Instructor Development Course (IDC)

19th - 29th January 2024






The successful IDC Candidates, now Rainbow-Trained PADI Instructors from the April IDC in Nha Trang







Post IDC + IE Celebrations at The Sailing Club in Nha Trang

This Training + Development Course sets the Diving Industry standards Worldwide

Start with your Theory online.

Attend our IDC, usually held in Nha Trang, which incorporates Classroom, Pool + Boat training

Complete your EFR Instructor Course.

Attend a 2-day evaluation at the Instructor Examination (IE)

Our Prerequisites:

Be 18 or older

You must be a PADI Divemaster, or an Instructor in good standing from another acceptable Association, and been certified for over 12 months.

You need to have over 100 logged dives in varying conditions, especially Deep, Navigation, Night + Nitrox

You need to have professional-level dive theory

Course Requirements + Costs:

IDC Digital Crewpack with Backpack + Slates US$750

(Order through Rainbow Divers)

IDC + EFRI US$1,250

Mandatory Dive Accessories (2 Signalling devices, Dive Computer, Compass, Knife, Torch, Pocket Mask) POA

IE + Annual Membership (paid at the IE) US$1,250 +/-




Deep, Navigation, Nitrox, Night + 1 Self Reliant

US$500 (plus registration with PADI)


Rainbow Divers are the leading PADI IDC Centres in Vietnam and held their 1st IDC in June 2001

The IDC lasts around10 Days with the emphasis on real-life application!

Our PADI Course Director, Englishman Jeremy Stein, established the recreational diving industry in Vietnam in 1997.

He is the most experienced Instructor-Trainer in Vietnam and regarded as the consummate diving professional!



 Course orientation conducted in Saigon or Nha Trang

Usually completed prior to the IDC to allow you to act as fully trained

Instructor-Trainers during the IDC and gain real-time experience

Our Prerequisites:

Be 18 or older

Be a PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer

Course Requirements + Costs:

Course Director Digital Crewpack with Backpack + Slates US$750

(order through Rainbow Divers)

Training + IDC Coverage US$1,250

Mandatory Dive Accessories (2 Signaling devices, Dive Computer, Compass, Knife, Torch, Pocket Mask) POA

Standard Dive Equipment rental POA


IDC Staff Membership (paid directly to PADI) US$150 +/-

Start the theory for any PADI Course online

Jeremy: WhatsApp/Zalo 0913-408-146


Thuong: WhatsApp/Zalo 0922-613-994


Ms Chau: WhatsApp/Zalo 0938-924-699


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