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IDC Staff Instructor

The Fun Part – What you get to do and learn

So far all of your instructor activities have been teaching students in various PADI programs.  With the IDC Staff Instructor program, you will begin learning how to train assistant instructor and instructor candidates.  You know what it feels like to be going through those programs.  You’ve done it yourself (and successfully completed them!).  You know what you liked and what you disliked about the process.  You know how it felt having your knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations evaluated by the Course Director and IDC Staff Instructor as they marked boxes on their evaluation slates while you spoke.  Now it’s your opportunity to begin to apply your experiences to training the next assistant instructors and instructors.

What you can you do as an IDC Staff Instructor

As an IDC Staff Instructor, you are authorized to independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors and assist the Course Director with OWSI and other instructor development programs.


Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Emergency First Response Instructor
Agree to conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to Teaching
Agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety

Course Fee

The fee for the course is $500.  This includes all classroom and confined water sessions, as well as tanks and weights for all dive activities.
The course fee does not include materials or the PADI application fee.

Additional Information

Please review the attached information packet for additional information on authorized activities for IDC Staff Instructors; a description of the course structure; details on the skills, assessments and practical applications that you will conduct during the course; and required materials.

  Instructor Development Information Packet