PADI Instructor Development Course
Cortez Expeditions offers Instructor training from basic Open Water Scuba Instructor to full Trimix Technical Instructor. Our courses are aimed to enabling to make a vocation and carear out of the dive industry.
Our classes are deliberately small and designed to ensure you can confidently teach and thrive in the dive industry from day one.
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. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant 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.
The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of two parts – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Most dive professionals complete the entire IDC and go on to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.
Successfully completing just the AI course results in a PADI Assistant Instructor qualification. When an AI is ready to progress, attending an OWSI program allows entry into an IE to earn a full PADI Instructor rating.
Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organisation may be eligible to enroll directly in the OWSI program. This recognises prior instructor training and provides a path to become a PADI Instructor.