The Instructor Development Course (IDC)

450 $ Book now
Duration : 7 Days
Equipment : Included
Requirements : Min 18 Years old


Did you (or are you about to) make the decision to take your Instructor Development Course – IDC – and become a PADI instructor? Congratulations! You have made a life-changing decision. Being a PADI instructor gives you the opportunity to do what you love every day and have a fun and rewarding job in the most beautiful places on earth.

About the course:
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI’s professional-level training. The course focuses on preparing you to function as a PADI Assistant Instructor or Open Water Scuba Instructor by introducing you to the complete PADI System. The course focuses your ability to use all components of the system as a professional dive educator.

After completion of the OWSI course or full IDC, you must successfully complete a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) and also be a CPR & first aid instructor before certification as an Open Water Scuba Instructor. Your PADI Career Development Center, 5 Star Instructor Development Center or authorized Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor will charge an additional fee for the practical sessions of your training. There is an Assistant Instructor application fee or an IDC registration fee and IE fee that must be paid to PADI for processing.
Scuba gear:

Full equipment

Learning material:

You will need to purchase an IDC Crew-Pak and have a current PADI Instructor Manual depending on how recently you may have completed your PADI Dive-master course. There are also other required materials and personal dive equipment that you may already have. Your Course Director or IDC Staff Instructor will guide you through this process and may suggest additional materials or dive equipment that are necessary or need to be upgraded.