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PADI Instructor Development Course

If you have a passion for diving and a passion for teaching, a rewarding career as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor is just around the corner. Become a teacher and mentor to students of all ages from all around the world, eager to become divers themselves. Get paid to do and teach what you love. Quicksilver Dive's Instructor Development Course (IDC) is a three-week program designed to give you the tools to become the best PADI Dive Instructor possible.

As a dive professional you are expected to have your own dive equipment. If you do not already, our Course Director can advise you on an equipment selection along with an industry discount off any equipment purchased at the Pro Dive Cairns retail shop. Rental equipment is available if required.


  • All required classroom sessions, pool and open water training dives
  • Emergency First Response Instructors course
  • PADI Instructor PAK with back pack
  • EFR instructor PAK


  • Soft drinks, beer, wine and chocolates etc.
  • Transfers from Cairns and Northern Beaches of Cairns.
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have been a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • Be certified as a PADI Divemaster, PADI Assistant Instructor or equivalent qualifying rating
  • Have a current medical less than 12 months old
  • Have a current First Aid certificate less than 24 months old (can be arranged by Quicksilver Dive)
  • Show proof of a minimum of 100 logged dives
  • Be a current PADI member
  • Have all required diving equipment (please contact Quicksilver Dive to discuss specifics and options) 
Rates 2018/2019
* Payment is split between Quicksilver and PADI. Please contact Quicksilver Dive for specifics.
**EMC Government Environmental Management Charge (EMC): $6.50 per person, per day on the reef, is included in the total price.  
IDC Course Price per personChildAdult
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- IDC 17th November 2018

- IE 8th and 9th December 2018

- IDC 11th January 2019

- IE 2nd and 3rd February 2019


Total $4,740.00

* Prices valid from 01 April to 31 March

** Tax and Levy
This additional fee includes a Government Environmental Management Charge as well as Port Departure Tax and administration costs.

Rates are per person and in Australian Dollars

  •   $400 non-refundable deposit required on booking