IDC Staff InstructorOverview

Just as scuba divers look up to divemasters, instructor candidates really respect IDC Staff Instructors. As the name implies, IDC Staff Instructors assist with instructor training and share their wisdom and experience with new PADI leaders. Taking the IDC Staff Instructor course provides you with in-depth knowledge of the instructor development process and prepares you to shape the next generation of PADI Professionals. It’s also a great career move.

So go beyond the Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating to assist with PADI Instructor Development Courses (PADI IDCs) or teach programs within the PADI IDC. Become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor! You’ll be able to teach the Assistant Instructor Course in its entirety and assist with PADI IDCs. You’ll get the thrill of mentoring prospective PADI Instructors as they begin their Assistant Instructor training and the joy of guiding them through their Instructor Examinations.


  • Certified as a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • Certified Emergency First Response Instructor

Course Materials Included

  • Course Director Manual
  • Set of Evaluation Slates including: Confined Water Presentation Evaluation Slate, Open Water Presentation Evaluation Slate and the Skill Development Score Slate

Equipment Needed

  • Scuba and scuba equipment.
  • Tanks and Weights provided
  • Two signaling devices – one audible and one visual
  • Cutting tool such as a knife, compass and dive watch


  • All-inclusive: $899 includes materials, tanks, weights, pool/boat/lake fees
  • IDC Audit for Staff Instructors – $399, includes tanks, weights, pool/boat/lake fees

Sea Experience is located in beautiful Fort Lauderdale, Florida and is full service PADI Career Development Center licensed by the Commission for Independent Education through the Florida Department of Education. This ensures that your training is provided by a facility that meets the strictest standards not only required by PADI but also the State of Florida. The dive shop, classroom, pool, dive boats and accommodations are all in one location. You will receive complete professional scuba career training with a facility that not only trains all levels of scuba diving but also does daily scuba dives on the local reefs and wrecks and welcomes group dive trips.  This means you are immersed in the scuba diving lifestyle that only an active dive center can provide.

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