2010 PADI Instructor Manual
PADI’s Instructor manual in 1972 was under 100 pages. Over the next thirty-seven years, the manual swelled to nearly 1,000 pages.
Our 2010 instructor manual has been simplified, alphabetized, and binder-ized to make key standards easier to find. For a more extensive explanation of each course, instructors can refer to the 2009 instructor manual* and/or the new Guide to Teaching.
* and subsequent Training Bulletins.
All renewed instructors and divemasters will receive an email with a link to download the new manual in first quarter 2010.
Only the paper version is available for purchase now. Member price is: $96.50. The product (number 70120) comes with the binder and instructor manual pages only. It does not come with the other items shown in the photo above.
The fourth quarter training bulletin has some information on familiarizing yourself with the new manual (pages 2-3).
Update 3 Dec 2009: I’ve created a short FAQ on the new instructor manual based on questions I’ve received in the last few weeks.
PADI’s Guide to Teaching replaces the IDC Candidate workbook and can be used as a companion reference to the 2010 Instructor Manual. It includes the teaching techniques and recommendations that were previously found in the Instructor Manual.
product number 60020
Find out about the Divemaster hologram
The new instructor manual is part of the revised PADI Divemaster crewpak – which starts shipping next week. The product number stays the same (60020). Please see chart below with a list of what’s in the revised PADI Divemaster crewpak (available in English only for now).
If you have Divemaster kits in stock – don’t worry. The previous version of our Divemaster crewpak is still valid for use through 31 May 2010 (ref. pages 4 and 6 in the 4th Quarter Training Bulletin). After that date, Divemasters must purchase the new instructor manual if they’re buying a “2009” Divemaster kit.