IDC Staff Instructor

IDC Staff Instructor

The Certification

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

​As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.


​Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

​The Learning

​After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum

How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course

The psychology of evaluation and counseling

Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.

​Get Started

​Stop by or call us for an in depth explanation of the PADI IDC Staff Instructor certification and its requirements.

​The Next Step

​Now that you’ve earned the highly respected PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating, you may want to aim for the pinnacle of diving certification. Your next step is working toward your PADI Master Instructor rating by building experience training the next generation of dive professionals alongside our Course Director. Ask us about the possibilities.