• DURATION  10 Days.
  • FOR Divemasters.
  • REQUIREMENTS  See Pre-Requisites


PADI IDC IN KENYA Become an Instructor with PADI Course Director Mark Slingo

Become a PADI Instructor. Take your PADI Instructor Development Course (PADI IDC) in Kenya. The PADI IDC is being taught to the brand new 2019 updated curriculum. This incorporates PADI Touch eLearning, to enable you to complete many of the presentations prior to arrival on the IDC. The IDC is conducted by Award-Winning PADI Course Director Mark Slingo and a team of PADI IDC Staff Instructors, with the program lasting 10 days.

And what about diving when you are not on the IDC? Well when it comes to scuba diving coral reefs, Kenya is up there with the best of them.

Ocean Tribe’s dive base in Diani Beach is located on one of the world’s top 10 rated beaches and is consistently rated the best in Africa. The palm tree-lined white powder sands run down to azure waters where the fringing coral reefs can be found only 100m offshore.

The Ocean Tribe PADI Instructor Development Course incorporates the Assistant Instructor Course and the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course. The whole program takes place over 7-10 days, followed by a 2-day instructor exam, conducted by an incoming PADI Instructor Examiner. 

Extra Inclusions in the Ocean Tribe PADI IDC in Kenya
  • Dorm Accommodation included during your PADI IDC Course and the MSDT Prep Course
  • Free EANX, O2 Provider & Adaptive Techniques Instructor course included in the PADI IDC 
  • Unlimited Specialty Instructor Courses on the MSDT Prep
  • Job Placement Training Day
  • Ocean Tribe IDC T-Shirt and Ocean Tribe Mask Strap
  • Free Lunch for the duration of your PADI IDC course with us
  • Extra personal lessons if needed (even after class if needed)
  • Unique designed Online IDC preparation materials for you to study before arrival
  • Discount on purchasing Dive Equipment from Aqualung, Scubapro & Fourth Element
  • Private IDC Dive training Boat 
PADI IDC Prerequisites

IDC Pre-Requisites

What pre-requisites must be met for you to take part in the PADI Instructor Development Course. Find out here.

PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning

Find out about the independent study for the PADI IDC including the eLearning modules as well as study tips for the PADI Guide to Teaching, Instructor Manual and Dive Theory


The PADI Instructor Exam

After the IDC you are ready to go to the PADI Instructor Exam to graduate as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor. Find out what this entails.

PADI IDC Require materials

PADI IDC Required Materials and Equipment

What digital, physical, and diving materials will you require for your PADI IDC and instructional career that will follow. Find the complete list here

PADI Assistant Instructor

PADI Assistant Instructor Course

Want to do the IDC in stages? Don't have time to complete the full IDC? Check out the sub-course the PADI Assistant Instructor rating

PADI IDC- PADI Instructor Development Course

What Happens on the PADI IDC?

During the PADI IDC, you will take part in a number of workshops to learn the art of teaching students and setting up your teaching scenarios for safety and accomplishing the skills. You will take part in presentations from our PADI Course Director Mark and PADI IDC Staff Instructors, about the skills of teaching, marketing and working in the scuba diving industry. There will be a number of pool sessions in which you will take part in graded presentations when you are put in the scenario of an instructor teaching a skill to a number of students. You will also give short academic presentations on set questions to your PADI Course Director. Finally, there are a couple of days in the ocean when you focus on being graded on teaching the open water segments of diver courses.

There is also the option to complete the Emergency First Response First Aid and CPR Instructor program during the course which is necessary to be able to teach the Rescue course when you are a certified instructor. Following on from the course we can look at getting you some PADI Specialty Instructor ratings to move you up the PADI Instructional ladder.

PADI IDC- PADI Instructor Development Course

Reasons to Choose Ocean Tribe For Your PADI IDC

  • IDC Preparation Course FREE of Charge!

  • Worldwide Recognised PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre with very experienced PADI Course Director and IDC Staff Instructors.

  • Small group sizes at a ratio of 6:1 or smaller.

  • Individualised counselling and feedback regarding your performance. We want you not only to be able to easily pass the PADI Instructor Examination but to thoroughly prepare you to begin your career in the dive industry.

  • FREE Extra workshops to prepare you for working as a PADI Instructor- CV Preparation, Website Design, Social Media Promotion

  • Job Seeking Assistance following graduation

  • FREE team teaching module following IDC. Assist teaching PADI courses under the supervision of an experienced instructor, earning certs and experience.

  • Lunch provided during training days

  • FREE Wifi access at the dive centre and the accommodation

  • AMAZING DISCOUNTS on scuba equipment.

  • DISCOUNTED AFRICAN SAFARI PRICES for Ocean Tribe graduates to go and see the wonders Kenya has to offer.

  • FREE PADI Adaptive Techniques Instructor Course included with every IDC (you just pay manual and PADI fees $132)_

Your PADI Course Director

Your PADI IDC at Ocean Tribe will be under the direction of PADI Course Director Mark Slingo. A PADI CD for many years, having run PADI Instructor courses all over the world, Mark boasts a wealth of experience to assist you in your goal of becoming a PADI Instructor. He offers over 15 PADI Specialty Instructor courses and is the Director of Training for Disabled Divers International (DDI) in addition to his PADI work. Read more about Mark here.

PADI Course Director Mark Slingo

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