Imagine briefing a group of excited students in the shade of a palm tree before taking them into open water for the first time and watching their faces as they discover the wonders of a tropical reef. Now imagine getting paid to do it!
PADI Instructors are the most employable scuba professionals in the world - this really is your ticket to travel the world.
About the Course
The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the industry leading training programme to create competent and caring instructors, and Kerrie and Edwin are the best team to deliver it in a unique, fun and professional way.
You'll participate in many realistic scenarios and workshops to build your confidence and ability so that once you've passed the PADI Instructor Exam, you are ready and raring to teach your first course.
Take This Course If You Want to
Travel the world whilst earning good money or
Do something truly fulfilling with your spare time around your existing career.
Share your passion for diving
Share the incredible learning journey of nervous new divers as they build their skills and confidence
Learn How to
Teach divers new skills in a fun and safe environment
Be an inspirational role model who brings out the best in people
Plan your teaching to be fun, safe and integrated to maximise efficiency
How to Earn your Instructor Certification
PADI eLearning makes it easy to fit your IDC eLearning into a busy schedule.
Study offline, or online using a computer or mobile device. Connect with Kerrie and Edwin whenever you have a question or concern.
eLearning time commitment: approx 18-25 hours
AT THE DIVE CENTRE
With Your Course Director
The IDC is a life changing and unforgettable experience. You will actively participate in classroom-based workshops to hone your instructional skills, curriculum presentations to deepen your understanding, written papers to demonstate your dive theory and PADI standards knowledge base and dry presentations of in-water skills to ensure you're truly comfortable and confident in their delivery before heading underwater.
Time commitment: 5 days
With Your Course Director
You will participate in at least two comprehensive pool sessions and two days at open water, where you will practice many teaching presentations, in addition to completing workshops and skills circuits to broaden your own dive skills and give you the toolbox you will need to be a first class instructor.
Time commitment: 3 days
Total time commitment for IDC: 8 days
Instructor Development Course Packages
Approved Learning Provider
Ocean Turtle Diving works with the MOD in a number of key ways:
We are an Approved Learning Provider in the Enhanced Learning Credits scheme.
We are a Career Transition Partnership Approved Provider.
We have signed the Armed Forces Covenant and offer an Armed Forces Discount of 5%.
The ELCAS approved Level 3 Certificate in Scuba Instruction is a comprehensive package that includes the PADI Instructor Development Course, PADI IDC eLearning and materials and PADI Dive Theory online. You need to be a PADI Divemaster or equivalent as a minimum to enrol in this course.
Contact us and your ELCAS advisor, and submit our invoice to obtain a CAN number which we will need to begin the process.
Crossover to PADI
Whether you are BSAC, SSI, CMAS or any other dive agency qualified, you can crossover to PADI and make yourself a more marketable commodity around the world. We have experience of working with numerous other agencys' candidates and can help you navigate the PADI system until you are super comfortable teaching PADI courses.
Contact our knowledgable team who will be able to advise you at what level your need to begin your PADI training. Most existing Divemasters / Dive Leaders can enrol directly onto an IDC, and if you are already an Instructor elsewhere you probably only need to do the OWSI section of an IDC and then attend an IE.
Start your career and begin a lifetime of discovery.
Join the UK's largest dive community.
All PADI Professional Level courses requires written approval from a physician before you can begin the course. Some local GPs offer this service and you can download the Diver Medical form here to take to your doctor for sign off. Please send us a signed copy.
You can also obtain an HSE Medical if you are planing to work as a Divemaster in the UK. For either scenario, we highly recommend talking to our dedicated Diving Doctor, Dr Alastair Wilcockson, on 07768 932 484 or firstname.lastname@example.org who will be able to review your form for sign off, or arrange an HSE Diving Medical.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).