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PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Go Pro with Rich & Hayley Jo!

Our next IDC starts August 18th till 31st


Join our PADI Instructor Development Course with PADI Course Director's Rich & Hayley-Jo Carr


Hayley-Jo Carr PADI Course Director #494086            Rich Carr PADI Course Director #493994

Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas is a world class facility with warm crystal clear water for all your training. Our large air conditioned classroom is equipped with all your knowledge developments needs. The program prepares you for the PADI Instructor Exam (IE) by getting you ready for life as a professional dive instructor, passing the IE is a natural result of this. During the PADI IDC you will develop a thorough understanding of PADI standards and their application, The PADI system of education and all of the tools available to you to effectively conduct diver programs. You will present knowledge development, confined water and open water teaching presentations and receive a critique on your performance to help you improve your skills. There will be several mock examinations on both theory and PADI standards to ensure your knowledge is complete.

Contact Course Director Hayley-Jo Carr to organize a schedule suited to your needs. Each segment can be scheduled as a stand-alone course or completed all at one time. You have several training options and flexibility for reaching your professional goals depending on your current certification level, experience level, time restraints, etc. We are happy to schedule a weekend only IDC for candidates living on Nassau.


Rich and Hayley have been training local Bahamain  and foreign staff for the last 7 years on Nassau and look forward to welcoming you. Rich & Hayley are committed to providing professionally trained instructors with an emphasis on resort operations, customer service, marine conservation and marketing.

Our world class facility has everything you need for a great IDC including a huge classroom, swimming pool, shore diving, boat diving and plenty of dive sites to explore.  Rich & Hayley can create a package to suit your needs perfectly.


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Why Stuart Cove’s Dive Bahamas is the best place to do your IDC!

What we include in your package;

  • free AWARE Shark Conservation Instructor Rating & Shark Adventure Dives!
  • free PADI Emergency 0xygen Provider Instructor Rating!
  • free Lunch
  • free PADI Dive Against Debris Instructor Rating!
  • free Additional study and support materials designed to aid your learning development
  • free Workshops on all the new PADI Digital products, How to use the Online PIC Processing Center, Paperwork Preparation for teaching your first students & more!
  • free Dive theory review
  • Optional 4-8 week’s internship after your IDC to gain hands on work experience to prepare you for working at a resort operation doing everything from teaching your first courses to leading divers on our famous dive sites! During your internship we provide FREE accomodation and lunch! Please note accommodation is limited so check availablity for your dates. 

Join our Apex IDC and you will meet our Apex predators! After your IDC  Hayley will train you to become an AWARE Shark Conservation Specialty Instructor. You will learn how to teach the theory and then join our world famous Shark Adventure Dive! The course will teach you interesting shark facts as well as learning what negative impacts are effecting shark populations the world over. You will learn how Shark Tourism has helped save sharks in the Bahamas and how other countries can learn from this model. Teaching your students as a PADI Instructor you have the power and knowledge to educate your students on what they can do to help shark conservation.


Marine Conservation is a main theme throughout your IDC here at Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas and other Conservation Instructor Ratings and student ratings are available on request such as Sea Turtle Awareness, Coral Nursery Restoration and Invasive Lionfish Specialties...we believe becoming a PADI Instructor is paired with a responsibility to help protect marine environments and you pass on these good practices and knowledge to your students.

Not only will you be qualified to teach the 02 Provider Course which is a great add on to the PADI Rescue Course but you will be qualified to teach the AWARE Shark Conservation Course and Dive Against Debris Specialty.   Immediately after the IDC Rich & Hayley offer a Master Scuba Diver Preparation Course (optional)  including  5 of the following Specialty Instructor Ratings; Wreck, Navigation, Search & Recovery, Fish ID, Research Diver, Deep, Enriched Air, Invasive Lionfish Tracker, Coral Nursery & Restoration,  Naturalist, Self-Reliant Diver, Digital Photography and Sea Turtle Awareness. Being able to offer these courses at a dive shop is a huge attraction to customers and makes your resume more impressive!

Please contact Course Director Hayley-Jo Carr with all your questions and to request any further information at Hayley-Jo will organize your schedule and exact pricing for your individual program. Prices for the PADI Fees are available on request.



Standard Instructor Development Course (IDC) - All lectures done with the Course Director- 11 Days $1,800

Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) - 2 Days $350

Master Scuba Diver Preparation (5 Instructor Specialties) - optional after the Instructor Exams - 3 Days $800

IDC Staff Instructor - Staff an entire IDC plus 1 extra day before (must be a Master Scuba Diver Trainer to start) $700                                                                                    



Prices subject to Govt Tax 7.5%

Course Director Hayley-Jo can provide a complete breakdown of costs, timetables and options for you.


*All prices and dates subject to change, please contact for current information

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