The PADI IDC Instructor Development Course curriculum consists of two parts the PADI Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Combining the two, including the IDC Prep course (included at no extra cost in all of Camille's IDC programs), the four day Assistant Instructor Course and the four day OWSI program into a continuous program makes up for our 10 day IDC program, including the EFR Instructor course.

Check out our 2019 SPECIAL OFFER at Thresher Cove Resort on Malapascua in the Philippines. After successfully completing your PADI IDC and PADI IE, we offer you an internship.

  • Assist our instructors during the courses they teach and gain real life experience.
  • Up to 2 months free shared accommodation at our air conditioned dorm room.
  • Free breakfast in our restaurant during the IDC, PADI IE, MSDT Prep and internship for up to 2 months.


The NEXT PADI IDC will be held in Khao Lak in Thailand. We start 23rd October at PADI 5* IDC Center 'Sea Dragon'

Followed by programs starting 23rd November on Malapascua in the Philippines. The last IDC for 2019. This will be in conjunction with PADI 5* IDDR Resort 'Thresher Cove Resort'.  The first PADI IDC for 2020 is scheduled to start 4th January on Koh Lanta, Thailand. In conjunction with PADI 5* Center 'Blue Planet Divers'.

Check my PADI IDC schedule for 2019 and 2020 here


PADI IE in Phuket, Thailand, May 2019

PADI IDC Courses

 During the recent PADI Instructor Examination (IE) in Phuket, Thailand, held on 18th and 19th April 2019, Camille's candidate from the May 2019 IDC on Phuket, in conjunction with PADI CDC Center 'Dive Asia', completed the PADI IE very successfully. Once more it was an international affair with our candidate coming from Switzerland and staff from the Netherlands

Congratulations and good luck to all of you in your PADI Instructor careers.

PADI Examiner was Rob Scammell

From left to right standing: Camille (Gold PADI Course Director), Johan (PADI OWSI), Rob (PADI Examiner)


PADI IDC Instructor Development Course


Ever thought of leaving your office behind? Maybe it's time to dive over the edge and dive in all the way. 

Successfully completing the AI course earns you the Assistant Instructor rating and allows you to work as Instructional assistant and independently conduct certain PADI programs. AI course completion also qualifies you to participate in the OWSI program.

During the AI and OWSI program it is important to understand that the staff will concentrate on your skill and knowledge development, not testing. The resort setting that we work in provides a low-stress environment that allows you to relax, which makes the learning easier. During the program our team of highly experienced staff will be on hand to offer you all the support you need.

Successfully completing the OWSI program (or an entire IDC) makes you eligible to participate in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).

The IE is an evaluative program that tests your teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level and understanding of the PADI system, attitude and professionalism. Instructor Candidates become Open Water Scuba Instructors only after successfully completing an IE.

PADI IDC Instructor Development Course



The Assistant Instructor course is a further step forward to becoming an experienced diving educator. It will make your transition from diving leadership to diving professional smoother and stress free.

The course is performance based and an IE Candidate will be required to pass practical tests and written theory and PADI standards Exams.

The course will familiarize you with PADI Standards & Procedures to all aspects of teaching, effective academic presentations, assisting in the conduct and organization of PADI courses from PADI Discover Scuba Diving up to specialties and leadership courses such as PADI Divemaster and AI.



PADI IDC Instructor Development Course



The OWSI is a five day program that introduces you to the entire PADI System and focuses further on developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

Assistant Instructors or those who have completed the AI portion of the IDC as well as Instructors from other diver training organizations who want to become PADI Instructors (crossover) must complete this portion of the IDC program. Successfully completing this program qualifies you to attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE). 


PADI IDC Instructor Development Course



During the course you will give at least two confined water teaching presentations, two knowledge development presentations and two Open Water teaching presentations. You will also participate in continuing education workshops like the Advanced Open Water Diver and Rescue Diver courses. 

During the complete IDC Instructor Development Course Camille will include a few more workshops, covering various aspects of being a scuba instructor, preparing you for life as a PADI Instructor after the IE!

You will need to meet specific performance requirements in order to pass the IDC. Like the AI Course this is a performance based developmental process. You will have several opportunities to meet the performance requirements. On successful completion of the OWSI Course, you will be awarded an IDC completion form which is your passport to the Instructor Examination.



• Dive Leader certification - PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization* who is either: a) an instructor member in good standing, or b) a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification; 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation

• Be at least 18 years old

• 60 logged dives (with experience in night, deep and navigation)

• Be a certified diver for at least 6 months

• EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months

• If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment

• Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary

• PADI Assistant Instructor or current instructor member in good standing with a recognized recreational training organization for at least six months