PADI IDC
Instructor Development Course
BECOME A PADI SCUBA INSTRUCTOR

The best PADI SCUBA Instructor Training by the most experienced Course Directors who invest time in YOUR personal development and YOUR career as a dive instructor.

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Our High-Quality PADI Instructor Development Course runs monthly and includes:
 

✔ All required PADI materials

✔ Dive Theory prep session

✔ Hyperbaric Chamber orientation

✔ Job Placement Assistance

✔ Extended Duration of 16 days

✔ Small group sizes
 

The complete course costs $2099 USD (plus $1050 USD PADI fees)

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Platinum Trainers

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Job Placement

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Unlimited Diving

MONTH
IDC
IE
MSDT
IDC STAFF
December 2022
Nov 29 - Dec 11
13-14
16-21
Nov 29 - Dec 11
November 2022
1-13
15-16
18-23
1-13
October 2022
4-16
18-19
21-26
3-16
September 2022
6-18
20-21
23-28
5-18
August 2022
2-14
16-17
19-24
1-14
July 2022
5-17
19-20
22-27
4-17
June 2022
1-12
14-15
17-23
1-12
May 2022
3-15
17-18
20-25
2-15
April 2022
5-17
19-20
22-27
4-17
March 2022
1-13
15-16
18-25
1-13

GOING THE EXTRA (NAUTICAL) MILE
 

We are a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center, which means we go out of our way to offer the very best in professional training. Above all, it show best in our Instructor Development Course. We’re a team of passionate dive instructors and Course Directors and it shows! For example, besides the prescribed PADI curriculum, during your IDC you will benefit from:
 

  • IDC e-learning immediately upon registration

  • Free diving for life

  • Resume building and job placement with life long career assistance

  • Life long discounts on dive travel and equipment

  • PADI 5 Star Career Development Center with over 25 years of experience

  • PADI TecRec Center with the only Tec Instructor Trainers in the region

  • Onsite NGO Marine Research center

  • 2 Multi-award-winning PADI Platinum Course Directors

  • Language support in English, Spanish, French, German, Portuguese, Dutch and Japanese

  • Only hyperbaric chamber in the region. 

  • Field Neurological Exam training included

  • Fullface mask, sidemount, tec and photography try-dives

  • Lionfish containment training included

  • PADI Digital Tools workshop

     

In addition, we’ve implemented all of PADI’s latest digital tools into our IDC and have created our own support materials. For example, extra demonstration videos, dive theory study materials, presentation examples, resume samples and skills videos. These materials were made by us and are available to you for free on laptop or tablet.
 

Your Instructor training in Utila will be a mixture of classroom presentations, confined water training as well as boat dives and shore dives and counseling for your future career. In conclusion, you won’t just be ready to pass the Instructor Exam. You’ll be 200% prepared to work in the REAL world.
 

Our two PADI Course Directors have been awarded the PADI PLATINUM Course Director award. In other words, they are actively and continuously involved in high-end PADI Instructor training and have been recognized for it. Therefore, you’ll be in extremely good hands. Beware of dive centers claiming to be the “only ones” to hold these titles. Prevent being scammed by reaching out directly and taking the time to talk to your potential trainers. Use the contact form below and one of our trainers will take the time to speak with you directly about your plans.

80% of our graduates is employed within two months after graduating

MEET THE TRAINERS

 

NICK DERUTTER
PADI PLATINUM Course Director, TecRec Instructor Trainer, Diveheart Adaptive SCUBA Trainer, Hyperbaric Chamber Operator.

Nick runs PADI Instructor courses regularly, as well as Technical Diving Instructor courses. In the meantime he is also on stand-by as an operator for the local Hyperbaric Chamber. Because it's important to be well-rounded and to dive for fun, Nick also organizes dive travel with our alumni.

Nick worte the book "Career in SCUBA" which is available right here.
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YOUR IDC AT COLLEGE OF DIVING IN UTILA – CAREERS IN SCUBA START HERE

Start your career as a SCUBA instructor under the guidance of experienced instructors and our two PADI Platinum rated Course Directors. No other dive center in the region packs this much in-house experience and recognition.

 

  • Nick Derutter 8-time consecutive Platinum award winning Course Director

  • Stephen J. Aynsley 6-time consecutive Platinum award winning Course Director

  • 3 PADI Master Instructors on staff

  • PADI Five Start Career Development Center award

  • Awarded the PADI Green Star Award for efforts in conservation

  • 100% AWARE Dive Center

  • Only DAN (Divers Alert Network) medical facilty

  • Offering scholarschips for underprivileged local youth

  • Only TecRec awarded center who can offer Technical Diving Instructor Training courses

  • Preferred partner of the Whale Shark & Oceanic Research Center NGO

  • Multiple time Gold Palm Resort winner

  • Authorized ScubaPro, Aqualung and OTS service center

 

The College of Diving is the defining Professional SCUBA facility . This includes, for example, a high-end designated conference room for IDCs. In addition we host the only hyperbaric chamber and trauma center on the island and we have large and comfortable dive boats. On top of that, we host an on-site NGO Marine research center (www.wsorc.org) and well-maintained equipment. additionally, we also have a great team of experienced dive professionals that you will be mingling with and observe in action. Moreover, all our staff has been trained in-house and hired from within!

Bay Islands College of Diving has over 25 years of experience with Instructor Development and has trained hundreds of Professional divers who now enjoy successful careers all over the world in dive centers, resorts, liveaboards etc. Having done your training with us, will tell potential employers that you mean business! The College of Diving also holds the prestigious PADI Five Star Career Development Center rating. This is awarded only to those dive centers who truly engage in professional training of dive instructors and beyond.

Besides, next to recognition for excellence and exceeding expectations for many consecutive years, we were also Utila’s first 100% AWARE Dive Center and won the PADI Green Star award for our environmental practices. We are also affiliated with the Whale Shark and Oceanic Research Center. Marine Conservation internships are available. We have also engineered our IDC to go above and beyond any other facility in the Americas.

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MEET THE TRAINERS

STEPHEN J. AYNSLEY
PADI PLATINUM Course Director, TecRec Instructor Trainer

Stephen got into SCUBA Instruction after serving his country in the Royal Marines. He has dived the seas of Barbados, Cayman Islands, Cyprus and England and decided to pass on his knowledge of diving instruction through the College of Diving.

His graduates love his relentless dedication and with his 100% pass rate, we’re very proud to have him on the team!

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