PADI Instructor Development Center with APD


Do you love the aquatic world and want to share that world with others? Become a PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor (OWSI)! The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) has set the industry standard for professional training, and is the most sought after course by Divemasters from all agencies.

Are you ready to take the plunge into the world of professional diving? Current certified Divemasters who have been diving for at least six months, have completed EFR CPR/First Aid training within the last two years, and have been cleared by a physician within the last 12 months are ready to enroll in the PADI IDC.

Where should you start?

The first step is enrolling in IDC Online. This eLearning takes you through several training videos on the business of diving, risk management, and appropriate student interaction. Completing this step allows you to focus your training more on the practical application of skills rather than sitting in a classroom.
Once you've completed the IDC Online it is time to schedule your week for training. Our PADI Course Director and PADI IDC Staff Instructors will take you through the PADI Assistant Instructor Course and the PADI Open Water SCUBA Instructor Course, where you learn how to effectively brief and demonstrate skills both at the surface and underwater.

We also encourage all candidates to take the Dive Theory Online to help with their understanding of dive physics, physiology, equipment, the environment, and the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP).

What will the schedule be like?

The PADI Instructor Development Course with Atlantic Pro Divers begins Friday morning with the course orientation and presentations from the IDC Staff Instructor, followed by an afternoon in the pool. Saturday you travel to the Florida Springs to complete open water presentations and practice rescue skills.
Sunday is the Emergency First Response Instructor course, where you learn how to teach Primary (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid).
Monday is the first day with the PADI Course Director, continuing training in the pool, at the springs, and in the classroom over the next three days. Thursday morning concludes the course with final paperwork before heading to the IE, which takes place in various places around Florida on Saturday/Sunday.

What is included in the course?

Upon completion of the IDC Online and after making your final payment for the course, you will receive all of your materials, including:
  • PADI IDC Crew Pak
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Digital Materials
Your course also includes meals on days of instruction, site fees at the pool/springs, tanks and weights, and your PADI Instructor Application Fee. 

Transportation, accommodation, gear, and the Instructor Exam fee is not included. 

All instructor candidates receive a $50 credit and 15% off gear packages


Call today 904-270-1747 to reserve your spot in our November IDC! 


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