PADI IDC at Cozumel Dive School

Be a PADI Instructor at Cozumel Dive School the best place to do your PADI IDC.

Cozumel Dive School is the only PADI 5 Star IDC facility in Cozumel that regulary teaches the IDC.

Welcome to your PADI Instructor Development Course

The philosophy that CDS takes in teaching the Instructor Development Course is a direct reflection of the values and goals that PADI has in maintaining leadership, integrity, quality, the environment, and to continue to develop and maintain PADI’s leadership position in the dive industry. Oh yeah, we like to make sure you have a good time learning how to be a great PADI Instructor. The IDC is an intensive but relaxed, easy paced 14 day course that gives you the practical knowledge needed and then lets you apply that knowledge to teach academic presentations and confined and open water briefings. We will build on your ability to perform skills to excellent quality by giving you demonstrations on correct positioning and having you repeat them back to your CD. After your course is finished you will have the option to attend the PADI Instructor Examination. The IE is held in Cozumel over 2 days by a representative from PADI headquarters. Upon completion of the IE, you will be a PADI OWSI and ready to teach scuba.

IDC Schedule 2018 (Subject to Change)

This is the current schedule, but it may change from time-to-time. Please contact us for the most up-to-date information.

January 18-22 24-31 18-31 29 01-02 Feb 04-08 Feb
February -- -- -- -- -- --
March 01-05 07-14 01-14 12 15-16 18-22
April 19-23 25-02 19-02 30 03-04 May 06-10 May
May -- -- -- -- -- --
June 07-11 13-20 07-20 18 21-22 24-28
July -- -- -- -- -- --
August 02-06 08-15 02-15 13 16-17 19-23
September 06-10 12-19 06-19 17 20-21 23-27
October 11-15 17-24 11-24 22 25-26 28-01 Nov
November 15-19 21-28 15-28 26 29-30 02-06 Dec
December -- -- -- -- -- --

AI - Assistant Instructor
EFRI – Emergency First Response Instructor
OWSI - Open Water Scuba Instructor
MSDT – Master Scuba Diver Trainer
IDC – Instructor Development Course
IE – Instructor Exam

IDC - Instructor Course Prerequisites

1. Dive Leader certification — PADI Divemaster or leadership-level certification with a recognized recreational diver training organization who is either:
a. an instructor member in good standing, or
b. 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.
2. 18 years old
3. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
4. Certified diver for six months.
5. EFR Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
6. If not a PADI Divemaster, complete the PADI Divemaster course diver rescue skills assessment.
7. Submit documentation of qualifying certifications for entry level, advanced, rescue and leadership level, as necessary.

Your IDC Course

The Cozumel Dive School IDC comes complete with the use of a full set of scuba gear and all the books from open water to Divemaster for your use during the IDC and IE. You will also be provided with a current digital version of the PADI instructor manual, all PADI forms and Knowledge reviews for all courses.

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Learn more about who we are....

If you want to be sure that you are being taught how to learn scuba diving in the most fun and safe way then you need only look at what Cozumel Dive School has to offer. We are the most successful dive school in Cozumel with a 100% safety and completion rate for all our students.

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