Basic Package

Become a fully qualified Open Water Scuba Instructor without breaking the bank!

The basic package does exactly what the name suggests: gets you through the basic training that is required to become an Instructor. Along with our standard Instructor Development Course (IDC), this package includes our 2- to 3-day IDC prep program, unlimited “dive for life” offer1, equipment rental, and the Emergency First Response Instructor training (EFRI), which is required for all diving instructors.

As with all of our pricing, the package price is fully transparent and includes everything you will need for the program, from the course itself to your PADI fees and materials.

Time to complete: ~ 18 DAYS
Included Materials PADI Fees*
IDC Prep – free

IDC – $1195

EFR Instructor – $250

Equipment Rental – free

IDC Crew Pack – $620

EFRI Manual – $88

PADI Instructor Application fee: $165*

PADI Instructor Examination fee: $650*

EFR Instructor Application fee: $110*

TOTAL: $3078

* 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.

1 Details of the “dive for life” offer are available from XTC Dive Center. Some restrictions apply.

Standard Package

Distinguish yourself from the crowd and increase your income with a higher rating and more courses that you are qualified to teach.

In the last few years there has been a shift within the dive industry with most shop owners now looking for staff with a variety of skills who can full fill a variety of roles within their store. This means the Master Scuba Diver Trainer preparatory program (MSDT) is becoming the standard following completion of the Instructor Development Course and Instructor Examination.

With this in mind, we have put together this Standard Package to help make you more employable and to enable you to teach a wide variety of courses that you enjoy. This package contains all of the components of our Basic Package , plus five Specialty Instructor Courses from our extensive list (additional costs may apply for some choices).

Please note: This package does not result in certification as an MSDT. It is a preparatory program to obtain the five specialty instructor ratings required. Certification requires additional teaching experience.

Time to complete: ~ 25 days
Included Materials PADI Fees*
IDC Prep – free

IDC – $1195

EFR Instructor – $250

MSDT – $600

Equipment Rental – free

Instructor Crew Pack: $620

EFRI Manual: $88

Specialty manuals (5): $175

PADI Instructor Application fee: $165*

PADI Instructor Examination fee: $650*

EFR Instructor Application fee: $110*

Specialty Instructor fees: $325* (5 specialty instructor applications at $65 each)

TOTAL: $4178

* 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.

Super Eco Package

Express your passion for the environment and focus your future on marine conservation by becoming an Environmental MSDT.

The Super Eco Package focuses your training on the environment and offers the best value of all our packages. XTC Dive Center is ideally situated within a Marine Protected Area and many of our staff have environmental training. This package provides the training you need to become a fantastic instructor along with a focused education about protecting the fragile environment we call our “office,” so you can be an effective ambassador for the oceans.

This package includes all of our standard courses up to MSDT prep and trains you to be a specialty instructor in five environmentally focused areas. It also includes an excursion to the Banco Chinchorro Biosphere Reserve.

Please note: This package does not result in certification as an MSDT. It is a preparatory program to obtain the five required specialty instructor ratings. Certification requires additional teaching experience.

Time to complete: ~ 5 weeks
Included Materials PADI Fees*
IDC preparatory training: Free

IDC: $1195

EFR Instructor: $250

MSDT: $600 (Fish ID, Underwater Naturalist, Enriched Air, Night Diver, O2Provider)

Project Aware workshop: Free

Day Trip to Banco Chinchorro UNESCO Biosphere Reserve: $239 (full refund if unavailable, weather/availability)

Equipment rental: Free

Instructor Crew Pack: $620

EFRI Manual: $88

Specialty manuals x 5: $175

PADI Instructor Application fee: $165*

PADI Instructor Examination fee: $650*

EFR Instructor Application fee: $110*

Specialty Instructor fees: $325* (5 specialty instructor applications at $65 each)

TOTAL: $4417

* 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.

The Works Package

Maximize your knowledge, teaching options and employment opportunities with the skills that every dive shop wants as a Multi-Specialist MSDT.

“The Works” package provides you the opportunity to go all out, investing in your future in the dive industry by getting some experience in almost every area. Along with your standard courses, the package contains 10 specialty instructor ratings, rather than five. This gives you a wider variety of skills to put on your resume and keeps your life as an instructor more interesting. You will gain experience working with compressors, and maintaining and servicing a range of dive equipment, as well as an introduction to technical diving.

Please note: This package does not result in certification as an MSDT. It is a preparatory program to obtain the five specialty instructor ratings required. Certification requires additional teaching experience.

Time to complete: ~ 6 weeks
Included Materials PADI Fees*
IDC preparatory training: Free

IDC: $1195

EFR Instructor: $250

MSDT 9 specs: $1000 (Gas Blender with free Trimix upgrade, Enriched Air, Digital Underwater Photography, Deep Diver, Equipment Specialist, Night Diver, Search and Recovery, Navigation, O2 Provider)                                       Sidemount Student: $399

Sidemount Instructor: $100

Compressor Maintenance workshop: Free

TEC 40: $695                                                                 Cylinder servicing and inspection workshop: Free

Equipment rental: Free

Instructor Crew Pack: $620

EFRI Manual: $88

Specialty manuals x 9: $315

Tec Crew Pack $120

Instructor Application fee: $165*

Instructor Examination fee: $650*

EFR Instructor Application fee: $110*

Specialty Instructor fees: $650* (10 specialty instructor applications at $62 each)

TOTAL: $6357

* 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.