Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Turn your passion into your career with Reef Gliders


Become a PADI Dive Instructor in Roatan

Your new life awaits.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the key step for anyone who wants to make diving their career.

Our IDC & EFRI programme at Reef Gliders is designed to ensure you kick-start your new career with the confidence and expertise you need to be successful.

The clue is in the title - Development - we’ll take you through every aspect of what you need to be a great instructor, expanding your knowledge, abilities, and honing your skills. By the end of the course the exam will be easy, and you can focus on the best part - being a PADI dive instructor!

Our monthly IDCs provide you with the perfect environment to focus on the course itself. The 14 day schedule is designed to provide a thorough but balanced approach to your learning. You will take part in interactive workshops in our dedicated IDC classroom, to give you the foundational knowledge you need as an instructor. In addition you will have plenty of confined water and open water practice to master your skill presentations. In the evenings you’ll have time to cover any eLearning you need for the next day, or for extra dive theory practice. 

Our Course Director Doug Hoy has been diving since 2001 and has worked across the world in places such as; Utila - Honduras, Komodo - Indonesia and Cozumel - Mexico, you’ll be able to learn from his considerable knowledge of what it takes to be a successful dive instructor.

Our Pro Training Team also includes PADI Master Instructor Irma Korb, PADI Staff Instructor Vero Coates (Spanish) and PADI Staff Instructor Russ Nicholson on the team to support you through your IDC.

We offer the IDC in English and Spanish and we guarantee you’ll pass the IE, or we offer another full IDC FREE.

We realise the IDC is a stepping-stone to becoming a PADI DIve Instructor, which is why we include the O2 provider specialty instructor training free of charge, bolstering your resume and adding to your employability. As well as this, during the IDC we have a dedicated dive CV workshop to start you off on the right foot. 

To help you settle into Reef Gliders, come and join us for some free fun diving before the course. If you’re on Roatan a few days early we’ll get you diving to make sure you're set for the IDC.

Take full advantage of our onsite bar and restaurant - Blue Marlin - with a 10% discount off all food and drinks, making sunset beer that little bit better.

We know that there's more to consider than just the course itself, we’ll provide you with assistance and guidance with all the extra details like accommodation options, visa requirements and transport advice before you arrive, to make the transition simple. 

If you want to know more details about the course itself, how to prepare, or life after the IDC, contact us and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have.

Send us an enquiry below and we will get back to you with all the details, planning and steps to become a PADI Dive Instructor.

Price- USD $1500

*If you have done your Divemaster Course with Reef Gliders you will get a Con-Ed discount of 5% on your IDC 

Price includes all taxes , excludes PADI Fees and learning materials


August 4th - 17th / IE 18th - 19th

September 8th - 21st / IE 22nd - 23rd

October 6th - 19th / IE 20th - 21st

November 3rd - 16th / IE 17th - 18th

December 1st - 14th / IE 15th - 16th


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Instructor Development Course