NOTE : Instructor Development Course (IDC)are conducted in “Isrotel Manta” PADI 5*CDC dive center ,and authorized by the Israeli state diving authority (“Harasuth”).

The instructor courses are managed and lead by CD Boaz Samorai and CD Eyal Sayag both are holding the highest rating in PADI organization in the Israeli dive industry today.
The PADI Instructor Development Course is designed to prepare PADI Divemasters to become PADI Instructors.
PADI is the world's largest diver training organization and offers the finest Instructor training programs available.
The PADI IDC provides a professional learning experience in which you will learn how to teach diving, utilizing the most successful program in existence - the PADI system of diver education.
When you complete the PADI IDC, you will have been trained and prepared to attend a PADI Instructor Examination (IE), the final step towards your PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor certification.
PADI IDC is an eight to ten -days program comprising 2 segments:

1. Assistant Instructor Course The PADI Assistant Instructor Course is designed to provide PADI divemasters, (or those qualified to leadership levels with other agencies) with additional training as instructors and dive educators.

The course builds on the abilities to organize and supervise dive activities while concentrating on developing teaching skills and teaching PADI programs.
Assistant Instructors can also teach some classroom sessions of dive theory in the Open Water Diver course, conduct Skills Reviews, Discover Scuba Diving, and PADI Seal Team Aqua-Missions, as well as teach and certify students in specialty courses such as Project Aware and Peak Performance Buoyancy under the direction of an Instructor.
Once certified the AI is eligible to enroll in and become a certified Emergency First Response Instructor, Oxygen Instructor and may teach a range of PADI non-diving specialty courses. (Full details can be found in the General Standards and Procedures section of the PADI Instructor manual/CD-ROM).
2. Open Water Scuba Instructor Program This is the final step in the quest to become a PADI Instructor.
PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors may conduct a broad range of PADI programs from Discover Scuba Diving to Divemaster.
The course contains knowledge development through self-study, quizzes, lectures and classroom presentations.
Confined water skills reviews and assessment, workshops and presentations, Open Water workshops, rescue assessment and candidate presentations all together make up the OWSI Program, which culminates in the externally examined Instructors Examinations (IE - see details below).
Optional and very recommended to crossover candidates: IDC Prep Course

Red Sea Sports Club's instructors' college offers a preparatory course for IDC/IE candidates.
During the course you will review in depth topics covered in PADI Instructors' exams (Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Skills and Environment, RDP Table and Wheel) together with a review of PADI Standards and Procedures.
You will also complete a skill circuit in confined water and receive advice on which skills could be improved prior to the IE.
This course is highly recommended as in many cases there is a short break between IDC and IE. The Prep Course is available on request.

Instructors' Examination:
This program conducted by PADI Europe examiners The PADI IE is held over two days, and is proudly hosted by MANTA COLLEGE.
IE dates coincide closely with the culmination of the Manta Instructor Development Course, however the IE is conducted independently by PADI Europe - it is not run by and has no affiliation with Manta Diving Centre.
Upon successful completion of the IE, candidates receive the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor rating and are fully-fledged, employable dive instructors.

IDC certificate of completion from the Padi course director .
Be certified as a diver for at least 6 months and have at least 100 logged dives (candidates that have completed the CDC Program are allowed to participate in the IE before 100 dives, but PADI will not process the paperwork until this prerequisites has been met).
Each candidate is tested on their ability to teach in the classroom, the confined water and the open water. Watermanship is also tested by means of a Rescue evaluation, and  800 yard (738m) swim using mask, snorkel and fins and a demonstration of 5 confined water skills.

Instructor preparation / IDC / OWSI / Instructor exam / IDC schedule

Instructor Preparation
To help the candidates prepare themselves for the IDC
3 days
Note: This course is not a prerequisite for the IDC, but previous students in our IDC's benefited greatly by participating in the Preparation Course.

This course is excellent value. It allows the candidate to practice in an informal relaxed environment the theory and practical skills required for the IDC. It gives each student the chance to improve their water skills to the demonstration quality required (even full time Divemasters need to ensure they are performing the skills to PADI Standards), it also covers the theory, which is required for the 5 exams, and an introduction to teaching in the classroom.

To enroll the IDC you must hold the following level.
18 years and have been an instructor with another agency for at least 6 months
PADI Divemasters or Assistant Instructors who are in current membership with PADI. Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months and have completed or logged at least 60 dives. Complete all knowledge reviews from Candidate Workbook.
The course is done at the same time as the IDC and is open to instructors from the following organizations.
Candidates are required to follow the last 5 days of the IDC.


  • Photocopy of Medical (within 12 months)
  • Photocopy of CPR/first aid training (within 2 years)
  • Photocopy of any non PADI Qualifications
  • Recent log book
  • All PADI Qualifications held
  • Four passport sized photographs


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