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PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Help shape the next generation of PADI Professionals by becoming a PADI Staff Instructor. 


You remember your own journey to becoming and instructor clearly - now you can help others achieve their dreams by helping deliver the very highest level of pro training.


About the Course

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.  

Take This Course If You Want to
  • Influence the next generation of PADI Professionals

  • Make yourself extremely marketable to any dive centre in the world

  • Independently teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course

Learn How to
  • Build the confidence and capability of instructor candidates

  • Work alongside experienced Course Directors in delivering pro training

  • Structure pro level training to ensure maximum efficiency and effectiveness

How to Earn your Staff Instructor Certification



With your Course Director

The first part of the SI course is the preassessment phase which ensures your skills, knowledge and teaching are where they need to be to move forward at this level.  


You will also participate in four fascinating curriculum presentations, designed to ensure your absolute understanding of the structure of the AI, OWSI and IDC programmes, as well as building your feedback and coaching skills.




During an IDC

You will also audit an entire IDC, with real candidates, real presentations to evaluate, and real issues and successes to share.  There is no better place for you to learn than in the immersive environment of live PADI Pro training. 


You will practice evaluating classroom, pool and open water presentations, and hone your feedback and coaching skills to ensure your candidates get the very best foundation to improve and grow.

Continue your career and begin a lifetime of discovery. 
Join the UK's largest dive community.

More info

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. 

If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN).


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