Instructor Development Course (IDC) : CHF 1450.-

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) allows you to directly pass from the Divemaster to the instructor levels.

The training is composed by two parts, the first corresponding to the level of Assistant Instructor (AI) and the second correspoinding to the level Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI).


  • To be at least 18 years old
  • To be in a good health (medical certificate within less than 12 months required)
  • Being certified Divemaster or to have an equivalent certificate from another scuba diving training institution.
  • Being certified Emergency First Response Instructeur
  • To have at least 60 certified dives with experience in night dive, deep dive and underwater navigation, 100 registered dives for being able to participate in the instructor exam (Instructor Examination)

The course covers:

  • “Academic” presentations:
    – orientation
    – learning, teaching and the PADI system
    – developement of theoretical presentstions
    – teaching the AWARE project and Peak Performance an Buoyancy
    – the PADI programs of introduction to scuba diving
    – teaching in protected environment
    – lead dives in natural environment
    – the industry of scuba diving
    – the general standards généraux and the procedures
    – risk management and legal responsabilities
    the role of the media and prescriptive teaching
    – how to teach the tables
    – adaptive teaching
    – the Padi philosophy for continuous education
    – commercial principles for the instructor
    – Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver
    – the Advanced Open Water Diver program
    – the speciality courses and Master Scuba Diver
    – Rescue Diver
    – Divemaster
    – the divers retention programs
  • Theoretical presentations, presentations in protected environment and presentations in natural environment
  • Evaluation of rescue technique
  • Evaluation of base techniques of scuba diving

Equipment used:

  • The full training
  • Pocket mask

The price includes:

  • The full training
  • The full Crewpack IDC

The price does not include:

  • Mandatory medical visit
  • Padi certification fees
  • Instructor Examination (IE) fees

What you will be able to do once certified: