IDC Staff and CD Prep.

As a seasoned PADI Instructor, you have wisdom and experience to share with up-and-coming PADI leaders. And, you know that continuing your education never ends.

PADI Platinum Course Director Jonas Samuelsson have been training 100′s of IDC Staff Instructor since his PADI Course Director Course in 1998. Few PADI Course Directors get more experienced in teaching PADI IDC, EFR Instructor, PADI Staff and conduct preparation training for future PADI Course Directors. Jonas share this experience and knowledge with upcoming PADI Leaders with passion and enthusiasm. You are going to enter the program as a PADI IDC Staff Candidate and after the training you can team teach on IDC’s and join the CD Preparation Program which guide you to become accepted to the PADI CDTC (Course Director Training Course) that is conducted by PADI Staff twice a year. Jonas prepared over 20 successful PADI Course Director Candidates over the last 12 years and know what it takes to get accepted, pass and to become a successful PADI CD after the training.

But before you can become a PADI Course Director you need to complete the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course.

As an Instructor Development Course (IDC) Staff Instructor, you help bring up the next generation of PADI Instructors while gaining in-depth instructor-trainer knowledge. 

Because IDC Staff Instructors are an integral part of the PADI Instructor Development Course  (IDC), you set the stage for moving on to PADI Course Director as you present topics in the IDC and help shape PADI Divemasters and Assistant Instructors into PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors.

The Fun Part 

 Many of dive center or resort management positions require this level of Instructor experience and training, making this an important step if you are considering a career in divecenter management or you want to open a dive center or resort.

What You Learn

  • You become a master of instructor-level dive theory, knowledge development teaching presentations and confined water teaching presentations
  • You audit a complete IDC as a staff member rather than as a student

What You Can Teach

In addition to all the courses you can teach as a PADI Instructor can also:

  • Teach PADI Assistant courses.
  • Assist PADI Course Directors in conducting the PADI Instructor Development Courses.
  • Assist PADI Course Directors  in conducting instructor-level continuing education.


You must

  • have PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer certification
  • be at least 18 years old