Instructor Development Course
*$1399 + Required Materials
As a certified Divemaster you're ready to begin the training that provides
both a career in diving and the respect only afforded those divers who carry
the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor credential. In the PADI Instructor
Development Course (IDC), you receive the intensive education that gives you
the skills, knowledge, and tools necessary for teaching other divers. You
practice these in classroom, pool, and open water settings. After
completion, you'll be personally evaluated by professionals directly from
Instructor Development Course (IDC) Prerequisites
1. PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training
* 18 years old
* 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving
and underwater navigation.
* If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster
course dive rescue assessment.
2. Certified diver for six months.
3. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within
the previous 12 months.
4. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or
qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
*Instructor Candidate Required Materials
Instructor candidates must have, in their possession, a personal, current
set of the following materials for study and use during the course and for
reference afterward. You can save an additional $100 on your course fee with
the purchase of your IDC Instructor kit which includes the ** items and a
marketing kit all in a PADI backpack for $622. The PADI application fee is
$126. See attached Required Materials sheet.
Instructor Candidate Schedule and online independent study
Course schedules are available for days, nights or weekends and will be
determined by the candidates needs. Once you have enrolled, you will begin
your course training at home with the online independent study (this is now
included in your course fee). See attached Sample Schedule.
Upon completion of your IDC you will need to attend the PADI IE to become an
instructor. Below is some information you may find helpful. Dates and
locations of the IE's can be found on PADI's website and will be discussed
more in class.
Earning a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification requires
successfully completing a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by a
PADI Instructor Examiner. The fee is paid directly to PADI and is $499.
1. 100 logged dives
2. Successfully complete the Instructor Development Course or the Open Water
Scuba Instructor program within the past 12 months.
New Exit Requirement
Effective March 2009, all new PADI instructors will need to be current
Emergency First Response Instructor, or hold another First Aid & CPR
Instructor credential. If you are not an EFR Instructor this course can be
completed before, during or after the IDC but before your Instructor paper
work is processed. See attached EFR Instructor course sheet.
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