Instructor Development Course


While learning how to pass the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) is important, it’s more important to learn how to be an effective and compassionate instructor. Running 12 days, with 3 additional days of prep, we teach you the art of how to successfully guide your students to reach their goals as either new divers or as divers furthering their education. Each day runs from 9am-4pm with a break for lunch. You will learn how to take PADI’s guided approach to teaching both in and out of the water and expand upon that further with the help of our Course Director and Roatan Divers’ experienced PADI IDC-Staff Instructors for assistance.

PADI Instructor Development Course starts at $1750, including lunch (PADI materials and fees exclusive).

2019 IDC Schedule

IDC July 2nd - 17th, IE July 18th - 19th

IDC September 3rd - 18th, IE September 19th - 20th

IDC October 1st - 16th, IE October 17th - 18th

IDC November 12th - 27th, IE November 28th - 29th

IDC December 3rd - 18th, IE December 19th - 20th


Why Do Your IDC?

As a PADI OWSI you are able to teach various levels of PADI certifications. Divemasters primarily act as a guide for certified divers snorkelers, conduct a PADI ReActivate course, and Skin Diver. A PADI Open Water Instructor can teach everything a Divemaster does, plus certify students for the following:

  • PADI Discover Scuba Diving

  • PADI Scuba Diver

  • PADI Open Water & Advanced Open Water Diver

  • PADI Rescue Diver

  • PADI Divemaster


Before enrolling in the PADI IDC you must have completed the following:

  • Certification as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent from another training agency (certification number reqi

  • Certification as an Open Water Diver for a minimum of 6 months

  • Logged 100 dives

  • Signed PADI Medical Form by a physician within the last 12 months

  • Emergency First Responder or CPR and First Aid within the last 24 months

“Training professionals is my passion. Ever since I certified my first Divemaster, it’s all I ever saw myself doing. Watching new professionals benefit from my experience makes me the happiest person on earth.”
— Felix K, PADI Master Instructor