Instructor Development Course

Are you looking for something extraordinary?
To do something others can only dream of? To open doors you didn’t even know existed?
All of this, and more, awaits you as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor.

Life’s too short and there is a rewarding career for you just around the corner. What is being a “Dive Instructor” all about? Is it about the people or the water? Why would you choose it as a career? Is it a lifestyle choice? Being a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is about all of these things and more.

Becoming a Dive Instructor also allows you get out of the 9-5 grind and into an environment that is surrounded by colour, beauty and diversity. You can work across the globe and get paid to do what you love doing. Going Diving!

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a two-week program designed to make you the best PADI Dive Instructor possible. We have a very high candidate success rate as well as a reputation for producing well trained Dive Instructors. The course is taught by Minni Vangsgaard who is experienced, award winning, Course Director, with help of PADI Staff Instructor Putu Arnama.
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During the IDC program you also have the opportunity to further your education by completing the Emergency First Response Instructor Course or other specialities. These can be done before or after your IE.

Becoming a dive instructor enriches your life. You are guaranteed personal satisfaction as you help other people achieve something that they thought was out of their reach and beyond their comfort zone.

You will need to have the following materials prior to your course commencement as per PADI requirements:

  • PADI Open Water Manual*
  • Open Water Diver Quizzes and Exam booklet
  • PADI Adventure in Diving*
  • PADI Rescue Diver Manual*
  • Rescue Diver Final Exam booklet
  • PADI Divemaster Manual*
  • Divemaster Final Exam booklet
  • Encyclopaedia of Recreational Diving*
  • Specialty outlines for PPB, Project Aware, Aware CRC
  • The Best of the Undersea Journal*
  • Law & the Diving Professional*
  • Business of Diving*
  • Children & Scuba Diving*
  • Instructor Manual
  • IDC candidate workbook
  • Recreational Dive Planner, the Wheel, Table and e-RDP
  • Aquatic Cue Cards for Open Water Diver, Adventures in Diving, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and Discover Scuba diving
    *Items available from our library (fee applies)

As a Dive professional it is expected that you have your own tools (dive equipment). If you don’t already own your own equipment our Course Director can advise you on equipment selection and any you will be able to take advantage of our competitive discounted industry rates. Rental equipment is available if required. For the IE (examination) it is required that you have a full set of Scuba Equipment including Alternate Air Source, Safety Equipment (Knife, Whistle, Safety Sausage) and a Rescue Pocket Mask. (as per PADI standards)


  • Student Kit
  • Air fills and pool fees
  • Professional tuition, counselling and career advice
  • Morning/afternoon teas and lunch whilst in classroom
  • Passport photos


  • PADI Fees and charges. (Approximately A$860. Includes the IDC application and the IE fee as per PADI price list)

IDC candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent qualifying rating.
  • Have a current medical less than 12 months old
  • Have a current First Aid certificate less than 24 months old (Can be arranged by Pro Dive if required)
  • Show proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives
  • Be a current PADI member
  • Have all required diving equipment
  • Have all books requested by the Course Director ( as per above list)
  • Submit copies of all Dive Certificates (both sides)

Course Schedule

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Cancellation Policy
The full deposit of A$300 will be forfeited if a cancellation is made less than one week prior to course commencement date.

Valid to 31 March 2011, per person
AI (Assistant Instructor)     550 Euro
OWSI (Open Water Scuba Instructor)     650 Euro
IDC (AI + OWSI)     999 Euro
Instructor Evaluation (IE)     AS $675
EFR Instructor     300 Euro
Books (approx)     AS $675

Upcoming IDC’s in 2011:

  • 19 January – 03 February 2011 (IE 04-06 February)
  • 09 Marts – 24 Marts 2011 (IE 25-27 Marts)
  • 20 April – 05 May 2011 (IE 06-08 May)
  • 18 May – 02 June 2011 (IE 03-05 June)
  • 15 June – 30 June 2011 (IE 01-03 July)
  • 20 July – 04 August 2011 (IE 05-07 August)
  • 17 August – 01 September 2011 (IE 02-04 September)
  • 4 September – 29 September (IE 30 September – 02 October)
  • 19 October -03 November (IE 04 – 06 November)
  • 16 November – 01 December 2011 (02 – 04 December )

Upon successfully completing the PADI course with PRO DIVE Bali – you will become a PADI member and receive membership benefits, including a subscription to the under sea journal, member pricing on PADI material and services.

Book now or Contact Putu Arnama for more details.