Course Description

Candidates taking the PADI Instructor Development Course are expected to have a good knowledge of diving academics and demonstration-quality pool skills. Maybe it has been some time since your Divemaster training or you have not been active in assisting with classes. Perhaps you are just not entirely confident about your level of expertise. If either of these situations applies in your case, you should seriously consider taking the IDC Preparation Course. This one day course will alleviate those fears and will thoroughly prepare you to enter the IDC with added confidence in academics and confined water skill demonstrations.

We frequently have IDC candidates who are not comfortable with Physics or the Dive Tables or they are unable to perform pool skills or rescues to demonstration quality. During the IDC Preparation Course we will work closely with you to eliminate your individual difficulties, before the IDC begins. During the IDC you can then concentrate on preparing your IDC assignments, rather than devoting time to reviewing material and skills you should have covered thoroughly in your Divemaster Course.

First, you will complete the Dive Theory eLearning before arriving at EASE. Then you will take a simulated Instructor-level academic exams to help us identify your individual problem areas. Then we conduct an academic review tailored to your specific needs. Afternoon is spent in confined water bringing your pool skills and rescue technique up to demonstration quality.

The IDC Preparation Course is conducted over one full day (the day prior to the EFRI / IDC) and requires no open water training.


Prerequisite Certification• PADI Divemaster or other organization’s leadership
• CPR and First Aid within 24 months of certification
• Certified Diver for at least 6 months
Minimum Age 18 years old
Minimum Experience• 97 logged dives including experience in deep, night, and navigation diving*
• 60 logged dives including experience in deep, night, and navigation diving for our Career candidates*
Medical ConsiderationsBe fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
*Please note that some EASE career candidates will be required to apply for the PADI Assistant Instructor level until they have logged 100 dives.
Course Materials

Required materials:

  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Scuba Diving
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Recreational Dive Planner, eRDPml and Table, and Instructions for Use booklet
  • Calculator

Course Preparation – Independent Study

  • Complete Dive Theory eLearning (follow link for details)
  • Review dive theory in Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • Review skills learned in Divemaster course


IDC Preparation

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eLearning Dive Theory

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Just the Basics

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Our prices include course tuition and when applicable, tanks and weight, lake and boat fees and diver level certification fees. The package price includes also Meals and Accommodation. Training material, PADI professional application processing fees are extra. Prices are subject to change without notice.