Instructor Development Course

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) prepares candidates to be PADI Assistant Instructors and Open Water Scuba Instructors.  Candidates must hold the prerequisite certification of PADI Divemaster.  Only PADI 5 Star IDC Centers and Resorts can offer this course.

During the IDC, the candidates build on their instructor-level dive theory knowledge, role-model watermanship and rescue skills, and leadership abilities by learning how to teach in confined water, in the classroom and in open water.  During the IDC, instructor candidates gain a full understanding of PADI’s educational goals and philosophies.  The course begins with independent on-line study followed by five to eight days of training.  The course concludes with a two-day practice or “mock” Instructor Examination.

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Once the IDC is completed, candidates are eligible to attend the PADI two-day Instructor Exam and become PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Emergency First Response Instructor Course

The Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI) enables people who have had EFR training within the last 24 months and are at least 18 years old to teach the EFR Course.  The EFRI Course is a prerequisite qualification for PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.  The course is conducted over two days.

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Specialty Instructor Courses  

We offer a range of PADI Specialty Instructor Courses that enable certified PADI Instructors to teach PADI Specialty Courses.  Only PADI 5 Star IDC Centers and Resorts can offer these courses.

The following Specialty Instructor Courses are currently available:

  • Enriched Air Nitrox
  • Deep Diver
  • Wreck Diver
  • Night Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider

Each course takes approximately one day.  These courses can be provided separately, or included as a “Master Scuba Diver Trainer” Preparation Package of five courses along with the IDC.

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