PADI IDC Staff. Instructor Course. Why? How to make more back than costs!

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PADI IDC Staff. Instructor Course. Why bother? How can I generate additional revenue streams that will cover the costs? Bunaken, IDN.

Two Fish Divers Indonesia offers a free two-week internship for candidates for PADI IDC Staff, IDC or MSDT!

A couple of days ago I got a call from a PADI Master SCUBA Diver Trainer.  I evaluated his PADI Rescue Diver Exercise #7 on his Instructor Examination a couple of years ago.  He now owns his own dive store in Asia.  His question was.

Why should I do my PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course?  How can I justify the costs?  How will I be able to earn them back and make a profit?

This is not the first time I have had such comments.  What can a PADI IDC Staff Instructor do that an MSDT cannot?

A PADI IDC Staff Instructor can train and certify PADI Assistant Instructors independently of a Course Director.  A PADI Five Star Store number must be entered on the application form or PADI will not process it.  It does not need to be a 5* IDC Store.

A PADI IDC Staff Instructor may staff PADI Instructor Development Courses and have their name entered on Course Report Forms.  Each Open Water SCUBA Instructor Course and IDC candidate (to a max. of eight per form) counts as an advanced certification towards PADI Master Instructor and PADI Course Director Training Course applications.  You’ll need a  min. of two forms to apply for CDTC.  The min. I saw was four.  I had 19 when I attended.  PADI targets a continuing education conversion ratio of 70 per cent. for CDTC.  My 82% got me accepted first time.

How can you earn more money than the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course costs?  Take at look at the Employment Board on your PADI Pros website.  A PADI IDC Staff Instructor is far more attractive to an employer, particularly for dive store management roles.  You know what you are doing.  You can teach Dive Theory, Knowledge Development and skills properly.  You know your PADI Standards.  You can run PADI AI Courses and staff IDC programmes.

What do you need to start?  Teaching Status for both PADI MSDT and for Emergency First Response Instructor.  I can run a Member Status Update and EFRI Retraining Course for you if needed.

What will you learn on your PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course?  Among other things, I will train you how to evaluate skills properly on the 1-5 scale, so you can train your PADI Divemaster Trainees properly.

Do you have to audit an iDC?  No.  This is one option.  The other is a private course.

What are the performance requirements?  You will need to take part in four Knowledge Development sessions with me.  You need to pass a full set of PADI Dive Theory Examinations with me, achieving a min. of 80% on each subject.  Physics.  Physiology.  Recreational Dive Planner.  Skills & Environment.  Equipment.  Also on PADI Systems, Standards & Procedures.  You need to get a min. of a 4.0 on both a Knowledge Development and on a Confined Water Presentation.  You need to match control scores in four out of six sections on a min. of two Knowledge Development Presentations.  Also a min. of twice on three out of five sections for both Confined & Open Water Presentations.

What are the costs?  Your PADI IDC Staff Instructor Application will not get processed unless I write on it the registration number from your Course Director Manual.  Two Fish Divers S-6630 can source this for you for a cost price of $420.  You’ll need both the large A4-size Teaching Evaluation Slates, for Confined and for Open Water.  Two Fish can source for $55 each.  The Skills slate is $25.  You can buy a PADI IDC Staff Crew-pak directly from PADI UK and get it cheaply shipped in Europe, which has a cool bag and the skills slate free.  The 2015 PADI IDC Staff Instructor Application Fee depends on the territory field of your Teaching Address on Your Account on the PADI Pros site.

  • Asia-Pacific AUD A$147 Australian dollars.
  • UK £68.50 plus 20% VAT.
  • Eurozone (20% VAT) and Maldives €81 (no VAT).
  • Switzerland CHF 99.50.
  • Americas $115.


We charge €450 for your PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course.  Your name cannot be entered on the IDC you audit for your PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course, if you choose this option.  Staffing for qualified PADI IDC Staff Instructors is €400 per course, but we will waive this if you bring a candidate.

Multi-award winning PADI CD Dan Robinson, training effective, efficient and ethicalSM PADI Pros.  Indonesia IDC.  Bunaken, Manado, Nusa Lembongan, Bali.  Maafushi, MV.  Boracay, PH.  Negombo, LK.  Sipadan, Kapalai, Mabul, Borneo, MY.  Koh Tao, TH.  Worldwide.

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