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IDC 2019 Schedule

8/6, Tuesday, 12-8 pm
8/7, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8/8, Thursday, 12-8 pm
8/9, Friday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8/10, Saturday, Dutch Springs, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8/11, Sunday, Dutch Springs, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8/12, Monday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm
8/13, Tuesday, 12-8 pm
8/14, Wednesday, 8:30 am - 6:30 pm

IE at Dutch Springs
Saturday & Sunday
8/24 & 8/25
7 am - 2 pm

Instructor Development Course (IDC)


The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is designed to prepare qualified candidates to become PADI Instructors.

The IDC is divided into two segments. The first segment is the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course. The second portion is the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course. Together the two courses combine to encompass the entire IDC. Both courses must be completed before attending the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

Each segment can be scheduled as a stand-alone course or completed all at one time.
The IDC curriculum emphasis is focused on development, not tests or stress. This makes learning easier and more relaxed.

These are the training components in the PADI Instructor Development Course Curriculum:

Course Orientation
Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
Prescriptive Teaching Presentations (3)
4 E’s Counseling Workshop (2)
Teaching in Confined Water
Skills Demonstrations Workshop
Confined Water Teaching Presentations (4)
Conducting Open Water Dives
Discover Scuba Diving Workshop (1 dive)
Open Water Teaching Presentations
(4 skills during 2 dives)
General Standards and Procedures
Open Water Diver Course
Adventures in Diving Program and Workshop (1 dive)
Rescue Diver Course and Workshop
Divemaster Course
Risk Management

Sessions taken through online eLearning:
Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
General Standards and Procedures
Risk Management
Marketing Diving
Start Diving
Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
Business of Diving
Keep Diving
How to Teach the RDP

Entry Requirements:

  • Proof of PADI Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster certifications (or qualifying certification from another training organization).
  • Certified Open Water Diver for at least 6 months
  • First Aid and CPR training within the last 24 months (PADI Emergency First Response certification recommended)
  • Diving Accident Insurance (DAN is preferred)
  • PADI Diving Medical Statement signed by a physician and dated within the last 12 months
  • Proof of 60 logged open water scuba dives
  • Logged proof of deep, night & navigation diving

Minimum age:
18 years

Course Materials:
The following books and materials are required for the PADI Instructor Development Course:
This Crew-Pak includes the following PADI materials:
PADI’s Guide to Teaching Manual w/Binder and CD; Specialty Course Instructor Manual on CD; Instructor Cue Cards: Confined Water, Open Water, Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver and Divemaster: Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides CD-ROM, Diving Knowledge Workbook, Open Water Lesson Planning Slate; Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate, Open Water Quizzes & Exams; Divemaster and Rescue Diver Exams; Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Guide, Positive Approach Selling DVD;  Instructor Application, IE Enrollment Form, Certificate of Completion Form, Candidate Info and Training Record Form, Blue Hologram Decal, PADI Backpack;

NOTE: All IDC candidates are also required to have the  current PADI Open Water Instructor Manual and current student materials from the PADI Open Water Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and PADI Divemaster courses.

Equipment Needed:
BCD with low pressure inflator system
Single hose regulator with alternate air source device
Submersible pressure gauge (computers are acceptable)
Depth gauge (computers are acceptable)
Compass (computers are acceptable)
Bottom timing device (computers are acceptable)
Water resistant timing device (watch with second hand)
Weight belt and weights
Dive knife or tool
Audible surface signaling device (whistle or other noise maker)
Visible surface signaling device (tube or mirror)
Underwater signaling device
Pencil and underwater slate
Underwater light 
Lift bag
Two pieces rope for knot tying
Pocket mask


We offer a convenient format, for you to become a PADI Scuba Instructor.
Our program is conducted over a five week period on evenings and weekends.

Certification Awarded:
Upon successful completion of the IDC, candidates are eligible to go through the PADI Instructor Evaluation (IE). Once a candidate has passed the IE they will become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).

Note: Proof of 100 logged dives is required to take the PADI IE Candidates who are not PADI Divemasters are also required to pass the diver rescue skills assessment.

IDC Price: $1199
Our course includes classroom sessions, pool sessions, and open water dives.

IDC eLearning: PADI will charge a $325 fee for you to register for this convenient online eLearning program.

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Dive Theory online: PADI will charge a $110 fee for you to register for this convenient online eLearning program.

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PADI Instructor Application Fee $132 and PADI Instructor Examination Fee $525 and all course materials are additional.

Get Started Today!
Simply call us at 1-800-NJ DIVER, or email us here to get registered for the class