PADI IDC Staff Instructor

Take Your Diving Instruction to a New Level

The IDC Staff Instructor course in Kenya with Ocean Tribe is your entry into becoming a part of the training of the next generation of diving instructors.

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are qualified to assist a PADI Course Director in conducting the PADI diving instructor courses (IDC) and additionally can run and certify PADI Assistant Instructor courses of their own.

Taking the step up to PADI IDC Staff Instructor will also allow you to build upon the skills, knowledge, and techniques that you have already gained and take them to the next level.

During the PADI IDC Staff Instructor course, you will learn how to perform critical evaluations of candidate performance, conduct counseling sessions for the candidates, and mentor and guide candidates through their dive instructor training.

Make Yourself Stand Out from The Crowd

PADI IDC Staff Instructors are extremely sought-after professionals within the diving industry.

They have shown commitment to their dive professional development and can offer further options to what a dive center can teach.

Many dive centers when advertising for management jobs in diving, list Staff Instructor as a pre-requisite.

Draw on Experience

You will be learning from a PADI Course Director with over 25 years of experience in the diving industry.

For your own diving career goals: The PADI IDC Staff Instructor rating is the first step on the path to PADI Course Director.

PADI IDC Evaluation Slate


There are two options for taking the course.

The first is the more popular option where you will audit an entire PADI IDC course with a PADI Course Director.

This is done over the 16-day PADI IDC at Ocean Tribe (you may audit online workshop components if you wish to slightly shorten your time on-site)

The other is the shorter version. In addition to the IDC Staff Instructor course components, you will present all components of the PADI Assistant Instructor course being graded by a PADI Course Director.

If you wish to do the shortened course option then this can be done in 4 days.

Who is it For?

The course is open to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers who also hold a renewed EFR Instructor certification.

Course Outline

There is some PADI IDC eLearning to complete before the start of the IDC Staff sessions.

There are then live classroom workshops which can be completed physically at Ocean Tribe or on LIVE online classroom workshops with your PADI Course Director.

Following on from this:

If you are doing the short version then after the IDC Staff Instructor course workshops. You will present the presentations from the Assistant Instructor course to the PADI Course Director.

If you are doing the audit option you will take part in the PADI IDC workshops, candidate presentations, skills circuits, and mentor and counseling sessions.

You will be assessed on

  • Your instructor-level dive theory
  • Skill demonstration quality
  • Role-Model Presentation skills

The Components of the IDC Staff Instructor Course workshops are:

  • Instructor Development Standards, Procedures, and Curriculum
  • How to Organise and Conduct the PADI Assistant Instructor course
  • The Psychology of Evaluation and Counseling
  • Evaluating Knowledge Development, Confined Water, and Open Water Teaching Presentations

What PADI Training Materials are Included?

✔. PADI Instructor Development IDC Staff Instructor eLearning which includes

  1. Course Director Manual (Digital)
  2. Instructor Development Reference Guide
  3. IDC Lesson Guides
  4. Instructor Development Resources
  5. IDC eLearning Videos
  6. Evaluation Training Videos
  7. OLPC Tutorial
  8. IDC Staff Instructor Course Lesson Guides

✔. Confined and Open Water Evaluation Slate

✔. Skill Development Preparation Slate

✔. Skill Evaluation Slate

✔. Ocean Tribe Online IDC Resource Centre

Note: All IDC Staff Candidates should also have the current PADI IDC eLearning for reference (not included)

What Other Inclusions Are There?

✔. Free water, tea and coffee, and daily lunch during the IDC

✔. Visa assistance

✔. Ocean Tribe Dive Club membership for the year (free diving & other benefits)

✔. Special discounts on dive equipment in-store, including full gear packages

What Does the Staff Instructor Course Cost?

  • PADI Staff Instructor Course – $599
  • IDC Staff Instructor Digital Crewpack & Slates – $399
  • IDC Staff Instructor Application – £108