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PADI Instructor Training

• Year round sunshine
• Highly qualified and experienced
  instructors teaching our courses
• Exceptional facilities
• Pools and class room on site
• Dive centre operating since 1996
• Courses from complete beginner to
  instructor and beyond
• Instructor Specialty courses and
  Business Seminars run after every IDC
• PADI 5 star IDC & CDC centre
• We speak 5 languages

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PADI Instructor Training

Instructor Training and the Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the cornerstone of PADI's professional-level training. The IDC is a 9-10 days full time course program which consists of 2 parts: the first portion is the Assistant Instructor course and the second part being the Open Water Scuba Instructor program. If both sub-courses are run continuously it is called an Instructor Development Course (IDC).
The IDC introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator.

Our PADI Instructor Training philosphy
Most of the PADI instructor courses offered on the market have only one single goal - to pass the instructor exam (IE)!

Download the Guide PADI Instructor Training with Happy Divers Marbella This is, of course, also one of the goals we want to reach but we feel that this is not enough.
To become a scuba instructor, like in many other professions, entails taking and passing a course. Once you pass this 10-day course you will be a PADI Instructor however you will have no experience in teaching. How can you have any experience having only participated in a 10-day course?
Regrettably, we see too often recently certified PADI Instructors simply “thrown into the deep end”, they have passed their IE, and therefore they must be ready and are given their first students almost immediately. From our experience we know at Happy Divers that this does not work. We feel that this is unfair to both you, as a newly qualified instructor, and to your students. Therefore our Instructor Development Courses have a different aim and philosophy: Passing your instructor exam is more like a side product.

Our IDC`s focus on:
• Providing a professional base to build on
• Encouraging you to continue your instructor education you are just starting
• Preparing you for your life “after” the instructor exam
  >> this is where your real life and career as an instructor actually begins.
• Showing you ways of to “have fun and success” in your new job and life style as a PADI instructor.

What you might want to know

How do I become PADI Instructor

PADI is the world's largest diver training organization and offers the best Instructor training programs available. The heart of the PADI instructor training is the Instructor Development Course (IDC).


How and where do we do our IDC

Depending on number of participants, the IDC takes place either in the dive center or in the „IDC Villa“. The villa is situated in a quiet residential area close to the dive center and provides quietness and a perfect studying atmosphere.


When can I start

For details of our professional level course schedule.


Instructor Development Course (IDC)

The IDC introduces you to the entire PADI System of diver education and concentrates on further developing your abilities as a professional dive educator. Instructor Development programs run at Happy Divers Marbella consists of the following parts ....