PADI Instructor Course

$1,700.00 Plus Tax

PADI Instructor Course

Learn From The Experts In Diver Training

We at Diver Dan’s look forward to helping you get trained as a PADI Open Water Instructor. Worldwide, more people have learned to dive with the PADI System of diver education than with any other recreational SCUBA program. PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC) will show you how to teach using the most modern instructional methods and materials. This will allow you to teach your students quickly and effectively. PADI’s IDC has set the standard for instructor training. During the IDC, you’ll apply your diving skills and knowledge to learning to teach the PADI System in the classroom, pool and open water. The PADI IDC is conducted by a PADI Course Director, who is a highly experienced instructor-trainer who has met the highest educational standards and proficiency requirements in the industry. If you have any questions, or would like to sign up, stop by or call us.

In order to become a PADI Open Water Instructor you must first already be a PADI Divemaster or PADI Assistant Instructor (or equivalent). You must complete the PADI on-line eLearning – Instructor Development Course before the IDC begins. You must also have logged at least 60 dives to attend the Instructor Development Course (IDC), and 100 dives to attend the Instructor Examination (IE).

In order to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) you must also be certified as a EFR Instructor.

Training Fees

The total training fees s are broken down as follows:

$1,500.00 Course Director Fee (IDC Only)
$1,700.00 Course Director Fee (IDC & EFR Instructor)*

* Package Deal: Add $200.00 for EFR Instructor training (Value: $400.00)

Cancellation Policy

No store fees will be refunded once class has begun. Classes are transferable for up to one year from original start date.

Class Schedule

The exact class schedule is listed below. Additional class schedules are available upon request. Upon completion you will then need to attend a two-day Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by a PADI Professional Examiner who is a member of PADI Headquarters.

IDC Start DateFormatInstructor Exam
July 30, 2022 (Saturday) (Five Week Format)(Five Week Format)Saturdays: 9:00 am to 6:00 pm
Tuesday and Thursday Evenings: 6:30 pm - 10:00 pm
IE In Santa Clara/Monterey: September 11 & 12

This PADI Course is Online!

If you wish to skip the traditional classroom training, one option you have is to do your classroom training Online. Click on the image below to learn more about PADI’s eLearning!

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What You Will Need To Buy

You will need the PADI Instructor / IDC Crew-Pak, all PADI Diver Manuals, Recreational Dive Planners (Table and eRDPML) and your personal Logbook. You will also be required to have all your own basic equipment for SCUBA diving in 50 degree water and equipment for pool use. Rental equipment is available.

If you wish to skip the traditional classroom training, one option you have is to do your classroom training Online (additional cost) Click on the image below to learn more about PADI’s eLearning!

What You May Rent

You may rent the rest of your SCUBA at Diver Dan’s. This includes your Wetsuit, Hood, Regulator (with Dive Computer, Compass & Whistle), Weight Belt, Buoyancy Control Device (BCD), and Tanks.

Medical Concerns or Questions?

If you are currently under the care of a medical doctor, or have a pre-existing medical condition that requires permission from a physician, you will need to have a signed medical release form from your doctor before you can participate in any in-water activities.

To obtain a medical release form and view some conditions that would require a doctors release, download the PADI Medical Release Form to review before coming to class.

Additional information


Over 18