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.