PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) includes the Assistant Instructor course and Open Water Instructor Course. The IDC prepares you for the Instructor Exam, the final part of your journey to become a full PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

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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.

An Instructor Examination (IE) is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.

Hinta 1600 €

The IDC includes the Assistant Instructor Course (AI) and the Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI).

Additional costs!

To enrol on the IDC and become an instructor, you will also need to pay for:

  • PADI online learning (currently just over 300 €, check for latest price)
  • PADI course materials if you haven’t already
  • EFRI course if you haven’t already
  • The Instructor Exam
  • PADI instructor certification fees