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If you think back to when you took your first breaths underwater, then it's quite likely you'll remember the Instructor who first introduced you to the underwater world.  They opened up a whole new world to you, and introduced you to the excitement, adventure and joy of Scuba Diving.  As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you can be the one who introduces new people to the wonders of our oceans, and help them make memories similar to your own.​

Become a PADI Instructor


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life, then becoming a PADI Instructor may be just what you are looking for. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

​PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals - The PADI Instructor Development Course. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Our Instructor Development program

Using what we learned from our own careers, the staff of have worked hard to create an Instructor Development course that is designed to not only make you a great PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, but to also give you extra skills to help you stand out from and above other brand new Instructors.


​All PADI Instructors can work as independent contractors, and we believe that you should not be constrained within the framework of any single PADI centre.  Therefore we have designed our IDC so that you truly can work anywhere in the world, either for a dive centre, or as an independent instructor.

​Our course director has developed new teaching modules, based upon PADI's latest instructional methodologies, as well as others drawn from various national curriculum, and adapted the IDC program to reflect the challenges of both temperate & tropical waters.  These modules will not only help you to more effectively run your courses, but to also give your students an educational experience which is unparalleled in the dive industry.

Our IDC programs also include optional industry-essential skills to help you grow as an Instructor and successfully build your own Scuba Diving Instructional business.

Lastly, we include your EFR Instructor training in the price of our IDC - as with all our other courses, there are no hidden costs on our IDC.  The only additional costs would be payable directly to PADI, and we have no control over what they set those as, hence why we don't include them.

Our IDC price:

from $2,800/person


What makes our IDC different from those offered at other IDC centres?

  • PADI Course Directors on staff, able to offer course support in 3 languages

  • Emergency First Response Instructor course included as standard

  • PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor course included as standard

  • PADI Dive Against Debris Instructor course included as standard

  • Additional teaching workshops, beyond the scope of a standard IDC, included as standard.  Examples include: Managing descents, CESA organisation, RDP table & eRDPML use

  • Resumé building workshop

  • Small group sizes.

  • Tailored-made programs offered for all candidates, to ensure everyone leave the program with the best possible start to their teaching careers.

What optional extras are available on our Instructor Development programs?

Why choose us to become a PADI Instructor

When you take the step to become an Instructor, you want to ensure that you have the best training possible, maximising your success at the Instructor Examination (IE), reducing your stress throughout the process and preparing you to be the best Instructor you can be. Where you choose to train and who you choose to train with will dictate your future dive knowledge, skills, experience and employability.


At, the care, attention, quality and service that we put into all our courses is something you can only experience for yourself, so if you are looking for the best start in your Scuba Diving Instructional career, then contact us, talk to our Course Director, and let us create a personalised program to help you reach your goals.

Pre-requisites for PADI Instructor Development Courses:

  • Minimum age to join a PADI Instructor Development course is 18years old.

  • PADI Divemaster minimum, or leadership level with another diver training organization (if not a PADI DM, successfully complete the dive rescue assessment from the PADI DM course.)

  • 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation. 100 logged dives are required to progress onto the IE.

  • Certified diver for six months minimum.

  • You must hold a current First Aid certificate to enroll in a PADI Instructor Development course at Aquatic Adventures - see the options available through our sister company, Active First Aid Training by clicking HERE

  • A Diving Medical, valid within the last 12 months is required to complete the PADI Instructor Development course.

  • A full set of your own personal Scuba Diving equipment is required to join an Instructor Development course.  If you do not own a full set of equipment, contact us to find out options and offers available to help you get the missing items and start your course.

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