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IDC Staff Instructor

Become a PADI Instructor Trainer

PADI IDC Staff Instructors help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors by passing on their experience and knowledge to those just looking to step into professional level diving.

They are also part of the teaching team during Instructor Development Courses, working closely with PADI Course Directors and gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge.

Many dive centre or resort management positions require this rating, but it’s also a great way to develop your own knowledge as an instructor and pass on what you have learned.

Once you have completed your IDC Staff Instructor course, you can start accumulating credit towards the Master Instructor rating – the one PADI rating not achieved through training.

IDC Staff Instructor

  • Teach the next generation of PADI Instructors
  • Courses can run in parallel with IDCs or separately
  • Prerequisites: PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Emergency First Response Instructor
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Master Instructor

  • Prerequisites: PADI IDC Staff Instructor, PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor for at least two years, Emergency First Response Instructor, certify 150 PADI divers (see for a breakdown of required qualifications), participate in at least three PADI seminars and more
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