PADI IDC in Kenya

Come to Kenya and Become a Diving Instructor with Award-Winning CD Mark Slingo

Become a PADI Instructor by taking your PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) in Kenya. We teach the PADI IDC to the 2019 updated curriculum.

This incorporates PADI eLearning. Thus enabling you to complete many of the presentations before arrival at the IDC.

The IDC is conducted by Award-Winning PADI Course Director Mark Slingo and a team of PADI IDC Staff Instructors.

The program lasts 8-16 days depending on the style you wish to do.

When you are not on the IDC you can go diving. When it comes to scuba diving coral reefs, Kenya is up there with the best of them.

Ocean Tribe’s dive base in Diani Beach is located on one of the world’s top 10-rated beaches.

Diani is consistently rated the best beach in Africa. The palm tree-lined white powder sands run down to azure waters, where the fringing coral reefs can be found only 100m offshore.

The Ocean Tribe PADI Instructor Development Course incorporates the Assistant Instructor Course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course.

The whole program takes place over 8-16 days, followed by a 2-day instructor exam, conducted by an incoming PADI Instructor Examiner. 

PADI IDC in Kenya


You can decide to do the experience in as little as 10 days including the IE with our LIVE online presentation option.

You can do the more popular full IDC onsite, which takes 16 days, or up to 22 day with the MSDT prep option.

Who is it For?

The PADI IDC in Kenya is open to PADI Divemasters or equivalent certification from another organisation.

Course Outline

The PADI IDC is broken up into 3 sections.

  • PADI IDC eLearning which you can complete before the start of the IDC sessions.
  • Live classroom workshops which you will take part in physically at Ocean Tribe or on LIVE online classroom workshops with your PADI Course Director and fellow candidates.
  • You will give candidate classroom presentations and do the in-water work. On the in-water work you will take part in
      • Confined water skills circuit
      • Rescue demonstration
      • Confined water teaching presentations
      • Open water teaching presentations.

Medical Information

You must meet medical questionnaire requirements. Some conditions or medications may prevent you from diving. You should take the PADI Diver Medical: Participant Questionnaire to a doctor to have your medical for submission to PADI

What is Included To Help You Prepare for Your PADI IDC

 IDC Preparation Course
 Ocean Tribe Online IDC Resource Centre
 Unlimited tank refills and pool access for practice

What IDC Courses are Included?

 IDC Preparation Course
 PADI Instructor Development Course
 Emergency First Responder Instructor Development Course
MSDT Prep- 5x PADI Specialty Instructor Courses- EANX, Adaptive, O2 Provider, Deep, Wreck

What PADI Training Materials are Included?

 PADI Instructor Development IDC eLearning
 PADI Instructor Development IDC slate pack
 EFR Instructor Development eLearning
 Ocean Tribe Online IDC Resource Centre

What Other Inclusions Are There?

Free water, tea and coffee, and daily lunch
We can give you visa assistance with your eVisa application to Kenya
Ocean Tribe Dive Club membership for the year (free diving & other benefits)
Team teaching module following IDC/IE
Career development assistance
Special discounts on dive equipment in-store, including full gear packages
IDC Polo Shirt/ T Shirt
Ocean Tribe Mask Strap Cover