Become a Scuba Instructor

Scuba Instructor - Jack

Become a scuba instructor in tropical paradise with the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Jack’s Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii.  The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the training program you need to prepare for a career filled with adventure and fun!  Jack’s Diving Locker is a PADI Five Star Instructor Development Dive Resort with ample classroom space, custom-built scuba training pool, and access to premier open water training sites.

Careers in Diving with Jack's Diving LockerDuring the IDC, candidates work on knowledge development, confined water skills, and open water skills to prepare for the Instructor Examination (IE), a test administered by a PADI examiner.  Upon successful completion of the IDC and IE, the candidate will be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – a leader in diving education who teaches a variety of PADI scuba certification courses from beginners to advanced levels.





2018 Instructor Schedule at Jack’s Diving Locker

April 2018
IDC Staff Instructor Course                                    April 4-5
IDC Orientation                                                    April 6 (2 hours)
Instructor Development Course (IDC)                     April 7-10, & 12-15
EFR Instructor Course                                         April 16
PADI Instructor Exam (KONA)                              April 18 & 19
Specialty Instructor Course (Eanx)                       April 20 (4 hours)

August/September 2018
IDC Staff Instructor Course                                  August 22-23
IDC Orientation                                                  August 24 (2 hours)
Instructor Development Course (IDC)                   August 25-28 & 30 – Sept. 2
EFR Instructor Course                                       September 3
PADI Instructor Examination (KONA)                  September 5 & 6
Specialty Instructor Course (Eanx)                     September 7 (4 hours)

• Custom IDC schedules available upon request.


• $1,195 plus tax

• $958 IDC Crew Pack (discounts available)

• $375 PADI eLearning IDC Course
• $131 PADI Dive Theory Online
• $675 Instructor Examination Fee
• $169 Instructor Application Fee

• To register, please stop by our shop in Kailua-Kona in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’I Drive or call our shop at 1-800-345-4807 or (808) 329-7585.  We will arrange an orientation session for you and outline the course schedule, preparation checklist, and learning agreement.
• Valid credit card number and $350 non-refundable deposit required with reservation.
• Final payment due 30 days prior to course start date.
• 30 day cancellation policy.  Any cancellations less than 30 days prior to course start date will result in a full charge.
• Register for PADI eLearning, contact

• 18 years old
Medical Statement signed by doctor within the past 12 months
• 100 logged dives
• Open Water, Advanced, Rescue, and Divemaster certifications (or equivalent)
Divers Alert Network (DAN) insurance
Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor (or equivalent)


• Buoyancy Control Device
• Regulator and Alternate Air Source
• Submersible Pressure Gauge
• Weight System
• Wetsuit
• Dive Computer and/or UW Timing Device
• eRDPml & RDP Table
• Mask, Snorkel & Fins
• Knife, Compass, Whistle, Light, Slate
• Tank Banger (or other audible u/w signaling device)
• Pocket Mask

• 20% off most merchandise during IDC
• $10 off dive boat trips during IDC

• 8 days for IDC with 2 days for IE
– Custom schedule by request

During the PADI IDC,  candidates will participate in the following:
• Knowledge Development Presentations
• Confined Water Presentations
• Open Water Presentations
• Dive Theory Exams
• Systems, Standards and Procedure Exams
• 800 y/m mask, snorkel, fin swim
• 24 Skill Circuit

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 800-345-4807 or e-mail

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