First ever PADI Instructor Development Course in the Faroe Islands.

First ever PADI Instructor Development Course in the Faroe Islands

First PADI IDC in the Faroe Islands.

Would you like to participate in the first ever PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) some place exotic and remote? Look not further!
For over two years North Atlantic Diving (PADI Dive Restort) in the Faroe Islands has been planning to conduct a PADI IDC on the islands. We discovered that there has never been a PADI IDC held in the Faroe Islands so you will be taking part in something big, exciting and historical!

The Faroe Islands are located in the north Atlantic ocean between Iceland and Scotland. It is a small archipelago of 18 islands with Streymoy being the main one. There are no places that are more than 6 kilometers (4 miles) from the ocean. There are around 1200 kilometers (800 miles) of coastline.
Water temperatures vary from 6 C in winter to 10 C in summer. The waters around the Faroe Islands are among some of the most pristine, beautiful and colourful oceans on this planet.

Why should you do your PADI IDC in the Faroe Islands?

If you like people, have a passion for scuba diving and want the best office in the world – becoming a PADI scuba instructor is the right thing for you. It will allow you to share the love you have for everything in, around and under water. PADI Open Water Scuba Instructors are among the most sought after diving instructors. The office is literally where there is water. There you will have the chance to share your passion with other enthusiastic people whom all share the love and joy for our blue planet. 

Oh, not to forget. Bragging rights of being on the first ever PADI IDC in the Faroe Islands.

After you have completed your IDC you will be examined by a PADI Instructor Examinator (IE) and this will take place on the islands after your IDC.

Furthermore, we will also be conducting a PADI Staff Instructor course, so if you already are a PADI MSDT you can join in on some of the fun and do your course here. 

Throughout this course you will have an adventure for life!

Course information

Furthermore, we will also be conducting a PADI Staff Instructor course, so if you already are a PADI MSDT you can join in on some of the fun and do your course here. 

The PADI IDC and IE will stretch over two weeks and starts the 1st of August 2023

Program will be as followed

IDC Prep




What makes up an IDC?

An IDC is made up of a Assistant Instructor course (AI) + Open Water Scuba Instructor course (OWSI).

1. Assistant Instrustor (AI)

AI is the next stepping stone for the Divemaster that wishes to do a bit more and to gather more experience before taking the step to become an Instructor.

2. Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)

As and OWSI you take the final step towards becoming a PADI scuba instructor and will be ready to go out in the world and teach people to become safe and responsible divers so they too can go out in the world to explore the beautiful world underneath the surface.

We will do the whole package (AI + OWSI) as this will give you the best opportunities as you start your career. 

You will go through the following during your IDC

The IDC usually takes 7 days. If you are not already an EFR (Emergency First Response) instructor this will be in continuation of the IDC and adds another 2 days and makes it 9 days total.

You will learn how to teach in the classroom and during the course you will be given a review of the various presentations. The presentations cover everything from “Welcome to the course” to the methodology that you will learn to master during the course. This means that you will be taught everything you will do during your instructor course from Open Water Diver to Divemaster and everything you need to know to be able to hold your own courses in a safe, fun and professional way in the future.

As mentioned, the instructor course is about teaching, so of course you should also try that. You yourself will have to give theory presentations in front of the other candidates and through training we will practice fine-tuning your presentations together. PADI’s presentation techniques are world-renowned and equip you to make professional presentations in your work, both as an instructor, but also for other professional purposes.

We will of course go through, very thoroughly, how you plan and carry out such a theory presentation, so that you have the opportunity to prepare optimally. It is extremely simple, but very effective and educational.

You must demonstrate Confined Water skills in the pool as you would do them in a real teaching situation with students from a course, during the course your students are the other instructor candidates.
In addition, you must swim 400. – this time, however, it is not timed, as well as treading water for 10 min.
The skills that you are familiar with from your Divemaster course, you must also demonstrate here on the instructor course.

When you get to open water, demonstrate how to teach in open water, as well as have Rescue Exercises 2, 6, 7, 8 and 9, from your Rescue Diver course fine-tuned to demonstration level.

It is a requirement that you, as a PADI instructor can also teach first aid, so in continuation of the IDC, the EFR Instructor course is held. This is a separate course lasting 2 days. If you are already a certified EFR/First Aid instructor from a recognized organization, you can skip this course.
Contact us if you are in doubt, so that we can make sure that your qualifications cover the requirements for a PADI OWSI.

PADI Divemaster, or leadership level with another diver training organization, including:

  1. 18 years old.
  2. 60 logged dives; documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation.
  3. If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment.
  4. Certified diver for six months.
  5. Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months.
  6. Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.
  7. Logged at least 100 dives prior entering the Instructor Examination (IE)

When you have completed the IDC, you must take an exam that PADI stands for. This will be held after the IDC – but can be taken within a year, at one of the IE’s that are regularly held around the world.
Here, examiners from PADI come to ensure that the high quality required to become a PADI instructor are present.
IE takes place over 2 days and contains exactly the elements that we have reviewed and improved our skills in during the IDC – so there is nothing new here.

You will need to bring your own equipment, but cylinders and weights will be provided from North Atlantic Diving free of charge. If you should encounter any equipment failures during the course North Atlantic Diving will provide these free of charge too. We too can provide services on your equipment too if the undertaking doesn’t interfere with the course. 

What you need to bring:

  • Fins, mask and snorkel 
  • Complete regulator (two LP hoses one for BCD & one for drysuit) & BCD
  • Wetsuit for pool sessions & drysuit (with adequate thermal protection – water temp. 10 C) for open water sessions. (Drysuits can be worn in pool)
  • Divecomputer
  • Stopwatch (waterproof, preferably one that shows seconds)
  • Compass & knife
  • Min. one audible signaling device in the shape of a whistle 
  • One DSMB

To participate in a PADI IDC you have to be in the possession of the materials listed below. You may be asked during your IDC or IE to use or show any of the following materials and to present a valid receipt of the purchase during your IE.

  • #71120 PADI Instructor manual paper version
    #70827 PADI Instructor manual CD-ROM version.
  • #71513 PADI Guide to Teaching Manual
  • #70034 PADI Encyclopedia Of Recreational Diving paper version.
    #70833 PADI Encyclopedia Of Recreational Diving CD-ROM version
  • #70214 PADI Diving Knowledge Workbook.
  • #79175 PADI How to Use and Choose Dive Computers
  • #70236 PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course Instructor Outline.
  • #70239 PADI Project AWARE Specialty Course Instructor Outline.
  • #70242 PADI AWARE – Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course Instructor Outline.
  • #79180 PADI Open Water Diver Manual (current edition).
  • #70031 PADI eRDPml.
  • #71023 PADI Open Water Quizzes & Exams Booklet.
  • #79101 PADI Adventures in Diving Manual incl. slate.
  • #79102 PADI Rescue Diver Manual incl. slate.
  • #70305 PADI Recue Diver Final Exam.
  • #70090 PADI Divemaster Manual.
  • #60207 PADI Divemaster slates.
  • #71310 PADI Divemaster Course Final Exams Booklet.
  • #60130 PADI Discover Scuba Diving Cue Cards.
  • #60194 PADI Confined Water Aquatic Cue Cards.
  • #60196 PADI Adventures in Diving Instructor Cue Cards
  • #60202 PADI Open Water Aquatic Cue Cards.
  • #60205 PADI Rescue Diver Cue Cards
  • #60206 PADI Instructor for Divemaster Course Cue Cards
  • #60573 PADI Confined Water Lesson Preparation Slate.
  • #60571 PADI Open Water Training Dive Lesson Planning Slate.
  • #70852 PADI Open Water Prescriptive Lesson Guides

This may seem like a lot of materials to remember, but a lot of them you have already got from your Divemaster course and the rest comes in the IDC Crew-Pack #60043 That will be shipped to you when you sign up for the course.



400 EUR


1200 EUR


400 EUR


200 EUR

IDC Crew pack

730 EUR


400 EUR

EFRI Crew Pack

160 EUR


You are encouraged to find your own accommodation, but we will be happy to help you in anyway we can and we can arrange it for you at a price.
There is no need to worry about transport as we will pick you up every morning before we start and drop you of again after the day is done.