IDC Staff Instructor

Join The Elite, Help Train New Instructors!

Join The Elite, Help Train New Instructors!


Enhance your professional credentials while learning how to teach professionals with the PADI IDC Staff Instructor Course in tropical paradise with Jack’s Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii.  This training prepares you to teach the PADI Assistant Instructor course and to staff the PADI Instructor development program. This course will further your teaching abilities and develop your evaluation and counseling skills through independent study, classroom sessions, guided training, and an internship.

Upon successful completion of this course, IDC Staff Instructors can independently teach and certify PADI Assistant Instructors at PADI 5 Star Dive Centers or Resorts, conduct IDC training segments with a Course Director, and evaluate instructor candidate knowledge development and skills. The IDC Staff Instructor certification is a prerequisite to the PADI Master Instructor rating, the highest PADI professional rating before becoming a Course Director.

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IDC Staff Instructor Course Details

  • Total Cost $1,500

    • 2 Day Staff Instructor Course Instruction + you attend full IDC  (12 days total)

    • OR:  If you are already a PADI Staff Instructor - you can audit the full Instructor Development Course -$450

  • We Provide

    • ALL PADI Staff Instructor Materials!  (A $1,000 value!)

    • PADI Staff Instructor Crew Pak

    • Confined Water Presentation Evaluation slate

    • Open Water Presentation Evaluation slate

  • Fees you pay directly to PADI

      • Staff Instructor fees



    • 2 Days Instruction plus full IDC audit





  • Prerequisites

    • Teaching status PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

    • PADI EFR Instructor

    • Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual and PADI Course Director Manual.

    • Agree to use the PADI System and its components

  • Registration:

    • To register, please call our shop at (808) 329-7585 or stop by our shop in Kailua-Kona in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive.

    • We will arrange an orientation session for you.

    • Valid credit card number required with reservation.

    • Final payment due 30 days prior to course start date.

    • 30 day cancellation policy.  Any cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will result in a full charge.

    • Register for PADI eLearning by contacting

  • We Provide:

    • Tanks and weights, complimentary gear storage during IDC

  • Discounts:

    • 20% off most regular priced merchandise

    • $10 off boat trips during the course

  • Preparation:

    • Prepare for Dive Theory and Standards Exam

    • Practice dive skills for Skill Evaluation Pre-assessment

Contact Information:
For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact Course Director, Shannon Shea at Jack’s Diving Locker at 808-329-7585 or e-mail

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