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PADI Instructor Development Course

  • Qualifies you to teach scuba diving anywhere in the world
  • You’ll be able to train divers in the classroom and in confined and open water
  • Learn from the best instructors in the business
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm El Sheikh

Fitness & Health

Anyone with an average level of fitness and health can enjoy scube diving

However - some heart, breathing and lung problems (such as asthma) could rule out your participation.

Before enrolling onto a PADI training course you would need to complete the PADI Medical Questionaire and answer "YES" or "NO" to each question.

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PADI Instructor Development Course

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This comprehensive course will qualify you to teach scuba divers in the classroom, confined water and open water anywhere in the world.

Pass the PADI Instructor Development course and you’ll be all set to teach scuba diving anywhere in the world. You’ll be introduced to the PADI system of diver education and taught all the tools you’ll need to train scuba divers in the classroom, in confined water and in open water. The comprehensive course is the cornerstone of PADI professional-level training, so it’s challenging and hard work. But our expert instructors make sure it’s a fun experience, too. And once you’ve got your certification, you’ll be a diving teacher who can work anywhere in the world. So the sky – or rather the sea – is your limit.

You’ll need a sufficient knowledge of diving theory under your belt to sign up for the PADI Instructor Development, as no formal theory presentations are ticked off on the course. Other criteria you need to meet include a PADI Divemaster or equivalent certification, 100 logged dives and you’ll need to have passed your First Aid, CPR and CFC in the last two years. Don’t worry if you’re not quite there yet, though. We’ve got a huge menu of courses to get you up to scratch, so you’ll be learning to teach in no time.

The PADI Instructor Development course kicks off in the classroom and ticks off all sorts of topics, including the PADI standards and procedures, risk management and teaching children. You’ll then move onto practical things like skill demonstration workshops in the pool, teaching PADI speciality diver courses and instructor training dives in open water. It’s a full-on programme, concluding with dive theory and PADI standards exams and teaching presentations.

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PADI Instructor Development Course - £699

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PADI Instructor Development Course

The course price includes tuition, but doesn’t include the one-day IDC prep, registration, instructor examinations, crew pack and application fees.

  • Course Details
  • Minimum age 18 years
  • PADI Divemaster or equivalent
  • First Aid, CPR and CFC certification within last two years (if you don’t have the qualification, you can book our Emergency First Response course)
  • Certified diver for a minimum six months
  • 100 logged dives
  • Signed diving medical within last 12 months
  • Additional
  • PADI IDC Prep (1 day) - 99 GBP
  • PADI IDC Registration - 134.40 GBP
  • PADI IDC Instructor Exams - 485 GBP
  • PADI IDC Crew Pack - 500 Euros

Just So You Know: The registration, exams and crew pack fees are required by PADI if you want to take part in the course.


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Why book with Ocean College?

  • Awards for our diving excellence.
  • Made-to-measure diving packages for groups.
  • Free transfers from any hotel in Sharm.
  • Dive the best sites with the most experienced & friendly instructors.
  • 10% discount online – on all dive packages and selected services.

Weather & Water Temps

The sun shines in the Red Sea 365 days a year with virtually no rain.

Depending on the time of year, the thermometer hovers between 24°C and 39°C and the water temperature is 22°C to 26°C – so diving is great year-round.

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