Bali Instructor Development Courses (IDC) | Atlantis Bali Diving
Started on April 17, 2024


Bali Instructor Development Course serves two purposes – to develop and refine both personal dive skills, and develope leadership ability to an elevated level. In PADI’s system, instructor development begins with the PADI Assistant Instructor course through the IDC, and includes a variety of instructor enhancement programs ranging from Specialty Instructor training to IDC Staff Instructor courses.

The foundation of instructor development is the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC), which includes online independent study through PADI eLearning or live-delivery segments.

The IDC can also be separated into an Assistant Instructor (AI) course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program. Candidates completing the Assistant Instructor course are authorized to conduct some PADI programs independently. They may also move on to complete an OWSI program in the future. Candidates completing an entire IDC (or AIs who move on to complete an OWSI Program) are eligible to enroll in a PADI Instructor Examination (IE) conducted by PADI Staff.

The IE evaluates the candidate’s teaching ability, dive knowledge, skill level, understanding of the PADI System, attitude and professionalism using standardized, objective criteria. When the criteria are met, candidates achieve the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating.

The IDC emphasizes development, not testing, and so provides a low-stress environment conducive to learning. Candidates can relax and concentrate on skill development, knowing that making mistakes is part of the learning process. During these courses, the staff plays the important role of supporting, guiding and advising candidates.

This two phase program – the development phase (IDC) conducted by PADI Course Directors and their instructor development staff; and the evaluative phase (IE) conducted by PADI Staff – is the most comprehensive and demanding of any in the dive industry. New PADI Instructors meet the highest standards for learning and performance of any recreational diver certification organization.



  • Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization who is either:
    1. an instructor member in good standing, or
    2. 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

If not a PADI Divemaster :

  • Successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment
  • Certified diver for six months
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months


  • Training by Course Director
  • Theory lessons in air-conditioned classroom
  • Pool practice
  • Open Water practice
  • PADI Diving Insurance (Decompression Chamber only)


  • 17 days (Prep + EFRI + full IDC + Mock IE + Free O2 Provider and Nitrox Inst course)
  • Lunch included (during the IDC)
  • FREE* diving/assisting 7 days prior the IDC (depending on availability)
  • Free Wifi at the Dune office
  • T-shirt

*conditions apply


  • PADI Fee
  • Instructor crew pack

Next step:

Continue to teach and become a PADI Specialty Instructor (over 1-2 days) or a PADI MSDT (3-4 days) or PADI FULL MSDT!

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