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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

2015 IDC / IE schedule (courses are subject number of candidates)

IDC (including EFRI) May 17 to May 31 2015.

PADI IE (Instructor Exam) June 2 - 3, Rarotonga, Cook Islands (TBC)

IDC (including EFRI) November 29 to December 13 2015.

PADI IE (Instructor Exam) December 15 - 16, Rarotonga, Cook Islands (TBC)

Dates are set for our 2015 PADI IDC / IE schedule. Gain your PADI Instructor qualification in the warm , clear waters of Rarotonga, located in the South Pacific.


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 manual $135  
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

No Visa RequiredStay up to 6 months as a bonafide visitor in the Cook Islands

Upon arrival in the Cook Islands visitors of all nationalities are granted a 1 month entry permit. Upon application to the Department of Immigration bonafide visitors not seeking work can stay up to a maximum of 6 months. The fee for this extension is currently $120. You make this application once you are in the country, so there is no need to pre-apply. A requirement for entry as a visitor is proof of onwards travel, so you do need to have your ticket out of the Cook Islands booked before you come.


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

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