~ PADI Instructor Course ~

Do you want to make the diving your job? Become a PADI diving instructor and make the diving your way of life. You can travel around the world working in places like the Maldives, Bahamas or Thailand, or combine your current life with teaching diving, work as a freelance with your own students or even open your own diving center.

But beyond the paradisiacal beaches, what the instructors are most passionate about is being able to teach others to dive: share with the students the experience of breathing underwater, see how they evolve and become expert divers, without any kind of doubt the best reward for a good diving instructor.

What is the PADI Instructor Course?

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDCs) prepares candidates to work as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors. Candidates gain knowledge of diving theory at the instructor level, model-level water and rescue skills, and leadership skills, learning how to teach in the classroom, in confined waters and in open waters. During the IDC, instructor candidates gain a complete understanding of the PADI educational goals and philosophy. Candidates who complete the Instructor Development Course (IDC) will gain the knowledge and qualification necessary to teach PADI diving courses from Open Water to DiveMaster.

  • Diving theory at instructor level
  • Improved skills in the water
  • Advanced rescue knowledge
  • Leadership
  • Open and confined water teaching
  • Personalized training

Course schedule and duration

We can do the Pre-IDC program several days before starting the course or intensive just before starting the course. During your PADI instructor development course, you will do different workshops with the goal of acquiring knowledge and practice at the teaching level of all PADI courses, as well as workshops on risk management, marketing and sales, and course management and development. We will practice all the exercises in the classroom first and then in the pool and the sea until we acquire a demonstration quality at the required level.
After completing your IDC, you will need to demonstrate that what you have learned during the Instructor Examination (IE). Then, an independent and objective PADI Instructor Examiner, will assess your skills and knowledge, checking everything from dive theory to PADI standards. PADI is the only certification organization that requires an objective and independent exam to qualify you as a professional instructor.

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Exercises to be developed during the course

Classroom teaching

During the course you will learn to organize and develop academic presentations that will help you to teach theory to your future students easily.

Confined Waters

In an easy and controlled environment as a pool you will improve your diving skills, you can easily teach the exercises to your future students.

Open waters

The repetition of correct exercises is the basis of the teaching method. At the sea, you will learn how to teach the diving skills easily and safely.


You will learn the methodology to make the briefings and de-briefings, to coordinate and organize a group of divers with structured and practical instructions.

Instructor Courses Plans

IDC Basic

  • IDC course
  • EFR Instructor
  • Didactic materials
  • Pre idc
  • Accommodation
  • Professional orientation
  • Internships after the course

IDC Plus

  • IDC course
  • EFR Instructor
  • Didactic materials
  • Pre idc
  • Accommodation
  • Professional orientation
  • Internships after the course
  • Nitrox Instructor
  • Oxygen Administrator Instructor


  • IDC course
  • EFR Instructor
  • Didactic materials
  • Pre IDC
  • Accommodation
  • Professional orientation
  • Internships after the course
  • 5 Instructor specialties
  • Flat rate on courses

Does not include: PADI fees, diving insurance and rental equipment

Requirements to take the PADI Instructor Course

Necessary requirements

  • PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent levels.
  • First Aid and CPR course certificate during the last 24 months (EFR).
  • At least 100 certified dives
  • 6 months as a diver.

** If you don’t meet any requirement or documentation, please contact us

Necessary material

  • Instructor kit
  • ERDPml electronic calculator
  • Pocket mask
  • Compass
  • 2 rope lines
  • Diving gear

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