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IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR Wisdom and experience to share

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

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.

As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.

The Fun Part

Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), you set the stage for moving on toPADI Course Directoras you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADIDivemastersandAssistant Instructorsinto PADIOpen Water Scuba Instructors

Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in Dive Center or you want toopen a dive shop or resort.

What You Learn

  • You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
  • You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student

What You Can Teach

In addition to all the courses you can teach as aPADI Instructorcan also:

  • Teach PADIAssistant Instructorcourses.
  • Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADIInstructor Development Course.
  • Assist PADICourse Directorsin conducting instructor-level continuing education.

At a glance, comparewhat you can teachwhen you continue your professional diver education.

The Scuba Gear You Use

You use all thebasic scuba equipmentand somescuba accessoriessuch as a dive slate,dive knife, compass,dive watch, etc.

It is highly recommended that you own all of your own scuba equipment, as familiarity with personal gear improves general scuba diving skills.


You must be

  • a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • at least 18 years old
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