“I completed my IDC with ProDive UK and would highly recommend them to anyone looking to make the step up to instructor. The training and support from Kerrie and Bethan throughout the IDC and IE was absolutely incredible, ensuring I was 100% confidence of my abilities walking into the exam. Their professionalism and cutting edge teaching techniques combined with a fun and friendly approach ensures that their training is of top quality yet full of fun and laughter. They always went above and beyond to make sure all of my questions were answered and anything I didn’t understand was explained, there was no end to their patience and dedication in ensuring my success on the course. I couldn’t have hoped for a more supportive dynamic duo to guide me through my IDC and IE.

Joe Baglin, IDC candidate March 2019

PADI Instructor Course (IDC)

The PADI Instructor Course is the world’s leading Scuba Instructor program. It helps you transform into one of the most marketable dive professionals on the planet, and allows you to live the life of your dreams.

Magic Oceans has teamed up with the internationally renowned team at Pro Dive UK to facilitate some of the IDC courses. Pro Dive UK is run by Platinum Course Director Kerrie Eade and Elite Course Director Bethan Comley, they have gained an unequaled reputation for delivering superb training across the globe. Our IDC offering is truly unique and bespoke to you, encompassing the brand new syllabus only released in November 2019 (which Kerrie and Bethan helped to create). The Instructor Course is comprised of 3 separate courses, the Emergency First Response Instructor Course, the PADI Assistant Instructor Course and then the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor Course. It is possible to take these courses separately but it’s best and more convenient to take them all combined in the PADI Instructor Development Course. The course uses cutting-edge techniques and workshops to ensure you are fully prepared to fly through the IE and become a great instructor.

Included in the IDC is free EFR Instructor training and free Dive Against Debris Instructor training as well as some valuable and bespoke workshops developed uniquely by Pro Dive UK.

We always run the instructor course to coincide with the PADI Instructor Exam, which is a 2-day written & practical exam conducted by a PADI staff member immediately after your IDC, so by the time you return home, you are a fully-fledge PADI Instructor.PADI IDC Magic Oceans & Pro Dive UK

You start with the PADI Instructor Development Course eLearning which will prepare you for your arrival at Magic Oceans and can be done in the comfort of your own home. The workshops during the course will then build on this knowledge and put it into practice. You need to have a very strong theory knowledge – which can be achieved using the integrated Dive Knowledge Workbook contained in the eLearning, and also using the Pro Dive UK Theory Made Easy document which you will be sent once you sign up. If you would like more help, you can also sign up to the IDC Preparation Day with Kerrie and Bethan, just before your IDC begins.

During the course…..

During the instructor course, you will learn to conduct presentations in the classroom, swimming pool and of course, the ocean. By playing both the part of the instructor and the student you earn your teaching skills and have fun along the way. PADI has developed a teaching system where we can give you feedback immediately. This allows you to adjust your presentation as needed and leave with the confidence of a seasoned PADI Pro.

A detailed schedule will be given out once you have signed up for your course. Allowing you to plan for what’s coming up each day. It also allows you to see how much practice is left and request for more if you feel the need. Having such a detailed yet flexible schedule is what makes our Instructor course both unique and successful.

2020 PADI IDC schedule at Magic Oceans Dive Resort with Pro Dive UK

May 28th – June 4thJune 5th & 6th, 2020


– PADI Divemaster or equivalent in another recognized dive agency
– Emergency first response within the last 24 months
– 18 years old or older
– Medical signed by a physician within the last 12 months
– 100 logged dives
– Proof of all dive certifications from Open Water to Divemaster, including deep dives and night diving experience

Materials & Equipment:

– A full set of SCUBA Equipment as listed in the PADI Instructor Manuel for Divemaster’s and Instructors
– PADI IDC Crew Pack
– All PADI Materials from Open Water to Divemaster
– Laptop or a Big Tablet (Not a Phone)
– Pen, Pencils, Paper