PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Who Should Take This Course?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.

  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.

  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

What Will You Learn?

The IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops

  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System

  • Risk Management and Diver Safety

  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor

  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

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Instructor Development Course @ Singapore/Tioman/Bali

Package Includes

  • 4-6 confined open water session (Outram Secondary School)

  • 4-8 open water dives (Pulau Hantu/Tioman/Bali)

  • Unlimited theory sessions

  • EFR Instructor Course

  • Course fees

  • Certification fees

* Travel arrangements are done through a third party provider with TA 00590.

Price Excludes

  • PADI IDC Crew Pack ($750)

  • PADI Instructor Application Fees

  • Additional Travel expense to Examination venues overseas

  • Personal Expenses (e.g. meals, shopping, etc)

PADI Instructor Development Course