PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR COURSES
PADI INSTRUCTOR COURSE
with our PADI IDC College
Our PADI CDC has been running PADI Dive instructor courses for well over two decades. On a regular basis we offer a PADI IDC plus the prior training and dive experience necessary for admission to the diving instructor course level. We deliver the strongest PADI diving Instructor courses of its kind with unique in-house job placement opportunities. Apart from the 20% ONLINE DISCOUNT on the course items our IDC also includes
- 2 extra FREE study days at the end with the Course Director to prepare the PADI IE plus his support during the IE!
- PADI IE PASS GUARANTEE! We have the highest instructor pass rates in our destinations . Still, we include FREE repetition of your PADI IDC (the Instructor Development Course part) in the very unlikely event you do not pass the PADI IE (*)
- FREE dive gear use except compasses, signal devices and computers.
- Two FREE all inclusive all day Dressel Divers excursion and two FREE Dressel Divers T-shirts!
- FREE IDC PREP course and FREE O2 Provider course with the EFR Instructor course!
- FREE additional course days! Our Dive Instructor programs are longer than standard to make them less intensive.
As an alternative to purchasing the program we also offer a Dive Instructor Internship that includes all required dives, IDC course, materials, equipment use, lodging, meals and much more for free!
(*) Additional PADI IE FEES not included.
PADI IDC COLLEGE!
MORE OPTIONS & INFORMATION
Dressel Divers IDC PREMIUM Packages
The Dressel Divers PREMIUM packages are available for those missing prerequisite logged dives and courses to enter the PADI Instructor Course.
PREMIUM packages include everything you may need to become a Diving Instructor. Start from any level even non diver with our ZERO 2 HERO Platinum PREMIUM package. The following PREMIUM packages are available:
- Platinum Premium Pack (zero 2 hero, from none diver to Dive Instructor)
- Gold Premium Pack (from Open Water Diver level, or equivalent, to Dive Instructor)
- Silver Premium Pack (from Advanced Diver level, or equivalent to Dive Instructor)
- Bronze Premium Pack (from Rescue Diver level, or equivalent, to Dive Instructor)
All these packages are available as PREMIUM PLUS PACKS by including the MSDT PREP. level, see below. We also offer FREE NITROX where available if you have the certification or include it in your purchase.
Participants with little previous experience may not have attained the minimum 100 logged dives requirement for entry and will need additional dives set up. With our premium packages these missing DIVES ARE GIVEN FOR FREE.
The prerequisite courses or the PADI IDC itself are also offered for free with internships including free lodging, meals and much more!
PADI Instructor Course ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
To be accepted into the Diving Instructor course, you must comply with the following (Dressel Divers offers all these courses):
- 18 years old
- A PADI Divemaster (or equivalent of another certifying agency or federation)*.
- An EFR Primary and Secondary Care (or equivalent) certificate that was completed within the past 24 months.
- At least 100 dives logged* and 6 months certified as a diver at the time of the dive instructor course evaluation.
- Be fit for diving and submit a Medical Statement signed by a physician within the last 12 months.
Our IDC packages are available for those missing any of these prerequisites. Alternatively you can also apply for a Dressel Divers Internship that includes all prerequisites, lodging, meals and much more for free!
Dive Instructor Course CALENDARS
We offer dive instructor courses on almost monthly basis in several destinations! The course takes between 2 and 3 weeks. For exact calendars please click here to consult our blog, where we publish the dates and destinations.
As soon as PADI makes available the evaluation dates for each year, we immediatly publish our PADI IDC calendar for that year in our blog. Normally our IDC dates are very similar each year.
All our PADI Instructor Development courses are FOLLOWED BY our optional but highly recommended MSDT PREP course and/or a Jef Loflin Tec Camp
IDC College ROOM & BOARD Options
Our PADI IDC classroom sessions take place in the conference rooms of the Iberostar Resorts in Punta Cana or Playa del Carmen. We use the pools and our dive center installations right inside the resort. Our dive boats leave straight from the beach of these properties.
Both these areas are a great choice to complete your instructor course or IDC package, with a fantastic selection of restaurants, cafeterias, beach bars and night life for all budgets. They have hundreds of alternative hotels, aparthotels, hostels, bed and breakfast and apartment rental opportunities so everyone can find what they are looking for in line with their personal taste and budget.
OurCourse Directors will help find the right hotel set up for you and can put you in contact with local real-estate agencies for the renting of apartments or studios. Dressel Divers itself is based in several luxury all-inclusive resorts along these coastlines (see our diving section) for which we can provide very competitive rates.
Our Course Directors will also inform you what the options are for meals during the IDC which range from our economic lunch box to our special IDC student hotel day pass rate. If you prefer you can also bring you own meal or sandwiches.
PADI IDC College TESTIMONIALS
Dressel Divers PADI IDC Blog
IDC in turquoise water!
|Course season extends all year!|
|Average visibility: +35 meters (+115 feet)|
|Coldest water temp.: 78.8 ºF (26 ºC)|
|Warmest water temp.: 87.8ºF (31 ºC)|
SCUBA DIVING ELITE
PADI MSDT PREP Course
As a PADI MSDT, you demonstrate to a dive employer that you have good experience in teaching diving and also can teach a range of specialty diver courses. This makes a dive center or resort more likely to offer you a position. The specialties we offer are:
|Specialty Deep||Specialty EANx||Specialty Side Mount|
|Specialty Drift||Specialty Boat||Specialty Wreck|
All IDC packages are available PREMIUM version INCLUDING THE MSDT PREP COURSE
PADI Instructor Crossover Course
Professionals that already have attained the dive instructor level with another federation can join our program to crossover to PADI with the IDC and increase other job perspectives.
Probably 99 out of 100 dive shops in most dive destinations are PADI. So opportunities for crossover graduates are plentiful in great tropical places.
The course also results cheaper because you do not need to do the Assistant Instructor part of the program. But you are welcome to REPEAT IT FOR FREE with us.
PADI IDC STAFF INSTRUCTOR Course
Once a Master Scuba Diver Trainer your next stop is our IDC Staff course to become a PADI STAFF Instructor so you can participate as assistant during instructor-level training courses.
During our STAFF Instructor course you overview the entire IDC and participate in evaluation training, role model teaching skills and dive theory knowledge.
Prerequisites: You must have a PADI MSDT certification. If you are not yet an MSDT this is not a problem. We can include this course before the IDC STAFF program.
Our PADI COURSE DIRECTORS
Dressel Divers is proud to present Cris Maffione and Paul Flower both PADI PLATINUM COURSE DIRECTORS, DSAT TEC REC Instructor trainers and DSAT Trimix Instructor Trainers.
Together they run the Dressel Divers PADI CDC (Career Development Center) and our TEC departement from our PADI 5 star dive centers located in 28 hotels across 4 countries.
Our CDC training environment prepares you for professional life like no other. From day one you are in the real world of an international dive organization with over two decades of experience and recognition for excellence.