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Learn How To Teach Scuba Diving with one of the longest standing PADI IDC Centre

Have you ever wanted to witness the diversity of growth in people, and their joy in learning? Ever wondered how it would be to encourage lifelong learning for both others and yourself? And to experience the challenge of planning and doing interesting, exciting activities for people?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – 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.

Looking back 20 years ago as I first set foot as a PADI Divemaster, the reasons I tell people why I chose to become a dive professional back then and now are different. I used to think that becoming a PADI Divemaster was all about scuba diving, sharing the passion and having fun.

Whether you choose to just continue your education or start a whole new career, being a PADI Dive Instructor is a very gratifying experience.

Fast forward to this day, I realized that becoming a dive professional was an important milestone in my life. With this special set of skills, I was able to transform the lives of many. I have taken people who had so much fear in water and made them into a competent diver. I have given hope and careers to many people.

Diving has changed the lives of people, giving them more confidence, teaching them to appreciate Mother Nature and generally, becoming better people.

This is My Life, My PADI.

Founder of Orpheus Dive, Master Instructor, Lester Kwok


The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC Program) is the beginning of a very rewarding adventure which is also the core process of learning the ropes of teaching scuba diving. During your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) training, you will be taught how to apply your diving skills and diving knowledge onto actual skills of conducting class rooms, confined water training and open water dives of PADI Scuba Diving Courses using the most established system – The PADI System of Diver Education.

Most of our PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC Program) is going to be similar to any other dive centres in Asia or Singapore. The major difference is the experience of our Staff Instructors and our knowledge on the technical expects of scuba diving and also our intense knowledge on business of diving, which no other dive centres come close to us.


how do i know the experience of the idc team and course director?

Please sit down with them and share with them your concern. Ask them how long have they been teaching, their student counts or how many IDC they have conducted. That can be use as a gauge for their experience.


what other experiences should i be looking for?

Instructor Development Course does not end at you completing your IDC. An unwritten clause is that the PADI Course Director should play his role, helping you develop your career and experience. He should be a mentor to you, guiding you in every step.


i spoke to some instructors, they said they attended the course at home but registered under your dive centre

Yes, in 2015, there were a group of Instructors who attended a course at a private home and the PADI Staff Instructor has used our name on their registration form. This has been reported to PADI.


but how can i verify the information given to me?

You can actually. You can ask them for a copy of their training experience, which can be easily obtained from PADI. You can even know how many years of teaching experience they have based on the report.


my course director and his team does not have a dive centre

According to the Standards of PADI, all PADI Course DIretors and their PADI Staff Instructors can only perform their teaching duties in a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre (IDC Centre). They are not allowed to conduct courses in a private home.


do i need all my equipment to attend the padi instructor development course with your centre

We will prefer that you have your entire set of equipment. However, we can understand some candidates need to rent their equipment as they have not decided on their purchases.

PADI instructor (idc) PREPARATION

WHAT : Before the commencement of the course, we will be running through a series of preparation to prepare you for the actual PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). This will include fine tuning your Confined Water Presentation Skills and also your written exams (which is identical to your Divemaster Exams)

WHEN : Preparation pool trainings are conducted on any Tuesday evenings, from 6.30pm to 10.00pm. Theory can be done anytime.

PADI asssistant instructor phase

WHATThis is the phase that candidates will be learning how to teach, through a combination of theory classes and practical sessions. You will be learning real life examples on how you can manage all level of classes and how you can effectively conduct a class within PADI’s General Standards and Procedures

WHEN : Pool and open sea trainings will be done over a weekend and theory classes will be conducted in Singapore

padi open water scuba instructor

WHAT : During this phase, you will be learning the entire framework of PADI, how courses should be conducted, the General Standards and Procedures and how to market PADI Courses and enhance the training experience for your future students.

WHEN : Conducted in Singapore as this phase is mostly theory lessons.

the padi instructor examinations

WHAT : When you have completed all the required training, the last phase would be to attend a 2 days full Evaluation conducted by PADI Instructor Examiners. 

WHEN : This is done in Bali, on the last weekend of our stay in Bali.

  • Be introduced to the entire PADI organization
  • Be introduced to teaching techniques using PADI System of Diver Education
  • Learn how to conduct knowledge development sessions
  • Learn how to teach confined water training
  • Learn how to conduct skills during the open water training
  • Learn how to organize and teach a few PADI programs which PADI AI can conduct independently
  • Be introduced to the entire PADI Standards for all PADI courses
  • Be introduced to the background of the dive industry and the business of diving
  • Be discussing about Legal Responsibility & Risk Management as a dive professional
  • Learn how to organize and each all PADI courses up to PADI Divemaster course
  • Participate in Adventures in Diving workshop
  • Participate in Rescue Diver course workshop
  • Dive Theory Classes and practice exams
  • Additional PADI System & Standards review
  • How to conduct Descent skills workshop
  • How to conduct CESA workshop
  • Teaching the “NEW” skills for 2014 PADI Open Water Diver course
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy workshop
  • Extended Search & Recovery skills workshop
  • Extended PADI Rescue Diver skills workshop
  • Introduction to Sidemount Diving and Tec Diving
  • Extended Business of Diving in Asia


  • Technical Training of diving equipment and gas handling




The PADI IDC Part-time schedule was designed for candidates who are in current working or holding a full-time job. Classes are conducted over the evening and it is twice a week.

This program stretches over a 6 week period allowing candidates to slowing absorb the information and enough time to practise their skills set and presentation.

Successful Candidates will move on and sit for their PADI Instructor Examinations.

SGD$ 2600.00

  • PADI’s most up to date PADI IDC curriculum
  • Relaxed 6 weeks IDC program
  • Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor training course
  • Additional dive theory workshop
  • Additional skills demonstration workshop
  • Additional confined water teaching workshop
  • Additional descent, ascent and CESA workshop
  • Additional Search and Recovery workshop
  • Additional Rescue Diver skills workshop
  • Tanks and weights usage during IDC and IE
  • PADI Instructor Application Fees, AUD 238.00
  • EFR Instructor Application Fees, AUD 164.00
  • PADI Instructor Exam Fees, AUD 825.00
  • IDC Online (Optional), AUD 280.00
  • Accommodation During IE at Sanur
  • PADI Materials (30% Discounts) for candidates
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