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 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
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.
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.
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
IDC Prep eLearning
One Low Price
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.