PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor - IDC Montreal

Love Scuba Diving? Looking to help people transform their lives?

Start your career in diving today with the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) and see what you have been missing.

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the industry's most recognized leadership program designed to introduce you to the PADI system of diver education and refine your skills as a professional dive educator.   

Did you know that most of our instructors were trained right here at Action Scuba?

At Action Scuba, our preparation course gives you the  experience, knowledge and insight to not just pass your PADI Instructor Exam, but also to excel as a teacher afterwards. That`s why so many of our students tell us they love our classes. We want to help you become that same kind of instructor.

There are many reasons to become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, and even more to do so with Action Scuba!

We understand that you might be looking for a new career and have plans to head down to an exotic island to escape the rat race. We`ll help you not only become certified as an instructor, but we`ll also offer guidance and help to make you more rounded and therefore more desirable as an employee at a resort or dive centre.

Beyond teaching real students, you can opt to gain additional experience with us servicing equipment or helping on our dive boat. We can also suggest complementary training, such as DAN Instructor courses, and design a personalised program just for you.

We also understand that you might simply be looking to take your scuba diving passion to the next level, and want to be able to teach scuba for fun in your spare time right here in Montreal. We can accommodate your schedule, even if you work full time at the "grown-up" job that lets you pay the bills.

Did you know that some of our instructors are doctors, accountants, teachers, therapists and other busy professionals? Trust us, you can do both and we can help.

Whatever your reasons for wanting to become a scuba instructor, we`re here to help you become the best instructor possible. Your future students will notice the difference - that`s the Action Scuba difference.

Click here to learn more about why you should Go Pro with Action Scuba.

Get the coaching you need

Making the investment of both time and money to become a PADI instructor is a big decision. That`s why we also offer personalised career coaching to help you reach your goals wisely. Action Scuba has 3 experienced, bilingual and dedicated PADI Course Directors on staff who are ready to mentor and coach you to success.

Need help with financing the program or job placement after your course? Talk to us  - we can help!

The basic steps to becoming a PADI instructor include:

scuba diving instructor training Montreal with Action Scuba

The PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) consists of several parts:

  • Knowledge Development includes home study, classroom and elearning.
  • Skill Workshop.
  • Rescue Workshop.
  • Knowledge Development Presentations.
  • Confined Water Presentations. 
  • Open Water Presentations.


  • 18 years old.
  • PADI Divemaster. (or qualifying certification)
  • Emergency First Responder within last 24 months. (or qualifying certification) 
  • At least 100 logged dives.
  • Have a doctored signed medical statement.

What you will need:

  • PADI Instructor Crewpak includes instructor candidate workbook, specialty instructor manuals, lesson planning slates, instructor slates for 
  • open water through divemaster courses, all quizzes and exams…
  • EFR Instructor rating to attend the Instructor Exam.
  • Personal Scuba Gear is highly recommended.

What you will be able to do:

  • Teach PADI Open Water Diver Course.
  • Teach PADI Advanced Open Water Diver Course.
  • Teach PADI Rescue Diver.
  • Teach PADI Divemaster.
  • Teach PADI Peak Performance Buoyancy Specialty Course.
  • Teach PADI Project Aware Specialty Course.
  • Teach PADI Aware Coral Reef Conservation Specialty Course.
  • Teach Discover Scuba Diving.
  • PADI Specialty Courses. (requires Specialty Instructor Course)

Complete Instructor Course only $1599


  • PADI Assistant Instructor and IDC classroom sessions for all theory with 2 bilingual PADI Course Directors and an experienced Go Pro training team
  • Pool and open water practical sessions with 2 PADI Course Directors and an experienced Go Pro training team to bring your demonstrate skills to a 5 star level.
  • Hands on practice teaching real students
  • Mock IE sessions to boost your confidence
  • In person support from your training team at the local Montreal IE

Or for your best value, opt for our Action Scuba Elite Instructor program and save over $1450.

Assistant Instructor only $799

Open Water Scuba Instructor only $1199

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Private courses available on request.

Special Save $300

Add on the Action Scuba Master Scuba Diver Trainer Prep Course

Special $499 

Save more than $1450 with the Action Scuba Elite Instructor Package!


Become a more attractive candiate to prospective employers and build your experience right away!

Special $2199 Includes:

  • PADI Assistant Instructor ($799 value)
  • PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor ($1199 value)
  • Action Scuba Master Scuba Diver Trainer Course  - you'll be able to teach 6 popular PADI specialties! ($799 value)
  • Emergency First Response Instructor including Care for Children and AED ($299 value)
  • Fill Station Operator Course ($99 value)
  • Free Air Fills and Charters Dives related to the courses ($375+ value)
  • Free Pool time at the Aquadome during scheduled pool times
  • Action Scuba Dive Team T-Shirt and Mask Strap

Financing and payment plan options available. Ask us for details.

Current Deal Date Price
  Save $100 by signing up for your Open Water and Advanced Open Water together any time $858
  Save $150 by signing up for your Premium Open Water and Premium Advanced Open Water courses together any time $1348
  Save $250 by signing up for your Advanced Open Water and PADI Rescue Diver Team courses together any time $859
  Save $40 on your PADI Enriched Air (Nitrox) course by adding it to your Open Water, Advanced or Rescue course any time $169
  Get a $25 Action Scuba gift certificate when you refer a new student! any time FREE
  Save $199 when you buy a drysuit priced over $1500 from Action Scuba - get the PADI Drysuit Diver course for FREE any time FREE
  Go Pro and save up to $1600! Get the Action Scuba Elite Instructor program from Divemaster to Instructor plus tons of extras any time $2599
  Save up to $720 as you become a Master Scuba Diver. Book 5 PADI specialties and get ALL boat dives FREE any time FREE

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