PADI IDC Course

Course Description

The PADI IDC is the core of the PADI Instructor Development training process. The goal of the program is to prepare you to function as an effective PADI Instructor by thoroughly familiarizing you with the PADI system and its entire diver training programs. You will draw upon your current skills and knowledge while learning how to conduct classroom, pool and open water teaching sessions. While successful completion of the PADI IDC will prepare you to easily pass the Instructor Examination, this is not the focus of the course we conduct at EASE. Our program is specifically designed to arm you with the basic skills and knowledge you will need to begin your career as a scuba Instructor.

The PADI IDC includes training in PADI systems, standards and procedures, Developing Knowledge development Presentations, Teaching in confined water, Conducting open water training dives and additional related topics.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are qualified to conduct the entire range of PADI experience programs and PADI courses from Open Water Diver through Divemaster (except for specialties and Emergency First response, which require specific Specialty Diver Instructor and EFR Instructor ratings).

Subsequent to successful completion of the IDC, to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, the instructor candidate must successfully complete the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). The IE is a PADI conducted examination in which the candidate is evaluated over two days in the following areas:

  • Dive Theory
  • Academic teaching
  • Confined-water (pool) teaching and skills demonstration
  • Open-water teaching
  • General diving skills and professionalism

One of the benefits of EASE is that we offer a short 6 or 7-day IDC course. With the 2-day Instructor Exam, this means you can complete your IDC training in as little as 9 days (or 10 including the EFR Instructor). The PADI IDC course includes at least 3 open water dives.

Prerequisites

  • PADI Divemaster or other organization’s leadership certification.
  • CPR/First Aid training within 24 months.
  • Certified Diver for at least 6 months.
  • Be fit to dive and submit Medical Statement signed by your physician that is less than one year old.
  • 97 logged dives including experience in deep, night, and navigation diving (IDC includes 3 open water dives)*
  • 60 logged dives including experience in deep, night, and navigation diving for our Career candidates*
  • Minimum Age: 18 years old.

*Please note that EASE career program candidates attending the IE with less than 100 dives will be required to apply for the PADI Assistant Instructor rating.

  • Post Instructor Examination requirement: Proof of CPR/First Aid Instructor rating

Required Paperwork for EASE

Course Materials

  • IDC Crew Pack
  • Recreational Dive Planner: eRDPml and Table, plus Instructions for Use booklet
  • PADI Adventures in Diving manual
  • PADI Rescue Diver manual
  • PADI Divemaster manual
  • PADI Open Water Diver Manual
  • Logbook
  • PADI Instructor Manual – Paper or Digital version. The paper version is included in the DM crewpack, while the digital version is available for free download by Divemasters on PADI’s website

Course Preparation

IDC Class Only
$2652
$1099 IDC Class Tuition
$415 PADI IDC eLearning Fee
$224 IDC Slate and Backpack Crewpak*
$715 PADI Instructor Exam Fee
$199 PADI IDC Application Fee
Includes meals and accommodations
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Go Pro IDC Package
$3212
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$560 EFR Instructor Class
$2652 IDC
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Just the Basics Package
$4745
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$560 EFR Instructor Class
$2652 IDC
$1309 MSDT Prep
$224 Nitrox Instructor
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$6908
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$560 EFR Instructor Class
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$200 TDI O2 Service Tech
$195 Regulator Repair Technician
$250 ITI VIP Inspector
$654 DAN DEMP Instructor
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