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

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) 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. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.

Available Course Dates


Course Prerequisite

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    Minimum Age

    You must be 18 years old as at enrolment.

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    Skills Requirement

    You should have the minimum qualification:

    1. PADI Divemaster
    2. Valid First Aid/CPR qualification within 2 years
    3. Medical statement signed by physician within 1 year
    4. At least 60 logged dives

What Will You Learn?

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    The Experience

    During the course of your program, you will learn 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 that you will learn includes:

    1. PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
    2. Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
    3. Risk Management and Diver Safety
    4. The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor

Study Options

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    Register for IDC Online that lets you study independently at your own pace before class. There are nine interactive knowledge development sections. Prestudy online saves classroom time, which allows more time for practicing the skills that distinguish you as a PADI Instructor.

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    Classroom Lecture

    Prefer the good ol’ ways of learning? Schedule a time to pick up your Divemaster Crew-pak. You will need to attend between 8 to 12 classroom lectures that will cover both Divemaster Theory & Dive Theory.
    Your Instructor will explain how this works when you meet to schedule the knowledge development sessions along with your waterskills exercises, workshops and practical assessments.

Course Package

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    Assistant Instructor Course

    Course Fee: $1350

    1. Instructor Development Course Crew Pak
    2. Knowledge Development Session
    3. Confined Water Session
    4. Open Water Attachment Trips
    5. Rental of Scuba Diving Gears

    How To Sign Up?

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      Close Knitted Training

      Here at Sunny Cove, we believe strongly in ensuring you get the most out of the training. Everyone have different degree of learning curve hence our Instructors are here to guide you individually. In order to maintain the quality and exlusivity of the close knitted training, Due to this personalised training, we will only conduct the Assistant Instructor course once every 6 months or on adhoc basis if required.
      Speak with our Instructor to understand why our training is a cut above the rest of the centres out in the market.

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