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If you have ever thought of working a job that is not just cool, but also immensely satisfying as opposed to the seldom-loved corporate desk job, look no further than doing the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) in India with Barefoot Scuba. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, you see people take their first breaths underwater, you make scuba divers out of otherwise ordinary people, you teach students how to care for the marine environment, and at the same time, you spend a majority of your time underwater, which several people describe as an out-of-world experience.


To qualify for the PADI IDC in India, you must:

• Be a certified diver for 6 months or more
• Be a PADI Divemaster or Assistant Instructor or equivalent
• Have at least 100 logged dives (if you haven’t logged the required number of dives, you can arrive on Havelock a few weeks earlier to enjoy the best diving in Andaman)
• Have completed Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) training within the past 24 months
• Bring a medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a medical practitioner within the previous 6 months

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The PADI IDC at Barefoot Scuba is meticulously structured to prepare you for all sections of the Instructor Examination (IE), including PADI standards, skills demonstration, knowledge development presentation, rescue skills assessment, etc. It typically takes about 2 weeks to complete the IDC, however, there are internship options for those who need additional training.

The course is conducted under the supervision of the in-house PADI Course Director Vinod Bondi, who comes with extensive knowledge and experience from working in the industry of scuba diving in India as well as the Cayman Islands. The hand-picked IDC Staff Instructors at Barefoot Scuba also have vast experience, and you can rest assured that you'd learn from the best professional scuba divers in India. Moreover, you will be diving in the Andamans, known to be the most preferred destination for scuba diving in India.


The PADI OWSI is only the beginning! There are several instructor ratings that you can gain in the PADI hierarchy, and the immediate next level is the PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer (MSDT) that can be reached by the means of teaching specialities, the utmost fun for some instructors.