Roatan IDC Prerequisites
To attend an IDC you will need:
A sense of humor, a love for diving, respect for nature, good diving skills (and now the PADI small print) - to have been a certified diver for at least 6 months with a minimum 60 logged dives. You will need 100 dives to attend the exam. If you are lacking dives we let you do the missing ones for free. You will also need to be a PADI Divemaster (contact us if you have a certification from a different agency), be at least 18 years old, and provide a PADI Medical Statement (available locally for $15)
PADI’s state of the art educational design gives you two different opportunities to move ahead of the class by completing part of the material online through eLearning: Dive Theory and IDC Theory.
Online Dive Theory is available for candidates who want extra training or brushing up in the basic theory subjects of Physics, Physiology, Equipment, Decompression and RDP, General Skills, and Environment. These topics are not part of the IDC and it is expected that you are sufficient in them. The cost of this is $115 payable to PADI.
Online IDC Theory is available for those candidates who would like the option of doing their Assistant Instructor (AI) or Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) courses on a faster track by completing eLearning online. The same material is covered through live delivery at the IDC, but this would allow you a more flexible time during your IDC. This convenience has an additional cost of $330 payable to PADI. This option will not save you any cost on the IDC; but, the extra time may be spent scuba diving (for free) on Roatan's spectacular reef.
For the IDC you will need both versions of the RDP (available here for $30 Table and $ 38 eRDPml), the IDC Crew Pack $ 450 ($ 833 retail), & the EFR Instructor Start-Up Pack $ 180 ($ 291 retail). The Crew Pack includes a free PADI Specialty Instructor Manual. If you did your Divemaster before the Instructor Manual was included with the DM course you also need to purchase that for $ 120. Diving equipment can be borrowed during training from the centre at no additional cost.
Note that the Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) is required to become a Dive Instructor. The EFRI is included in our IDC (a $ 275 value) but you may already have taken it beforehand.
- If you are an AI and EFRI: $ 820 for IDC
- If you are an Assistant Instructor: $ 1095 for OWSI & EFRI
- If you are a Divemaster: $ 1445 for IDC & EFRI
You may be able to find slightly cheaper prices elsewhere but we believe that our high quality training and commitment to your success is worth the extra money. You get what you pay for no hidden cost.
All prices include free accommodation and many more free extras.
Our IDC includes (at no additional cost); "Welcome to Roatan" airport/ferry pickup, 2013 Roatan Marine Park Pass, diving before & after the IDC, free use of our dive equipment during training, staff lunches during the course, accommodation (double occupancy with another PADI Pro candidate), free internet, daily transport from our accommodation to/from the resort and transport to the IE with full logistical support from your IDC Staff.
We also offer a 10% continuing education discount on packages including; MSDT Preparation, Specialty Instructor and IDC Staff Instructor.
The following fees are payable to PADI by credit card at the Examination; IDC Application and Examination $ 720, EFRI Application $ 95
Yes all of this costs a lot of money but think of it as an investment in an enjoyable career. You will make it all back doing a job you actually like.
If you are ready to book you can pay your deposit here.