Content on this page requires a newer version of Adobe Flash Player.

Get Adobe Flash player



As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.

Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want to open a dive shop or resort.

What do I need to start?

PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification

Emergency First Response Instructor certification

Minimum Age: 18 yrs  

What will I do?

You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations.

You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student.

You will qualify as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor by attending a IDC Staff Instructor course conducted by a PADI Course Director.

What can you Teach?

In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor can also:
  • Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
  • Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
  • Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting instructor-level continuing education.
  • Evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations.
  • Provide counselling and remedial training for instructor candidates and IDC Staff Instructor candidates.

PADI Instructor Manual

PADI Instructor Development

PADI Instructor Development
     PADI Mask Skills       PADI Mask Skills Take the Go Pro Challenge PADI Instructor Development       PADI Instructor Development     
Home  |   Partnerships  |   Photo Gallery  |   Testimonials  |   Contact
Site Updated: December 2023
Valid XHTML 1.0 Transitional Valid CSS!