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. We're very proud to be the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the Southern Caribbean.

Buddy Dive Academy offers an extensive spectrum of courses, from kids courses like PADI Bubble Maker all the way up to the Instructor Development Course (IDC). We provide continuing education for our instructor candidates, like specialty instructor training after the IDC, and TEC Courses at an instructor level.

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) at Buddy Dive Academy offers the best environment to become a PADI professional in the Caribbean. We have the perfect combination of the most important aspects that will guarantee your success in your IDC and future career as a PADI professional.

The dive operation and instructional staff have earned an industry wide reputation for excellence that enables us to guarantee you 100% success on your Instructor Examination. Workshops and instructional scenarios during your IDC will prepare you for real life as a working PADI professional.

Our Instructor Development programs are 3 days longer than the standard 8 day IDC. This allows our program to be more comprehensive and relaxed than the majority of Instructor Development Courses in the region. Your IDC at Buddy Dive includes a free Preparation Course and we also offer the online option (e-Learning) for candidates who have time limitations.

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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