PADI Instructer









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PADI Instructer

It’s time to launch a whole new career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor!

Join us for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and successfully complete the Instructor Exam (IE), to enter the world of a diving professional. Prepare yourself to become the best you can be! 

Why Do It?

Open the door to a career that enables you to explore the world and make lifelong friends…

  • Train students to be qualified divers.

  • Work as a PADI Professional in the Dive Industry worldwide.

  • Continue your training with the PADI Staff Instructor course.

Whats Involved?

You will build on your dive theory knowledge, role-model your watermanship and rescue skills, as well as hone your leadership skills. You will be learning how to teach diving in confined water, the classroom and in open water. 

The IDC is an intensive course run over 14 days and includes the AI, OWSI, EFRI and Specialty Training programs. 

You can also work on your theory online prior to arrival. Arrange to receive your PADI IDC and EFRI ‘Crewpaks’ early, by ordering them beforehand through Coral Divers.

The Water Skills Development and Stamina training takes place in our swimming pool and in the ocean. Our PADI Platinum Course Director and his team of Staff Instructors, will conduct dive skill workshops to help you hone your ‘demonstration-quality’ and teaching skills.  

Our IDC (Instructor Development Course) is run 4 times a year, during the months of February, May, August and November. Simply email our bookings office on [email protected] and give them the IDC date you wish to join. They will check availability and advise you on the course dates, as well as the dates for the IE (PADI Instructor Exam) that will take place directly after the IDC. 

Please Note:

The course price does not include any of the park fees, or your MPA dive permit (in case you have one already)…

The IDC is the heart of the training process and consists of 3 training phases (You can decide to complete them individually or all at once)…

  • Assistant Instructor (AI) Program
  • Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) Program
  • Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) Program

You must prepare for this course through independent study, using your PADI ‘Crewpaks’. 

The PADI e-learning is another option and you can complete the PADI IDC online before your arrival,  preparing you for the practical sessions of the AI and OWSI training phases.

Independently studying the Encyclopedia of Recreational Diving before you start, assisted by the Diving Knowledge Workbook (recommended and sold separately) or completing Dive Theory Online, are fantastic ways to adequately prepare.

The schedule is subject to change and variations may occur daily, so please remain flexible.


Earning a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification, requires you to successfully pass the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by a PADI Instructor Examiner. For this you will need proof of 100 logged dives. 

You must have successfully completed the Instructor Development Course within the past 12 months and have 3 x ID-style Photographs (name and date of birth on the back). Certification details of ALL your qualifying certifications*:

    • Entry Level certification
    • Advanced Certification
    • Rescue Certification
    • Emergency First Response (EFR) – Primary Care (CPR) and Secondary Care (First Aid)
    • PADI Divemaster
    • PADI Assistant Instructor (Included in our IDC)  

*Photocopies of any qualifying certifications from other diver training organizations must be provided.

As a dive professional, you’ll need to have your own full set of scuba gear, including a dive computer (or dive watch), compass, dive knife, slate, RDP dive table and 2 Surface Signaling devices – one audible and one visible (e.g., Whistle and Deploy Buoy).

The price includes the AI (Assistant Instructor) Course, PADI IDC, the EFR Instructor Course, MSDT Course, all your course materials (IDC and EFR PADI ‘Crewpaks’), and 16 nights in one of our Safari Tents. Bring your own bedding or request bedding for the tents.

For a discounted, additional cost you may upgrade to a Standard Cabin & Private Bathroom or Ensuite Cabin if you prefer.

Your meals (dinner and breakfast daily) are included for the duration, but park fees are not included in the price.

Very important – The IDC price does not include your registration with PADI for the IE and to register as an instructor. Credit card details can be written on the application form and PADI will deduct your payment directly. (If a credit card is unavailable, please contact us for more information).

Please note:

Gear hire is not included in the price of the course except for tank and weights.

Once you have gained some experience teaching, you will be eligible to take the next step and become a PADI Staff Instructor

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