Instructor Development Course

Instructor Development Training in Roatan, Honduras

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a two-part program made up of the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) course. The IDC training course is instrumental in preparing you to shape the next generation of PADI professionals. 

The course teaches you specialized counseling techniques, builds on your abilities and experiences as a diving instructor and prepares you to teach the Assistant Instructor (AI) program. To enroll in the IDC training course, you must be a certified diver for at least six months. Quite often, dive professionals will complete the entire IDC program and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the last step involved in earning a PADI Instructor certification.

At IDC Roatan, we can create a flexible schedule that accommodates your needs and vacation itinerary. If you’d like to spend more time in the water than in the classroom while you are in Roatan, you are able to complete some of the IDC Theory portion at home via PADI’s eLearning option.

Our Roatan IDC training is run at a relaxed pace – we believe that the learning process should be enjoyable and fun, not a stressful experience!


To qualify for the PADI IDC program:

  • You must be certified as a PADI Divemaster 
  • Show proof PADI Open Water certification 
  • Show proof of PADI Advanced Open Water Diver certification 
  • Show proof of PADI Rescue diver certification
  • Have at least 100 logged dives
  • Have been a certified Open Water Scuba Diver for a minimum of six months
  • Have a PADI Medical Form signed by a doctor within the past 12 months
  • Have completed a EFR/CPR and First Aid certification within the last 24 months

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