PADI Staff Instructor (SI)

The PADI Staff Instructor Course is the first step towards becoming the highest PADI Instructor level: the Course Director. It allows you to conduct certain parts of the IDC with a Course Director on site and independently teach the PADI Assistant Instructor Course.

The best and the only way you can take your PADI Staff Instructor course at Magic Oceans, is to audit an entire IDC. You arrive a few days before the IDC starts and freshen up your skills and knowledge. You will also learn how the scoring system works on the IDC and take part in 4 presentations conducted by the Course Director.

It’s a good idea to go through the same preparation as an IDC Candidate before arriving (please see “PADI IDC Preparation” for details)

Certification Requirements

Practical Applications
– Confined water skill evaluation
– Confined water teaching evaluation
– Open water teaching presentation

Knowledge Applications
– Knowledge Development Presentation
– 5 theory exams & the PADI Standards exam

– Staff Instructor Course Orientation
– Instructor Development standards and procedures
– How to organize and conduct a PADI Assistant Instructor Course
– The psychology of evaluation and counseling

On top of this you will be required to evaluate the IDC candidates during their Confined, Open Water and Knowledge presentations and meet the control score set by the Course Director.


– Teaching status PADI Instructor for the current year;
– PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer;
– Emergency First Response Instructor;
– Agree to conduct all levels of diver training consistent with the standards and philosophy outlined in the PADI Instructor Manual, PADI’s Guide to Teaching and the PADI Course Director Manual;
– Agree to use the PADI System and its components in their entirety.


– All materials required of instructor candidates;
– PADI Course Director Manual;
– Knowledge Development Presentation Evaluation Form;
– Confined Water Presentation Evaluation slate;
– Open Water Presentation Evaluation slate.

2019 PADI IDC schedule at Magic Oceans Dive Resort

May 28th – June 6thJune 7th & 8th
September 4th – September 13thSeptember 14th & 15th
November 7th – November 16thNovember 17th & 18th
PADI instructor course