PADI Courses Gold Coast

Dive Instructor Course Gold Coast

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Dive Instructor Course Gold Coast. We are the only Dive Center in the Gold Coast that has been accredited by PADI as a Five Star Instructor Development Center and is the Gold Coast’s only school that offers amateur courses and professional instructor training courses in both English and Japanese.

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an  extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor.

Thus teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while  doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most  sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. Thus earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives  for the better and enriching yours.

Firstly, are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals? Hence teaching the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education
programs. Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Simply, Is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor
(OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. Also, when an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Dive professionals

Simply hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognizes prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.

A PADI Divemaster

Has been a certified diver for six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course.

You also need:

  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE.
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • A medical statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months
    You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.


So, over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops Learning, Instruction and the PADI System Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

Getting Started

So, register for IDC Online – PADI’s eLearning option that lets you study independently at your own
pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Pre-study online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

Also, sign up for Dive Theory Online, if you haven’t already completed it or it’s been more than a year since you went through it. The program is a straightforward review of dive physics, physiology, skills, equipment and environment, plus using the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP). By successfully completing Dive Theory Online, you can get credit for the dive theory exam requirement during your IDC.

Visit us at our 5 Star PADI IDC Center to ask about an IDC.

PADI Professional fees

  • Instructor Examination – AU$975
  • IDC Application Fee – AU$308
  • EFR Instructor Application – AU$212.30
  • Specialty Instructor applications (per specialty) – AU$122.10

These are payable directly to PADI at the time of your Instructor examination and are subject to change. They are correct as at 1 January 2020. Dive Instructor Course Gold Coast.

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From $1,995

Duration: 10 Days (approx.)

Location: Gold Coast, Queensland

Product code: IDC