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IDC Staff Instructor

If you are ready to help produce the next generation of SCUBA instructors or looking to become a PADI Master Instructor then enroll in our Staff Instructor program. Learn how to conduct IDCs, improve your presentation skills and how to counsel/score candidates. This course is fun and rewarding and will take all of your teaching skills to the next level.


  • Be renewed and in teaching status as a PADI Instructor for the current year.
  • Hold a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating.
  • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual.
  • Agree to use the PADI system and components in its entirety.
Required materials
     (must be the current version)
  •  PADI Course Director Manual
  •  PADI Instructor Manual
  •  Instructor Candidate Workbook
  •  Confined Water Presentation Evaluation slate
  •  Open Water Presentation Evaluation slate
  •  The Best of the Undersea Journal
  •  The Law and the Diving Professional
  •  Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Instructor Outline
  •   Aquatic Cue Cards Confined and Open Water

Tuition $750.00
PADI Staff Instructor registration fee $65.00

1754 Timberwood Blvd
 Charlottesville, VA  22911