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


Greg Weiss


Eddie Ibarra


Phil O Shea


Ernst Van der Poll


“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

0800-0930 – Course Orientation
1000-1300 – Developing Knowledge Development Presentations
1300-1400 – Lunch
1400-1600 – Teaching in Confined Water
1500-1800 – Open Water Diver Course

Day 2 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1300 – Confined Water / Skill Circuit Workshop (CD)
Confined Water Presentation #1 (Candidates)
1300-1400 – Lunch
1400-1600 – Conducting Open Water Dives (CD)
1500-1800 – First Knowledge Development Presentation (Candidates)

Day 3 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1000 – Open Water Course (CD) Location RFD
1000-1200 – Knowledge Development Presentation 2 (Candidates)
1200-1300 – Lunch
1300-1500 – General Standards & Procedures 2 (CD)
1500-1700 – General Standards & Procedures Exam 1 (Candidates)

Day 4 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1000 – Confined Water Presentation #2 (Candidates)
1000-1200 – Rescue Diver Workshop (CD)
1200-1300 – Lunch
1300-1500 – Rescue Diver Course (CD)
1500-1700 – Risk Management 2 (CD)

Day 5 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1200 – Open Water Presentations 1 & 2 (Candidates)
Ascend and Decent Workshop (CD & Staff)
1200-1300 Lunch
1400-1600 – Knowledge Development Presentation #3 (Candidates)
1600-1800 – Adventures in Diving (CD)

Day 6 Location Dive Boat

0800-1300 – Open Water Presentations 3 & 4 (Candidates)
Adventures in Diving WorkShop (CD & Staff)
1300-1400 – Lunch
1400-1600 – Divemaster Course (CD)
1600-1800 – Risk Management 2

Day 7 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1000 – DSD Workshop (CD)
1000-1200 – Confined water presentation 3 & 4 (Candidates)
1300-1400 – Lunch
1400-1800 Dive Theory Exams/ General Standards & Procedures Exam 2

Day 8 Location Rocket Frog Divers

0800-1200 – 800m swim

1200-1300 – Lunch

Day 9 LocationTBD

0800-TBD ***PADI Instructor Examination Day 1***

Day 10 Location TBD

0800-TBD ***PADI Instructor Examination Day 2***