Special Offer - Instructor Development Course

Special offer – IDC Express

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Turning your sport into a profession can be incredibly rewarding. To be able to give others their first experience of breathing underwater is a real job satisfaction!
Since 1996, Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College has been creating the best instructors in the business.

Celebrate the 28th Instructor Development Course (IDC) with us... in the sun.


Happy Divers Marbella & IDC College is the highest rated PADI dive center in Spain – it is the only PADI 5* Career Development Center (CDC), 5* IDC Center and the first ever National Geographic and PADI TecRec dive center in Spain. Furthermore PADI EMEA is doing the Instructor Examinations (I.E.) here.
The IDC College is dedicated to diver training, career programs and instructor training, setting very high standards in customer service. Divers and instructor candidates can be sure that their training will be done at PADI`s highest 5* CDC standards and National Geographic`s strict environmental rules. Divers are taught from beginner level to instructor level and beyond.

Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the core of PADI Instructor training. The first portion is the Assistant Instructor course followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. The IDC introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

What do you need to start?

 To qualify for training you must:
  Be certified as a PADI Divemaster or a PADI Assistant Instructor or
  Be an instructor with another training organization for at least six months
  Be certified as an Emergency First Response Instructor *
  Be at least 18 years old
  Be certified as a diver for at least six months
  Have 100 logged dives that include experience in night, deep and navigation diving to participate in the Instructor Development Course.
  Have proof of CPR and First Aid training within the last 24 months. The Emergency First Response course meets this requirement
  Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months

 * If you not already Emergency First Response Instructor this course can also be done during or after 
    the IDC

IDC Express

The cost and time saving program - Complete IDC program - full time. 
This program is addressed to well prepared candidates, who have already teaching experience.
These persons could be:
•  Instructors of other training organizations, who want to become PADI instructor.
•  Assistent instructors who are trained in a PADI 5* IDC center and/or who want to refresh their knowledge.
•  Experienced Divemasters who have been assisting for some time in diver training. 
Your advantages:
•  You do the entire IDC program to refresh your knowledge and/or to get detailed insight info about the PADI system. 
•  Your existing experience will be credited by a cheaper course fee.
•  Your Instructor Examination (IE) will take place right after the IDC completion at Happy Divers Marbella`s

If this IDC option is not what you are looking for please check a similar Instructor Development program.


More information

Download our IDC Booklet for further detailed information about the IDC/ IE.


How long does it take and how much does it cost ?


Instructor Development Course (IDC) - IDC Express

Duration:   9 Days

899 €

499 €

The IDC Express – Special Offer – is valid until the 9th of April 2016!

If you wish, you can now go ahead and book your course online. By clicking on the “Book online” button you will leave our website and will be transferred to our secure booking option.



  Please note: Professional level course prices do not include any rental of diving equipment, any PADI materials or PADI fees. They include transportation to and from the dive sites in one of our air-conditioned mini-buses and/ or boat.
  Extras: PADI educational materials and diving equipment can be purchased from the Happy Divers shop. Special equipment hire packages available for the duration of the programs.



     Celebrate our 30th IDC with us

                      ... in the sun !


       24th of April to the 3rd of May 2017



499 €




Do you want a Job afterwards?


Then you should also consider:  

To make you even more interesting for possible employers you should not stop your education here. It is highly recommended to proceed in one go to Master Scuba Divers Trainer. Please consider the following instructor courses:

5 Instructor Specialty Courses

PADI Enriched Air Instructor
PADI Deep Instructor
PADI Sidemount Instructor
PADI UW Navigation Instructor
PADI Emergency Oxygen Provider Instructor

PADI business seminars:

Business of Nitrox (BON) – includes the instructor specialties PADI Enriched Air Instructor and Gas Blender Instructor
Business Training for PADI PROs



Call us

+34 609 571 920

Email: college@idc-spain.com