Become a PADI Scuba Instructor at Buddy Dive Academy

You are dreaming of a career in the dive industry. What better way to start than on the Caribbean island of Bonaire, shore diving capital of the world? As one of the best PADI professional dive training facilities worldwide, Buddy Dive Academy is the right place for you. We maintain very high standards in all levels of scuba education, which will help you succeed as a PADI Professional Instructor.

Buddy Dive Academy provides career oriented training to prepare dive professionals for employment in the dive industry. We are proud to be the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the southern Caribbean. By consistently teaching PADI Instructor Development Courses (IDC), we adhere to the highest level of standards to train our candidates. This level assures a 100% passing rate in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE) and success in your profession as PADI Instructor. As CDC we offer job placement in Bonaire and surrounding islands in the Caribbean.

If you are thinking of doing your PADI IDC in the Caribbean, Bonaire is the perfect place. Our island has beautiful reef systems, warm clear blue waters and year round perfect dive conditions. Our PADI CDC offers a wide variety of Go Pro Packages that can take you from Open Water Diver, Advanced Open Water Diver, or Rescue Diver level all the way up to PADI Master Scuba Diver Trainer.

Program PADI IDC

Buddy Dive Resort has long been recognized for its professionalism and quality of service. At Buddy Dive Academy we share our knowledge and secrets with divers who want to become PADI Professional Diving Instructors.

Buddy Dive Academy Instructor candidates are successful because of our passion and devotion for diving and teaching. Our PADI IDC is a life changing experience. To guarantee first time passing rate on the Instructor Exam (IE) our PADI Instructor Development Course is a 9 day program plus an additional day for the Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Course. Our PADI Course Director and Staff will provide 1-on-1 guidance and personal attention during the entire program.

Buddy Dive Resort

Ready to start your unforgettable journey? Buddy’s Dive Shop keeps the needs and wishes of divers in mind with five comfortable boats, a complete rental and retail center and exceptional staff. Being a pioneer; Buddy Dive Resort established the world’s first and unique ‘Drive Thru’ for scuba divers with two-lane air/Nitrox fill station. Buddy Dive Resort is a member of DAN (Divers Alert Network), as wel as a PADI 5-Star Career Development Center, and a Universal Referral Center.

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2018 IDC Dates

April/May

Prep Course:
April 29th & 30th

IDC:
May 1st to May 8th

Days off to prepare for examination:
May 9th

Instructor Examination:
May 10th & 11th


August

Prep Course:
August 13th & 14th

IDC:
August 15th to 21st

Days off to prepare for examination:
August 22nd

Instructor Examination:
August 23rd & 24th


November

Prep Course:
November 25th & 26th

IDC:
November 27th to December 4th

Days off to prepare for examination:
December 5th

Instructor Examination:
December 6th & 7th