Staff Instructor Development Course

  • Who should take this course?

    Just as scuba divers look up to 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.

    Master Scuba Diver Trainers (MSDTs) who are ready to be excellent role models and agree to use the PADI System and components in their entirety may enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor course.

    What will you learn?

    After a preassessment of your instructor-level knowledge of dive theory, exemplary dive skills and role-model presentation techniques, you’ll participate in these sessions:

    • Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum
    • How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
    • The psychology of evaluation and counseling
    • Evaluating knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations

    Plus, you’ll get to audit an IDC or practice teaching many curriculum components.

    As an IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDCs and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

    what scuba gear will you use?

    Besides using the required scuba equipment as set forth in the Padi Instructor Manual you will be required to have your own copy of the Padi Course Director Manual, confined and open water evaluation slates.



    2-3 days  – combining classroom presentations, skill circuit and confined water presentations


    14 days – Auditing a complete IDC


    OPTION A* - $400

    OPTION B* - Contact DS Scuba

    * Does not include required materials or applications to Padi


    Brush up on your dive theory and General Standards and Procedures.

    Come visit us at Da Nang Scuba, and meet your Course Director who can answer any questions you may have or send us an email for more information.