PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Enhance your professional credentials while learning how to teach professionals with the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course with Underwater Phantaseas. As a PADI IDC Staff Instructor you will help raise the next generation of PADI professionals as well as gain in-depth instructor trainer knowledge. This training prepares you to teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructor course and to staff the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This course will further your teaching abilities and develop your evaluation and coaching skills through independent study, classroom and pool sessions, guided training and open water sessions.

Upon successful completion of this course, IDC Staff Instructors can independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at PADI 5 Star Dive Centers or Resorts, conduct IDC training segments with a Course Director, and evaluate instructor candidate knowledge development and skills. The IDC Staff Instructor certification is a prerequisite to the PADI Master Instructor rating, the highest PADI professional rating before becoming a Course Director.


  • Teaching status PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • PADI EFR Instructor
  • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual
  • Agree to use the PADI system and its components


  • Your training to become an IDC Staff Instructor will involve four modules:
    • Reassessment of knowledge, water skills and teaching ability
    • Orientation to PADI IDC policies, procedures and philosophy
    • Training in the skills of objective evaluation
    • Auditing a complete IDC course


  • PADI Course Director Manual: either digital – $666.50 or paper – $503.20
  • Confined water presentation evaluation slate – $47.70
  • Open water presentation evaluation slate – $47.70

COURSE FEE: $500.00


  • All classroom and pool sessions
  • All open water sessions
  • Tanks, weights and wetsuit for open water dives


  • All scuba gear including, BCD, regulators, gauges/computer, compass, knife, gloves, mask, fins, snorkel or booties for open water dives (but may be rented)
  • Transportation, meals and accommodations for the open water dives
  • Entry fees for open water dive locations
  • PADI IDC Staff Instructor application fee (approx. $129.00 as of 1/1/2018) required to process your certification



Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with Underwater Phantaseas!