Open Water Scuba Instructor - Fish'n Fins IDC

The PADI IDC is a two-part course - the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills.


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around, and underwater. 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. 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.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO SM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earning a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to becoming a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, you will earn this rating during your instructor training with us.


Over a minimum of five days, but usually, more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions, and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction, and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

You may be able to get college credit or the Assistant Instructor course and Instructor Development Course.

Getting Started

Send us an email (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.), or talk to our Diving School Manager for further details - Call us on WhatsApp +680.775.5416

We are more than happy to support you find cheap accommodation for your IDC Palau with Fish 'n Fins.


5 Diving Theories: Physics, Physiology, Equipment, RDP and ERP, Skills, and Environment. *Emergency First Responder Instructor Course (EFR)
Open Water Teaching Development and Confined Water Teaching Development *Confined Water Skill Development

Time Requirement: You will need 12 days for both the IDC and IE.

Fish’n’Fins will run a Pre-IDC course (included) to prepare you for the IDC. The IE takes place one day after the completion of the IDC. There will be both a Chinese translator and a Japanese translator.

IDC Calendar Palau

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, we haven't published the date for our next IDC Palau

The price for the entire IDC (without accommodation) is $3,100.00/per person/course

What is your next step?
To start your adventure today sign up for the PADI IDC COURSE below. This will direct you to our ONLINE Booking Form, where you will be able to book and pay for this course. BOOKING YOUR IDC COURSE WITH FISH N' FINS --- Enter your ARRIVAL & DEPARTURE DATES > check BOOK PADI DIVE COURSE > COURSE CATEGORY > COURSE NAME > PAX > enter your name and submit your booking. Once we have received your booking our reservations team will get back to you with additional information.

Per Person/Course

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