PADI IDC Prerequisites

Prerequisites for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

  • PADI Divemaster, or leadership level with another diver training organization
  • 18 years old
  • 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment
  • Certified diver for six months
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months
  • 100 Logged dives prior entering the Instructor Examination (IE)

Once you have passed your IDC and IE and are in Teaching Status as an Open Water Scuba Instructor you will be authorised to teach the following PADI courses:

• PADI Scuba Diver
• PADI Open Water Diver
• PADI Adventure Diver
• PADI Advanced Open Water Diver
• PADI Rescue Diver
• PADI Divemaster
• PADI Skin Diver and Discover Snorkeling
• PADI Discover Scuba Diving
• PADI Seal Team
• PADI Bubblemaker
• PADI ReActivate
• PADI Discover Local Diving
• PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy
• PADI Project AWARE Specialty
• PADI Coral Reef Conservation

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