Instructor Development Course (IDC)


During the IDC which runs over 10 days, you will apply your diving skills and knowledge in learning to teach the PADI System in the classroom, confined water, and open water. The IDC emphasizes development. Our goal is to create a low stress environment in which you can learn to function as a PADI instructor. This makes the IDC a challenging, yet enjoyable learning experience…



Live to dive? Why not dive to live? Ditch the suit and tie and grab your mask and fins instead when you start your career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Whether it’s a full time change or a new part time opportunity, the Instructor Development Course will expand your horizons and open up a whole new world of possibility.


Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs?


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.


Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.


International Scuba

Course Details

Age: 18
Prerequisites: Divemaster or equivalent
Materials: crewpack required but not included
Additional Equipment Required: all professional required equipment, slate, rope
Dives: lots and lots


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