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IDC Staff Instructor

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are PADI Instructors moving towards instructor-level training or teaching the Instructor Development Course (IDC). IDC Staff Instructors can independently train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors as well as help train PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

What can I do as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor?

  • Teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct the PADI Instructor Development Course
  • Help PADI Course Directors conduct instructor -level continuing education

What do I need to start?

  • PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • 18 years old

What will I do?

  • Master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
  • Audit a complete IDC

How long will it take?
Two course days plus a complete IDC audit

What materials are needed?

  • PADI Course Director Manual
  • Skill evaluation slate
  • All IDC required materials