IDREO Instructor Manual

IDREO Explorer Instructor Manual that contains IDREO Program, Teaching Method, Workbooks, Exams & Instructor Playbooks.
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Published 4/2013 English

Course Description

This is the reference manual used by IDREO Explorer Instructors.

Completing this Online course you will get educated in what it takes to be an IDREO Explorer Instructor.

The course is not only for Instructor candidates that wishing to know what it takes to become an IDREO Explorer Instructor and what is needed to be learn in order to be able to teach IDREO Training program. But also is highly recommended to very experience Instructors looking at perfection their teaching skills, understand better the IDREO Teaching Method, IDREO Instructor Playbooks as well as have access to the latest updates to the IDREO Training Materials in all diving topics and with student support files also in several languages available:

English, Korean, German, Spanish, Nederlands and French.

This is the one stop for all the materials use by IDREO Explorer Instructors and quite practical to be use as reference and Instructor Manual, right on your desktop, tablet or mobile phone.

What are the requirements?

  • ITC candidate
  • ICC candidate
  • IDREO Explorer Instructor

What am I going to get from this course?

  • Always Updated Reference Manual
  • Understand the IDREO Teaching Method
  • Instructor Support
  • Instructor Support by desktop, Tablet or mobile phone
  • Instructor Support by Desktop, Tablet or Mobile Phone

What is the target audience?

  • IDREO Explorer Instructors
  • IDREO Instructor Candidates
  • Technical and Cave Instructors
  • Recreational Instructors
  • Curious to know what it takes to teach IDREO Explorer Courses

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Curriculum

Section 1: IDREO Training Program
03:27
Welcome to IDREO !

Nick Toussaint
talks about the motivations of founding IDREO, Accident Analysis Project, IDREO Training and finally how  to promote Safer & Efficient Exploration.

Nick Toussaint
is an experience Diver and worldwide recognized Cave Explorer. He is probably one of the most accomplished and a worlwide re-known for expertise as Cave Instructor to all levels based in 17yrs experience teaching worldwide with a perfect ZERO accident record.

Nick Toussaint still trains Divers to all levels on all major cave destinations worldwide yearly, and is the main leader on the IDREO seminars.Is quite common he shares his passion and knowledge about cave diving at conferences in various diving shows, articles and even sport TV shows around the world. as well is an active participant in equipment development and testing specifically for cave diving.
He start Cave Diving in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico, the most wanted location for recreational cave diving
and got NACD, TDI and NSS-CDS certified in the mid 90's and has taken Cave Instructor training with IDREO , GUE, IANTD, TDI, CMAS, UTD, NAUI, PADI, & SDI, while creating outline and diver programs at various level for many of them.In 2008 received from NSS-CDS the Sheck Exley Award, with International endorsement,  which is given for acomplishing 1000 non training cave dives in at least 5 countries.

Nick Toussaint had cave dive in 12 countries, and just about every cave system in Mexico. Starting in Quintana Roo, Merida in the Yucatan Peninsula but also In the North state of Tamaulipas; been privileged to explore many of them. Also very familiar with most popular cave diving sites in Florida and Europe, including France, Italian Alps/islands, Swizterland, Scandinavian mines, as well as various Australasia cave diving destination.

You can contact Nick Toussaint by email


www.idreo.org


01:53
The IDREO Training program is design for serious Divers, the main goal is to fill missing gaps from seasonal experience Divers seeking to join an IDREO Seminar and/or Project.

However is been carefully take in consideration to make sure it allows the novice but agile and capable Diver quickly get the necessary skills to Safely and Efficiently evolve in a Dive Explorer.
00:36
IDREO Seminars were born as a response to the increase of cave diving fatalities mostly under exploration like activities in 2011 as noted by the IDREO Accident Analysis Project .

Seminars are free of cost as the idea is to mentor divers wishing to participate in exploration and eventually create their own projects. The seminar participants need to be solid and experience divers with certification in Mixed Gas Diving, Rebreather, DPV and Cave Diving.

Due to divers needing to fill holes in previous training, updating diving techniques or still under diver formation step IDREO decide to provide comprehensible and to the point IDREO Diver Training program.
Section 2: Basic Teaching Skills by DEF
04:14

As instructor you are going to need to reinforce academic topics for your students, so a strategy to deliver an efficient Academic Lectures Presentation is important to master.

First understand the necessary preparation needed and then learn the keypoints and what you Academic Lecture Presentations should contain to be organized, fluent and time efficient.

You can also use the Academic Lecture Presentation Planner Forms you can download in this course.

03:40

The Land Drill Presentations portion of Diver training is the oportunity to students to practice and ask questions about the In water Skills, however must still contain an organized and detail plan of execution.

Land Drills Presentations, presentation, demonstration and overall evaluating, need specific steps to deliver safe, efficient and successful sessions.

Take advantage of this lecture to understand the basics and steps needed for proper Land Drills Presentations.

A Land Drill Presentation planning form are available to plan safe, efficient and succesful sessions

04:48

The in water portion of Diver training is the most graphical and related to actual diving, however must still contain an organized and detail plan of execution.

In water Skills Teaching, presentation, demonstration and overall evaluating, need specific steps to deliver safe, efficient and successful sessions.

Take advantage of this lecture to understand the basics and steps needed for proper In water Skills teaching.

In Water Teaching planning form are available to plan safe, efficient and succesful sessions

00:15

The Liability Release form makes student realize the risk of undertaking a dive course, but also could protect the Instructor and facility in case of an accident.

The Liability Release Form form does not cover Instructor for negligence or not following the Training agencie standards and procedures.

00:18

The Diver Medical Form awake awareness of participants fitness level required for safe scuba diving.

Also can assist Doctors perform checks need.

00:31

The Student Registration Form assist Instructor to organize class planning, by listing students needs prior training.

Section 3: IDREO Teaching Method
04:42

Establishing a set of rules for IDREO training is very important to mantain consistency during the class, you want your student to be in control of the day as much as you do and to be inform of everything related with the class.

Take advantage of the IDREO website support to advertise your clases if you need and make sure you are organize before the class so you can focus on the training.

Remember is your job students are safe, have fun and learn is not important anything else.

10:42

Been able to cope with Equipment Failures is quite important for any diver but is definetely not what training must focus, make sure you are NOT using Equipment Failures to demonstrate students your superiority and that is just a training tool so they can understand an be trained to properly react at the unlike situation of having a failure.

Having an organized way to introduce Equipment Failures will allow divers to quickly understand how to deal with them, but more valuble is the ability to cope with task loading that arises when dealing with failures but also with just more common situations such as current flow, bad visibility, team separation and so on.

The IDREO Teaching Method focus in up to triple Equipment Failures in 5 levels and progressively applied to diver training sequence upon diver performance.

Section 4: IDREO Class Planning
2 pages

The Classroom Preparation Form can assist Instructors organize their Academic Presentations

2 pages

In IDREO we wish not competition of Instructor by price, the course fee are as follows :

Private Class 1 student

1250usd for 5 Day Training by student

750usd for Level 1 courses 3 Days by student

1000usd for level 2 courses 4 Days by student

Group Class 2+ student

2200usd for 5 Day Training, divided by number of students

500usd for Level 1 courses 3 Days by student

600usd for level 2 courses 4 Days by students

ITC

1500usd

Internship / Project

No charge

NOTE :

-No Diving and Travel expenses included.

-Instructor get a 40% discount coupon to access their student to Online Class.

-Online Class includes Certification Card.

Section 5: IDREO Training Outline
23 pages

The IDREO Training program is design for serious Divers, the main goal is to fill missing gaps from seasonal experience Divers seeking to join an IDREO Seminar and/or Project.

However is been carefully take in consideration to make sure it allows the novice but agile and capable Diver quickly get the necessary skills to Safely and Efficiently evolve in a Dive Explorer.

Section 6: IDREO Training Workbooks
00:19

The Workbooks are printable pages with the key information required to assimilate in a given course, they have proof a valuble tool as reference material after training but also asssit the trainee to have a dedicated space to write notes and/or questions, the idea is that you use it while going thru this classroom and therefore bring it full to the actual training, at the end you should also attach the answer exam for your instructor to review.

The Explorer Seminar need all Four current Workbooks:

1. Deep Explorer

2. Rebreather Explorer

3. Cave Explorer

4. DPV Explorer

The exams are a very valuable tool to make sure you know the most important information about each diving topic. There is a 4th Exam for DPV diving.

NOTE: Workbooks on different languages on each section.

00:19

The Workbooks are printable pages with the key information required to assimilate in a given course, they have proof a valuble tool as reference material after training but also asssit the trainee to have a dedicated space to write notes and/or questions, the idea is that you use it while going thru this classroom and therefore bring it full to the actual training, at the end you should also attach the answer exam for your instructor to review.

The Explorer Seminar need all Four current Workbooks:

1. Deep Explorer

2. Rebreather Explorer

3. Cave Explorer

4. DPV Explorer

The exams are a very valuable tool to make sure you know the most important information about each diving topic. There is a 4th Exam for DPV diving.

NOTE: Workbooks on different languages on each section.

00:19

The Workbooks are printable pages with the key information required to assimilate in a given course, they have proof a valuble tool as reference material after training but also asssit the trainee to have a dedicated space to write notes and/or questions, the idea is that you use it while going thru this classroom and therefore bring it full to the actual training, at the end you should also attach the answer exam for your instructor to review.

The Explorer Seminar need all Four current Workbooks:

1. Deep Explorer

2. Rebreather Explorer

3. Cave Explorer

4. DPV Explorer

The exams are a very valuable tool to make sure you know the most important information about each diving topic. There is a 4th Exam for DPV diving.

NOTE: Workbooks on different languages on each section.

Section 7: EXAMS Answer Key
Deep Explorer Exams Answer Key
5 pages
Rebreather Explorer Exams Answer Key
6 pages
Cave Explorer Exams Answer Key
6 pages
DPV Test Answer Key
3 pages
Section 8: IDREO Instructor Playbooks
17:04

This a complete Narration on how to read your Deep Explorer 1 Playbook, it goes in extreme detail how to perform a complete and comprehensible Introduction to technical deep diving, using nitrox, trimix and deco bottles.

To notice that we recomend to use Nitrox 32% the first training day and Trimix at least in one stage bottle on Day 3, deco bottles Day 1 could be Nitrox 50% but is recommended Oxygen, and Day 3 a deco bottle using 100% O2 must be used for decompression. Limit your dive to single decompression gas so around 45mts range.

10 pages

This Deep Explorer Playbook is a complete Day to Day Manual to teach a succesful and safe DE1 class, notice that the complete Deep Explorer class includes both DE1+DE2 and must be the goal, however when student(s) are not ready you must stop at DE1, let student(s) gain experience and then have them complete the DE2 part.

12 pages

This is a complete Day to Day manual to teach a succesful and safe DE2 class, notice that the complete Deep Explorer class includes both DE1+DE2 and must be the goal, however when student(s) are not ready you must stop at DE1, let student(s) gain experience and then have them complete the DE2 part.

12 pages

This a complete Rebreather Explorer 1 Playbook, it goes in extreme detail how to perform a complete and comprehensible Introduction to Rebreather Diving, using nitrox, trimix and deco bottles.

To notice that we recomend to use one type of unit in RB1 classes and allow for experience before doing RB2, however experience and certified RB Divers will be allowed to enter the complete Rebreather Explorer program together ( RB1+RB2) or to enter directly to the RB2 portion of class

00:19

Coming soon please use the RB Playbook Manual for now ...

This a complete Narration on how to read your Rebreather Explorer 1 Playbook, it goes in extreme detail how to perform a complete and comprehensible Introduction to Rebreather Diving, using any type of Rebreather.

To notice that we recomend to use one type of unit in RB1 classes and allow for experience before doing RB2, however experience and certified RB Divers will be allowed to enter directly into the RB2 portion of class.

19 pages

This a complete Rebreather Explorer 2 Playbook, it goes in extreme detail how to perform a complete and comprehensible progressionusing rebreather technology, including O2 rebreathers, decompression rebreather, SCR, CCR, pSCR, ApSCR while backmount single or double and sidemount while performing trimix overhead dives requiring extensive decompression.

To notice that we recomend to use one type of unit in RB1 classes and allow for experience before doing RB2, however experience and certified RB Divers will be allowed to enter the complete Rebreather Explorer program together ( RB1+RB2) or to enter directly to the RB2 portion of class when minimum requirements are match.

Cave Explorer - CE1 - Playbook Manual. PDF
20 pages
Cave Explorer - CE2 - Playbook Manual. PDF
20 pages
Section 9: IDREO Training Materials available
00:41
In this IDREO course you can create a solid foundation to become a better diver, understand the requirements and skills need to pratice in order to become a Safe and Efficient Dive Explorer.

IDREO was found as an International Organization to link worldwide explorer and share experience and knowledge to reach further where no Man been before, for more information visit www.idreo.org

As a way to increase safety among explorer IDREO promotes Exploration Mentoring thru a seminar in actual Exploration and Research Projects, however as many divers wishing to participate where lacking training and information.
Furthermore one of IDREO research projects is the Accident Analysis Project, AAP, found in 2011 increase in cave diving fatalities, to more than 10 times the yearly average, and divers involved where mostly under exploration activities the IDREO training was the response to promote safer and more efficient Exploration.

00:31
This is a Crash course on DPV diving only, so as iot names says is not intended to be the only material need to perform DPV dives, in fact has not much video on how to drive the scooter currently but it does includes the most important part of DPV diving which are the planning tools for basic single and advanced multiple scooter diving.

Section 10: Basic Dive Knowledge
15 pages

One of the keypoints in making a succesful and flexible Decompression strategy is to repeat use between a few gases, as in Standard Mixes for standard applications such as Bottom Mixes and Deco Mixes.

The Standard Mixes should respect parameters reflecting the risk the diver and team agree to cope with, specially in O2 parameters and Narcosis. However is no secret nowdays that "Deep Air " risk is not only Nitrogen Narcosis the "real danger" of breathing Air at depth below 30-40 mts is Oxygen Toxicity the real enemy, which opposed to Narcosis will make diver convulse and loose conciousness. The Oxygen limits applied by IDREO are min .40 PO2 in any RB operation, perferably below .7 and Max 1.0 PO2 at any bottom mix portion of planned dive, 1.2 PO2 on below 90mt deco or short deep exposures, PO2 1.4 on "Deep Deco" or brief NDL dives, 1.6 in 21-6mt deco stops and PO2 2ata inside habitats.

The Explorer don't have necesity or willingness to high level of Narcosis while driving DPV's,  monitoring Rebreather's breathing mixes & gases, navigating thru overhead tunnels, survey activities and/or research activities, so the Mixes Narcosis level are limited to 30mt/100ft max.

Gases identification in water is strictly by MOD, however Background of MOD can also add the color codes, notice that monitoring PO2 thru digital gauges in RB is required during training and IDREO projects.
07:48

A solid Dive Plan is paramount in diver safety, but also critical in achieving dive goals.

The Dive Plan simple touches all the limits the team has for a given dive and also underlines a "LIMIT LINE" when turning around back to surface should be happening.

Remember in a good plan limitations are hardly ever reach simultaneously, so this mean you may have to call the dive on gas, time, depth or anything else, so don't expect all Dive Plan limitations to happen together.

Divers should consider calling the dive anytime reaching ANY of the giving limitations.



11:46

When discussing Bailout we are talking as the back up plan to get out of trouble, in diving the worst possible scenario is sharing gas from the furthest point of penetration.

Proper Bailout is enough quantity of gas to make a OOG scenario work from furthest penetration point back to the surface, divers require to be able to make acurate estimations of gas need, plan adequate redundancy for further failures and be able to handle the bailout carrying options such as double tanks, stages bottles, deco bottles, multiple scooters and DPV's maybe be need to make the Bailout feasible.

Variations of Bailout are Minimim Reserve and Rock Bottom with basically same deifinition but applicable to specific situations such as a direct ascent to surface vs tunnel trael prior the ascent.

Indentify the Bailout calculation criteria and the options divers have in order to provide this important safety feature to all planned Dives.
Section 11: Course Completion
00:37
Congratulations for completing this course !

In this course in order to become a IDREO Explorer Instructor  we review and strength the following course sections :

  • Teaching Method
  • Training Workbooks
  • Instructor Playbooks
  • Class Planning
  • IDREO Training Materials

You have complete all lectures included in this course, you can verify by the green dot next to each lecture on the course dashboard.

Don't loose the chance to verify you got a hang of all basic information by testing yourself in the written examinations.
You need to have all this information down in order to participate in a ICC or ITC.

If you have any questions attend the live webminar, place them on the questions board or contact us at info@idreo.org

We sincerely wish you awesome Underwater Adventures !
3 pages

Current Progress of :

  • IDREO Instructor Candidates,
  • IDREO Training Instructor Staff
  • IDREO Seminar Instructors

NOTE: The list is updated every month.

Section 12: Forms and Documents
9 pages

The Student Package is a record of training for each student participating in IDREO Training, it should be used during training.

Instructor must send via electronic PDF with proof of Training and Photo.

3 pages

You can provide a temporary card and Proof of Training to your student printing this file in a bit thicker paper, while plastic card arrives.

There is two copies one for your files one for the student, and the las page temporary card can be plastified and give to student too.

This must be sent via electronic mail with a photo and Student Package.

ITC Files
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Instructor Biography

IDREO's goal is to actively promote diving exploration, transforming experienced divers in capable teams of explorers with the most advance technology.

DEF, Dive Explorer Foundation welcomes non divers interested in discovering the underwater world independently, while using the safest diving techniques.


Founder of IDREO and DEF is Nick Toussaint an experienced Diver & Instructor Trainer, worldwide recognized Cave Diving Explorer and Cave/RB Diving expertize.

He has shared his passion and knowledge about cave diving at Conferences in various Diving Expo's, Diveshows and even Sport TV Shows in 18 countries around the world.

Avid writer at cave-books with manuals, guides and cave diving related books and several magazines articles.

Active participant in development and testing of diving equipment specifically designed for cave diving. Currently is Founder/Owner/CEO @ White Arrow Cave diving equipment brand and developer/consultant to various other renowned current tek/cave diving brands.

Accomplished worldwide renown expertise as a Cave Instructor to all levels based on 20yrs experience teaching worldwide, over 1000+ certified students at perfect ZEROaccident record.

Nick Toussaint trains Divers to all levels on all major cave destinations worldwide yearly and is the main leader on the IDREO Explorer Seminars and Instructor Training Director

He started Cave Diving in the Yucatan Peninsula in Mexico. The riviera Maya has developed in the most wanted location for recreational Cave Diving Got NACD, TDI and NSS-CDS certified in the early 90's and since then has taken Cave/Trimix Instructor and Instructor Trainer ratings with several training agencies and organizations such as IDREO, GUE, IANTD, TDI, CMAS, UTD, NAUI, PADI, & SDI, eventually creating Cave, DPV and Rebreather outlines and updating Diver programs, at various levels, for many of them.

Author of the succesful "become a Safe and Efficent Dive Explorer"Online course. The most complete diving information source (11hr of content) to prepare divers for any level training.

In 2008 received the NSS-CDS the Sheck Exley Award with International endorsement, which is given for accomplishing 1000 non training cave dives in at least 5 countries.

Nick Toussaint has cave dived in 18 countries, training divers and/or and performed long range rb cave diving explorations in most of them.

Cave Diving Experience includes all major cave diving destinations and just about every cave system in Mexico. Starting in Quintana Roo, Merida caves in the Yucatan Peninsula but also In the North state of Tamaulipas; Privileged to explore many of them and currently holds the longest cave dive record in Mexico with 14.5hrs, together with dive partner Shane Jeckel in EJPP Project. (exploring the Pit "next generation tunnel" from Dos Ojos Cavern main entrance).

Yearly conducts Dive trips/expeditions to most popular cave diving sites worldwide, including Florida and all over Europe such as Italian Alps/islands,(OSP/SKP Project) Switzterland, Spain, Scandinavian mines and France, where he participated in the EKPP project exploring "Doux de Coly" Europe's longest cave System.

Also very familiar with various unique Australasia cave diving destinations.

Nick has now been touring the world and teaching for more than a decade, acumulating tons of knowledge that improve IDREO/DEF training programs.

His passion is a delight, respected and renowned for his uncompromising way of passing on a "merge" between the traditional old school and new school cave diving techniques.

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