PADI Instructor Development course is the new program created by PADI. This program allows Divemaster to encourage the development and the entry of Diving Instructors career. The course includes assistant instructor courses, Open Water Instructor course and Emergency First Response Instructor course. PADI Course Director will conduct these courses.
Standard Room
RM 9000

4 days Pre-course + 14 days IDC + 2 days IE exam + 10 days internship

Standard Room
RM 7000

14 days IDC + 2 Days IE exam

Price included

  • FREE: EFR Instructor course + 5 Specialty Instructor course
  • 15 nights Singamata Resort accommodation (Twin share ceiling fan room + Sharing bathroom)
  • Local buffet meals + Beverages counter
  • PADI Manual, Recreation Dive Planner & Log book
  • Taught by experienced multilingual PADI Course Director
  • PADI IDC Crew Pack + EFR Instructor Manual
  • IDC T-Shirt
  • Rental of diving equipment + Dive training
  • PADI 5 Star Dive Resort Certification Card
  • Check in and Check out speedboat transfer at fix schedules
  • Semporna Jetty fee (One time used)

Additional Charges

  • IDC register fees: Aus$ 227
  • EFR Instructor application fees: Aus$ 156
  • IE exam fees: Aus$ 785
  • Specialty Instructor application fees: Aus$ 89 / specialty
  • Additional night – Rm 400 / person / night (1 night accommodation + all meal and beverage + 1 day 3 dives at island)
  • Rental of Scuba equipment: Rm 50 / set / day
  • Shuttle boat charges to Mainland (Fixed schedules): Rm 30 / person (Boat charges and Jetty fees)
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IDC Program

As a professional level program, the schedules for this course are flexible. This training will complete within 14 days + 2 IE exam.

  • Check in to resort 08:00 am, 11:00 am, 02:00 pm or 05:30 pm


  • Dive Leader certification - PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization* who is either:
  • An instructor member in good standing, or a diver with proof of certification in diver supervision and management including proof of rescue diving certification; 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  • 18 years old.
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the 
previous 12 months.
  • Certified diver for six months.
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
  • Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary. 
* Contact the local PADI Office for questions on eligibility


Complete IDC:
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • Risk Management
  • Marketing Diving
  • Start Diving
  • Teaching PADI Specialty Diver Courses
  • Business of Diving
  • Keep Diving
  • How to Teach the Recreational Dive Planner (RDP) – required for crossover candidates; optional for PADI Members
Participate in the following IDC curriculum components:
  • Course Orientation
  • Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
  • Knowledge Development Teaching Presentation 1, 2 and 3
  • a. 4 Es Counseling Workshop 1 and 2
  • b. Teaching in Confined Water
  • Skills Demonstrations Workshop
  • a. Confined Water Teaching Presentation 1, 2, 3 and 4
  • Conducting Open Water Dives
  • a. Discover Scuba Diving Workshop
  • Open Water Teaching Presentation 1 and 2
  • General Standards and Procedures
  • Open Water Diver Course
  • Adventures in Diving Program
  • a. Adventure Dive Workshop
  • Rescue Diver Course
  • a. Rescue Exercise Workshop
  • Divemaster Course
  • Risk Management
  • Present three knowledge development teaching presentations, scoring a 
minimum of 3.5 on at least two.
  • Present four confined water teaching presentations, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on at least two. Present two integrated (two skills) open water teaching presentation, scoring a minimum of 3.4 on each skill in at least one integrated presentation.
  • Perform all 20 dive skills in the Skill Evaluation, scoring a minimum of 68 total points, with no individual score below 3.
  • Score 75 percent on the PADI Systems, Standards and Procedures Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
  • Score 75 percent on all sections of the Dive Theory Exam and have any missed questions reviewed until mastery is achieved. Retest candidates scoring less than 75 percent.
  • Perform a face down, nonstop swim for 800 meters / yards using a mask, snorkel and fins.


Things to bring :
Shampoo / Shower Gel / Slippers / Sandals / Sunglasses / Hat / Swimsuit / Swimming Trunks / Sunscreen / Basic Medicines / Umbrella / Raincoat / Electrical Converter / Towel / Eye Drops

Strongly recommended :
  • Personal health and hygiene: Strongly recommended owned 3 mm wet suit or a rash guard.
  • Vision Problems: Students who are not accustomed to using contact lenses, please purchase a power mask.
  • Vision problems: Highly recommended to wear daily disposable contact lenses.
  • Network services for mobile: Recommend Celcom, Maxis & DiGi.