PADI Instructor Development


If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – Live the Dream from a Mile High and become a PADI Instructor! Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water.

PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PRO with an Instructor Development Course (IDC)!


  • A PADI Divemaster who has been a certified diver for six months
  • At least 60 logged dives and 100 dives to attend an IE (Instructor Examination)
  • Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months.
  • Medically evaluated and cleared for diving by a physician within 12 months
  • You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you can earn this rating during your instructor training.

Course Overview

The IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety. 

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

Upon completion of the IDC, students will be prepared to attend an IE (Instructor Examination), which is a two-day evaluative program that tests an instructor candidate’s teaching ability, dive theory knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, and attitude and professionalism. PADI IEs are standardized and conducted by specially trained PADI Instructor Examiners. The IE location, testing environment and examination sessions are organized to be as objective as possible to fairly and consistently evaluate a candidate’s abilities. Only those who meet the IE performance requirements earn the respected PADI Instructor certification. There is a fee for attending an IE.


  • Classroom Instruction
  • Pool Sessions
  • Open Water Sessions
  • Tanks, Weights and Belt

You Will Need

  • PADI Student Folder
  • Student Materials
  • PADI Instructor Application Fee (payable to PADI)
  • Personal Diving Equipment
  • 2 Passport Size Photos
  • Any Additional Cost Associated With Primary/Secondary Care Instructor Training

Course Dates:

  • AI:June 26, 27 & 28, 2017 (Mon, Tue & Wed 6pm-10pm)
  • OWSI: June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 3, 5 (Thur, Fri, Mon, Thur 6pm to 10pm / Sat & Sun 7am-7pm)
  • IE: July 8 & 9 (Denver)

Coral Key Scuba & Travel offers the Denver area and Colorado a unique mix - experienced instruction with personal attention and of course a whole lot of fun!  Sign up for the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and unleash the future!