PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)
The PADI IDC is the core of the PADI Instructor Development training process. The goal of the program is to prepare you to function as an effective PADI Instructor by thoroughly familiarizing you with the PADI system and its entire diver training programs. You will draw upon your current skills and knowledge while learning how to conduct classroom, pool and open water teaching sessions. While successful completion of the PADI IDC will prepare you to easily pass the Instructor Examination. Our program is specifically designed to give you the basic skills and knowledge you will need to begin your career as a scuba Instructor.
The PADI IDC includes training in PADI systems, standards and procedures, Developing Knowledge development Presentations, Teaching in confined water, Conducting open water training dives and additional related topics.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are qualified to conduct the entire range of PADI experience programs and PADI courses from Open Water Diver through Divemaster (except for specialties and Emergency First response, which require specific Specialty Diver Instructor and EFR Instructor ratings).
Subsequent to successful completion of the IDC, to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, the instructor candidate must successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).
The IE is a PADI conducted examination in which the candidate is evaluated over two days in the following areas:
• Dive theory
• Academic teaching
• Confined-water (pool) teaching and skills demonstration
• Open-water teaching
• General diving skills and professionalism
The PADI IDC Course is conducted over 6/7 days and includes at least 3 open water dives.
Prerequisite Certification• PADI Divemaster or other organization’s leadership
• CPR and First Aid within 24 months of certification
• Certified Diver for at least 6 months
Minimum Age18 years old
Minimum Experience• 100 logged dives including experience in deep, night, and navigation diving, if less logged dive contact us to arrange daily dives to help you reach the prerequisites
Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
Post Instructor Examination requirement:
• Proof of CPR/First Aid Instructor rating
EFR instructor rating available pre or post IDC.
Required Course Materials (May be purchased through our store)
• IDC Crew Pack
• Recreational Dive Planner, eRDPml and Table, and Instructions for Use booklet
• PADI Adventures in Diving manual (Advanced Open Water Diving Manual)
• PADI Rescue Diver manual
• PADI Divemaster manual
• PADI Open Water Diver Manual
• Practice the skills demonstration
• Become familiar with the PADI Instructor manual
Dive Theory eLearning• Review the Dive Theory in the Diving Knowledge workbook or take the
IDC eLearning course online• Complete the required
Course Preparation – Independent Study
Other option available include MSDT packages and more.
Please Call, Text or email for an interview
Our prices include course tuition and when applicable, tanks and weight. Accommodation and dive transportation available for $250.00 for entire program. Training material, PADI professional application processing fees are extra. Prices are subject to change without notice. Call or Text for fee breakdowns (619)850-5752,
Your key to success in this course is to be prepared and willing to learn new information, new techniques, and the various "Formulas for Success." Our job is to do everything possible to help you to become the best Instructor you can be and ultimately get you prepared for the Instructor Examination
So get ready for the time of your life. We look forward to helping you succeed in your pursuit to become a PADI Instructor. Please feel free to give us a call, text or email if you have any questions.