Just say no to the cubicle and enjoy life under the sun as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor! If you are interested in a career change, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will allow you to share your passion for the ocean with others while doing what you love. Becoming a PADI instructor is not only about passing the instructor examination and achieving the certification. For this reason, our goal is to guide you through the IDC developing abilities, dive skills, knowledge and giving you teaching confidence that will accompany you from the very first student you will teach. At Blue Marlin, we know how important this is for your future students and your career as a PADI INSTRUCTOR.
Our monthly IDC’s take place at Blue Marlin Gili Air and Blue Marlin Komodo during a 15-day program (12-day IDC & EFRI) plus an additional – optional, but highly recommended – free of charge preparation program before every IDC start. We guarantee a 100% pass rate and a memorable IDC inclusive of valuable extras such as PADI Basic Freediving Course and the Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor Course.
The best way to observe a fish is to become a fish. Jacques Cousteau
|IDC + EFRI||USD 1,200||USD 1,200|
|MSDT Prep||USD 550||USD 700*|
|IDC + EFRI + MSDT Prep||USD 1,500||USD 1,850*|
*MSDT Prep Program in Komodo includes a 4-day MSDT-liveboard aboard Ikan Biru in Komodo National Park
Not inclusive of learning materials, approx. USD 750
Not inclusive of PADI Fees, approx. AUD 1300 (to pay directly to PADI)
Whether you’ve just finished your Divemaster course or haven’t been around dive centres for a while, it‘s always good to revise topics that will be covered during the IDC. For this reason, during this preparation day, we will go through all the subjects you need to review in order to have the best start possible. Moreover, our course director will be able to evaluate your knowledge and dive skills in a stress-free environment and can advise on your personal focus points for the course.
In addition to the standard IDC, we will ensure that all candidates are fully prepared for their Instructor Examination by holding a Mock I.E. In this two-day simulation, learn exactly what to expect, find your personal focus areas and shake off some nerves.
The IDC culminates in the Instructor Examination (IE): a two-day evaluative program that tests each instructor candidate’s teaching abilities, comprehension of dive theory, skill demonstration quality, understanding of the PADI System as well as both attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardised and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. We offer our IDC as a 100% GUARANTEED PASS. This means that if you do not pass the exam, we’ll offer your subsequent IDC at no additional charge.