PADI Instructor Development Course

PADI Instructor
Course, Bali, Indonesia

PADI Instructor Development Course

Our goal at Crystal Divers Bali is to teach you the knowledge, skills and confidence to be the best, most up to date instructor in the world. We don’t teach to pass an Instructor Exam, we prepare you for real life teaching environments. The PADI Instructor Development Course starts by gives you a foundation overview of the dive industry including topics on marketing, risk management, business of diving and learning and the PADI system to name a few. We can teach all our Internships in English, Spanish, German, Dutch, Danish and Indonesian.

We then work on developing your teaching style and you will put into practice developing a realistic classroom presentation from all levels in the PADI system. We will also work on how to teach student divers in a confined water (pool) environment. Our huge training pool makes this a fun and important part of developing your skills to teach both entry level and continuing education dive skills in a pool. Finally we develop your ability and control and supervise students in a real open water environment. Ensuring mastery at all levels in role playing environment that teaches real world “thinking like an instructor” mentality.

We take an in depth look at each of the PADI courses you will be able to teach once certified and do workshops in each of these courses to ensure a full understanding of how to conduct and pass on knowledge to student divers. Using the most modern teaching techniques we place a large focus on teaching dive skills with a focus on neutral buoyancy from day one.


The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is split up into two components. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor (AI) course, followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program (OWSI). These courses can be taken separately but are normally combined as the IDC, followed by an Instructor Examination (IE) where PADI checks that you have mastered the knowledge and skills to become an instructor.

When you have successfully completed the IDC+IE, you will be certified to teach the world to dive using the PADI system


During the course you’ll learn how to apply the PADI System of Education and Practice.
To do this we have made the perfect schedule which mixes between confined water teaching presentations, knowledge development presentations and open water teaching presentations as well as the following 19 curriculum class room presentations:

Course Orientation, Dive Industry Overview, General Standards and Procedures, The Role of Media and Prescriptive Teaching, Legal Responsibility and Risk Management, PADI Scuba Diver and Open Water Diver Course, Adaptive Teaching, The PADI Continuing Education Philosophy, Business Principles for the Dive Instructor, Adventures in Diving Program, Specialty Diver Courses and Master Scuba Diver Program, Rescue Diver Course, Divemaster Course, Diver Retention Programs, How to Teach the RDP.

We have also added the 5 Dive theories: physics, physiology, equipment, RDP&eRDPml, skills and the environment.3 weeks +/- You will need 16 days for the IDC and EFRI including the various workshops and practical applications.

The IE takes place straight after the IDC which is an additional 2 days. Additional preparation days are FREE – get unlimited prep days where our Course Directors and IDC Staff Instructors will help you brush up your diving skills and theory.

According to your needs, join in on assisting courses before the IDC starts.
Assistant Instructor and Open Water Scuba Instructor get unlimited support, meaning you can come to the IDC beforehand for as long as you wish and stay as long as you want after you have completed your program.

We are here to HELP YOU!


To enter the PADI Instructor Development Course, you must:
Be a PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training organization.
Be 18 years old.
Have completed and logged at least 60 dives as documented by your logbook including night, deep and navigation dives.
Be a certified diver for six months
Have a medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months​
Have a certified Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course certification (or equivalent training) within the last 24 months


PADI IDC Crew Pack includes:
Confined Water and Open Water cue cards
Adventures in Diving cue cards
Rescue Diver cue cards
Divemaster cue cards
Confined and Open Water lesson planning slate
Open Water Course prescriptive lesson guides
Open Water Course final exam
Rescue Diver Course final exam
Divemaster Course final exam
PADI Guide to teach in paper and cd-rom version
Dive planning and Skill practice slate
Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty instructor outline paper version
Specialty Instructor Outlines cd-rom
Positive approach to selling DVD
Diving knowledge workbook
PADI Backpack

Our price for the PADI IDC Crewpack is 10.000.000IDR


Having the ability to not only teach the basic PADI courses but also expand your teaching ability to PADI specialty courses can be a great asset to you and to your future employer. Expanding your skill base with our specialty instructor training will give you lots of hints, tips and cool ways to teach a huge array of PADI specialties. Guided by our Platinum PADI Course Directors who can offer you their years of experience in how to teach the specialties that excite you and your students. You will also pick up a few principles that you can apply to all courses. Our MSDT prep program is run as a dive safari after the instructor exam. It is a fun way to experience the awesome diving Bali has to offer and also build an even bigger skill base.


The Crystal Divers team is dedicated to your success that is why we offer unlimited support before and after your program.

From helping you brush-up your dive skills or theory prior to the start of the IDC to helping you secure a job in the industry post-graduation. You will get our unparalleled support for life!


Daily lunch during our IDC programs. We make sure that you are well taken care of with free-flow coffee, tea, water, cake, and fruits.

Other Perks
Free  internet access in our facilities 24/7.
Visa assistance program (for up to 6 months is available depending on your needs)
Free dive equipment rental (BCD, regulator etc)
Discount on equipment purchase
Airport pickup and drop off option
We also include the following free workshops to our program upon request

Equipment workshop
Compressor workshop
Resume workshop
Discover Sidemount
Discover Tec
Our unique “Digital Marketing and the Diving Industry” workshop
Website development workshop
Career planning workshop
Disabled diving workshop


Teaching status PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are able to teach the following courses and programs:

• PADI Scuba Diver/Open Water Diver
• Adventure Diver/Advanced Open Water Diver
• Rescue Diver
• Divemaster
• Skin Diver and Discover Snorkeling
• Discover Scuba Diving
• PADI Seal Team and Bubblemaker
• ReActivate and Discover Local Diving
• Peak Performance Buoyancy
• Project AWARE Specialty
• Coral Reef Conservation


PADI Fees for 2023 are:

Instructor Application Fee 312AUD
Instructor Exam Enrollment Fee 1055AUD
Emergency First Response Instructor Fee 215AUD

Specialty Instructor Application Fee 123AUD

PADI Instructor Development Internships

Complete IDC Internship

Join us for our complete IDC Internship. While the IDC is 16 days long such is our dedication to excellence of training you can come and enjoy our unique unlimited prep assistance and post IDC unlimited team teaching option. 

Complete IDC Internship

per person

  • 16 Days + 2 IE

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Master IDC Internship

In addition to all the great features of our Complete IDC Internship plus ANY 5 PADI Specialty Instructor ratings.

Take your career, knowledge and skills to the next level with our Pro IDC Internship. Make yourself an even bigger asset to your new dive centre. Have the option to teach more courses increasing your job satisfaction and greater guest enjoyment.

Select what options and specialties work best for you. What interests you? What will be the most successful in the area you will be teaching?

Our Platinum PADI Course Directors will be happy to advise you.

Master IDC Internship

per person

  • 16 Days + 2 IE + 4 MSDT

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Conservation IDC Internship

Our conservation IDC includes all the great features of the complete IDC plus training in coral identification, monitoring and propagation at two separate coral farm sites plus our Sunfish Identification  program that will teach you about the different species of Mola Mola found in Bali plus identification of specific animals, behaviour and research coordination to established sunfish research programs.

Conservation IDC Internship

per person

  • 16 Days + 2 IE + 5 Conservation Training

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Adaptive Teaching IDC Internship

Our Adaptive Teaching IDC programs include the traditional PADI IDC and EFRI course along with the new PADI adaptive teaching specialty rating. At Crystal Divers Bali we also have one of only a few Disabled Divers International Instructor Trainers in the world who can go into specifics and details of how best to adapt your teaching style to accommodate anyone.

We also include the Nitrox, Full Face Mask, Oxygen Provider instructor levels, plus one PADI Instructor rating of your choice to offer a comprehensive unique package that will position you with the highest skill set possible to offer these rewarding inclusive experiences.

Our aim is to empower you with the tools, skills, and knowledge to have the confidence and ability to offer diving experiences to all people regardless of physical ability.

Adaptive Training IDC Internship

per person

  • 16 Days + 2 IE + 6 Adaptive Training

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Tec IDC Internship

Do you have a natural urge to explore? Like the idea of challenging yourself to go places not many recreational divers get the opportunity? Are you disciplined, interested in dive theory and planning? 

Expand your knowledge and skills into PADI Tec diving. In this Internship we will guide and mentor you to Tec Deep Diver (50m) certification including PADI Deep, Nitrox, Wreck, Sidemount and Oxygen Provider Instructor ratings.

TEC IDC Internship

per person

  • 16 Days + 2 IE + 7 Tec Training

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Instructor Development CourseInstructor ExaminationMSDT
Jan 10-26Jan 27-28Jan 30
Feb 14- Mar 1Mar 2-3Mar 5
Mar 20- Apr 5Apr 6-7Apr 9
Apr 17- May 3May 4-5May 7
May 15-31Jun 1-2Jun 4
Jun 19- Jul 5Jul 6-7Jul 9
Jul 17- Aug 2Aug 3-4Aug 6
Aug 21- Sep 6Sep 7-8Sep 10
Oct 16- Nov 1Nov 2-3Nov 4
Nov 20- Dec 6Dec 7-8Dec 10

PADI Divemaster Internship


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