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.

7 day or flexible 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.


Begin your course at home and get started right away with the e-learning. 


 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.

world recognised certification

A world recognised certification, perfect for anyone looking for a career in diving.

PADI Divemaster or equivalent and 18+ years 

If you are not sure that you have the relevant pre-requisites, just ask.

The Instructor Development course process

Register for an IDC

We run these courses throughout the year. The upcoming dates can be found at the bottom of this webpage.

Attend the 7 day IDC

Complete the 7 day training course which will cover everything you need to become competent in your teaching career.

Receive certification to attend an Instructor examination

At the end of the course you will be given a certificate of completion, this is what you will need to take to you PADI Instructor Exam (IE). The IE's are ran all over the UK on a monthly basis, your Course Director will register you for your desired exam for you to attend. 

Become a PADI Instructor!

After passing at the Instructor Examination... you will then become a certified PADI OWSI!

What is included?


The e-learning required for the theory side of the course.

Dive site entry + air fills

No additional fees such as air or site entry. Everything is included.

7 day training

The full 7 days training to cover all of the elements required for this course.

Additional requirements

The PADI Membership and application fee for your instructor rating, and the PADI Examination fee.

Personal requirements

You are expected to have your own equipment for this course.

reasons to take your course here...

On-site course director

Our Course Director is not brought in, she is here all of the time... and here anytime to assist you.

unlimited & private access to training facilities

We have all of our own facilities, meaning that you can practise whenever... and there is no rush during your course.

Everything all in one place

With our own pool, quarry... etc, we can make sure that your course is stress free, with le travel time and more time in the water.

After Course Support

We won't just leave you after your course, we are here to answer your questions once you qualify and have your own students.

job interview & paid contracts

We offer paid work for all of our dive guides and instructors. Anyone completing the course with us, has the opportunity for an interview.


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


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

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