PADI Staff Instructor Course (IDCS)

Pre-requisites: A PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
Pricing: from £425 for course fee’s. Not including materials, application fee’s, equipment, or lake/boat fee’s.
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PADI Staff Instructor Courses are taught by our Course Director, Robert Varns.

As a knowledgeable Instructor you will learn how to teach the IDC course curriculum and bring along the new enthusiastic PADI Instructors.
Throughout your course you will gain the confidence to teach, assess and develop the latest instructors.

You will need: A Course Director Training Pack, All your own dive equipment  and all manuals from the core PADI courses.

Once you have gained the IDCS qualification you will be able to teach:
PADI Assistant Instructor courses.
Assist PADI Course Directors when conducting the PADI Instructor Development Course.
Assist PADI Course Directors when conducting instructor-level continuing education.

The Staff Instructor course takes just 2 days to complete followed by presenting the AI course or attending all parts of an IDC.

Option A
Audit an IDC , whenever possible, because candidates observe the organization, communication and preparation for an IDC, then audit all training segments, evaluation and counselling sessions. If instructors can’t audit the entire IDC, they audit missed sections at subsequent IDC’s until completing all IDC curriculum presentations. Course fee’s for option A is £425.

Option B
If auditing a complete IDC is not possible, candidates have the option to present all curriculum components from the Assistant Instructor course (listed below) for evaluation. Have other IDC Staff Instructor candidates, IDC Staff Instructors or other instructional staff members play the role of Assistant Instructor candidates. Provide candidates with as much practical experience as possible.
Course fee’s for option B is £625.       COURSE FLOW CHARTS

We at Dive Machine will be glad to be of assistance to you in achieving a chance to become one of PADI’s top level instructor’s.
Are you looking for a career in diving and become a PADI Instructor?

Your Career path file can be downloaded here:

I have this qualification, what’s next? PADI Master Instructor

Required forms to download, print and return to Dive Machine for this course
Booking Form
Continuing Education Administrative Form


Dates shown below are for Divemaster & Instructor programs only