Go PRO Spain PADI Instructor Courses

PADI IDC & Instructor Examination

Assistant Instructor training with Go PRO Spain

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Dan NelmesThanks to months working at Simply Diving and the Go PRO Spain IDC, I was prepared for anything. Achieving my ultimate goal by passing the Instructor Examination was worth every moment. Dan Nelmes,
PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer
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So it’s time to start your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) here on the sunny Costa del Sol, Spain…

The IDC consists of two sections, the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) programme. This structure lets you divide the course into two blocks to suit your schedule if you need to. However, most prefer to complete the two portions together, going through the entire IDC in a minimum of seven days.

The first part of the PADI IDC is the PADI Assistant Instructor course. This course provides you additional experience as a PADI Professional and teaches you the PADI System of Diver Education.

The Open Water Scuba Instructor programme portion of the PADI IDC further hones your leadership and teaching skills to prepare you for life as a PADI Instructor.

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After you complete your IDC, you demonstrate what you've learned in the Instructor Examination (IE). During the IE a PADI Instructor Examiner independently and objectively assesses your knowledge and skills, testing everything from dive theory to PADI training standards.

The Cool Part

PADI is the only certification organisation that requires an objective, independent examination to qualify as a professional instructor. This balanced and consistent evaluation process is one of the hallmarks that make PADI professionals the most demanded and respected instructors in the dive industry.

Instructor Examination Prerequisites:

  • Successful completion of PADI IDC

What does it take to become a PADI Instructor?

  • Dive theory and standards and procedures exams
  • Waterskills and diver rescue assessment
  • Teaching presentations in classroom, confined and open water

What You Need

PADI IDC Materials Pack

The PADI OWSI pack includes all the materials needed for an Instructor Development Course. The 30-item pack includes:

  • Instructor cue cards for PADI’s core courses (OW, AOW, Rescue and Divemaster)
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching and related reference materials
  • Lesson planning slates for confined and open water
  • Quiz and exam booklets for the core courses
  • Specialty outlines for Project AWARE
  • PADI Instructor Manual

Your Next Step

For more details on PADI professional level courses, or to book a free career counselling session with one of Simply Diving Go PRO's Staff Instructors, call us on (0034) 600 506 526 or email us at gopro@simplydiving.com.

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Please note: All course prices include full diving equipment rental, transportation to and from confined and open water dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses, light refreshments.

Extras: Educational materials and diving equipment can be purchased from the Simply Diving shop.

Need To Know



Duration: IDC: 10 days. IE: 2 days
  • PADI Divemaster or qualifying certification from another certification organization
  • Must be 18 years old
  • Have 100 logged dives, including night, deep, and navigation dives
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Have CPR and First Aid Training within the last 24 months
  • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a doctor within the last 12 months
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Health & Fitness

You don’t have to be an athlete to become a PADI Pro, but it helps to have a good level of fitness.

Before signing up for any PADI professional level course, you will be required to complete and sign the standard PADI Medical Questionnaire [PDF, 120KB] and have a medical certificate signed by a doctor.

We recommend taking the form to your doctor for completion before you travel to Spain.


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