Scuba Instructor IDC Program in Costa Rica

Rocket Frog Divers and our PADI Course Director welcomes you to your IDC Program. Choosing the right Course Director and Training facility for your instructor training is the most important decision you will make prior to entering the dive industry as a professional educator.

It is important that you receive the right preparation to make this lifestyle change a success. Rocket Frog Divers and our PADI Course Director are committed to providing a very high standard of quality, service and professionalism guaranteeing success in your new venture. With the added benefit of the PADI IDC E-learning you will have the perfect balance of independent studying at your own time and learning from the Course Director during the theoretical and practical sessions.

The course location will be held at Rocket Frog Divers in Playas del Coco and the exam will either be on Coco Beach or Quepos based on PADI’s I.E. calendar


Our Course Directors Can Instruct You In the Following Courses

Sidemount Diver, Altitude Diver, Digital Underwater Photography, Ice Diver, Multilevel Diver, Boat Diver, Tec Deep Diver, Tec Sidemount Diver, Analox Complete Gas Analysis, Hazardous Marine Life Injuries, Dive Against Debris, Enriched Air Diver, Deep Diver, Drift Diver, Equipment Specialist, Neurological Assessment Provider, AED for Divers, Oxygen First Aid (Distinctive), TecRec Gas Blender Nitrox, Peak Performance Buoyancy, Full Face Mask, Underwater Navigator, Night Diver, Wreck Diver, Dry Suit Diver, Search & Recovery Diver, Self-Reliant Diver, Diving Emergency Management Provider, TecRec Gas Blender Trimix, Tec Basics

Nere Aguero

Costa Rican educated Marine Biologist
Owner and Operator of Rocket Frog Divers
Director of Education and Training

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James Wood


Greg Weiss


“Unless otherwise noted, our PADI Instructor Development Courses are conducted over 10 days starting at 0730 until late, the schedule might change subject to the pace of the group, be prepared for long hours.”

Day 1 Location Rocket Frog Divers

2pm – Course Orientation (2 hrs)

4pm – PADI System Workshop (1.5 hrs)

Day 2 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:30am – Confined Water / Skill Circuit Workshop 4 hrs
2:30pm – Standards Preassesment exam 2hrs
5:00pm – Exam revision 1.5 hrs

Day 3 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:00am – Confined water training workshop (2 hrs)

10:30am – DSD Workshop (1.5 hrs)

Day 4 Location Rocket Frog Divers

Day Off

Day 5 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:30am – Learning & teaching workshop (2 hrs)

10:30am – Knowledge development presentation workshop (1.5 hrs)

2:00pm – Open Water Set Up & Scheduling (2 hrs)

4:30pm – Risk Management and Licensing Workshop (1 hr)

Day 6 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:00am – Confined Water Presentations 1 & 2 (3 hrs)

2:30pm – Candidates Knowledge Development Presentation 1 (1.5 hrs)

4:30 pm – Open Water Training Workshop (1.5 hrs)

Day 7 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:00am – Open Water Teaching Presentation – Dry (1.5 hrs)

10:30am – Candidates Knowledge Development Presentation 2 (1.5 hrs)

2:00pm – Dive Theory Exam (2 hrs)

4:30pm – Dive Theory Exam Revision (2 hrs)

Day 8 Location Rocket Frog Divers

8:00am – Candidates Knowledge Development Presentation 3 & 4 (2 hrs)

10:30am –  Continuing Education Workshop (1.5 hrs)

Day 9 Location Rocket Frog Divers

7:30am – Advanced Open Water Workshop – 5 hrs

Day 10 Location  Rocket Frog Divers

7:30am – Rescue Diving Workshop (5 hrs)

Day 11 Location  Rocket Frog Divers

Day Off

Day 12 Location Rocket Frog Divers

7:30am – Open Water Teaching Presentations 1, 2 (6 hrs)

Day 13 Location  Rocket Frog Divers

7:30am – Open Water Teaching Presentations 3, 4 (4 hrs)

Day 14 & 15 Location  Rocket Frog Divers

EFR Instructor Course

Day 16 & 17 Location  Rocket Frog Divers

Remediation Time