PADI Instructor Development Course

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About this course

Knowledge, experience and expertise - in all aspects of diving

IDC & EFRI Materials $3,495 / 8 days

  • We have been training Instructors for 20+ years;
  • We run some of Sydney’s and Australia’s highest-quality Learn to Dive courses, with our own training pool;
  • We teach almost every PADI Specialty, including Equipment Specialty and Gas Blending;
  • We were instrumental in the setting up of Sydney’s first and only fully protected Marine Aquatic Reserve, and we continue to be the major player in conservation and Dive Against Debris events in close collaboration with Project AWARE;
  • We are registered and trained Service Technicians and tank testers;
  • We are the leading Technical Diving shop in Sydney, both in training technical divers and growing the strong technical diving community;
  • We have a premium full gas blending system to make any helium and oxygen mix;
  • We teach everything here – from Intro to Snorkel tours to Trimix Technical Instructor Training.
PADI 5 star centre - Dive Centre Manly

What is involved:

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

IDC Cost Includes:

  • Dive Centre Manly professional training
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Program
  • PADI Materials (PADI IDC pack & online training, EFRi crew pack)

Also Includes:

  • Air fills
  • Use of tanks and weights
  • Use of Dive Centre Manly Training Centre facilities
  • Professional Dive Centre Manly log book and t-shirt
  • Career advice and job referral

Not Included PADI Fees payable directly $1,650

  • EFR Instructor Application
  • IDC Application
  • IE Fees

Tell me more...

The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.

Day 1 

  • Morning: Orientation, PADI system workshop, candidate pre-assessment exams
  • Afternoon: Dive theory workshop, confined water training workshop, confined water teaching presentation – dry

Day 2 

  • Morning (confined water): Skill development workshop (and swim/tread), candidate confined water teaching presentation – wet 1, Discover Scuba Diving workshop – briefing and confined water
  • Afternoon: Learning and teaching workshop, knowledge development, presentation workshop, risk management and licensing workshop

Day 3 

  • Morning: Open Water training workshop, Open Water teaching presentation
  • Afternoon (confined water): Candidate confined water teaching presentations – wet 2 & 3

Day 4 

  • Morning: Open Water Training workshop, Open Water teaching presentation – dry 2, continuing education workshop
  • Afternoon (open water): Candidate Open Water teaching presentation – wet 1, Discover Scuba Diving workshop – open water dive and registration, Advanced Open Water course workshop

Day 5 

  • Morning: Candidate knowledge development teaching presentations – 2 and 3, sales techniques workshop
  • Early Afternoon (confined workshop): Candidate confined water teaching presentations – wet 4
  • Late Afternoon: Dive theory and systems, standards and procedures exams

Day 6 

  • Morning (open water): Candidate Open Water teaching presentation – wet 2, Rescue Diver Course workshop
  • Afternoon: Course close makeups

Day 7

  • EFR Instructor Course


  • Weight
  • Tanks (provided)
  • Regulator
  • BCD
  • Alternate air source
  • SMB
  • Surface Signalling Device
  • 4 sided slate or u/w note book (preferred)
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Open heel fins
  • Dive boots
  • Knife or cutting device
  • Exposure suit (7mm or drysuit)

To take this course, you must be:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organisation
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
  • Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organisation (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit)
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.

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