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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.

To get your PADI IDC Staff certification, you will need the following:

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:

How to organize and conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course

Instructor development standards, procedures and curriculum

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.




18 years old at time of course.

Related Courses:


Educational material, all instruction.

Not included:

PADI fees.

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