PADI Instructor Development

Congratulations to Rosie Fisher and Matiu John for completing their Instructor Development Course and passing the Instructor Exam in December 2013!

PADI IDC and IE candidates succfully passed

Next IDC (including EFRI) November 30 to December 14 2014.

PADI IE (Instructor Exam) December 16 - 17, Rarotonga, Cook Islands (TBC)

Dates are set for our 2014 PADI IDC / IE schedule. Gain your PADI Instructor qualification in the warm , clear waters of Rarotonga, located in the South Pacific.

Our IDCs are taught by experienced Australian based Course Director, John Radmall.


IDC rates    
all prices are NZ$ unless otherwise stated
IDC fee $1950 Includes IDC and EFRI Tuition, gear hire and venue fees
Required materials    
Instructor crew pack (basic) $603 As a PADI Divemaster you can purchase this yourself, or you can purchase through us at our discount rate (plus shipping).
EFRI start up pack $256  
PADI Fees    
IDC fee AU$212  
EFRI fee AU$144  
Instructor Exam Fee AU$760  


There are several accommodation options ranging from backpackers to resorts. We recommend Vara's Backpackers, located right on the beach, and with a range of accommodation options, and Are Mango Guesthouse, a very tidy lodge located in Muri Beach.


The IDC fee includes the Instructor Development Course and the Emergency First Responder Instructor course, a requirement for becoming a PADI instructor. This includes all diving costs, transfers to and from dive sites, light refreshments during class time and any equipment required for the course (exlcuding personal mask, snorkel and fins). This also includes 2 extra days of tuition if required, to further prepare you for the Instructor Exam.

If you have some materials or courses already then you can reduce the cost of the programme. For example, if you are an Assistant Instructor, or an EFR Instructor already you can exclude these parts of the programme. Please contact us for a quote if you already have some certifications beyond PADI Divemaster.

Prerequisites are that you are a PADI Divemaster with 100 logged dives. If you are not yet a Divemaster but wish to take part in this instructor course contact us as we are running a Divemaster programme prior to this course, email us for exact dates and costs. You must also pass an RSTC dive medical for this course.

IE confined session, PADI IDC Rarotonga Cook Islands


For enquiries and bookings contact us through our enquiry page, or email

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