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Become a scuba instructor with the PADI IDC in Costa Rica.

Your adventure into the professional levels continues with the PADI scuba instructor course. Here at Oceans Unlimited you will be working with 2 PADI Course Directors including our Multi Platinum Course Director. That is over 20 years of experience teaching instructor programs and preparing you for a career in scuba. 

With this program, you can expand your dive knowledge and work on your skills as an educator to a professional level. The PADI Divemaster course first teaches you professional  dive skills. The PADI IDC teaches you how to teach. It looks at the whole PADI system, breaks it down and shows you how to use all resources available to show others how to scuba dive, safely and have fun whilst doing it.

What is involved in the PADI IDC program?

During the PADI scuba instructor program, you learn dive leadership skills through both classroom and independent study. You complete a number of inwater workshops and dives. These are in both confined water and open water. You will learn to problem solve with students as well as organize classes and run them safely. In addition to the IDC there will be an EFR instructor course that is run towards the end of the program. This trains you to teach EFR first aid and CPR courses to students.

The program is an intense 2 weeks study and dive course followed by a Instructor Exam run by PADI Head office.  On completion of your exam you will then have the opportunity to complete specialty instructor training which is included in our dive packages.

What is included in your PADI IDC training ?

Online materials and academics accessible to you from sign up.
PADI IDC Materials and IDC crew pack. EFR instructor manual
Specialty instructor training following the instructor exam
All diving during the course
Rental of Regulator and BCD

Option to complete an IDC preparation program before the PADI IDC begins

Opportunity to get any additional dives under your belt before the IDC begins if they are needed.

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What do you need to start your PADI Instructor program ?

To start your PADI Instructor training you will need to have a Divemaster certification  or equivalent and a current CPR/first aid certification.
In addition, as a PADI dive professional you will need to have your own equipment. BCD, wetsuit and regulator rental is included for the program, but you must have the following for the course :

  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Snorkel
  • Cutting device
  • Compass
  • Surface signaling device
  • Dive computer
  • Underwater slate
  • PADI Divemaster materials

All of these are available at the dive shop for purchase. If you want to order your equipment ahead of time and have it waiting for you at the dive shop you can do so with our online equipment shop.

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