Start your PADI Instructor career at Buddy Dive Academy in Dominica

You have found your passion in scuba diving and would love to make a career out of it. Buddy Dive Academy is the right place for you to take your diving to the next level. Years of experience has brought us to be one of the best PADI professional dive training facilities worldwide. What are you waiting for? Become a PADI Professional Instructor on the beautiful Caribbean island of Dominica!


Your dream of teaching new divers becomes reality at our PADI Career Development Center (CDC). Buddy Dive Academy is proud to be the only PADI CDC in the southern Caribbean. We train our candidates to the highest level of standards and guarantee a 100% passing rate in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE). As a CDC we even give you a hand in the search for a job placement in Dominica, Bonaire or other surrounding islands in the Caribbean. Dominica is the perfect place to start your PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC). With its colorful unspoiled underwater world, thriving healthy coral reefs, year round perfect visibility and warm water temperatures, Dominica has everything you need to become a PADI Scuba Instructor.


PADI IDC training program With our PADI IDC the adventure of a lifetime awaits you. Our instructors share their passion and devotion for diving and teaching with you. We train our candidates to the highest level of standards to become a successful PADI Instructor. With a 9 day training program plus an addional day for the Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor Course we guarantee first time passing rate on the Instructor Exam (IE).

IDC Preparation Course for FREE To become a PADI Instructor you need to be in possession of a PADI Divemaster certification. During the first days of your PADI IDC we review and refine the skills you have learned during your PADI Divemaster Course. After this IDC Preparation Course you are ready for the PADI IDC. PADI IDC Consistent with the PADI IDC guidelines, performance requirements and standards we train you to prepare and perform academic, confined and open water presentations. During 4 days we will be working on the Assistant Instructor Program (AI), followed by the Open Water Scuba Instructor Program (OWSI) with a duration of 5 days. Day 10 is dedicated to the EFR Instructor Course. In addition to the PADI IDC requirements, we offer the following workshops in Dominica:

  • Knots tying.
  • Descents.
  • PADI Controlled Emergency Swimming Ascent.
  • Lifting and rigging.
  • Standards and procedures.
  • Retail shops sales and management.

PADI IDC Dominica package Price with 6 candidates: $ 2675.00 Price with 8 candidates: $ 2475.00 Included in price:

  • Accommodation
  • Free Preparation Course
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air Specialty Instructor Course
  • PADI Instructor Candidate Crew Pack
  • EFR Instructor Manual
  • PADI Instructor Examination fee
  • PADI Instructor Application
  • Emergency First Response Instructor Application

Prerequisites PADI Divemaster or leadership level with another diver training organization.

  • 18 years or older.
  • 60 logged dives to start and 100 before attending to the IE.
  • Certified diver for six months.
  • Medical Clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by a physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Responder Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training within the last 24 months.