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Two Scuba Divers
Course  Price: $3250

Instructor Development Course

Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor and take your career anywhere. When was the last time you said, "I love my job!"? Go PRO and you'll be saying it all the time.

We combined the Assistant Instructor course with the Instructor course to make one big Instructor Development Course, which allows you to teach as soon as you've finished your exam.

The IDC is unlike other PADI courses, as there is an Instructor Evaluation hosted by PADI at the end. The IDC is designed to completely prepare you for your Instructor Evaluation

Before the Course Begins
  • Complete Registration

  • Complete a Divers Medical

  • Complete the online learning

  • Discuss gear options with us - You will need your own gear, but we can help you out

  • Instructor Development Course

  • About 2 weeks

  • Go over theory

  • Practice skills in pool

  • Create and preform presentation on knowledge development topics

  • Practice teaching in ocean

  • Two day long Instructor Exam

  • Examiners from PADI evaluate

  • Demonstrate skills in pool and ocean

  • Respond to diver problems

  • Preform a rescue scenario

  • Written exams on dive theory, standards and more


The Ocean Pro Difference 

100% AWARE

We are partnered with Project AWARE, a global non-profit organization that is Protecting Our Ocean Planet - One Dive at a Time. They are focused on the critical issues of Sharks in Peril and Marine Debris, and we're supporting

them by donating $10 for every student we certify. 

Learning Materials Included

Most shops advertise a nice low price for their Instructor course. A low price always looks good, but in this case low prices are full of hidden fees. Most shops don't include any of the learning materials in the Instructor price. We don't agree with that, so we make sure all learning materials you need are included.

Free Air

During your Instructor course we want you to gain experience as a diver so we encourage you  to go out diving as much as possible. To  help you do that, for the duration of the course we fill your tanks with air for free!

We Hire Our Instructor Candidates

Every person we train to be a Instructor, we train so that we're happy to hire  them at  the end of the course. This means we go above and beyond the minimum requirements because we want all our staff to be the best they can be.

Lots of Instructors, Lots of Experience

We have over 20 Instructors and Divemaster on our staffing team, and we will ensure you get to work with most of them. That means you'll be learning from a wealth of different experiences and knowledge bases. Many of our instructors have been teaching for 15+ years, so you'll be sure to get extra knowledge from vast experience. 

Low Ratios

We keep our student to instructional staff ratios low to ensure you can progress a pace that is comfortable for you. We keep our numbers to a max of four students to one instructor or less.

One on One Training


Instructor Crewpack


EFR Instructor


One Low Price


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Specialties to Prepare

To prepare for the Instructor course, we suggest taking a few specialties to make it easier. We recommend the following:

Specialties to Work

Once you're an Instructor, there are a few more Specialties we recommend taking to work in the dive industry. They are:

Your Next Adventure

Once you've finish your IDC and IE, your next big step is to become a Specialty Instructor and eventually a Master Scuba Diver Trainer. This allows you to teach a wide variety of courses and shape excellent scuba divers.


  • 18 years old

  • Been a certified diver for at least six months

  • Be a PADI Divemaster

  • A qualified first aid certificate within the past 24 months

  • Have at least 60 dives to begin the course and 100 for certification

  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

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