Why Become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor?

Becoming a PADI IDC Staff Instructor gives you an insight into the actual instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI professionals.

After a pre-assessment 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 PADI IDC Staff Instructor, you can independently teach PADI Assistant Instructor courses as well as assist with IDC's and other instructor-level continuing education courses.

As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you can:

Required Materials and Equipment

You will need to equip yourself with all the basic scuba gear expected of IDC candidates and some accessories such as a dive slate, dive knife, compass, dive watch, etc.

In order to evaluate candidate presentations you will need the PADI Course Director Manual as well as the Confined Water Presentation Evaluation slate and the Open Water Presentation Evaluation slate.

These materials can be ordered through Instructor Development Philippines prior to the start of the course.


  • You must be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.
  • At least 18 years old.
  • Be renewed and in Teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year.

It's easy! Here's how to be part of the course...


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