Instructor Development Course (IDC)

with EFRI + IE


14th - 24th April - COMPLETED (100% pass)

19th - 29th January 2024

Nha Trang-Vietnam


This Training + Development Course sets the Diving Industry standards Worldwide

Start with your Theory online.

Attend our IDC, usually held in Nha Trang (but can consider alternative locations subject to a minimum of 6 candidates), 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

(or bring your own)

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



Deep, Navigation, Nitrox, Night + Self Reliant Training

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 + EFRI lasts 10 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!

The successful IDC Candidates, now Rainbow-Trained PADI Instructors,

Minh, Holly + Lene with PADI Examiner Rob and new IDC Staff Instructor Mike