PADI Instructor Development Course

Looking to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor?

Then get ready to change your life and book onto a PADI IDC right here with Duttons Divers!

North Wales Instructor Courses

Over the 7 days training (whether this is consecutive or not) We will teach you everything you need to know for the PADI Instructor Examination, in a fun and stress free atmosphere.

Taught across both our sites Vivian Quarry and Hafan Marina Dive Centre - we have all the in-house facilities you could ever need!

-18m Quarry for open water training
-Local bay for scenarios
-High spec classroom with projector, desks and even beanbags!
-Indoor pool for confined sessions
-Shop for any last minute kit you need to get before heading to IE
-Workshop for any kit repairs needed before you go

There are absolutely no hidden fees with our costs because everything is on site! All air fills, entry to sites etc included!

Not only that, but you have access to any of our facilities throughout your course to get in any additional practice - the joys of having all the facilities on site and in house!

7 days training
All site entry fees
All air fills
Access to the quarry at anytime during your course
All theory prep notes and mock exams
Access to the pool at anytime 

Liverpool Instructor Courses 

As well as our own North Wales sites, we will also be offering IDC's in Liverpool with our good friends Palaemon divers! 

You will be taught the exact same course content, however for those of you will Mon-Fri jobs, this IDC is conducted on Thursday evenings at the pool & one weekend at Liverpool docks and another at Vivian Quarry! Your certifying centre for this IDC will still be Vivian Quarry. 

With this IDC there may be additional fees for entry to the dive site / air fills

Book your space with a £350 deposit!



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All our Instructor Development Packages 

Basic PackaGE


Your basic IDC course, to get you completely prepared for your Instructor Exam!

Bronze Package


Your basic IDC Course with a couple of additions to help in your journey to become the best dive pro! Includes:

*MHFA Mental Health Awareness Certification *EFR Instructor

Silver pACKAGE


Everything from both the Basic and Bronze package, but in addition to this you will become a certified Powerboat Skipper!

Looking to make your Dive CV stand out from the crowd?

Then being able to offer yourself up as not only a PADI Instructor but also a boat skipper

Includes certification from the RYA:

*Powerboat Level 2
*VHF Radio

Gold Package


The absolute ultimate package to becoming and instructor!!!

Your CV will be at the top of the pile for dive work all around the world!

In addition to everything from the other packages, you will also get 5 PADI Speciality Instructor Ratings from a long list of choices!

So for this package you get:

MHFA Mental Health Awareness Certification
EFR Instructor Rating
RYA Powerboat Level 2
VHF Radio Certification
5 instructor Speciality Ratings


May 2022

North Wales

7th - 13th May
Hafan Marina Dive Centre & Vivian Quarry

June 2022


2nd & 9th - Liverpool docks  6pm-8pm
4th & 5th - Liverpool docks 10am - 5pm
11th - Vivian Quarry 10am - 5pm
1st & 8th - Austin Rawlinson Leisure Centre 7pm - 9pm

July 2022

North Wales

16th - 22nd July
Hafan Marina Dive Centre & Vivian Quarry

August 2022


20th, 21st - Liverpool docks
27th, 28th - Vivian Quarry 10am - 5pm
24th & 31st - Austin Rawlinson Centre 7pm - 9pm

September 2022

North Wales

10th - 16th
Hafan Marina Dive Centre & Vivian Quarry. 10am - 5pm each day

December 2022

North Wales

3rd - 9th
Hafan Marina Dive Centre & Vivian Quarry