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Wednesday, 04 December 2019 12:58

IDC in Hurghada with PADI Course Director Carmelo Sgroi Featured


Members of the Dive-Careers Global Network enjoy benefits such as member-exclusive job opportunities, access to our worldwide network of divers, course directors, marine biologists, dive schools, and more.

With our pool of experienced course directors, we annually conduct 50+ IDCs globally, at various locations, in addition to Dive Master training and internships, EFRI, MSDT, etc. To add to our wide array of professional diving offerings, starting 2020, we will be teaching PADI Instructor Development Courses at a newly added location – Hurghada, Egypt, in association with our new partners Euro-Divers!

Hurghada is located on the Red Sea and is known to be one of the best diving destinations in the world. Euro-Divers is based inside the Grand Hotel Hurghada, where the professional scuba team ensures safe and enjoyable diving.  Joining us on the PADI IDC and becoming a PADI Instructor, will be the perfect boost for your diving career and will provide you with a lot of work opportunities all over the world.

The Hurghada 2020 IDCs will be taught by PADI Gold Course Director Carmelo Sgroi. This course will be conducted in languages English and Italian. 

Carmelo began his career 10 years ago as PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor in Australia and later went on to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor in Thailand with the world’s most experienced course director and Founder of Dive-Careers - Mark Soworka. Following that, Carmelo completed his PADI Course Director Training Course in Malaysia and joined the dive-careers team. Since then, he has taught several IDCs in Thailand and Italy and has led multi-lingual international groups of IDC candidates, transmitting his knowledge, experience and passion for scuba diving and teaching, to all of them. Today, Carmelo owns a PADI 5 Star IDC Dive Resort in Italy and is a PADI Tec Instructor, with an IE passing rate of 100%

The IDC program will be as follows:

Pre- IDC (2 days), the IDC (10 days) and the PADI IE (Instructor Examination two days)

The pre-IDC is the time to get an idea of your demonstration skills and your knowledge about dive theory: Physics, Physiology, Decompression Theory, Recreational Dive planner, Equipment, Skills and Environment. We will also look at the PADI General Standards & Procedures. In the water, we will do a Skill Circuit which includes all the demonstration skills of the Open Water Diver Course. 


During the 10 days, we will be focused on everything you need to learn to become a PADI Instructor. You will participate in academic presentations and we will be a lot in the water, doing Confined Water Presentations and Open Water Presentations. We will teach you the PADI structure so that you can teach it to your students in the best way. We repeat all the presentations several times and each time you will be evaluated by your Course Director and Staff Instructors.

The IE

After the IDC, you'll be ready for the PADI Instructor Examination. During these two days, the PADI Examiner will evaluate you on all the presentations in the classroom, confined and open water that you have practised during the IDC and there will be a Theory exam (Physics, Physiology, Recreational Dive Planner, Skills and Environment, and Equipment) and the General Standards & Procedures Exam.

The IDC also includes the Emergency First Responder Instructor Course, a big plus in your career, as with this certification you can teach your students the EFR course which is required for the Rescue Course and is recognized as a first aid certification.

In addition to that, an equipment workshop and Marine Reef Ecology Resource Management Seminar are added as an extra to the IDC Program for free. 

The PADI Instructor Development Course (2020) in Hurghada, Egypt will take place at Euro-Divers PADI IDC Center on the following dates: 

February 01 - February 14 

April 04 – April 17 

June 27 - July 10 

August 29 – September 11 

November 28 – December 11 

For more information about the course prices and booking details, write to us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To know more about or various courses and packages, click here!

To browse through all IDCs of 2020, click here - https://www.dive-careers.com/idc-dates-2020

For other queries, Contact Us!

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