Become PADI Pro!

 The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a program designed to provide you with the skills and knowledge necessary to instruct divers as a professional diver. This course develops your diving instruction skills using PADI’s philosophies and methodologies.

2 Modules in PADI IDC

The PADI IDC consists of two parts. The first part is the Assistant Instructor Course (AI), followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor Course (OWSI). While it is common to take these courses together, it is also possible to take them separately due to time or resource constraints.

AI Course

In the AI course, you will learn how to use the PADI educational system and materials, as well as how to instruct students. Specific topics include diving theory, business and risk management, and issues related to education and the environment.

OWSI Course

 In the OWSI course, a comprehensive educational program is provided to assist in the learning and progression of students. Specific topics include how to plan and conduct courses, how to effectively teach PADI programs, and duties as a professional diving instructor

After completing the IDC, you can challenge the IE

 After completing the IDC, candidates proceed to the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). This exam consists of theoretical knowledge tests, teaching ability assessments, and underwater performance evaluations, and attempts to apply what was learned in the IDC.


● PADI Assistant Instructor or PADI Dive Master (or equivalent qualification)
● Completed EFR Primary and Secondary Care courses within the past 24 months
● Possess a medical statement dated within the last 12 months
● At least 6 months elapsed since becoming a certified diver
● A logged 100 or more dives
● Proof of experience in night, deep, and underwater navigation diving

Course Overview


 Please refer to the blog post for the training schedule.

Course Overview

ApplicationPlease complete the application
and payment by this date.
Self Learning30 DaysDuring this period, we will send
physical materials such as slates.
・・・Pre-IDC Supplemental Course Application Deadline
Pre-IDC3 to 3 DaysPre-IDC
・・・IDC Payment Deadline
EFR-I2 DaysEFR Instructor Course
PADI IDC10 to 18 DaysPADI IDC Start Date

Course Application


 First, please contact us more than one month before the start date of the IDC. We will check if you meet the requirements to participate in PADI’s IDC/IE, and explain the details of the IDC/IE. Only if no issues are found, will MSU grant you the eligibility to participate in the PADI IDC/IE.

Items You Need to Prepare Before Contacting Us

Please take photos of all your C-cards from OWD to DM, as well as your EFR certification card, and send them to us.

IDC Application

 Please apply more than one month before the IDC start date. The fees at the time of application are as follows. Payments can be made in Japanese Yen via transfer to a bank in Japan.


IDC Course Fee₱80,000Philippine Pesos
EFR Instructor Fee₱12,000Philippine Pesos
IDC Digital e-Learning Pack$800.00Australian Dollars
EFR Instructor Materials$300.00Australian Dollars
Shipping (From Australia to Japan)TBD
Shipping (From Tokyo to Student’s Home)TBD

Total Payment at the Application

Philippine Pesos₱92,000
Australian Dollars$1100.00
Shipping FeeTBD

Payment can be made via credit card (processing fee applies) or in Japanese Yen (at the current exchange rate)

Required Items for Application

Application FormWe will provide it upon inquiry.
申込金の振り込みFor detailed amounts, please inquire.

Additional Costs

The following costs are as of August 2023 and will require separate payments to PADI (please note that these costs are subject to change, so always verify the latest information). The currency is Australian Dollars. Detailed amounts will be explained during the consulting session at the time of application. IDC registration fees and IE exam fees will require online payment by credit card during the IDC period. EFR Instructor registration fees and OWSI registration fees will be charged to your credit card after the IE is completed.

PADI IDC Registration Fee$323.40Online Credit Card Payment
PADI IE Enrollment Fee$975.00Online Credit Card Payment
EFR Instructor Member FeeTBDCredit Card Payment
PADI Instructor Member feeTBDCredit Card Payment
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