Questions and answers

How much does PADI IDC cost?

How much does PADI IDC cost?

A worldwide search for PADI IDC programs revealed prices ranging from $1798US all the way up to $10,000US or more for a “zero to hero” program.

How long does the PADI Instructor Course take?

Depending on where you choose to take your Instructor Development Course, it can be completed in under two weeks or more than 2 months! Full time and part time options are available so you can choose what suits you and your schedule.

What is an IDC class?

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.

How many dives do you need to become an instructor?

You must have 100 logged dives to enroll in the PADI IDC. Expect long nights and many hours studying to prepare for the Instructor Examination. After the IDC you will have the knowledge and skills necessary to pass your IE, plus you’ll have made some life long dive buddies!

Do you tip your PADI instructor?

As diving is a service industry, it is customary to tip your instructor, guide, and/or crew. Some operators will even have a tip jar in the shop or on the boat. However, it is not mandatory to tip. So if you don’t tip, please make sure the service warrants that action.

Is there a swim test for PADI IDC?

Although there are generally no problems, it requires a certain degree of fitness. Obviously swimming with mask, snorkel and fins, using your fins only and face down, is the ideal preparation. The swim test is already completed during the IDC.

How long is PADI IDC?

approximately 7 – 8 hours
The PADI IDC online will take approximately 7 – 8 hours to complete.

How many dives do you need to be a divemaster?

Divemaster is the first professional-level course. You must be at least 18 years old, with the PADI Rescue Diver course (or equivalent). You must have CPR/first aid and secondary care training in the last 24 months, with a minimum of 40 logged dives.

Where is PADI IDC located in the Florida Keys?

We are located on the island of Key Largo, part of the Florida Keys, just south of Miami. We are a tropical exotic island, and our Air conditioning, high speed internet, are always on but we don’t need mosquito nets or political uprisings.

Where can I find a scuba diving IDC?

Tap into our massive alumni network to find the scuba diving job of your dreams and if you have an questions later, your IDC team is only a phone call or text away. We are the most chosen IDC in North America.

How to become an IDC at Rainbow Reef?

At Rainbow Reef, you simply choose when you want to start, what level you want to train up to, and at what pace you want to train. This effectively makes it YOUR IDC on YOUR SCHEDULE, not our IDC on our schedule. What a difference! This effectively makes it YOUR IDC on YOUR SCHEDULE, not our IDC on our schedule.