PADI Instructor Development Course

The PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) requires the application of your diving skills and knowledge to learn to teach the PADI system in the classroom, confined water and in open water.


The course consists of 2 training phases –
The Assistant Instructor (AI) program and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. This is then followed by a 2 day Instructor Examination (IE), conducted by PADI Worldwide.
Approximately 30 hours (over 5 days) is spent on the AI program
Approximately 40 hours (over 5 days) is spent on the OWSI segment of the course
For greater detail please request the current IDC schedule


Prerequisites for attending the PADI Instructor Development Course:

  • Minimum 18 years of age
  • Be a current PADI Divemaster or a Divemaster member in good standing with another recreational training organisation for at least 6 months
  • Submit documentation of any equivalent certifications for entry level, advanced and rescue certifications by another recognised scuba training organisation
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Documentation of diving experience with a minimum of 60 logged dives
  • Certification in CPR and First Aid training within the past 24 months
  • Verification of good physical condition as documented by a medical examination and unconditional approval for diving by a licensed physician within the preceding 12 months
  • Complete course application and agreements
  • Provide and be responsible for dive gear suitable for teaching

Qualification of graduates:

To be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, an individual must successfully complete a PADI IE conducted by a PADI Instructor Examiner

If you’re interested in this course, please contact us and request a quotation.