Our PADI Career Development Center at Buddy Dive Resort is one of the biggest PADI training centers in the Caribbean. Our candidates will be trained in a very active and successful role model environment.

In our PADI Instructor Development Course our Course Director and staff help each candidate with their needs, assisting them with their learning processes with one-on-one interactions. Our most important goal in our Career Development Center at Buddy Dive Academy is to train our candidates to perform in the diving industry with a very high level of professionalism. The training we provide prepares our candidates to start teaching immediately after graduation.

Accommodations for our candidates participating in our all-inclusive package at Buddy Dive Resort are very comfortable apartments just a few steps from the classrooms and confined and open water entries. The best breakfast buffet on the island and lunch are also included in our all-inclusive package. Our candidates get together after classes to go for beautiful dives in our house reef - or after dinner for amazing night dives. Conveniently located, shops and a supermarket are 5 minutes walking distance from the resort.

Come and become a PADI Instructor with us - our PADI Instructor Development Course will be a unforgettable and life changing experience. Stay and learn in the best diving resort in the Caribbean.

Go pro with Buddy Dive

Our go pro packages are designed for people who have decided to change their career and moreover their life style. The go pro packages combine a number of courses into 1 package, all to lead you towards making your dream to become a dive professional come true! Have a look at our dive instructor package or the divemaster course and make a career of diving!



  • Shared accommodation at Buddy Dive Resort
  • Daily breakfast and lunch
  • Prep course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air Specialty Instructor Course
  • Dive Theory Workshops
  • PADI Instructor Candidate Crew pack
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Manual
  • Emergency First Response, Instructor Application
  • PADI Instructor Examination Fee
  • PADI Instructor Application
  • Unlimited Air or nitrox, before and after the program
  • Free rental Equipment
  • Online tutoring for the 5 theory subjects (one month prior the Program)
  • Buddy Dive T-shirt
Total price: $2.900

IDC Only


  • Prep course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air (Nitrox) Specialty Instructor Course
  • Instructor Internship (one week assisting our PADI Instructor) Optional
Total price: $1.182


14 days including PADI Instructor Examination, (Instructor Internship not included)

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If a career in the dive industry is something you have been dreaming about for years, read on. Because what better way to start your PADI IDC than in the Caribbean? Bonaire offers a pristine underwater environment and 24/7 access to scuba diving, 365 days a year. The waters around Bonaire accommodate every skill level, from beginner to advanced diver. Bonaire is one of the most respected diving destinations in the world. For many consecutive years it has been voted to the Best Shore Dive Destination by the readers of Scuba Diving Magazine.

2018 IDC Dates


Prep Course:
April 29th & 30th

May 1st to May 8th

Days off to prepare for examination:
May 9th

Instructor Examination:
May 10th & 11th


Prep Course:
August 13th & 14th

August 15th to 21st

Days off to prepare for examination:
August 22nd

Instructor Examination:
August 23rd & 24th


Prep Course:
November 25th & 26th

November 27th to December 4th

Days off to prepare for examination:
December 5th

Instructor Examination:
December 6th & 7th