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Contact us today to schedule your Dive Instructor training.


PADI divemasters are eligible to take the next step to becoming a PADI dive professional. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the training that will enable you to be one of the most sought after dive professionals in the world. PADI Instructors are among the most highly trained dive professionals. Earning your PADI Instructor rating shows you've completed the gold standard in training for dive professionals.


The IDC has two components Assistant Instructor and Open Water Instructor Program, given in-person over the course of 7 days. There are also several pre-requisites and additional requirements.  


See below for dates and additional details or call us for more info.

For more than 30 years, we’ve been serving Maryland, Northern Virginia, and Washington D.C.


The PADI Pro Experience

Are you ready to share your experience, knowledge and passion for scuba guiding new divers into this underwater world and bringing certified divers to advance level & dive master?

Take the next step - become a PADI Dive Instructor

Spring 2018 IDC:

This spring IDC training is held at Aquatic Adventures in Alexandria, Virginia and local area pools as listed in the schedule below.  


  Investment:  $1050


  IDC Schedule:


    • 3/24/18     8:00am - 5:30pm    Aquatic Adventures

    • 3/25/18     7:30am - 5:30pm    Wakefield HS pool & Aquatic Adventures

    • 4/07/18   12:00pm - 4:00pm    Lee District Rec Center pool

    • 4/08/18     9:00am - 1:00pm    Mt. Vernon Rec Center pool

    • 4/21/18     8:00am - 5:30pm    Aquatic Adventures

    • 4/22/18     7:30am - 5:30pm    Wakefield HS pool & Aquatic Adventures

    • 5/12/18     8:00am - 4:00pm    Open Water location TBD

    • 5/13/18     8:00am - 4:00pm    Open Water location TBD (Make-up date)

This is a required course prior to IE. If you are already an EFR Instructor, this course need not be repeated. There is flexibility in this schedule for those needing to complete this course. This course is priced separately from the IDC.


  EFR Schedule:


    • 4/12/18   9:00pm - 5:30pm    Aquatic Adventures    

  • Online IDC Course. Available through our PADI eLearning link just below

  • IDC Crew-Pak.  Available through Columbia Scuba

  • EFR Instructor Course, if applicable. Avaliable through Aquatic Adventures (see below)

  • IE, application and member fees additional (see below)


Each of the above additional requirements is available as noted and fees are payable in addition to the above noted IDC course investment.

Additional IE Requirements:

Emergency First Responder Instructor:

The final component to your Instructor level training is the PADI Instructor Exam. This is a 2-day exam held in a variety of locations each year. The only PADI IE scheduled locally for spring 2018 will be held at Dutch Springs in Allentown, Pa on May 19 & 20.

However, candidates are free to register for an IE in any location to which they wish to travel.


Schedule and details available through PADI or call the shop.


Instructor Exam (IE):

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Instructor Development Course

Call us today to schedule your Instructor training.  410-381-1994

We will assist you with all the prerequisites & all additional requirements you need.