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PADI Instructor Development Course

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a complete package that takes the already certified PADI Divemaster to another level. During this course the PADI system of diver education is introduced by our dedicated Go PRO staff team.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) provides you with the tools needed during your teaching career to train scuba divers in the classroom, confined water and open water and we will teach and develop your skills in order to use these tools.


  • Modern classrooms and fully equipped dive facilities
  • IDCs are held directly before the PADI IE
  • Complete preparation for the PADI Instructor Examination
  • Resident Platinum Course Director

All images are are taken on location by our Managing Director – PADI Platinum Course Director Richard Swann.

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PADI Instructor Development Course

Attitude & teamwork are the keys to success during your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC).

The IDC is great fun as well as a rewarding and unforgettable experience and you will meet people that will likely become lifelong friends.

PADI Platinum Course Director Richard and the Downbelow Go PRO team will help you to develop a clear understanding of the PADI Philosophy of Continuing Education and the full range of PADI programs. We will show you how to take advantage of the teaching materials and tools, including digital products that are available to you as a PADI Instructor.

Teaching is an easy and exhilarating experience once you’ve understood the basic teaching methods and how to fully use the PADI system! The programs are performance based; feedback and encouragement for your improvement is guaranteed throughout the course to inform you of your progress and level of proficiency.

Our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann delivers the course orientation which officially begins the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). The orientation will include a day-to-day schedule so everyone knows what to expect from the program and all components of the course. Candidates are picked up and bought back to our lodge in KK City every day so logistics and getting to and from where you need to be are never a problem.

PADI Instructor Development Course

Gearing up on Gaya Island.

Our modern classroom facilities located at our head office will be used for the PADI Instructor Development Course presentations by Richard and his Go PRO team as well as the IDC candidates. Knowledge development presentation on topics such as dive theory, builds on the candidates knowledge base and is essential to teaching students.

Theory workshops will take place in the classroom, however we encourage candidates to study independently on their own time too.

Our PADI Instructor Development Course – IDC Package Includes Three Instructor Courses

• PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI)
• PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
• Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI).

If you already have any of these qualifications, we can tailor your training accordingly.

PADI Instructor Development Course

Our purpose built classroom for IDC presentations

Once all three courses are successfully completed, you will be prepared for the PADI Instructor Examination (IE), which is a 2 day standardized, objective evaluation conducted by PADI Instructor Examiners from PADI Asia Pacific. We conduct the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) 5 times every year directly before the PADI IE.

This way our candidates knowledge and skills are fresh and fully prepared for the PADI IE evaluation. To find out more about Downbelow’s next IDC in Asia, check out our PADI Instructor Development Courses IDC schedule page.

Included within our IDC package are the PADI IE logistics. Whether the PADI IE is held at our own PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Centre or a nearby location we ensure all candidates will be completely familiar with the location and environment of the PADI IE. We provide transport, tanks, weights and required training equipment.

The eLearning PADI Dive Theory section is encouraged for all candidates to complete prior to the IDC. Although this is not a requirement, candidates will benefit from refreshing their dive theory knowledge from the PADI Divemaster course.

Our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is conducted over 16 days but we encourage candidates to join us for our 1 month Go PRO PADI Instructor Internship program which is fantastic value for money as it includes UNLIMITED scuba diving so you can log more dives, gain more experience and benefit from our preparation workshops.

PADI Instructor Development Course

Confined water right in-front of our PADI 5 Star IDC Centre

Our resident Platinum PADI Course Director Richard Swann and the PADI Staff Instructors of the Go PRO team conduct pre-IDC prep (refreshing dive skills and theory knowledge) which we include FREE OF CHARGE within the 1 month program. Our IDC Go PRO internship program also includes FREE training to certify you as a PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Specialty Instructor.

What can I do after I become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?

You can enroll in our Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparation course where you will be taught five additional PADI Specialty Instructor Courses and gain valuable teaching experience.
To increase your employability we also offer a FREE employment workshop after the IDC.

Not yet a PADI Divemaster? It’s no problem. You can join us at any diver level and we will design a program for you that incorporates all required prerequisite courses before the IDC.

Contact us at Downbelow to learn more about our internship options.

The IDC Crew Pack:
• Instructor Application, brochures and course documentation.
• Confined & Open Water Instructor Cue Cards, Adventures in Diving Instructor Cue Cards and Rescue Diver Instructor Cue Cards, Divemaster Instructor Cue Cards.
• Open water & confined water Lesson Planning Slates.
• PADI’s Guide to Teaching Manual and Specialty Course Instructor Manual (Digital, Multilingual version E, DU, F & S).
• PADI DVD’s: Positive Approach Selling, Open Water Prescriptive Lesson Guides and Specialty Course Instructor Manual.
• Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outline.
• Open Water quizzes & exams, Rescue Diver exam, and Divemaster exams.
• Diving Knowledge Workbook.
• Emergency First Response Instructor Manual Digital version.
• A PADI backpack to carry it all in!
A PADI IDC candidate must own a pocket mask, underwater compass, a surface marker buoy (SMB) and a timing device (watch or dive computer).

At our KK Times Square Dive Shop you will find everything you need and we sell the items mentioned above at a reduced rate for our internship candidates.

• Be Certified as Open Water, Advanced, Rescue and Divemaster or equivalents.
• Be Certified as an Open Water Diver for at least 6 months.
• First Aid & CPR training completed within the last 24 months (PADI Emergency First Response is recommended)
• Diving Medical Statement signed and dated by a physician and within the last 12 months prior to the PADI IE
• Logged at least 60 open water scuba dives.
• Experience in deep, night & navigation diving.

If you do not meet any of the above mentioned pre-requisites please talk to us. We can tailor the program to suit your requirement and goals.

• UNLIMITED Scuba Diving – up to 1 month duration including IDC time
• PADI Instructor Course – pre study classroom
• Assistant Instructor & Open Water Scuba Instructor = IDC Course
• Internship Training in a working PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, gaining insight into Business of Diving
• Instructor Workshops
• Lunch and Refreshments Daily when at Beach House Dive Centre on Gaya Island
• All Jetty and Park Fees
• All transfers to/from our Downbelow Adventure Lodge to the Beach House Dive Centre – Gaya Island on in-water days
• IE logistics with full support from Richard – your PADI CD !
• IE Fee
• Instructor Application Fee
• Personal Dive Equipment (can be rented)
• Lunch on Classroom days – approx. 7-9 days in total
• Evening meals, carbonated drinks and entertainment
• Insurance & Flights