Take the IDC to become a diving instructor​

You wish to become an International professional ? Become a true diving professional, become a PADI Instructor.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the complete course to become a PADI Instructor. After having completed the AI (Assistant Instructor) and OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor) courses you can attend an IE (Instructor Examination).

If you do not have the time to do a complete IDC (10 days) there is the possibility to divide the course into two parts. You can complete the AI (5 days) first and the OWSI (5 days) at a later date.

The IDC allows you to go from Dive master to PADI Instructor. It also offers the possibility of working overseas and optimises the amount of time spent on training. You then become a PADI Instructor able to work as a dive professional internationally. As a PADI Instructor you can teach student diver courses from Discover Scuba Diving to Dive Master. This is a rewarding certification allowing you to achieve satisfaction in the professional diving world and an excellent way of allowing others to discover and fall in love with diving.

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Become a PADI Instructor


A PADI Dive Master, who has been a certified diver for at least six months can enroll in a PADI IDC.  Other conditions : 60 logged dives at the beginning of the course and 1000 logged dives to allow participation at an Instructor Examination.  Also you need to have an Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care certification with 24 months, a valid dive medical less than a year old, and be an Emergency First Response Instructor (you can attain this qualification during the IDC).

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