PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (IDC+IE)

Are you considering a change of lifestyle?


Looking for a new challenge?


Want to see more of the world’s  aquatic realm?


There are so many reasons for wanting to become a PADI diving instructor. Your office becomes the ocean, your knowledge becomes an instrument for education and your passion protects the fragile aquatic world.


We’ve been teaching PADI Instructors in Vietnam since 2001. We don’t look to teach a high quantity, just high quality!


If you don’t have time for the IDC, why not consider the PADI Assistant Instructor programme? 7 day course which can be run at any time. Ask us for more details.

Prerequisites for enrolment into the IDC:

  • PADI DM or higher
  • Be a certified Emergency First Response Instructor with evidence of basic first aid training and CPR within the last 24 months
  • Be 18 Years of age or more
  • Have a minimum of 100 logged dives
  • Show experience of Deep, Navigation + Night Diving
  • Have been a certified diver for more than 6 months
  • Submit a medical proving your fitness to dive

Rainbow Divers Boat Vietnam


Our IDCs are usually held in Nha Trang, but with sufficient demand, we can schedule at any of our Ocean dive centres in Vietnam. 


  • We teach in English + Vietnamese
  • 8-10 Day IDC + 2 day IE
  • Classroom, Pool + Ocean Training
  • EFR Instructor Course: 2 days
  • Internships available to suitable candidates; we have a range of IDC plans to suit every situation, from stand alone IDC + IE to Go-Pro packages including DM and the full ‘Zero-Hero’ over 7 months!
  • Options for Specialty Instructor, MSDT + IDC Staff training.
  • Exclusive commemorative IDC T-Shirts for all staff + candidates!



IDC Digital Crewpack with Backpack + Slates US$500


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

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

5 Specialty Instructor ratings

FREE  excluding registration fees to PADI