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Duration: 12 days

Price: R26290/pp

Price: $1,893/pp

Price: £1,499/pp

Price: €1,683/pp



Have a passion for teaching others what you love? Turn your diving career dreams into a reality! Sailing into incredible sunsets could be the rule, not the exception. There are hundreds of positions available right now for PADI Pros in exotic locations all around the world. The IDC (Instructor Development Course) is your next step of professional training. It is an intensive introduction to one of the most exciting industries in the world. Headed up by Danny Martin, a Platinum Course Director for the past 13 years, who demonstrates the highest level of pass rate and continuing career success for their candidates. Danny is the only South African Platinum CD to have registered over 300 instructor certifications in 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2014 and to have been awarded platinum status annually since its inception. 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.

Course Details

Training and Certification Overview: The PADI instructor Development Course (IDC) is the heart of the instructor training process. During the IDC, you will apply your diving skills and knowledge to learn to teach the PADI system in the Classroom, Confined Water (Pool) and in Open Water. Daniel is a highly experienced Instructor Trainer who has met strict educational proficiency requirements and conducts all IDC’s. The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of 2 training phases - The Assistant Instructor (AI) Program and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Program. The IDC is then followed by a two day Instructor Examination (IE), conducted by PADI Worldwide. This all comes together with the PADI Specialty instructor training. Completion of the training phase may be met by taking either an Instructor Development Course (AI) plus (OWSI), or by completing the programs individually as it suits you. However, it is highly recommended that you complete the IE as soon as viable after the OWSI program. THE PADI INSTRUCTOR EXAMINATION (IE) IS THE EVALUATION PHASE OF THE PADI IDC AND ARE RUN BY PADI OFFICE STAFF. CANDIDATES WHO HAVE SUCCESSFULLY COMPLETED AN IDC, ENROL IN A PADI IE (INDEPENDENT EXAM)


To enroll in an IDC, an individual must: Be at least 18 years of age. Be a current Divemaster member in good standing with PADI or another recreational diver training organization for at least 6 months. Submit medical clearance for diving signed by a physician, attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the previous 12 months. The physician signing the medical clearance cannot be the applicant. The doctors letter must state”fit to Dive” Have been a certified diver (OPW) for at least 6 months and have completed and logged at least 60 dives. (As documented in your own logbook.) Note. To attend an Instructor Examination (IE), the instructor candidate must have been a certified diver (open water or equivalent) for at least 6 months and have logged at least 100 logged dives. Submit proof of Instructor CPR and 1st Aid training within the past 24 months. Preferably the PADI EFRI course. Divers from other Scuba Training Organizations are required: Submit documentation of any equivalent certifications for entry level advanced and rescue certifications issued by another recreational diver training organization. If submitting an equivalent rescue diver certification, also include copies of first aid training documentation. PADI DIVEMASTERS OR PADI ASSISTANT INSTRUCTORS AND QUALIFIED DIVEMASTERS FROM OTHER RECREATIONAL SCUBA-TRAINING AGENCIES MAY ENROL IN A PADI IDC.

Candidate requirements

Class Materials: For class sessions and independent study each Instructor Candidate is required to have: Guide to teaching Instructor Workbook. Specialty instructor guide CD. Specialty Instructor Outline on dvd. Diving Knowledge Workbook. Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving. AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Instructor Outline. RDP – Both versions (Table and eRDPml) including associated Instructions for use booklets). PADI Open Water Diver Manual. Open Water Diver Quizes and Exams booklets. PADI Adventures in Diving Manual. PADI Rescue Diver Manual. Rescue Diver final exam booklet. PADI Divemaster manual. Divemaster final exam booklet. Aquatic Cue Cards. OWD, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, DM and DSD. Confined Water Lesson Preparation slate. Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning slate. Stationary: For class sessions and independent study each Instructor Candidate is required to have: 2 Pens. 2 Pencils. Eraser. Ruler. Calculator. Notebook. Highlighter pen. Stick on notes (Post-its)s. Equipment Requirements: Instructor Candidates must equip themselves with: Fins, Mask, Snorkel and Wetsuit. BCD with low-pressure inflator. Regulator with an Alternate air source, pressure gauge, and depth gauge. Weight belt. Timing Device. Compass. Divers knife. Slate. Dive table. 2 x Emergency signaling devices (e.g., whistle and Surface Marker Buoy). Paperwork You will need the following requirements on date of registration: 3 ID Photographs. All PADI and Non PADI certification copies (from entry level and upwards). All C-cards. In-Date Medical(12 months). Proof of in-date Instructor CPR. History of diving – 1 page only and must include: Start date of entry level diving course, where you have dived, specialty courses, favourite dive sites.


12 days


Instructor Course Platinum pack: (IDC + EFRI +MSDT) - Includes your IDC (Instructor Develoment Course, EFRI tuition (Emergency First Response Instructor) and MSDT (Master Scuba Diver Trainer) course (5 specialties). Tuition by a Platinum Course Director. IDC tuition. EFRI tuition. Specialty tuition and dives. Course materials: IDC crew pack, EFRI materials. Tanks & weights.


Equipment Rental. Instructor exam (Paid directly to PADI EMEA). IDC registration (Paid directly to PADI EMEA). EFRI registration (Paid directly to PADI EMEA). Speciality registration (Paid directly to PADI EMEA).


R32,995 (Sodwana) * Sodwana package includes all of the above, as well as accommodation and meals and excludes transportation to get to Sodwana


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