PADI Instructor Diver

Explore the fascinating underwater world of Tenerife

About the course.

Our PADI IDC is a 9 day course, and is made up of two distinct components – the Assistant Instructor (AI) course, and the Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) program.

PADI IDC is designed to help you to understand the PADI standards and to increase and refresh your diving knowledge, by classroom curriculum presentations, and discussions. You learn about Risk Management, the business of diving, PADI courses, materials needed to teach your future students and other important topics relevant to your role as an Instructor. You also need to pass the theory exam and the PADI standards exam.

Confined Water Training:
Is pool based, where you will learn how to demonstrate proper techniques, problem solving and giving students feedback. And learning how to make sure your students meet the performance requirements.

Open Water Training:
This part prepares you for what you will need to know for conducting courses in the open water and also problem solving common mistakes students make. This includes different workshops and practice drills.

With your participation in one of our PADI IDC programs, you wont only start your Instructor course, but the first step of a career as a diving instructor as well with a job anywhere around the globe. During and after your IDC here with us, we will support you with all our experience we´ve got. Like this you wont be ready just for the exam (IE), but as well for your future career as a Scuba Diving Instructor. We do not only want that you pass your exam, but that you will become a great instructor who has fun in his job and is loved by his students. Our IDCs start around 3 weeks before the actual beginn of the IDC with some PDFs, online quizzes and videos, which we will send to you for some self studying, so you´ll come well prepared to your IDC. Of course there will be time as well for some extra sessions in case that there will be some more practise needed in any area. Furthermore you will always get feedback, so you know on what kind of level you are during your IDC. Furthermore in the EFRI – program, the PADI Oxygen-Provider-Instructor-Course is already included. After the IDC it is possible to choose from several specialties.

If you do not meet all requirements, let us know and we can help you attain certifications, dives etc. You can always join us here earlier, before the IDC starts and get your dives up. We offer dives as special intern rates. Also, all IDC packages include dive(s) for free so you can get in the water!

One Two Dive PADI IDC Programs & Values

Basic inclusions in our One Two Dive Tenerife Instructor Packages:

  • PADI IDC Crewpack
  • FREE Diving during IDC
  • FREE PADI Emergency 02 Provider Instructor Course
  • FREE AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Course
  • FREE Access to Practice Exams
  • Super Experienced PADI Instructors
  • EXTRA IDC Workshops

Our IDC is sure one of the most dynamic and innovativ here in Tenerife. The program will be done by our German Course Director Ulf Mayer, who will be the whole time with you during your IDC. His dynamic teaching style makes presentations interesting and helps as well to make your IDC to an unforgetable experience. Here at One Two Dive we don´t want to get you just through the IE, but also want to prepare you for your future as an Instructor. Thats why we do offer you as well to stay here with us after the IDC to get your first teaching-experience with our Instructors. Nothing is more valuable for an Instructor than experience.

Why choose One Two Dive?

Experience & Qualifications
Ulf has gained a lot of experience over the years, which he wants to share with the next generation of PADI Instructors. He is hard but fair, and you will learn how to stick to the standards. Since becoming PADI Course Director, he hasn´t looked back and will always continue to evolve IDCs in order to develop great Instructors. But you got to be ready to work hard. Also he offers a full range of professional continued education programs: Specialty Instructor courses, MSDT internships as well as IDC Staff Instructor courses.

Consistency & Value
Our Course Director is full time here at One Two Dive for all IDCs, which means he will be in charge of your IDC from start to finish. We have ample time to work on each candidate’s own strengths and weaknesses, thus ensuring that those weaknesses are gone before the end of your IDC. Many other IDC facilities that employ freelance Course Directors just bring in the Course Director to teach the last few days of an IDC which can lead to inconsistencies in teaching to dive professionals.

Our tranquil & professional center
Our center, away from the crowds, will ensure that all our candidates can find the necessary peace and quiet required to be able to focus and enjoy the course. All-night parties and streets of bars are not what you need during your IDC! We are a PADI 5 Star Instructor Development Centre, we have been recognized by PADI as offering all PADI 5 Star Dive Centre standards, plus offer PADI instructor-level training. Five Star IDCs are committed to offering PADI Instructor Development Courses and continuing education opportunities.

Job Opportunities
If you will be looking for work as an Instructor after your IDC, you couldn’t be better placed. There are many up and coming dive locations in the Canary Islands and you are always just a quick flight from the world’s dive hot spots of Egypt, Azores,…. Plus, if you have time to stay on after your IDC, take advantage of our “Learn to Teach” Internship weeks. The experience that you will have gained, will put you in a better position when it comes to looking for work as well as the confidence when starting out.

Language Support and POST IDC Support!
IDCs at One Two Dive are taught in English as a standard, however we also offer Spanish, German, Dutch, Swedish, Italian and French.

Plus our help doesn’t end once you pass your IE. We will give you help and advice on how to prepare an attention-grabbing CV and on what potential employers are really looking for an instructor. Even if you are not in town anymore, we are only a call, text or email away.

Our PADI IDC packages

At One Two Dive, we want to keep it as simple as possible for you. We understand there are many different options to choose from when considering a place to complete your IDC so we have 4 different pre-arranged Instructor Development packages to suit the needs of the individual. We also understand that not everyone fits nicely into a certain niche, therefore if what you are looking for does not fit into one of these packages, we are able to create a custom made IDC package for you. For more information on our packages contact us at

PADI IDC Bronze Package
Includes the following:

  • 9 Days IDC
  • PADI IDC Crewpack & PADI Pro Bag
  • All PADI Instructor Application fees, & PADI IE Enrolment Fees
  • Additional in-water workshops on the trickier skills, including five point descent, controlled emergency swimming ascent, lift bag, hover (Rescue is covered thoroughly)
  • 5 PADI Instructor Speciality Trainings (Aware Shark Conservation, Emergency O2 Provider, Coral Reef Conservation, Project AWARE, & Peak Performance Buoyancy)
  • 1 dive for free before IDC – subject to boat space
  • Free diving during the IDC – subject to boat space
  • Free Wi-Fi
  • Extra IDC Workshops “step by step how to teach and set up skills for teaching”
  • Instructor Preparation videos and PDFs
  • 1 week FREE “Learn to Teach” Internship after your IDC.
  • Free Employment Advice & Support
  • One Two Dive Goodie bag
  • PADI Goodie bag
  • One Two Dive IDC t-shirt – with your name printed!
  • Free tanks, weights and belt during IDC and “Learn to teach” Internships
  • Free tea and coffee at the dive centre
  • 10% discount in our local restaurant
  • 10% discount in our dive equipment store

IDC Bronze Excludes:

  • Accommodation (we offer special rates on shared or single rooms 5 mins from the center)
  • Restaurant drinks and food (free water and coffee during training)
  • Transport to, accommodation & food at IE venue, in unlikely event not held in Tenerife
  • Equipment Rental (50€/week)

PADI IDC Silver Package
Everything included in the IDC Bronze package plus the following upgrades:

  • Total Free 2 dives before IDC – subject to boat space
  • EFR Instructor Courses
  • EFR Instructor Materials
  • EFR Instructor Application fee
  • Enriched Air Nitrox Instructor Specialty Course
  • PADI Instructor Application fees
  • 3-weeks internship “Learn to teach” at One Two Dive (no minimum certs. guaranteed)
  • PADI Instructor Specialty Manual DVD (value over 250€)

IDC Silver Excludes:
As per IDC Bronze package, plus

  • Student level Enriched Air Nitrox certification (PADI will not process without student level Nitrox)


Please get in contact with us, if you plan on doing your Instructor course with us to discuss a possible schedule.

PADI Instructor Diver

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