Instructor Development Course(IDC)

Become a PADI Instructor - The most sought after Instructor rating in the World.

Are you a PADI Divemaster looking to continue your diving education? Do you want to take the next step on the PADI career ladder? Give yourself the competitive edge in the job hunt by completing the Instructor Development Course and set yourself apart from your peers. By becoming a PADI Open Water Scuba you will be joining a select few of individuals on our planet who have decided to become dive educators. You have worked hard to reach this level,you are en route to that dream job.

So now, you want to be a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Becoming a scuba Instructor means you have to learn how to teach other people, beginners or experienced divers, “How to dive”. Because your student will dive as you taught them, you need to have a lot of knowledge in several topics about scuba diving.

That is why Aquatic Realm Scuba Center offers you this Instructor Development Courses (IDC), an 8 day course especially designed to prepare you for the Instructor Exam (IE), in a relaxed, stress free environment because there is a lot to learn and we want to make sure you will have 100% chances of success.

Basically the IDC is training where we will teach you how to use the PADI system to teach in scuba classes, pool, and open water. Thanks to the convenient PADI e-learning, you will be able to study whenever you want on this online course to be ready for your internship. During the IDC we will review several topics related to the written exams taken during the IE. You will take sample exams to identify areas of strength and weakness. You will find the learning enjoyable and very helpful.

Pre-Requisites:  PADI Divemaster or Equivalent


*$2496 IDC Course Content Includes:

  • Classroom Sessions, Pool and Open Water Training.
  • PADI Instructor Development Course Fee (IDC)
  • IDC eLearning and IDC Crew-Pak.

Course assumes demonstration quality skill sets in diving and rescue. If additional training is required additional fees will apply.

Course Time:  8 days after completion of online course.

*Above Fees Do Not Include:  PADI Application Fees, Additional Dive Fees/Entrance Fees, Tank Fills or Dive Gear.


Independent diving to accomplish required dives, skill practice training, make-up training, etc. will be required in addition to class dates.

**The IE has addtional expenses that are payable to PADI.  For prices and schedules please contact the course director.

Please Contact Course Director Lynn Wickline 937-428-9836 or  to discuss all of the possibilities available for your professional path.