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Open Water Scuba Instructor
Professional Course

From $3499.00

Duration From 10 Days

Perth Scuba has the best value PADI Instructor Development Course in Western Australia – check what we include below.

Becoming a PADI Open Water Instructor is one of the most rewarding levels you can achieve. At the end of this course, and after a successful Instructor Examination, you will be ready to certify new divers. As well as Advanced, Rescue, EFR and even Dive Masters and of course specialty divers in your own specialist instructor areas.

This intensive course prepares you, not only for the final weekend of examinations where PADI Instructor Examiners come to WA to evaluate you as a potential PADI Open Water Instructor.

Perth Scuba PADI Instructor Development Course includes:

  • PADI IDC eLearning PassPerth Scuba Instructor Development Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • Emergency First Aid Response Instructor Manual
  • Perth Scuba PADI Professional Instructor Shirt
  • Confined & Open Water Instructor Cue Cards
  • Adventures in Diving Cue Cards
  • Rescue Dive Instructor Cue Cards
  • Divemaster Instructor Cue Cards
  • OW & CW Lesson Planning Slates
  • PADI Professional Reference Collection on DVD
  • Rescue Diver Exam
  • Peak Performance Buoyancy Instructor Outlines
  • PADI’s Guide to Teaching Manual
  • Positive Approach Selling DVD
  • Specialty Course Instructor Manual
  • OW Quizzes & Exams
  • DM Exams


  • IDC Application Fee
  • EFR Instructor Registration Fee
  • Instructor Examination Fee
  • Instructor Registration Fee
  • Above fees payable direct to PADI Asia Pacific, approx. $1650

    Contact us for a full information package today. You will learn how to teach what you learned in your Dive Master course, put into practice the skills you have developed over your diving career and become one of the most sought after dive professionals in the industry.


    • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or be an instructor in good standing with another training organization for at least six months (Contact Us for qualifying credentials.)
    • Be certified as an Emergency First Response InstructorPerth Scuba PADI Instructor Development Course
    • Be at least 18 years old
    • Be certified as a diver for at least six months
    • Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Instructor Exams
    • Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
    • Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement (PDF) signed by a physician within the last 12 months

    Learning the PADI system of diver education is not only rewarding within Dive Instruction itself, but can be applied to almost any presentation that may come your way.

    The PADI IDC will have you presenting theory modules to your peers in the classroom – where you will be scored and evaluated by your Course Director. You will be given guidance in to how best to teach, how to incorporate related topics at the same time as sharing your experiences with students to give them real time “values” of a skill or subject.

    You will be shown how to supervise, position and execute skills for the benefit of students in training, as well as how to evaluate a skill to be able to move on to the next.

    The IDC is an intensive 9 day course which will leave you prepared for your career as a PADI Open Water Instructor.

    Being a Perth Scuba qualified Instructor has many benefits. Because Perth Scuba is heavily involved with the Dive Locker Group, employment opportunities exist within both the Perth Scuba store and the Dive Locker group (4 dive stores in WA).

    As a Perth Scuba Instructor you will also become a sought after Instructor because of Perth Scuba’s excellent reputation in diver training and instructor development. Our Course Directors, are the best and most respected in WA. Both come from a background of excellent training environments and have the experience required to take you to the next level and beyond.

    Who knows… maybe YOU could become one of Perth Scuba’s Course Directors as we move into the future.

    The PADI IDC is an investment of not only finance but time. It is not designed to be a pay and pass course. It is designed to prepare the candidate to take on the responsibility of looking after student divers in training, as well as show a high level of professionalism within the Diving Industry. Not everyone has the ability or desire to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, but if you do, we would like to talk to you. Come into Perth Scuba and meet our Course Directors over a coffee where we will discuss your career and help you move in the direction you want to go. Come in and check out why Perth Scuba is the biggest and best dive store in WA and take a tour of the operations of Perth Scuba with Lee Johnson, Managing Director and co-owner of Perth Scuba. Your decision is your future. We want you to be confident that you are in the best hands at this stage of your career.

    Why Choose Perth Scuba for my IDC?

    Here are just a few reasons….

    Perth Scuba PADI Instructor Development Course


    Perth Scuba is Western Australia’s largest dive centre. With over 650 metres of retail floor space, 2 large modern air conditioned classrooms, Presentation Theatre, Buddy Lounge, Scuba Museum and dedicated Tec diving, Underwater Photography and Videography store, Perth Scuba is your one stop shop when it comes to Scuba Diving in Perth.

    Perth Scuba offers training from the world’s number one diver training agencies in both Recreational and Technical Diving with the PADI and TDI training systems. Perth Scuba can lead the way from Open water through to Instructor or to Technical Diving to 60 metres + with Trimix, there are no limits at Perth Scuba.

    Perth Scuba’s hand picked professional Instructors and Course Directors are the best in Perth. They are all very keen divers who are trained to make sure your dive courses are not only safe – but fun. Perth Scuba’s shop staff, are also highly trained professionals with a minimum of Dive Master level so when you are talking about diving, the Perth Scuba guys and girls know what they are talking about.

    Perth Scuba also has the most active dive club in Western Australia with weekly free dive events and regular local and international travel. Our club boasts over 5000 members and is growing by the day so there is never a reason not to be able to find a dive buddy at Perth Scuba. Perth Scuba carries all of the worlds leading brands of dive equipment with the names you know and trust.. Perth Scuba has been the Scubapro Australian Dealer of the year for the last 4 years running and has won many Environmental awards from PADI Asia Pacific. 2009 saw Perth Scuba nominated for 3 awards taking out the Project AWARE Award for the second year running. We are very proud of our achievements over the last 6 years since our opening and look forward to many more.

    One of Perth Scubas biggest assets is the team. The Perth Scuba Dive Crew is the most envied team of Instructors and Dive Masters in WA. More like a family, the Perth Scuba Instructional team of professionals just keeps on growing. Become part of this awesome group of Professionals by signing up for your Instructor Development Course today. The future is in your hands.

    Contact us to book on Perth Scuba’s massively rewarding and fun Instructor Development Course. A meeting will be scheduled to discuss your course and answer any questions you may have.