If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want an extraordinary life – become a PADI Instructor. Teaching scuba diving allows you to share your love of the aquatic world with others while doing what you enjoy – being in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors and PADI Assistant Instructors are the most sought-after dive professionals around the world because they’ve completed the program that sets the standard for training dive professionals. You earn a PADI Instructor rating through hard work and commitment, but you’re rewarded with a job that lets you share incredible underwater adventures with others – transforming their lives for the better and enriching yours.

Are you ready to join the ranks of the dedicated professionals who teach the world’s most progressive and popular scuba diver education programs? Then Go PROSM with an Instructor Development Course. Please click here for the IDC Calendar Schedule

$2685 + Course Materials + Application Fees


The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is made up of the most comprehensive diver training in the world. When dive professionals complete the entire IDC they are permitted to attend an Instructor Examination (IE), which is the final step to earn a PADI Instructor certification.

Dive professionals who hold an instructor rating with another diver training organization are eligible to enroll into the IDC program while recognizing prior instructor training and providing a path to become a PADI Instructor.


A PADI Divemaster (or other qualified organization) who has been a certified diver for at least six months may enroll in the PADI Instructor Development Course. You also need:

You also need to be an Emergency First Response Instructor, but you will earn this rating during your instructor training at Maui Diving.


Over a 10 day course, the IDC teaches you to conduct all PADI core courses. You’ll be able to organize and present information, conduct skill development sessions and control open water dives. Basically, you become a better public speaker and get really good teaching skills while using positioning and control techniques for student diver safety; in order to assist you in becoming a knowledgable and successful instructor.

Key topics include:

  • PADI Standards and Procedures for courses you can teach with in water workshops
  • Learning, Instruction and the PADI System
  • Risk Management and Diver Safety
  • The Business of Diving and your role as an instructor
  • Marketing Diving and Sales Counseling

It is highly recommended that you continue on for 2-4 days of training for MSDT Prep after your IDC with Maui Diving. This 2-4 day prep course gets you prepared to become a Master Scuba Diving Trainer. You will become certified in 6 Specialties you want to learn how to train. For a limited time, if you purchase the 5 specialties required for MSDT you’ll get the 6 one FREE! (EANx or O2 Provider Trainer)

There are opportunities for housing assistance if needed. If you’re considering doing your Instructor training on Maui please contact us today! 0% Interest Financing available for qualified applicants. 




IDC Course 
(Divemaster or Assistant Instructor to OW Scuba Instructor) Prices updated for 2022 $2200
EFR Instructor
Course Materials
IDC Crew Pack & E-Learning   $600
EFR Instructor Crew Pack   $447.20
Total IDC & Course Materials
PADI Application Fees
*Subject to change beginning 2023  
Instructor Application Fee   $209
EFR Instructor Application Fee   $126
Instructor Examination Fee (IE)   $749
Total Mandatory PADI Fees

Recommended MSDT Prep Add-On


Sign Up Now for MSDT Prep and get EANx or O2 at no additional charge!

MSDT Prep Dives & Instruction That’s 6 Specialities for the price of 5! $750
Digital Specialty Instructor Guides   $405

PADI Specialty Instructor Application Fees

*Subject to change beginning 2023

5 x $79 $395



Call us at (808) 667-0633 to enroll today!

Please call to confirm dive schedule before registering with PADI.