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INSTRUCTOR DEVELOPMENT COURSE Learn with the Dive Centre that does it all

PADI Instructor Development Course

Knowledge, experience and expertise - in all aspects of diving.

As one of the premier centres in Australia, we're interested in a whole lot more than just dive training. Established for almost 30 years, here at Dive Centre Manly we are actively involved in everything to do with the dive industry. If you're keen to train with the best and become a well-rounded and professional instructor, look no further.

  • We have been training Instructors for 20+ years;
  • We run some of Sydney's and Australia's highest quality Learn to Dive courses, with our own training pool;
  • We teach almost every PADI Specialty, including Equipment Specialty and Gas Blending;
  • We were instrumental in the setting up of Sydney's first and only fully protected Marine Aquatic Reserve, and we continue to be the major player in conservation and Dive Against Debris events in close collaboration with Project AWARE;
  • We are registered and trained Service Technicians and tank testers;
  • We are the leading Technical Diving shop in Sydney, both in training technical divers and growing the strong technical diving community;
  • We have a premium full gas blending system to make any helium and oxygen  mix;
  • We are one of the only Dive Centres in Australia offering the unique skills development GUE courses;
  • We teach everything here - from Intro to Snorkel tours to Trimix Technical Instructor Training.

There are many dive centres and dive instructors out there. As a candidate on Dive Centre Manly's Instructor Development Course you will get the benefits of the experience of all of the above, and more, to help you achieve your diving dreams, no matter where you plan to go.

What is involved:

The Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program is one of two distinct components of PADI’s Instructor Development Course (IDC)—the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The OWSI program is a minimum of four days. It introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

IDC Cost Includes:

  • Dive Centre Manly professional training
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Program
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Program
  • PADI Materials (PADI IDC pack, dive theory online and EFRi crew pack)

Also Included:

  • Air fills
  • Use of tanks and weights
  • Use of Dive Centre Manly Training Centre facilities
  • Professional Dive Centre Manly log book and t-shirt
  • Career advice and job referral

Not Included PADI Fees (payable directly to PADI): 

  • EFR Instructor Application
  • IDC Application
  • IE Fees 


PADI Fees Cost: $1,495 

IDC Cost: $2,999 

Course Duration: 7 full days

 Course Structure:

The fun part of instructor training is interacting with course participants while creating friendships that continue long after the course concludes. You’ll begin networking with other professionals and begin to explore PADI Pro Diving Jobs worldwide. You’ll also have the opportunity to continue your professional education by participating in specialty instructor courses, which train you to teach specialties after instructor certification.

Day 1

  • Morning: Orientation, PADI system workshop, candidate pre-assessment exams
  • Afternoon: Dive theory workshop, confined water training workshop, confined water teaching presentation - dry 

Day 2

  • Morning (confined water): Skill development workshop (and swim/tread), candidate confined water teaching presentation - wet 1, Discover Scuba Diving workshop - briefing and confined water
  • Afternoon: Learning and teaching workshop, knowledge development, presentation workshop, risk management and licensing workshop 

Day 3

  • Morning: Open Water training workshop, Open Water teaching presentation 
  • Afternoon (confined water): Candidate confined water teaching presentations - wet 2 & 3

Day 4

  • Morning: Open Water Training workshop, Open Water teaching presentation - dry 2, continuing education workshop 
  • Afternoon (open water): Candidate Open Water teaching presentation - wet 1, Discover Scuba Diving workshop - open water dive and registration, Advanced Open Water course workshop 

Day 5

  • Morning: Candidate knowledge development teaching presentations - 2 and 3, sales techniques workshop 
  • Early Afternoon (confined workshop): Candidate confined water teaching presentations - wet 4
  • Late Afternoon: Dive theory and systems, standards and procedures exams 

Day 6

  • Morning (open water): Candidate Open Water teaching presentation - wet 2, Rescue Diver Course workshop 
  • Afternoon: Course close makeups 

Day 7

  • EFR Instructor Course 



  • Weight
  • Tanks (provided)
  • Regulator
  • BCD
  • Alternate air source
  • SMB
  • Surface Signalling Device
  • 4 sided slate or u/w note book (preferred)
  • Mask
  • Snorkel
  • Open heel fins
  • Dive boots
  • Knife or cutting device
  • Exposure suit (7mm or drysuit)

To take this course, you must be:

  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or hold a leadership level certification with another recreational diver training organisation
  • Be at least 18 years old
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement for a diving medical examination conducted within the past 12 months
  • Have been a certified diver for at least six months and have completed and logged at least 60 open water scuba dives (as documented in the individual’s log book) and have documentation of experience in deep, night and navigation diving
  • Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
  • Submit documentation of any qualifying certification for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership-level issued by another recreational diver training organisation (PADI Members who have these records on file at PADI do not need to resubmit)
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.


*Please contact us on (02) 9977 4355 or info@divesydney.com.au to learn more about our career packages.*
  Course Type End Date Places Available   Price    
PADI IDC F/T 01 Dec 2021 2 AUD 2999.00

IDC Monday 22nd to 26th November Weekend off then Monday 29th to 1st December PADI exams 4th and 5th December

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