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PADI Instructor Development Course - IDC

This course takes the already certified PADI Divemaster to another level. Our dedicated Coral Point Diving Team will introduce you to the PADI system of diver education.

The PADI IDC Course provides you with the tools to train scuba divers in the classroom, confined water and open water.


Our IDC package comprises of three courses PADI Assistant Instructor Course (AI) & PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) and Emergency First Response Instructor Course (EFRI).If you are already qualified in any of the these courses – no problem we can tailor your instructor training accordingly. During the PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC), you will learn the PADI instructor training system of Education.  This is accomplished through presenting Confined Water Presentations, Knowledge Development Presentations and Open Water Presentations. Over a minimum of five days, but usually more like seven or nine, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You'll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good at demonstrating skills while watching out for student diver safety.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) concludes with a two day Instructor Exam (IE).  A representative from PADI will evaluate the skills and knowledge you gained from the PADI IDC and self-study E-Learning.  PADI IDC candidates will present a teaching presentation in Confined Water, Knowledge Development, and Open Water.  Additionally, the PADI IDC Candidates will give a Rescue Demonstration and pass exams in Standards and Dive Theory.

Upon successful completion of these three courses you will be ready for the PADI IE which is a 2 day standardized, objective evaluation conducted by PADI Instructor Examiners from PADI America who fly to Dominican Republic several times a year.

At Coral Point Diving we conduct our IDC courses directly before the PADI IE so you are fully prepared for the evaluation.



To take this course, you must be:

18 years old

Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or equivalent.

Have 60 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You’ll need 100 logged dives to take the Course.

An Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (or qualifying first aid and CPR training from another organization) course completion within the past 24 months.

Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Stetament signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


PADI IE best training in the Dominican Republic

With this certification you can begin your career in the Scuba world, allowing you to travel the world and find work opportunities in the scuba industry.


Cost $1190

Minimum Duration 12 days

2 PADI Instructor Specialties Included

What is NOT included

PADI IDC crew pack and EFR Instructor Manual $650
PADI taxes $1200


2023-2024 PADI IDC/IE Schedule - Bayahibe - Dominican Republic

PADI Course Director Gianluca Lamberti (CD-950247)


MSDT prep *
May IDC 2024 23th May-4th Jun 5th-6th Jun 8th-9th Jun
Sep IDC 2024 28th Aug-9th Sep 10th-11th Sep 13th-14th Sep
Nov IDC 2024 21st Nov-3rd Dec 4th-5th Dec 7th-8th Dec



Availability is limited


PADI Instructor Specialties - MSDT


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Specialty instructor courses provide valuable teaching tips for meeting the requirements of the course.
You can choose from any of the 27 standard specialty courses that PADI offers along with distinctive specialty courses your Course Director may offer. Having five specialty instructor ratings is a prerequisite for the Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) rating. The Master Scuba Diver Trainer rating sets you apart from other dive instructors by showing your commitment to continuing your dive training and being prepared to help others continue their training as well.


The MSDT preparation is a package of 5 specialty instructor training courses taught over a period of 2 to 3 days right after our PADI IDC training and the Instructor Exams. Once you have certified 25 students in any PADI course, you will be able to submit your MSDT application.



Cost for each Specialty $ 50 if you have taken your IDC with Coral Point

Cost for each Specialty $ 100 if you haven't taken your IDC with Coral Point.

Special Offer: PADI taxes are $85 each specialty. With PADI if you take 5 you just pay 4 specialties..

Minimum Duration 2-3 days

We are a PADI CAREER Development center

The PADI 5 Star Career Development Center (CDC) classification is awarded to PADI 5 Star IDCs that conduct additional instructor-level training and meet requirements for assisting dive leaders in reaching their educational and professional goals. PADI 5 Star CDCs offer career-oriented training to prepare dive professionals for employment in the dive industry as well as offering job placement assistance for program graduates. PADI 5 Star CDCs are committed to training dive leaders and conducting career development programs.


Why you should take your IDC with us


PADI Dive instructor training and PADI Divemaster internships are your beginning to a great career in a tropical paradise. 

Coral Point Diving is a dive school with a huge difference. We are fully dedicated to upholding responsible eco-tourism with marine conservation, safety, and quality being our main priorities. 
Through our coral reef conservation projects and coral reef check courses, we strive to promote sustainable business practices that will preserve this tropical island paradise so that it may be enjoyed for generations to come. All over the world reefs are in decline, and scientists with the UN estimate that most could be lost as soon as 2050. Protection, conservation, and restoration are all essential to save what reefs we still have left. Marine conservation has been at the heart of our Coral Point Diving School since it was started over 3 years ago. The New Eco Internship Programs were founded at our dive school to teach divers about coral reef ecology, research, and restoration. We believe that the people most closely connected to the reef should be the ones that care for it, and so are trying to get more and more divers involved in marine education and conservation.

Why should you choose Dominican Republic to do your Training in the Caribbean?
In the Dominican Republic dive centers and resorts are becoming well established and common. There are roughly 44 established diving facilities on the island, however the Dominican Republic can still be identified as a developing market for the diving industries. VISA is easy to obtain and our interns DON'T face the same problems that other students in other Caribbean Country like Mexico. IDC PADI Courses in the Caribbean, become Instructor with Coral Point DivingOur students DON'T have to leave the country after 1 month and can stay up to 3 months, which is a very good option when you want to extend your stay, get the best out of you training and make your diving internship longer, more complet and be get better prepared sop for tre real world.
Our candidate normally find a job on the island within the first 3 weeks, in high season! 

Why should you choose Coral Point Diving to do your PADI IDC in the Caribbean?
We conduct the IDC Programs in Bayahibe, a tropical location, which is ideally suited for your Instructor Training. Here are just some of the features and benefits of selecting Coral Point Diving as your Go Pro training facility

  • IDC and IE in your Native Language

  • FREE IDC Preparation

  • FREE Oxygen provider instructor course with the purchase of an IDC

  • FREE EAN instructor course with the purchase of an IDC

  • FREE Introduction to our Marine Conservation Programs

  • FREE Introduction to TEC/SIDEMOUNT

  • FREE subsequent IDC if candidate fails the IE!

  • Small Classes

  • IE Pass Guarantee!!!

  • 2013-2014-2015-2016-2017-2018 100% First PADI IE Pass Rate

  • REAL Job placement Assistance

  • Complementary High-speed ADSL e-mail & internet & Wireless Network

  • Real World Dive Center learning environment

  • Competetive Pricing


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BOOK NOW, if you are able to book 45 days in prior the beginning of the IDC you pay only US$ 995. This offer is valid ONLY when we receive 50% of the cost of the IDC as down payment 45 days in advance (2 instructor specialties are NOT included for this offer)


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Please send us an email to check our availability. You are highly advised to pre book your course/internship as availability may be limited. Please refer to the Coral Point Internship Policy section.




Adress: Calle la Baya, Bayahibe

Country: Dominican Republic


Tel:+1 829 213 5823

WhatsApp: +1 829 213 5823