PADI-IDC-Staff-Instructor-Scuba-NationAs a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders and you know that continuing your education never ends. As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.

Every PADI Instructor should set a personal goal to become an IDC Staff Instructor within 1-2 years of doing their IDC and many dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in the Dive Industry. You can also increase earning opportunities by being able to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course independently and it’s a great chance to refresh and up-date yourself on teaching skills and background knowledge.

Our PADI IDC Staff Instructor course is designed to provide PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development programs. This course builds upon the IDC Staff Instructor candidate’s experience and abilities as a dive educator while concentrating on developing evaluation and counseling skills. Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI IDC, you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics during the IDC and help shape PADI Divemaster and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

What You Learn

  • You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
  • You attend four IDC Staff Instructor Course Knowledge Development sessions
  • You will be doing the Dive theory and General standards and Procedures exams
  • You will be giving a knowledge Development and Confined teaching presentations
  • You will perform the 24 skills circuit
  • You will evaluate IDC candidates’ presentations
  • You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student

The Scuba Gear You Use

  • It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills and you will also find it easier to gain employment. You can find most everything at Scuba Nation PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre
  • You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear, some scuba accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc as well as two scuba signaling devices —one audible and one visual

Check with our Dive Centre to purchase equipment needed for the course.

To qualify for training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you must:

  • Be renewed and in Teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year
  • Be an EFR Instructor
  • Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating
  • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual
  • Agree to use the PADI System and components in its entirety
  • Three day PADI IDC Staff Instructor course
  • Audit an entire 14 day PADI IDC
  • PADI Course Director Manual digital version
  • Skill Evaluation Cue Card
  • Confined Water Teaching Evaluation Slate
  • Open Water Teaching Evaluation Slate
  • Knowledge Development Presentation Evaluation Form
  • Flexible schedule and training program
  • Free Wi-Fi Internet access at our dive centre
  • The use of our PADI Resource Library (Books and Videos)
  • Job Placement Program with our extended global network.
  • Equipment and compressor workshop
  • Visa Assistance and support
  • Access to great discounts on dive equipment
  • Tanks and weights
  • Becoming an Instructor with Scuba Nation GO PRO Academy in Cambodia is an experience you will never forget. Although it is one of the cheapest places in the world to dive, you aren’t giving up any measure of safety, professionalism, quality of instruction or diving locations.
  • Purchased as a package: Course Cost: $750, Materials Cost: $485
  • Not included are the PADI application fees which you pay directly to PADI 

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