Age + 18 YRS
Duration 11 DAYS
Price €350

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of instructor development process. Become an integral team member in the PADI Instructor Development Team and assist with instructor training.  Share knowledge and wisdom with PADI leaders and set the stage for moving forward to PADI Course Director. Want to take your teaching skills to an even higher level? Then the IDC Staff Instructor course is the right direction!

What will you learn?

You will need to complete the dive theory and standards exams, confined water and skill circuit, also academic teaching presentations, all with a higher pass mark than on your IDC. As part of the course, you will audit a complete IDC and practice your marking skills with real IDC candidates under the guidance of our PADI Course Director. The next IDC Staff Instructor course begins on 24th February 2020. The IE calendar dates for 2020, are as follows:



If you are unable to audit an IDC, please contact us for other options.

What learning materials do you require? 

  • PADI Staff Instructor Crew Pack

Apply for a Free IDC Staff Information Pack:


  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer (in teaching status)
  • EFR Instructor
  • Participant must be 18 years old
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • Agree to conduct all PADI certification courses and experience programs using methods consistent with PADI Standards and philosophy as outlined on the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI’s Guide to teaching
  • Agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety


1 day of Staff Instructor training, then 10 days of IDC

What does this enable me to do?

Independently teach and certify Assistant Instructors at a 5 Star Dive Centre or Resort (or higher). Assist on IDCs and Instructor level continuing education and evaluate and critique instructor candidate knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations.

Cost €350.00

  • PADI learning materials are not included.
  • You will need to pay the application fee to become a PADI Staff Instructor directly to PADI. Click on PADI FEES for prices

How do I book?

Contact Us:

Where next? 

More PADI Instructor Specialty courses or, certifications towards your PADI Master Instructor.

Click on the link to study the theoretical backgrounds before arriving in Gozo – anytime, anywhere!
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