scuba diving instructor training

Scuba Diving Instructor Training

The Fun Part. It’s about life transformations—both yours and those around you. The Training Part. It’s about learning with some of the best Course Directors in the industry.


Award-Winning Course Directors

EASE Course Director have been awarded the prestigious Platinum Course Director rating by PADI, for a 14 consecutive year running, the highest rating a PADI Course Director can achieve. This rating is received by just a hand full of all PADI Course Directors worldwide

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  • Testimonials

    “My IDC with Philippe was excellent in both the organization and content presented. The IDC had the outstanding service, professionalism and training Philippe is known for. With this quality of IDC, PADI will continue to lead the way.”
    Frank J. Coles, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    “Philippe was wonderful, while brutal. He took the time for us to practice where needed. Philippe’s professionalism and exacting execution are the gold standard that I will try to meet in my teaching. Thanks Philippe”
    Ryan Anderson, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    Philippe was a great Trimix instructor… Thanks!
    The IDC with Philippe was quite thorough and professional. I lived and breathe scuba for 10 days. And in the end, I was well prepared for a successful IE. Thanks to Philippe
    Paul A. Work
    “The IDC with Philippe was an ideal learning environment. Philippe is an excellent professional. It is quite obvious his goal was to help me become a good PADI instructor and be successful at the IE and in the real world of scuba. Thanks.”
    Christopher W. Southerly, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “I would like to say how fantastic Philippe Yersin was at my IDC. He provided a fantastic tuition in the classroom and the pool. He was professional, was always cheerful, positive and always had a smile. He gave great advice. Thanks Philippe”
    Andy Taylor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “Philippe did an excellent job of training me to be a safe an effective PADI Instructor. I think I was one of the best prepared candidates at the IE thanks to all the efforts from Philippe.”
    Greg L. Johnson, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “Philippe did a wonderful job of training me for real world teaching and success at the IE. His was an excellent IDC and I would recommend it to everyone to become an instructor.”
    Greg Johnson, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “The IDC course was very organized and my CD Philippe did a great job and was always there to answer all my questions. I can highly recommend Philippe to anyone wanting to become an instructor.”
    Kevan Kimber, PADI IDC Staff Instructor
    “Mr Yersin shows great professionalism and a wide range of knowledge of the PADI system. He should be recognized for the outstanding teacher he his and a point of pride for the PADI family. I would recommend anyone to anyone going pro with PADI.”
    Robert L. Seals, PADI Master Instructor
    “Philippe is an outstanding Course Director. He was extremely positive and upbeat throughout the entire course. I could not have asked for a better instructor. He is great!”
    Alain A. Audet, PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
    “Philippe Yersin was “Tops” in training, presentation, teaching and available to help when the stress got too much!”
    Jeffrey A. Swanson, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “Philippe was really great!! Very knowledgeable and a fun person to learn from.”
    Cinde M. Macgugan, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “The program at EASE is absolutely incredible. Not only are the Course Directors knowledgeable and enthusiastic, but they are generous with their time and energy. The living situation is extremely conducive to learning as well as to making great friends in a home-like, casual environment. The course prepared me for the IE better than I could have hoped, and I look forward to using my new skills and knowledge in the near future.”
    Lisa Zuckerwise (New York, USA), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “EASE, is an excellent learning environment to “EASE” into a diving career. The Course Directors were exceptionally talented and they had a friendly teaching style. I would recommend EASE Training Facility for anyone who desires a convenient and comfortable learning environment to develop the skills needed for a future diving career. I had a blast, met a lifetime supply of friendly divers and it was bubbles of fun!”
    Corinne (Cory) Hasty (Pennsylvania, USA), PADI IDC Staff Instructor
    “EASE has a great staff! The Course Director made everyone feel comfortable and was willing to work late into the evening to provide individual attention to anyone who needed it. Staying right at the facility mean that we could help each other outside class hours and practice in the pool whenever we wanted. It also saved us a lot of time that we would’ve spent driving back and forth to a hotel and to find somewhere to eat. I would recommend EASE to anyone wanting a personalized and teamwork-based Instructor Development Course. The seven of us in the IDC felt ready as we entered the IE, and we all passed easily.”
    Shane Partin (Grand Cayman), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “The EASE IDC is an incredible entry into the business of scuba instruction. EASE uses a winning combination of excellent instruction along with live-in housing for students. The quality of instruction comes from a deep level of experience, commitment, patience, and knowledge of people skills on the part of the Course Director. The course is intense, yet, because of the small class size, each student is mentored, tutored, monitored and encouraged throughout the IDC. The housing setup plays a key role in your success both in the IDC and the IE. Students live in a secluded house with pool and classroom for the entire 8 day course. The learning environment is deeply enriched by this. Students not only learn from the staff but from each other as well. The EASE IDC is very demanding, yet the rewards are high. You really gain a solid foundation for entering the business of Scuba Diving.”
    Meta Boyd (Maryland, USA)
    “I attended the EASE IDC and easily passed the Instructor Examination. The staff was absolutely professional and dedicated to my success. I am now teaching full time in Hawaii and loving it. Thank you to the staff of EASE.”
    Bill Keen (Hawaii, USA), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “The environment created at EASE by the Course Directors and staff is extremely conducive, not only for attending the IDC, but also for becoming a quality instructor. Staying at the facility with such a small group ensures that you stay focused on learning and studying. The close personal attention we received helped us improve our techniques, and overcome our personal areas of difficulty. I had a great experience at EASE and would not hesitate to send any of my students there.”
    Jennifer Goff (New York, USA)
    “Having attended numerous other training programs where a substantial amount of information was presented in a relatively short amount of time, I feel the EASE IDC course I attended ranked among the best in instructor commitment to the success of all the candidates. The level of drive and commitment the staff displayed, I feel, separates EASE from other Instructor Development Courses.”
    Steve Bourque (New Hampshire, USA), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “Training with EASE was exactly that – all the hassle was taken away – food, a place to stay, laundry etc. We had no distractions so we could concentrate on more important things like physics! It’s an intense, but fun course with great staff who are always available to help and advise. The support of the staff continues after the IE. with assistance in finding work suitable for each individual. EASE is a brilliant place to do the IDC – good facilities, friendly staff, and above all, an unforgettable experience.”
    Rachel Fulton (Pemba, Indian Ocean)
    “I took the PADI Divemaster program and IDC at EASE, and had a great time. The instructors were very knowledgeable, thorough, and they made the learning fun. Having the room and board included in the price was a big determining factor for me since I had to travel a long way to get there. I would highly recommend anyone interested in “Going Pro” to check these guys out, they’ve got they’re stuff, “all in one sack” so to speak. Thanks again Guys!”
    Brad Olsen (South Dakota, USA), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor
    “My IDC at EASE was very thorough, informative and very enjoyable. The Course Director was very attentive and always made himself available to answer our questions, whether it was at 7a.m or 11p.m! I would recommend EASE to anyone who is looking for a thorough instructor course and wants to have fun while learning!”
    Donna Blackley (Bermuda), PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor