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PADI Instructor Development Course

PADI Instructor Development Course
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If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

IDC Course Dates: 

1st, 3rd, 5th, 8th, 10th, 12th, 29th
April: (9am)
6th + 7th, 13th + 14

May: (6pm)
1st, 3rd
May: (9am)
4th + 5th

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the complete PADI Instructor program and is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

This course is designed for PADI Divemasters who are looking to become Full PADI Instructors. If you're already a PADI Assistant Instructor, then you just need to complete the PADI OWSI program to be eligible for the Instructor Exam!

Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

If you do have any questions or would like to discuss availability, enquire here or give us a call in store - 09 489 7782

Why complete your PADI Instructor course with Performance Diver?

Great question! There are many companies offering PADI Instructor courses, so here is why we think you should consider us:
  • We don't require our Instructor Candidates to take their course through the Tertiary education system, so our costs are much lower. This means that we prioritise and teach the course that PADI has designed, to make you an effective and employable PADI Instructor without lumbering you with the huge student loan at the end of the course. 
  • We have a 100% pass record for our IDC students at the PADI Instructor Exam! 
  • We complete the theory segments of the AI, OWSI or IDC program in our well equipped classrooms here in our dive shop in Takapuna, rather than forcing you to teach yourself with a purely e-learning based course! We find that students learn better, faster and ultimately become more knowledgeable Instructors when the theory is completed in person with our PADI Course Director Andy Stewart, backed up by our team of IDC Staff Instructors.

Course Prerequisites:
  • Already be a certified PADI Divemaster with 60 logged dives to begin the course. You need 100 logged dives to attend the IE.
  • You also need to be an EFR Instructor, but you can complete this during your Instructor training. You also need a medical statement signed by a doctor.
  • Complete the Dive Medical form. Click here to print the PADI Medical Form for diving. If you answer yes to any of the medical questions you must complete a Dive Medical check with your Doctor and obtain written medical clearance before the start of the course as we can't allow you in the water without it.
  • Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organisation may be eligible to enrol directly in the OWSI program. Please contact us for more information.
  • Students must be at least 18 years of age.

Click here for diving course terms & conditions. By purchasing this service you agree to all terms & conditions.

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