Walk into your new job confident in your abilities.
Be 100% ready to teach your first course.
Protect the ocean and inspire your students.
Stuck in the 9-5 grind? Stressed out, lacking job satisfaction, and dreaming of the ocean with a severe case of wanderlust?
Every member of the team at The Fifth Point has been in your shoes at some point.
It's time to change your life and become a PADI Instructor.
It's the best job you could ever wish for!
- Quit the grind and turn your passion into your dream job
- Get paid to go diving every day
- Travel the world and meet incredible people
- Make a positive change to the underwater world, protect the ocean and encourage others to do the same
Your first step to achieving this dream is to get stuck into your PADI Instructor Course. It will be an adventure that you'll never forget and our training is designed to help you become an amazing, confident, eco-conscious PADI Instructor.
What does the PADI Instructor Course look like?
Prep for success.
In the 4 weeks running up to the start of your PADI Instructor Course, you'll work through our IDC Success Pack.
We developed this guided online program to help you refresh the knowledge you've been acquiring throughout your whole diver journey (you're going to need it!)
You will work through practice dive theory questions, and challenge yourself to answer standards queries using your PADI Instructor Manual.
Any nerves that you might be feeling about the course (and your career!) will be well and truly quashed. You'll learn exactly what to expect during your training and how to become an amazing instructor.
We'll catch up with you during weekly Zoom calls to see how you're getting on and prepare resources just for you to help with any struggle you're having.
You will love using the Success Pack before your training starts. It will set you up to get the most out of your PADI Instructor Course and build the foundations for a successful career once you're qualified.
Your PADI Instructor Development Course.
Over 14 dive-packed days, you'll develop into an amazing PADI Instructor. You'll learn everything you need so that as soon as you're qualified, you're ready to go. You will stand up in front of your very first class and deliver fantastic training with confidence.
We'll use the PADI curriculum as a framework for your program alongside lots of extra workshops that focus on your success once qualified. Everything you learn will be applied to real-life training so you can flick that switch in your brain and start thinking like a PADI Instructor.
You'll be in the water pretty much every day practising skills and role-playing with students. Classroom sessions are interactive and discussion-based - you will steer the workshop to learn exactly what you need.
You'll also complete your Emergency First Response Instructor Course and an HSE recognised First Aid qualification with outdoor care specialists Life Saving Training. You'll know how to deliver top-notch first aid courses to your divers and you'll be prepared to handle any situation life as a PADI Instructor may throw at you.
Smash the PADI Instructor Exam.
This is one of the few times you'll hear us mention this 2 day Instructor Exam. It's the final stepping stone to achieving your dream.
The examiners from PADI HQ want to see how awesome you've become. After you've completed your PADI Instructor Course, you'll attend this fun (we promise!) weekend of diving.
Because you'll have spent almost 6 weeks concentrating on what happens after the exam and developing into an amazing instructor, you will pass this little IE with your eyes closed!
Get out there and teach.
All your hard work has paid off and you are now ready to hit the water as a fully qualified PADI Instructor.
You're well prepared, confident and excited to teach your first students.
You know how to organise and deliver fantastic training with respect for the ocean. You are passionate about ocean protection and will inspire your divers to join your eco-army!
This is not the end of our time together. Nic and the team are always available for support for the rest of your career!
During your PADI Instructor Course, you will make friends for life. If you ever have a question or need advice, we are just a phone call away.
As a graduate of The Fifth Point, you will have access to our ongoing mentoring program. This will help develop your teaching ability even further through continuing professional education.
PROTECT THE OCEAN
REAL LIFE FOCUS
"Nic and the team at The Fifth Point supported me throughout my PADI Instructor Course, the IE and beyond.
They were like my personal cheerleading squad! Choosing The Fifth Point for my IDC was the best decision I ever made."
Meet Nic, your PADI Course Director
Nic will be your Course Director and mentor throughout your PADI Instructor Course and a constant source of support during your instructor career.
She's been teaching people how to dive for over a decade and is completely committed to protecting the ocean. As co-founder of The Fifth Point, marine conservation is at the heart of everything we do and her passion is infectious! Nic has been creating an army of eco-conscious PADI Instructors who now work all over the globe, implementing the techniques they've learnt from her.
She's the creator of The Dive Pro Hub - a whole bunch of resources aimed at Divemasters and Instructors to help them become the best Dive Pro they can be.
And it's not just Nic you'll meet.
Nic's created a specialist team around her who are experts in their respective fields. You'll meet this incredible bunch of IDC Staff Instructors during your PADI Instructor Course.
Together, the team can give you help and advice in every area a PADI Instructor needs to master. They'll lead workshops in their specialities and be on hand to answer all the questions you might have. Milk them for all their knowledge so you set yourself up for success as soon as you're qualified.
Founder of Fit To Dive, Laura is Clinical Psychologist as well as a PADI Master Instructor. She offers amazing insights into how to handle the psychological aspects of scuba diving and teaching.
Jim is a self-confessed kit nerd and PADI Master Instructor. Channel his wisdom regarding modern diving techniques like using wings, longhoses and even sidemount while teaching.
Helena & Ian
Founders of award-winning Life Saving Training, Helena and Ian are specialists in outdoor first aid training. They'll show you how to teach first aid and make sure you can help anyone in trouble.
What's involved in the PADI Instructor Course?
You'll become an amazing eco-conscious PADI Instructor during this unforgettable training course. You’ll receive a customised, immersive 14 day PADI Instructor Course that will set you up for a successful career working all over the world. At the end of your training, you'll head to the 2 day PADI Instructor Exam.
After your program, you'll be well prepared to stand up in front of your first class and confidently deliver their training. You'll know the PADI System of Education inside out and be armed with a whole host of teaching techniques to suit every type of student. You'll be able to teach in a way that minimises impact on underwater habitats and inspires others to use their diving skills to protect the ocean.
This is not your bog-standard PADI Instructor Course. This is a deep dive into everything you need to know to be a fantastic instructor. The program focuses on your success as a Dive Pro and develops you into a well-rounded, employable PADI Instructor.
4 week online prep.
You'll use our guided program to revisit knowledge you've learnt throughout your whole diving journey. You'll be able to identify any areas that need a bit more work and the team will be on hand to help during weekly Zoom calls. You'll be up to speed and ready to sail through your PADI Instructor Course.
2 day in water prep.
Before your PADI Instructor Course kicks off, you'll spend some time getting to know your fellow candidates and support team. You'll jump in our training tank, head out for some fun diving and take part in environmental activities so that you're feeling refreshed, relaxed and ready to get stuck in.
10 day PADI Instructor Course.
We'll use the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) curriculum as the framework for your program and we've bolted on extra workshops covering topics that we know you'll love.
You'll be in the water pretty much every day and take part in interactive classroom sessions. You'll learn about the PADI System and delivering training to students.
You'll also prepare various teaching presentations to use in role-play sessions where you'll get the chance to practice as an instructor (and have fun as a "naughty" student!)
By the end of the PADI Instructor Course, you will be itching for your first class of students and ready to find a job!
2 day First Aid Instructor Course.
As a PADI Instructor, you need to be able to teach first aid to your students and although it's extremely unlikely to happen, you also need to be prepared to act in situations where things haven't quite gone to plan.
During your First Aid Instructor Course, you'll learn from our friends at Life Saving Training. They are outdoor first aid specialists who will take you through a regulated Emergency First Aid At Work certification. You'll learn first aid skills that you can directly apply to diving, plus pick up valuable teaching techniques that you can use to deliver high-quality first aid courses once you're qualified.
2 day PADI Instructor Exam.
After your PADI Instructor Course, you'll attend an IE where examiners from PADI HQ will come and take a look at you. There's no surprise what happens during this weekend - we can even tell you the order of the day!
Show them how amazing you are, use everything you learned during your training and you'll pass this little exam with your eyes closed.
Once the PADI Examiner shakes your hand... the world is your oyster! Watch out diving world, we've got another amazing PADI Instructor coming to get you!
"This isn't just a course that takes 2 weeks and once you've passed you're left stranded alone and wondering where to start.
This PADI Instructor Course has really set me up to be a confident, enthusiastic and excited instructor.
They're the best team and I really wouldn't want to go anywhere else for my training."