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PADI Master Instructor
Preparation Program
Audit PADI IDC programs in Utila

PADI Master Instructors are elite instructors who are on the fore front of the PADI educational system as dive industry leaders. If you are a PADI IDC Staff Instructor with teaching experience and feel like it’s time to move on to the next level, we can help you get there!

Our High-Quality PADI Master Instructor Prep Program runs monthly and includes:

✔ Personal Customization

✔ Career Guidance and Counseling


The complete course cost of this program depends on your individual requirements.
Please contact with your current credentials and teaching experience.

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All Specialties Available


You need the following prerequisites:

  • Issued 150 PADI certifications at various levels.

  • At least 50 of the certifications must be for PADI Adventure Diver or higher.

  • At least 15 of the certifications for PADI Specialty Diver

  • At least 5 for PADI Rescue Diver

  • At least 5 for PADI Divemaster

  • Participated in three PADI Instructor Development Seminars.

  • Issued 10 Emergency First Response course completion cards.

  • Used the complete PADI System of diver education, including all appropriate PADI training materials, when conducting PADI programs.

  • Demonstrated support of the PADI organization and have no verified Quality Management violations within the past six months.


Although become a PADI Master Instructor is an achievement primarily obtained throuh posessing the right amount of teaching experience and a thorough understanding of the PADI System of diver education, it certainly helps to have the right people by your side to give you the guidance you need in achieving this goal.

Because every instructor’s experience is different and the path is a highly personalized one, we encourage you to contact our Course Director, Nick Derutter, to set out a strategy and schedule to get you where you want to be. This is not just about goal getting but about becoming a truly accomplished PADI Instructor.



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

Nick is from Belgium but his home base is in Honduras where he 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 is also the founder of Dive SAGA, an online equipment store and dive travel company that organizes bucket list dive travel adventures.

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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