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Instructor Development Course

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts

  • the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and
  • the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

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.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Prerequisites for IDC:

  • A PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)
  • been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course.
  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
  • During your instructor training you will also earn your Emergency First Response Instructor - EFRI.

In LEPIA we offer Instructor Development Course in late October or Early November (depending on the PADI date). For the IDC you will need 2 weeks and 2 more days for the IE. Please contact us for details on the dates.

IDC+EFRI: 800 €

PADI IDC Application fee: 187,2€

PADI EFRI fee: 116,4€

PADI IE fee: 651 €

  • PADI fees may change.
  • Price does not include the crewpack. It can be purchased individually or you can order it through us at least a month earlier.
  • Price does not include equipment. Full gear rent 150 € for the whole program.