IDC Staff Instructor Program

Just as scuba divers look up to PADI 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.

IDC Staff Instructor

This course is designed to train students to assist with the teaching of the Open Water Scuba Diver Instructor (OWSI) Course and to independently teach the Assistant Instructor Course. Topics include dive theory, Assistant Instructor and OWSI curriculum, the psychology of evaluation and counseling, and evaluation methods.

Course Length

135 hours consisting of approximately 75 hours of theory and 60 hours of application in classroom, confined, and open water environments.


PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer; Emergency First Response Instructor.

IDC Staff Instructor Program Pricing

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Required Equipment and Materials

Please contact VA Program Administrative Manager at (808) 922-3483 or Connect With Us to ask questions of our PADI Course Directors.