You are already a Divemaster, you love people, you want to share your passion by providing training to the next divers’ generation, the PADI IDC rank is for you.
Why become a diving instructor?
After starting your professional career as a dive guide and having proven yourself, you are looking to open your business to new horizons. Being a diving instructor will allow you to find a position in any part of the world, to live better from your passion but also to become a very good public speaker.
Is it difficult to become a diving instructor?
The PADI IDC is not a difficult training, but it still requires a certain rigor because of its intensity. Indeed, the training lasts at least 5 days (it is often given over 7 days or more) during which you will learn to give theoretical courses and sessions of development techniques, but also to know how to control dive trips in the natural environment. Motivation and commitment will be your best friends in order to succeed your IDC. Becoming a PADI dive instructor is done in three stages:
– Complete the AI course (Assistant Instructor)
– Participate in Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) training
– Take the instructor exam, otherwise called IE. This final step will allow you to obtain the full level corresponding to the PADI dive instructor.
Succeeding your PADI IDC is possible in a very large number of diving centers around the world. However, each center offers different formulas, rates and schedules. You are probably lost in the face of the large number of offers. To help you in your choice, we decided to present to you what are, for us, the best scuba diving centers where to spend your IDC PADI.
Prerequisites to become a diving instructor?
• Minimum 18 years old
• Have been DIVEMASTER certified within 6 months of the IDC training session
• Be in possession of your “Emergency First Response – Primary and Secondary Care -”
taught in the last 24 months.
• Have a medical certificate from a federal doctor, dated less than 2 months old.
• Have validated 100 dives before IE.
Where to pass the OWSI PADI?– Bali
Passing the PADI IDC in Bali
Atlantis Dune Bali is a French-speaking dive center operating on the island of Bali since 1996. This 5 Star PADI IDC (Instructor Development Course) certified diving club is located in Sanur in the South of the Island and holds the reputation for being one of the best dive center in Bali.
Duration: 14 days of training
Next IDC session?– April 27th to May 10th
– May 25th to June 7th
– July 6th to 19th
– August 10th to 23rd
– September 7 to 20th
– October 19th to November 1st
– November 23 to December 6th
PADI IDC in Komodo
Welcome to Labuan Bajo. The PADI 5 * IDC Dragon Dive Komodo Dive Center started in 2009 with two friends Manu and William. Concerned about their ecological impact near the beautiful Komodo Natural Park, the center is a maximal Eco Dive Resort. You will find a diving center, a hotel, a youth hostel with swimming pool, restaurant and bar to make the most of your Labuan Bajo diving experience.
You will be trained by Aitor Diaz, PADI Course Directeur from Azul unlimited. In addition to uncompromising professionalism, outstanding humor and great patience, you will also be able to count on his network to start your career as an Instructor in Southeast Asia.
Duration : 16 days of training
Next IDC session?– June 25, 2019
– October 8, 2019
– February 5, 2020
– April 15, 2020
PADI IDC in Malta
At Orange Shark, the perfect environment to get your PADI IDC is offered: a relaxed English-speaking Island, a PADI IDC 5 * dive center, as well as an experienced PADI Course Director accompanied by his team of Instructors. Malta and Gozo are Southern Mediterranean Islands near Sicily, with rocky shores and superb dives from the shore, making it an ideal setting to become a PADI diving Instructor.
Orange Shark teaches on the Island with fairly high standards with Max, the owner, who has more than thirty years of experience in the diving industry. They continually strive to provide the best training for both recreational, technical and professional courses. They try to exceed the minimum training requirements for all their courses, especially the IDC PADI, so that you are ready to start teaching directly after the Instructor Examination (IE).
Next IDC session?– April 30 to May 9 (IE 10-11 May)
– 28 August to 6 September (IE 7-8 September)
– October 28 to November 7 (IE 8-9 November)