PADI DIVE INSTRUCTOR Courses ( IDC ) with Dressel Divers

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 and include FREE repetition of your IDC training in the very unlikely event you do not pass.
  • 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!

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Dressel Divers IDC PREMIUM Packages

FREE Course Instructor Internship

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

Entry Requirements PADI InstructorTo 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

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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

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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.

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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 MSDT

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.

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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.

PADI STAFF

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.

Course Directors Cris

Cris Maffione lives in Bavaro, Dominican Republic.

Course Directors Paul

Paul Flower lives in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.

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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)

Course & Package Prices

No you are not dreaming!

Free Internship Divemaster Courses

… just learning & diving
FOR FREE with internship.

DIVE INSTRUCTOR Course Prices

Become a Diving Instructor from $2953 with the 20% online prepayment discount!

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
PADI Assistant Instructor $300 $240
PADI OWSI $699 $559
EFR Instructor $259 $207
O2 Provider Instructor Free n/a
Course Materials $920 No Discount
PADI Fees $1027 No Discount
Instructor Course Total $3205 $2953

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

MSDT PREP Course Prices

Join our MSDT PREP course from $739 with the 20% online prepayment discount! Includes 5 specialties of which one FOR FREE

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
MSDT prep course $499 $399
PADI Fees $340 No Discount
MSDT Prep Total $839 $739

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

PADI CROSSOVER Prices

Crossover to PADI Instructor from $2713 with the 20% online prepayment discount!

As an instructor from a different federation you are excempt from the assistant instructor course, but you are welcome to a FREE REPEAT

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
PADI Assistant Instructor Free repeat n/a
PADI OWSI $699 $559
EFR Instructor $259 $207
O2 Provider Instructor Free n/a
Course Materials $920 No Discount
PADI Fees $1027 No Discount
Crossover Total $2905 $2713

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

PADI STAFF INSTRUCTOR Course Prices

Join our PADI STAFF course from $874 with the 20% online prepayment discount!

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
MSDT prep course $489 $391
Coure Materials $358 No Discount
PADI Fees $125 No Discount
Staff Course Total $972 $874

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

BRONZE PREMIUM Package Prices

THE BRONZE PREMIUM PACKAGE INCLUDES the Divemaster and Diving Instructor courses.

The Bronze Premium PLUS includes all the same and also the MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER (MSDT) prep course.

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
Courses $1957 $1566
Course Materials $1138 No discount
PADI Fees $1146 No discount
FREE NITROX* Free n/a
Bronze Premium Total $4241 $3850
MSDT course $499 $399
MSDT PADI Fees $340 No discount
Bronze Premium Plus Total $5080 $4589

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes.

SILVER PREMIUM Package Prices

THE SILVER PREMIUM PACKAGE INCLUDES the Rescue Diver, EFR (Emergency First Response), Divemaster and Diving Instructor courses.

The Silver Premium PLUS includes all the same and also the MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER (MSDT) prep course.

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
Courses $2405 $1924
Course Materials $1330 No discount
PADI Fees $1191 No discount
FREE NITROX* Free n/a
Silver Premium Total $4926 $4445
MSDT course $499 $399
MSDT PADI Fees $340 No discount
Silver Premium Plus Total $5765 $5184

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

GOLD PREMIUM Package Prices

THE GOLD PREMIUM PACKAGE INCLUDES the Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver (with EFR), Divemaster and Diving Instructor courses.

The Gold Premium PLUS includes all the same and also the MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER (MSDT) prep course.

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
Courses $2730 $2184
Course Materials $1410 No discount
PADI Fees $1236 No discount
FREE NITROX* Free n/a
Gold Premium Total $5376 $4830
MSDT course $499 $399
MSDT PADI Fees $340 No discount
Gold Premium Plus Total $6215 $5569

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

PLATINUM PREMIUM Package Prices

THE PLATINUM PREMIUM PACKAGE INCLUDES the Scuba Diver, Open Water Diver, Advanced Diver, Rescue Diver (with EFR), Divemaster and Diving Instructor courses.

The Platinum Premium PLUS includes all the same and also the MASTER SCUBA DIVER TRAINER (MSDT) prep course.

Item Regular Price – 20% Online Price *
Courses $3120 $2496
Course Materials $1496 No discount
PADI Fees $1281 No discount
FREE NITROX* Free n/a
Platinum Premium Total $5897 $5273
MSDT course $499 $399
MSDT PADI Fees $340 No discount
Plantinum Premium PLUS Total $6736 $6012

$ = All prices are in USD.

* See notes

  • Prepaying online to benefit from the 20% prepayment discount, can be done by credit card or bank transfer.
  • The 20% online prepayment discount is only applicable to courses and not to the study materials or PADI fees.
  • For visual simplification all discounted prices are rounded to nearest dollar.
  • Prices do not include flight, loging or meals.
  • All course and package pool sessions and dives include tank, weights AND FREE SCUBA EQUIPMENT RENTAL, except dive compasses, signal devices, computers and stopwatches.
  • Students wanting to take advantage of our FREE NITROX offer were available must be nitrox certified. NITROX COURSES AVAILABLE!
PADI eLearning

PADI eLearning with the Dressel IDC College

The IDC theory part course is available with PADI eLearning. So are the the academic parts of the prerequisite courses included in the IDC packages.