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.





2019 Instructor Schedule at Jack’s Diving Locker


AUG/SEP 2019

IDC Staff­ Instructor Course                              Aug 28/29
IDC Orientation                                                Aug 30 5PM (2 hours)
Instructor Development Course (IDC)             Aug 31-Sep 3, & Sep 5-8

(Assistant Instructor Course Aug 31-Sep 3 only)
EFR Instructor Course                                     Sep 9
PADI Instructor Exam (KONA)                         Sep 11/12
Specialty Instructor Course (Eanx)                  Sep 13 1PM (4 hours)

• Custom IDC schedules available upon request.


• $1,195 plus tax

• $702 IDC Crew Pack (PADI Member discount applied)

• $402 PADI eLearning IDC Course
• $140 PADI Dive Theory Online
• $700 Instructor Examination Fee
• $190 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 (808) 329-7585 or (808) 345-4807.  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)

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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