Below are the schedules for the PADI IDC Prep Course, the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and the PADI Instructor Exam (IE).

Thresher Shark Divers PADI IDC Schedule 2018

Instructor Preparation CoursePADI IDCPADI IE
Feb 3-6Feb 7-18Feb 19-20
Apr 1-4Apr 5-16Apr 17-18
May 20-23May 24 - Jun 4Jun 5-6
Jul 25-28Jul 29 - Aug 9Aug 10-11
Sep 23 - 26Sep 27 - Oct 8Oct 9 - 10
Nov 19 - 22Nov 23 - Dec 4Dec 5 - 6
Please note: IE Dates and Location are subject to change by PADI which may affect the IDC schedule slightly.

Next year's dates are expected to be similar to this year.
They will be announced in September, and based on PADI's IE schedule.

Typical PADI IDC Schedule

1 - 3IDC Preparation Course
4 - 6Assistant Instructor (AI)
7Emergency First Response Instructor (EFRI) / Rest Day
8 - 12Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI)
13Mock IE
14 - 15Instructor Exam IE
15 or 16IE PARTY!
17 onwardsSpecialty Instructor Ratings (optional)
17 onwardsLearn to Teach program (optional)
Please note: Schedule subject to change
Specialty Instructor ratings may be integrated into Days 1-13

Please note that Assistant Instructor and EFRI courses can also be taught at any time. Even the IDC can sometimes be taught on demand and it may be possible to arrange one-on-one courses.

Rest days may also be scheduled, and these can also be used as study days or skill practice days with the IDC staff, or you can go on dives with Thresher Shark Divers: usually you will get some FREE dives with your package!