About Your Course
Help shape the next generation of PADI Professionals by becoming a PADI Staff Instructor.
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
What Your Learn
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
Step 1. With Our Instructor Development Team
The first part of the IDC Staff Instructor course is the pre-assessment 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 Assistant Instructor, Open Water Scuba Instructor and Instructor Development Course programmes, as well as building your feedback and coaching skills.
Step 2. 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.
Meet Your Instructor Development Team
The Uk Diving Academy employs a team that is solely dedicated to training PADI dive professionals. They are here to make sure you get all the attention and time that you need and of course to make your training fun! All our team members are experienced Course Directors, Master Instructors or IDC Staff instructors that have worked in the industry for years and have great experience when it comes to training the best dive professionals.
We are dedicated to your training because we believe that each of our candidates should get 100% of our time and effort to become the best dive professionals in the industry. We also have a full team of experienced, PADI Instructors ready to help you to reach your Professional Diving Goals.Meet The Team
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How To Book
Enrol onto the course by contacting the dive centre. You will then receive an email asking for some more details to get you registered and also offering some help to get you started with your online materials.
After that, we will send you more details on logistics of your course, such where to be and when. If you already know which of our upcoming course dates suits you best, please book this date if you are unsure or can’t find a date that works for you simply give us a call to discuss this further.
Below you will find a list of our upcoming IDC dates.Contact Us
To qualify for training on the PADI Instructor Development Course, you must:
- Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or be an Divemaster/Instructor in good standing with another training organisation for at least six months.
- Be at least 18 years old
- Be certified as a diver for at least six months
- Have 100 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving.
- Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months or full HSE Medical.
Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months or full HSE Medical.
If you (or your physician) have questions about medical fitness to dive, contact the experts at Divers Alert Network (DAN), or your own Doctor.
You will not be able to participate in any pool or open water sessions without confirming your fitness to dive.
To take part in this course you will need to make sure you have, as minimum:
- Fins, mask and snorkel
- Buoyancy control device (BCD) with tank mount or separate backpack, and low-pressure inflator
- Primary regulator and alternate air source
- Breathing gas monitoring device (e.g. submersible pressure gauge)
- Depth monitoring device
- Quick release weight system and weights (if necessary for neutral buoyancy, or if required for skills practice)
- Adequate exposure protection appropriate for our local dive conditions.
- At least one audible emergency surface signaling device (whistle, air horn, etc.).
- Dive computer or RDP Note: If dives are planned using the RDP, the diver must have a timing device.
- In test scuba diving cylinder
During your course, we will offer equipment rental of all of the above core dive gear. You will be required to collect your core dive gear prior to the open water training dives from us.
- Dive site entry from £15 - £25 per day
- Equipment rental (if required)
- Air Fills
- IE Application Fee
- Open Water Instructor Application Fee
- EFR Instrucotr Application Fee
- Speciality Instructor Application Fee