Age +18 YRS
Duration 10 DAYS
Price €850

IDC & IE Gozo, Start 25th February 2020

The focus of the IDC with DiveSMART Gozo is to develop good teaching techniques and practices. We mentor and guide our IDC candidates throughout, in addition to learning how to effectively use the PADI system of education. All our courses are supervised by one of the best and long-standing PADI Course Directors on Malta and Gozo. We are proud to have a 100% candidate pass rating since 2001. Our training methods allow you to develop and bring out the best in yourself.

Further IE dates for 2020 for Gozo and Malta


The course begins with a day in the classroom. Here, we focus on the design of the PADI system and how to use it in a flexible manner. Our participants will learn the system which offers the best possible training.

You will complete a dive theory and a Standards and procedures written examination. This usually takes place around day two or day three. This gives your Course Director an indication of your level of knowledge of dive theory and your understanding of the PADI system. It still allows enough time to remediate any issues you may have.

You will teach at least four confined water skill presentations, and play the role of a student when the other instructor candidates are teaching.

You will teach at least four open water skill presentations, and play the role of a student when the other instructor candidates are teaching.

You will teach a minimum of three classroom presentations.

You will develop your rescue skills to demonstration quality level required at the IE.

There are classroom sessions where we discuss the various PADI courses you will be qualified to teach. Business and marketing related issues will be covered as well as liability and safety.

What will you learn?

The IDC is normally held 10 days before the Instructor Exam (IE).

The unique PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Dive professionals, who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organisation, may be eligible to enrol directly in the OWSI program. This recognises prior instructor training and provides a path to becoming a PADI Instructor.

What learning materials do you require?

PADI Materials for the IDC are as follows:

  • PADI IDC Digital Crew Pack
  • Register for IDC Online through DiveSMART. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections.

For more information check out the eLearning page.

Apply for a Free IDC Information Pack:

Check out the VALUE PACKAGES offered here IDC Value Package prices


  • Participants must be 18 years of age, or older
  • Minimum certified PADI Divemaster or, leadership level certification with another training agency
  • Must be certified for minimum six months
  • Minimum 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE
  • Completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the last 24 months
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

The Emergency First Response Instructor rating is also a requirement for the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. This can be achieved during the IDC.


  • Ten days IDC and two days IE
  • Including Transport to and from the dive site
  • Excluding PADI learning materials and ALL PADI FEES
  • Excluding scuba diving equipment

Cost €850.00

You will need to pay the application fee to become an Assistant Instructor directly to PADI.  Click on PADI FEES for prices.

How do I book?

Contact us:

Where next?

See our IDC Value Packages or Emergency First Responder Instructor

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