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Our diving is a Padi ***** IDC centre. Below you will find some information about the instructor course and exam.
The IDC course is divided in Assistant Instructor (AI) and Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI); the AI has duration of three days and the OWSI of four days, then there is two days and a half of final exam (IE) run by Padi office staff.
Our courses take place part in Genoa and part in Santa Margherita Ligure.

THE NEXT EXAM IE IS ON 1-2 April 2006


Corderia Nazionale, Padi IDC ***** centre in Genoa invites you to take part at the next Instructor Course (IDC - Instructor Development Course) that will take place in our diving center. The instructor course is an opportunity to complete your Scuba diving career with qualified staff in a relaxed and informal setting, and this can also became a job opportunity and collaboration with our diving.

Our Course Director is Arrigo Marendino with the help of our IDC Staff Instructor Alba Chigi and our Master Instructor Luca Dullio.


Il nostro Course Director Massimo Casabianca è coadiuvato dalla nostra IDC Staff Instructor Alba Chigi e dal nostro Master Instructor Luca Dullio.



For the duration of the course Corderia Nazionale will offer you free accommodation on his boat!!

By becoming an Instructor with us you could collaborate with our diving, but also work with our partners all over the world.

We can offer the course in English, Italian and Spanish
We reserve to start the course with a minimum of 4 students.

-The prices of the courses, without the manuals are (possible variations):
AI: 300.00 Euro
CROSSOVER: 600.00 Euro
OWSI (from Assistant Instructor to Instructor): 600.00 Euro
IDC : 850.00 Euro

- Then there are the fees to PADI (possible variations)
AI 72.00 Euro
OWSI 150.00 Euro
IDC 150.00 Euro
IE 537.60 Euro

Free accommodation on our boat in included in the price. You may wish to gain more experience after your IE by completing more specialty courses or the MSDT Prep Course that will give you the possibility to do 6 specialties (one will be free of charge). This offer is valid if you book it in advance.
If you have any doubts please send an email or call us.


- Certified as an Assistant Instructor Padi, Dive Master Padi or hold an equivalent leadership level certification with another recognized diver training agency
- Be at least 18 years of age
- Submit medical clearance for diving signed by a medical physician ,attesting to fitness to dive. The medical clearance must be current within the last 12 months, the physician signing the medical clearance can not be the applicant
- Have been certified as a diver for at least 6 months
- Have at least 100 logged dives registered in Log Book
- Submit proof of CPR and first aid training within the last 24 months
- Provide a copy of all previous certifications (initial level through to divemaster level)
-If already in possession of professional diver insurance provide copy policy
- Credit Card details or copy of bank draft for payment of IDC and IE Fees



- Padi Instructor Manual
- IDC Candidate Workbook
- The best of the undersea journal
- Open water cue cards
- Confined water cue cards
- Quizzes owd
- Quizzes rescue
- Quizzes dm
- Out-line ppb
- Out-line project aware
- Open Water Diver Manual (last edition)
- Advance OWD Manual (last edition)
- Rescue Diver Mnaual (last edition)
- Divemaster Manual (last edition)
- Enciclopedia
- Diving Knowledge Workbook
- Tabels
- Wheel


Refresh the dive theory by doing all the quizes of the Diving Knowledge Workbook: physics, physiology, equipment, technique and environment, Rdp. Read the Instructor Manual (read also how to use the manual), mainly read the boldface parts (inviolable standards). The Manual is lay out in this way:

• General Standards
• Owd divided in 4 sections
• Adv divided in 3 sections
• Rescue divided in 3 sections
• Divemaster divided in 5 sections
• Specialty divided in 29 sections
• Discover scuba and Discover scuba diving divided in 2 sections
• Skin diver and Discover snorkeling divided in 3 sections
• Scuba review and discover local diving divided in 2 sections
• Seal team divided in 3 section

Do all the Knowledge reviews on “The Best of Undersea Journal” reading the articles on the manual and all the information on the instructor manual.


During all training dives in Open water and Confined Water each Instructor candidate must be equipped with the following equipment:

• Fins, Mask & snorkel
• Buoyancy Control Device ( BCD. must be equipped with low pressure inflator system )
• Regulator with Alternate Air Source
• Under Water Pressure Gauge
• Depth Gauge & Timing Device ( Dive Computer )
• Adequate Thermal Protection ( Wet suite, Semi Dry suite or Dry suite )
• Pocket Mask

Corderia advises you to have adequate Thermal Protection. A Semi dry suite for the open water training dives and a full length 3 mil, wet suite for the confined / pool training dives. Each training dive may last several hours consecutively, depending on your personal preference you may wish to use a dry suite for Open water dives and a 5 mil, for confined or pool dives .

Yearly Water temperatures are: Min 15°C - Max 25°C.
Pool Water temperature: 28 °C