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.
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)
GOING THE EXTRA (NAUTICAL) MILE
We are a PADI 5 Star Career Development Center, which means we certainly 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 young and passionate dive instructors and Course Directors and it shows! For example, besides the prescribed PADI curriculum, during your IDC you will also have access to:
IDC e-learning immediately upon registration
PADI 5 Star Career Development Center
PADI TecRec Center
Onsite NGO Marine Research center
2 PADI Platinum Course Directors
Language support in English, Spanish, French, German and Dutch
Hyperbaric chamber orientation
Field Neurological Exam training included
Fullface mask, sidemount, tec and photography try-dives
Lionfish containment training included
PADI Digital Tools workshop
Resume building and job placement with life long career assistance
Life long discounts on dive travel and equipment
In addition, we’ve implemented all of PADI’s latest cutting edge technologies into our IDC and have created our own support materials. For example, extra demonstration videos, dive theory study cheats, 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.
MEET THE TRAINERS
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. When he’s not active in Utila, he also runs PADI Instructor Development Courses abroad, making him a very versatile SCUBA Instructor Trainer.
Nick worte the book "Career in SCUBA" which is available right here.
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 Course Directors. Train in one of the world’s leading facilities where staff regularly save the day in the local hyperbaric chamber. In addition, they conduct marine research, and technical divers are prepping for their next expedition while the professional underwater photography interns are testing their equipment. You’ve found it. Welcome home!
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 20 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.
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!