees.

Kaka, Course Director from Argos Diving

Dylan – Course Director from Taiwan Dive Center

What do you get from Course Director Preparatory Course?

PADI Course Directors, Instructor Examiners and Course Director Training Course staff members will be present to show you career pathways with a particular focus on becoming a PADI Course Director. The benefits of Course Director Preparatory Course includes:

  • Evaluation Skills Workshop
  • Instructor Development Course (IDC) and Instructor Continuing Education Course Preparation Workshop
  • Course Director Training Course (CDTC) Application Guidance and Assistance
  • Improve knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching skills
  • Strengthen diving skills
  • Improve rescue skills


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Fee:     AUD 710 per person

For Attendees Registration outside of China, payment must be done through Eventbrite.

PADI Course Directors are the most elite, highly trained and respected instructor trainers and opinion leaders in diving. Don’t miss the Course Director Preparatory   Seminar and find out what it takes to become a Member of the world’s most highly respected group of diving educators.

Course Director Preparatory Course pre-requisites:

  • Renewed PADI IDC Staff Instructor or higher.
  • Renewed EFR Instructor

What to bring:

  • Your personal diving equipment, appropriate exposure protection, PADI Instructor Manual, PADI Course Director Manual, PADI Guide to Teaching, Confined Water and Open Water Evaluation slates, Instructor Cue Cards for all course levels.

For more information on becoming a PADI Course Director or attending the PADI Course Director Preparatory Course contact your Regional Manager or Herman Wong, Instructor Development Consultant,

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