IDC Staff Instructor

Wisdom and experience to share

PADI IDC Staff Instructor

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 is a life-long process.

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.


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The Fun Part

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 the 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 at a Dive Center or if you want to open a dive shop or resort.  

What You Learn

You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations.  Plus you will audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student. 


What You Can Teach

In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor, IDC Staff Instructors also are certified to:

  • 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.

At a glance, compare what you can teach when you continue your professional diver education.

What You Need

GEAR:   You will need all the basic scuba equipment and some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.   It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.

MATERIALS:   IDC Crew-Pak is required and available through our dive shop. An IE, application and member fees are additional and also required.

For all your learning materials and equipment, and registration contact us today.

PREREQUISITES:   You must be:

  • a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • at least 18 years old


What's Next

PADI Master Instructor Rating  --  go for this rating as an elite dive educator!


For more information, available course dates and registration -- contact us and discuss options with one of our Team Members.