PADI IDC Staff Instructor


As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends. Becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you will help to mold the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.
Because PADI IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course,  you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

Many dive centre or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in the diving industry or you want to open a dive shop or dive resort.

Who should take the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course?

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

Not quite there yet? Ask our Course Director Ben about a PADI Staff Instructor Development Course

What will you learn?

After a pre-assessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

  • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
  • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • The psychology of evaluation and counselling
  • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC as a staff member rather than as a student

As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.


  • Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer


PADI IDC & IE Dates 2024

IDC CalendarIE Calendar
3rd to 12th March 202413th to 14th March 2024
8th to 17th May 202418th to 19th May 2024
10th to 19th July 202420th to 21st June 2024
9th to 18th October 202419th to 20th October 2024


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