PADI Divemaster Course

Divemaster (DM) certification is the first professional step in the PADI system. It lays the foundation for becoming an Instructor.

During the XTC Divemaster program, you will progress to a professional level in your knowledge, diving and leadership skills through a mixture of independent study and instructor-led lectures and water sessions. You will assist in training student divers, learn how to guide certified divers and, through both role-playing and real student interactions, develop the confidence and skills to conduct a variety of Divemaster-led programs independently.

At XTC Dive Center, we run most of our Divemaster courses as 2- or 3-month internships so that you can get a real feel for what it is like to work in the dive industry. However, we also have an “express” training option available. During your internship, you will not only fulfill PADI’s requirements, but also take part in additional workshops that delve into subjects such as basic equipment repair, compressor use, customer service interactions and more.

No matter which option you choose, you will receive an exceptional PADI Divemaster course at XTC Dive Center in Xcalak, Mexico, one of the last unspoiled dive environments in the Caribbean. Throughout your training, you will have a personal mentor and will also work closely with others on our international team.

Our Divemaster Course provides the real-world experience of working in a busy, successful dive center, with exposure to a wide variety of customers from every corner of the world, a wealth of experience from our instructional team, and options to branch out into watersports, conservation and technical diving. You will also have the option to further your diving career with one of our world-class instructor training packages.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the PADI Divemaster Course, you must be at least 18 years old and have:

  • at least 40 logged dives,
  • documented medical clearance stating fitness for scuba diving, signed by a doctor within the last 12 months,
  • documentation of an Advanced Diver Certification (from PADI or another training agency),
  • documentation of a Rescue Diver Certification (from PADI or another training agency), and
  • documentation of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months (from PADI or another training agency).

If you do not yet have the certifications and dives required to start the Divemaster program, please contact XTC Dive Center with details of your current level so we can put together a program to meet your needs.

 

Duration and Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

Express

Training

2-Month Internship 3-Month Internship
Length of Course 14 to 21 Days 2 Months 3 Months
Included PADI Divemaster Course

One-on-one training

PADI Divemaster Course

Complete work experience

Equipment-servicing workshop

Dive shop administration training

PADI Divemaster Course

Complete work experience

Equipment-servicing workshop

Dive shop administration training

Intro to Sidemount

TEC tryouts

Free accommodation

Price Breakdown Divemaster Course: $1300

Materials: $240

Equipment rental: included

PADI Fee $115* payable to PADI by credit card at time of certification
TOTAL $1655

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Included Materials

All required course materials are included in the package quote. Here is a full breakdown of included materials:

PADI Divemaster Crew Pack – value $240

  • Divemaster Manual
  • Instructor Manual
  • Divemaster slates
  • Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving
  • Scuba Tune Up guidebook
  • Professional Training Log
  • Hologram decal
  • PADI Pro bag
  • eRDPml with Instruction Manual

Assistant Instructor Course

The PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) Course is a great step to becoming an Instructor, as it is the first component of the Instructor Development. As an AI, you can take on more roles, duties and responsibilities than you can as a Divemaster, and gain more experience and confidence as an instructional assistant.

During this course, you will be introduced in much more depth to the PADI system of education. You will also develop your teaching abilities through a combination of classroom sessions, presentations, practical workshops, and both confined and open-water training sessions.

Once you are certified as an Assistant Instructor, you can:

  • conduct knowledge development sessions for courses
  • independently teach three specialties: Peak Performance Buoyancy, AWARE Coral Reef Conservation and Project AWARE
  • independently conduct Bubblemaker and Seal Team programs
  • conduct DSDs in confined water
  • take on additional responsibilities on Open Water courses, assisting Instructors

And of course, you may choose to continue with your training and become an Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Prerequisites

To enroll in an Assistant Instructor Course, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have been a certified diver for at least 6 months,
  • be a PADI Divemaster, or hold a leadership-level certification with another agency,
  • have at least 60 logged dives, showing experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation,
  • have documentation of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months, and
  • have medical clearance, stating fitness for scuba diving, signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you don’t yet meet the diving and certification requirements for enrolling on the Assistant Instructor Course, please contact XTC Dive Center with details of your current level so we can put together a program to meet your needs.

If you currently hold a leadership qualification with another training agency and are looking to “cross over” to PADI, please contact us with details of your certification so we can check eligibility and let you know what would be required.

Duration: 3 to 6 Days

The Assistant Instructor Course can be done in as little as 3 days. However, we prefer to schedule our program over 5 to 6 days. This makes the schedule a little more relaxed, allowing you to fully assimilate all the information and get as much practical experience as possible, to ensure you will feel comfortable in your new role.

Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

TOTAL: $1205, which includes:

  • Assistant Instructor Course – $495
  • Materials – $620 (listed below)
  • PADI fees – $90*

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Included Materials

IDC Crew Pack (value $620):

  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  • Specialty Course Instructor Manual
  • Instructor Cue cards for Confined Water, AOW, OW, Rescue Diver and Divemaster
  • Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides
  • Diving Knowledge Workbook
  • OW Lesson Planning Slate
  • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  • Student Skill Practice Slate
  • OW Quizzes and Exam Booklet
  • Rescue and Divemaster Exam Booklet
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • PPB Instructor Guide
  • Hologram decal
  • PADI backpack

Additional Required Materials (not included)

Other materials required for this course are sold separately, if you do not already have them from previous training:

  • RDP – $23
  • eRDPml – $29
  • Pocket mask – $25

While we include all standard equipment if you need it, there are a few items that you will be expected to bring:

  • SMB and reel: required for any staff and trainees diving within the marine reserve.
  • Compass: standard equipment required of PADI professionals.
  • Cutting tool: this is a PADI professional requirement. (NOTE: If you have a knife, the marine reserve limits it to a maximum of 6 inches including blade and hilt).
  • Dive computer or a timing device and RDP for planning all of your dives.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is the second portion of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (link to IDC page 3.5). It is the ideal way for PADI Assistant Instructors (link to AI page 3.3) to upgrade to a full Scuba Diving Instructor, or for Instructors from other training agencies to cross over to PADI. The program will further develop the teaching skills you learned in the Assistant Instructor Course, introduce you to the entire PADI system of diver education, and elaborate on business principles within the dive industry. During the course, you will gain in-depth knowledge of PADI standards, learn about the role of media in teaching and practice, and participate in more teaching presentations in the classroom, as well as in confined and open water.

Assistant Instructors, and Instructors from other training agencies crossing over to PADI, are invited and strongly encouraged to join our full IDC as a refresher.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the OWSI Course, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • show proof of at least 100 logged dives, with experience in night diving, deep diving and navigation diving,
  • be a PADI Assistant Instructor or current instructor member in good standing with another training organization for at least 6 months,
  • have documentation of all previous certifications (e.g., entry level, advanced, rescue) from PADI, or qualifying certifications from another training agency,
  • have documentation of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months, and
  • provide medical clearance stating your fitness for scuba diving, signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you don’t currently meet the diving and certification requirements for enrolling in the OWSI Course, please contact XTC Dive Center with details of your current level so we can customize a program to meet your needs.

Qualifying Certifications: If you currently hold any qualifications from another training agency and are looking to become a PADI Instructor, please contact us with copies and details of your current certifications so we can check eligibility and inform you of the specific requirements.

Duration

Our OWSI program is run in conjunction with our scheduled Instructor Development Courses (IDCs). As an additional benefit, we include a full AI refresher in your program, should you choose to sit in on the full IDC.

The full IDC, including the PADI Instructor Examination, is run over a period of 18 days, with the OWSI section filling 5 days (minimum). If you need to get your EFR Instructor Rating, this will require an additional 2 days.

Please contact XTC Dive Center with your current certifications, and we will put together a package including everything you need to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, as well as our available training dates.

Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

We also have a variety of Instructor Packages (insert link to packages page) available, which offer great value on additional training.

TOTAL: $1610, which includes:

  • OWSI Course Instruction – $795 (including AI refresher)
  • PADI Instructor Application fee – $165*
  • PADI Instructor Examination fee – $650*

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Additional Materials and Fees (not included)

Depending on your current level, additional costs for this course may include:

  • EFR Instructor Course fee – $250
  • EFR Instructor Manual – $88 (available in digital or paper version)
  • PADI EFR Instructor Application fee – $110*
  • IDC Crew Pack – $620 (may be required if you do not have the materials from your previous training, or if the materials you have are out-of-date). It includes:
  1. PADI’s Guide to Teaching
  2. Specialty Course Instructor Manual
  3. Instructor Cue cards for the OW, AOW, Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses
  4. Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides
  5. Diving Knowledge Workbook
  6. Open Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  7. Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
  8. Student Skill Practice Slate
  9. OW Quizzes and Exam Booklet
  10. Rescue and Divemaster Exam Booklet
  11. Positive Approach Selling DVD
  12. PPB Instructor Guide
  13. Hologram Decal
  14. PADI Backpack

Additional Required Materials (not included)

Other materials required for this course are sold separately, if you do not already have them from previous training:

  • RDP – $23
  • eRDPml – $29
  • Pocket mask – $25

While we include all standard equipment if you need it, there are a few items that you will be expected to bring:

  • SMB and reel: required for any staff and trainees diving within the marine reserve.
  • Compass: standard equipment required of PADI professionals.
  • Cutting tool: this is a PADI professional requirement. (NOTE: If you have a knife, the marine reserve limits it to a maximum of 6 inches including blade and hilt).
  • Dive computer or a timing device and RDP for planning all of your dives.

Accommodation

We can help you find accommodation during your training course at XTC Dive Center. Please contact us for more information.

PADI Instructor Development Course

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) provides current PADI Divemasters with the necessary training to become a Scuba Diving Instructor—a lifestyle opportunity many divers dream of. XTC Dive Center can make this dream a reality. We offer world-class instructor training in a remote, natural area, far from the distractions of busy tourist destinations.

With two highly experienced Course Directors and an instructional team from around the world, XTC provides the most up-to-date training available. Our state-of-the-art facilities and modern instructional techniques enhance students’ learning experience. We offer fully multimedia-enabled classrooms, onsite dining and quality dive equipment, backed by all the latest PADI educational materials.

PADI’s IDC program is divided into two parts, which can be taken independently or, more commonly, as a full IDC:

Part 1) Assistant Instructor Course (AI)

Part 2) Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI)

During the IDC, you will not only refine the theory, leadership and diving skills that you acquired during Divemaster training, you will also develop your teaching abilities and deeper knowledge of PADI philosophies and programs.
Our IDC will take you above and beyond PADI’s performance requirements so that you stand apart from the crowd. We are committed to your success, training you to be the best instructor you can be with the skills and attitude to comfortably and competently teach high-quality PADI programs, and build a successful career doing what you love.

XTC’s 18-day IDC focuses on:

  • Teaching PADI’s educational methodology
  • Developing teaching abilities in the classroom, pool and open water, including multiple practice sessions for each environment
  • Elaborating on business principles within the dive industry
  • Enhancing awareness of risk factors and in-water safety
  • Additional classroom and water-based evaluation practice
  • A simulated Instructor Examination (IE) to prepare you for the real-world PADI IE
  • Emergency First Response Instructor course as an integrated part of the curriculum

Prerequisites

To enroll in an IDC you must:

  • be at least 18 years old,
  • have been a certified diver for at least 6 months,
  • show proof of at least 100 logged dives, with experience in night diving, deep diving and navigation diving,
  • be a PADI Divemaster or hold a qualifying certification from another training organization,
  • have documentation of all previous certifications (e.g., entry level, advanced, rescue) from PADI or qualifying certifications from another training agency,
  • have documentation of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months, and
  • provide medical clearance stating your fitness for scuba diving, signed by a physician within the last 12 months.

If you don’t currently meet the diving and certification requirements for enrolling in the IDC, please contact XTC Dive Center with details of your current level, so we can customize a program to meet your needs.

Qualifying Certifications: If you currently hold any qualifications from another training agency and are looking to become a PADI Instructor, please contact us with copies and details of your current certifications so we can check eligibility and inform you of the specific requirements.

Duration: 18 days

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is scheduled over 18 days and includes the following components:

  • IDC preparatory program – 2 days
  • EFR Instructor Course – 2 days
  • IDC, including simulation of IE – 12 days
  • PADI IE – 2 days

Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

We also have a variety of Instructor Packages available, offering great value on additional training.

Price: includes materials and fees broken down as follows:

TOTAL: $3078, which includes:

  • Instructor Development Course – $1195
  • EFR Instructor Course – $250
  • IDC Crew Pack – $620
  • EFRI Manual – $88
  • PADI Instructor Application fee – $165*
  • PADI Instructor Examination fee – $650*
  • PADI EFR Instructor Application fee – $110*

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Included Materials

  • EFR Instructor Manual (available in digital or paper version)
  • IDC Crew Pack:
    • PADI’s Guide to Teaching
    • Specialty Course Instructor Manual
    • Instructor Cue cards for the OW, AOW, Rescue Diver and Divemaster courses
    • Open Water Multilingual Prescriptive Lesson Guides
    • Diving Knowledge Workbook
    • Open Water Lesson Preparation Slate
    • Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate
    • Student Skill Practice Slate
    • OW Quizzes and Exam Booklet
    • Rescue and Divemaster Exam Booklet
    • Positive Approach Selling DVD
    • PPB Instructor Guide
    • Hologram Decal
    • PADI Backpack

Additional Required Materials (not included)

Other materials required for this course are sold separately, if you do not already have them from previous training:

  • RDP – $23
  • eRDPml – $29
  • Pocket mask – $25

While we include all standard equipment if you need it, there are a few items that you will be expected to bring:

  • SMB and reel: required for any staff and trainees diving within the marine reserve.
  • Compass: standard equipment required of PADI professionals.
  • Cutting tool: this is a PADI professional requirement. (NOTE: If you have a knife, the marine reserve limits it to a maximum of 6 inches including blade and hilt).
  • Dive computer or a timing device and RDP for planning all of your dives.

Accommodation

We can help you find accommodation during your training course at XTC Dive Center. Please contact us for more information.

Emergency First Responder Instructor Course

As an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor, you can conduct Primary and Secondary Care courses for diving and non-diving students. This is a great addition to your resume as it can be taught to anyone. Aside from teaching you vital skills that could save lives, it enables you to diversify your teaching skill set and potentially increase your income.

Several EFR programs can be taught at the student level. Successful completion of the EFR Instructor course certifies you to teach the following individual courses:

  • Primary Care
  • Secondary Care
  • Care for Children
  • CPR & AED

The variety of programs and the flexibility to combine them make EFR training an attractive alternative to First Aid training.

The course covers:

  • Educational philosophy of EFR training
  • Structure, standards and procedures for teaching the full range of courses
  • Teaching low-stress, performance-based and student-centered courses
  • Developing and refining role-model emergency care skills
  • Organizing and marketing training programs
  • Your role as an instructor, including how to motivate students and evaluate performance

EFR training consists of independent study, classroom presentations and practical sessions where candidates take turns role-playing different scenarios as both instructors and students. In addition, we cover AED and Emergency Oxygen use, and discuss regional variations in the techniques used for certain skills.

For more information about EFR, visit www.emergencyfirstresponse.com.

Prerequisites

To enroll in the EFR Instructor Course, you must:

  • be at least 18 years old, and
  • have EFR Primary and Secondary Care training (or equivalent trianingi from another qualifying
  • agency) within the last 24 months.

If you have CPR and First Aid training from another agency, please send your certifications to us by email ahead of time for verification by PADI. It is also possible to cross over if you are a current instructor with another agency. Please contact XTC Dive Center with your qualifications and agency so we can check for equivalencies and let you know the requirements.

Duration: 2 Days

The EFR Instructor Course is a 2-day program run in conjunction with our PADI IDC, but it can also be taught upon request.

Price
Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

TOTAL: $448, which includes:

  • Course Fee: EFR Instructor Course – $250
  • EFR Instructor Manuals – $88 (digital or paper versions available. Note: Candidates are expected to
  • have student versions of these manuals from previous training).
  • PADI EFR Instructor Application fee – $110*

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Included Materials

  • EFR Instructor Manual – Primary & Secondary Care
  • EFR Instructor Manual – Care for Children
  • EFR Instructor Manual – CPR & AED

All other required equipment and materials, such as mannequins, bandages, gloves, ventilation barriers, wipes, etc., are included in the course fee.

Accommodation
We can assist you with finding accommodation for your stay during the course. Please contact XTC Dive Center for more information.

PADI Speciality Instructor Courses

Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparatory

Many dive shop owners have shifted to employing staff with a variety of skills so those staff can fulfill a variety of roles. With MSDT training, you can distinguish yourself from the crowd, increase your income, and teach more specialty courses in the areas you personally enjoy.

The PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer Preparatory Program (MDST) teaches Instructors how to organize, market and conduct five PADI Specialty Diver Courses of your choice. Once you have completed this course AND successfully certified 25 student divers, you can apply to PADI for your PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating. Thanks to our experienced and knowledgeable staff, we teach a wide range of PADI courses here at XTC Dive Center, making it the perfect place to continue your education. You have a wealth of options to choose from, so you can select areas of diving that suit your interests and career path.

Taking a course with a Course Director/Specialty Instructor Trainer is the most recommended option to become certified as a Specialty Instructor. It is the only method that will give you hands-on experience of the specialty, as well as teaching and marketing tips.

At XTC Dive Center, the Specialty Instructor training courses include: classroom sessions that cover content and teaching standards, practical applications such as land drills and confined water sessions, and training in open water. We will also teach you how to make a course fun and interesting for your own students.

Note: The MSDT Preparatory Program will certify you as a PADI Specialty Instructor in five specialty areas of your choice. It does not provide the teaching experience required for an MSDT Application with PADI. By completing the MSDT Prep Program, you will have a wider range of programs to teach, which will in turn help you gain the necessary teaching experience (25 certifications) more efficiently—and your PADI application fees will be a little lower, too.

PADI Specialty Instructor Training courses available at XTC Dive Center include:

  • AWARE Fish Identification
  • AWARE Dive Against Debris
  • Boat Diver
  • Deep Diver
  • Digital Underwater Photographer*
  • Drift Diver
  • Emergency Oxygen Provider
  • Enriched Air Diver
  • Equipment Specialist
  • Gas Blender*
  • Night Diver
  • Search and Recovery
  • Sidemount Diver*
  • Underwater Naturalist
  • Underwater Navigation

*Special conditions apply

Please contact XTC Dive Center for recommendations and advice on which specialties may be most useful to you or your dive center.

Prerequisites

To enroll in a Specialty Instructor Training or MSDT Prep Course, you must be either:

  • a PADI Assistant Instructor (can only take part in non-diving specialties and Digital Underwater Photography), or
  • a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (or currently participating in or have completed an IDC/OWSI program within the past 12 months).

You must also:

  • provide a medical statement with your physician’s approval dated within the past 12 months.

Some specialties have additional prerequisites. Please contact XTC Dive Center for more information regarding specific specialties.

Duration and Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

MSDT Preparatory Program

Our best value package at this level is the full MSDT Preparatory Program, which includes five Specialty Instructor ratings. Other options, which include the IDC and more specialty instructor ratings, can be found on our Packages page (insert link to Packages).

Duration: 7 to 10 days

Price: $1075 to $1125, depending on specialty choices: 

  • Full MSDT Preparatory Program Instruction (five specialties) – $600
  • PADI manuals – $150 to $200, depending on specialty choices
  • PADI application fees – $325* (five applications at $65 each)

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Individual Specialty Ratings

All standard PADI specialties available at XTC Dive Center are included in this offer except Sidemount training. Additional equipment rental fees may apply.

Duration: 1 to 2 days per course

Price: $290 to $315 per specialty (depending on the course)

  • Course price – $200 per specialty
  • PADI manual – $25 to $50* (depending on the course)
  • PADI application fee – $65* per rating

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Please contact XTC Dive Center for a customized package, or for more information about our Sidemount training.

Additional Required Materials (not included in the price)

The required materials for each specialty instructor course include:

  • The Specialty Course Student Manual, if available. Prices vary by course. Please contact XTC Dive Center for specific prices.

The Specialty Course Instructor Guide (recently certified PADI Instructors will have the digital version included in their IDC crew pack. If you completed your Instructor Development Course a while ago, please contact us for updated materials and pricing).

PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course

The PADI IDC Staff Instructor program provides PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainers with the additional training necessary to staff PADI Instructor Development Courses. This course builds on your experience and abilities as a dive educator, while developing your evaluation and coaching skills.

As an IDC Staff Instructor, in addition to the duties of a Master Scuba Diver Trainer, you can:

  • independently teach and certify Assistant Instructors
  • conduct IDC training segments under the supervision of a Course Director
  • evaluate IDC candidate presentations
  • assist with instructor-level continuing education (specialty instructor) training

The IDC Staff Instructor course starts two days before a scheduled IDC to allow time for you to complete the Staff Instructor prerequisites. You will complete theory and standards exams, skill evaluations and teaching presentations to assess your current skill level before you learn about the standards and structure of the Assistant Instructor course and the IDC, as well as how to evaluate and counsel IDC candidates.

Once this two-day assessment is complete, you will audit all areas of the IDC program alongside our current IDC candidates: sitting in on all course presentations, reviewing standards, assisting candidates with their theory and skills, and shadowing the Course Director and Staff Instructor on evaluations and candidate counseling.

The IDC Staff Instructor course is a great way to further your education and career, as well as refresh any standards that may have changed since your own IDC. It is also a good opportunity to pick up tips and new teaching techniques from Course Directors and IDC candidates. For those looking to become Master Instructors or Course Directors, this is a step toward achieving those goals. Furthermore, being an IDC Staff Instructor denotes an individual who has a thorough understanding of PADI’s philosophies, programs and standards, and serves as a role model and mentor for less experienced professionals.

Prerequisites

To enroll in an IDC Staff Instructor program, you must:

  • be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
  • be an Emergency First Response Instructor
  • provide a medical statement with your physician’s approval within the past 12 months

Duration: 3 weeks

The IDC Staff Instructor course begins two days before the IDC to be audited, and the duration of the IDC is 14 days. As an IDC Staff Instructor, you are invited to both the opening and closing of the PADI IE. In total, this course is scheduled over about 3 weeks, depending on PADI’s upcoming IE dates.

Price

Our pricing structure is fully transparent, with no hidden costs. The price we advertise is the price you pay, including all instruction, listed materials, standard equipment rental and PADI fees, along with a clear breakdown of where your investment is going.

TOTAL PRICE: $1210 with digital manual or $1110 with paper manual, broken down as follows:

  • IDC Staff Instructor Course: $600
  • Course Director Manual: $415 (digital) or $315 (paper)
  • Evaluation Slates: $75
  • PADI Application fee: $120*

* All PADI fees are payable to PADI directly by credit card, due at the time of certification. All PADI fees and material prices are current for 2016 and subject to change; PADI usually increases its fees every year in January.

Included Materials

  • Course Director Manual, digital or paper (NOTE: The digital version is a little pricier because it includes training videos and lesson guides)
  • Open Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • Confined Water Presentation Evaluation Slate
  • Skill Demonstration Evaluation Slate

Additional Required Materials (not included)

Other materials required for this course are sold separately, if you do not already have them from previous training:

  • RDP – $23
  • eRDPml – $29
  • Pocket mask – $25

While we include all standard equipment if you need it, there are a few items that you will be expected to bring:

  • SMB and reel: required for any staff and trainees diving within the marine reserve.
  • Compass: standard equipment required of PADI professionals.
  • Cutting tool: this is a PADI professional requirement. (NOTE: If you have a knife, the marine reserve limits it to a maximum of 6 inches including blade and hilt).
  • Dive computer or a timing device and RDP for planning all of your dives.

Accommodation

We can assist you with finding accommodation during your professional training course at XTC Dive Center. Please contact us for more information.