PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Are You Ready To Make The Best Career Change?

The Greatest Career Choice You Can Make: Taking the PADI Instructor Course with Jack's Diving Locker

Become a scuba instructor in tropical paradise with the friendly and knowledgeable staff at Jack’s Diving Locker in Kona, Hawaii.  The Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the training program you need to prepare for a career filled with adventure and fun!  Jack’s Diving Locker is a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort with ample classroom space, custom-built scuba training pool, and access to premier open water training sites.

During the IDC, candidates work on knowledge development, confined water skills, and open water skills to prepare for the Instructor Examination (IE), a test administered by a PADI examiner.  Upon successful completion of the IDC and IE, the candidate will be certified as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor – a leader in diving education who teaches a variety of PADI scuba certification courses from beginners to advanced levels.

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IDC Details

  • Total cost $3,550

    • Progressive discount of $100 applied per additional student enrolled in your course - up to a total of $300.  This will be available to you as a store credit.    

  • We Provide

    • ALL PADI IDC Materials! (A $1,500 value!)

    • PADI IDC eLearning

    • PADI IDC Crew Pak

    • PADI Student Course Manual (Digital)

    • Tanks and Weights Complimentary Gear Storage

    • On-site Pool and Classroom

    • Transportation to and from open water dive training sites

    • Transportation to and from the PADI Instructor Exam

  • Fees you pay directly to PADI:

    • Instructor Examination fee

    • Instructor application fee

  • Prerequisites

    • 18 years old or older

    • Medical Statement signed by a Physician within the past 12 months

    • 100 logged dives

    • Open Water, Advanced, and Rescue, and Divemaster certifications or equivalent

    • Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor (or equivalent)

    • DAN Insurance

  • Registration:

    • To register, please call our shop at 1-800-345-4807 or (808) 329-7585 or stop by our shop in Kailua-Kona in the Coconut Grove Marketplace on Ali’i Drive.

    • We will arrange an orientation session for you.

    • Valid credit card number required with reservation and $350 non-refundable deposit required with reservation.

    • Final payment due 30 days prior to course start date.

    • 30 day cancellation policy.  Any cancellations made less than 30 days prior to the start of the course will result in a full charge.

    • Register for PADI eLearning by contacting

Contact Information:
For more information or to sign up for the course, please contact Course Directors, Shannon Shea or David Pinilla at Jack’s Diving Locker at 808-329-7585 or e-mail

IDC Schedule:

We offer 2 schedules:   

  • "Classic" - For individuals coming to Hawaii specifically to do the IDC or taking time off to do so - this schedule is consecutive days. 

  • "Extended" - For individuals who live here on the Big Island and want a largely weekend class to be able to do along with school/work - this may be the option for you!  

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