IDC Course

IDC Courses

IDC Course

The IDC Course at Circle Divers will span 10 – 18 days (depending on each Dive Centre’s logistics) to prepare you for the 2 day PADI Instructor Examination (IE) at the end of the course. The IDC teaches everything you need to know to become a PADI professional Dive Instructor. Any PADI Divemaster (or equivalent) who has been a certified diver for over 6 months may enroll in the course as long as they meet the following conditions:

  • You will need 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 stating you are fit to dive signed by a physician within the last 12 months
Our Course Directors

You will need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor to receive your PADI OWSI rating, but this can be completed during your instructor training course.

What Does An IDC Involve?

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. After completing the entire IDC *you can go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
(Please contact our Course Director if you already hold the Assistant Instructor certification and wish to join the IDC.)

During your IDC you will learn to conduct all PADI core courses. You'll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives.

Key parts of the course include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in-water training
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counselling.

For further information please get in touch with our Course Directors viabooking@circledivers.comwho will be happy to answer any questions you may have.

IDC Schedule

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Start Dates Preparation(Optional) EFRI(Emergency First Response Instructor) IDC (Instructor Development Course) IE (Instructor Examination)
27 Jan - 2024 27 Jan 28 Jan 29 Jan 30 Jan 31 Jan 11 Feb 12 Feb 13 Feb
03 Apr - 2024 03 Apr 04 Apr 05 Apr 06 Apr 07 Apr 17 Apr 18 Apr 19 Apr
01 Sep - 2024 01 Sep 02 Sep 03 Sep 04 Sep 05 Sep 15 Sep 16 Sep 17 Sep
01 Nov - 2024 16 Nov 17 Nov 18 Nov 19 Nov 20 Nov 01 Dec 02 Dec 03 Dec


All EFRI training and preparation to take place in IDC duration.

Start Dates IDC (Instructor Development Course) IE (Instructor Examination)
26 Jan - 2024 26 Jan 13 Feb 14 Feb 15 Feb
29 Mar- 2024 29 Mar 15 Apr 16 Apr 17 Apr
08 Jun- 2024 08 Jun 25 June 26 Jun 27 June
28 Jun- 2024 28 Jun 16 Jul 17 Jul 18 Jul
31 Aug - 2024 31 Aug 17 Sep 18 Sep 19 Sep
15 Nov - 2024 15 Nov 03 Dec 04 Dec 05 Dec