Covid - update Welcome to Cairns Dive Centre

We offer additional mentoring / coaching assistance - workshops - work experience after you have passed - and more!!!!

Courses will be held regularly to coincide with the Instructor exam when we are back in business.   CDC also offers a work off program (over 11 weeks) to pay for your IDC tuition fees !!!

Cairns Dive Instructor training

*prices as per PADI price schedule - does not include optional accommodation $100 a night staying with me on MV kangaroo explorer. prices subject to change so contact us to confirm

Cairns IDC

idc details

Additional Information


NEW PADI IDC courses starting every two months (prior to PADI instructor exam)*

Cairns Dive Centre offers the comprehensive new full IDC program and Emergency First Response Instructor program (EFRI).  We include access to extensive instructor development material not available anywhere else as well as learning, tips and techniques for the IDC and post IDC information.

The Duration:

10 days if the student is already a first aid instructor

11 days including the EFRI

There are an optional 2 days of intensive theory, diving and rescue review pre IDC training for readiness as an option.

**Please note this does not include 2 days for the PADI instructor exam (IE) .

The Location:

Cairns Dive Centre's 5 star training facility in Cairns, Coastal Fitzroy Island and on the Outer Great Barrier Reef!

Prerequisites for the PADI IDC are:

18 years of age

First aid and CPR certified

You have a Professional dive medical not older than 12 months

Dive Master Certification

You have logged 100 dives

PADI online IDC course completed successfully prior to start of course

IDC costs vary between individuals. The costs start from $1595. Please contact me at or with any questions you may have.

What we offer:

Unique total packages all with Individual attention in a small personalised setting 

Flexible options that can include the following

- IDC tuition

- Additional optional specialty training

- Unique mentoring and coaching services before, during after you are qualified

- Total IDC packages that can include pre-IDC assessments

- Accommodation during the IDC on board ‘kangaroo explorer’ staying with the course director

Professional instruction from an accredited executive coach and trainer

Classroom, confined water, open water, rescue, Introductory diving, 

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flexible program

options to stay on MV kangaroo explorer 

dive on the reef (Fitzroy island) during the IDC

Tuition fee only $1595