Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Become a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor

Love your office whilst living your dream…

The Dive Bus and  PADI Platinum Course Director, Leo Saldunbides are offering you the opporuntiy to complete the PADI Instructor Development Course right here at The Dive Bus in sunny Curacao!

Leo has partnered with dive centers for many years, offering PADI GoPRO training and helped to develop the GoPRO market in Cape Verde. He has conducted many IDCs and Divemaster training in Playa del Carmen and Cozumel Island, Mexico.

Here is what our previous candidates had to say about choosing The Dive Bus for their Instructor Course

About The Dive Bus PADI Instructor Development course

PADI has recently launched the option of splitting the IDC into 3 parts – IDC eLearning, IDC online presentations with the Course Director and the IDC practical part with live workshops and Confined and open water presentations will be run at the dive center facility.

Our IDC practical training part is a 9-day development program.  This means that you will save up some days to study, relax, and save on accommodation costs. IDC days are not rushed nor too long, giving you plenty of time to prepare your presentations or enjoy the area.

As PADI Instructors also need to be EFR Instructors, we run the EFR Instructor Course during the IDC over one day.  This is a highly 1 day practical and enjoyable course with a focus on Care for Children. The EFR Instructor eLearning is provided.

Beyond the IDC material, candidates will have the opportunity for orientation or introductions to gear maintenance, tec sidemount diving, and coral conservation. We are in communication with the hospital and plan to offer a hyperbaric chamber visit. We will also offer workshops on creating a diving CV and how to search for a job in the dive industry. Candidates will be given the opportunity to team teach with Dive Bus instructors after passing the IE.

Can you take Specialty Instructor Courses after your IDC?

Of course!  After each IE, candidates can continue in the very popular MSDT Preparation course.  During the MSDT Preparation course, we will be teaching you how to broaden your professional capabilities, afterwards, you will be able to teach 7 PADI Specialties (Deep, Emergency Oxygen Provider, Wreck, Drift, EANx, AWARE Dive Against Debris & Night).

As part of our MSDT Prep program, we also allow you to team-teach your first courses during our FREE up to 3-week instructor internship.  You will be shadowed alongside our experienced instructors gaining valuable experience of the “real world”. Team-teaching your first courses as an instructor is highly recommended by PADI and in our opinion, this is a hands-on dive industry opportunity that should not be missed.

Prerequisites needed to start the course:

  • Minimum age: 18 years.
  • Have a minimum of 60 logged dives
  • 100 dives needed for the Instructor Exam (IE)
  • Current PADI Divemaster and been certified for more than 6 months
  • Emergency First Responder Primary and Secondary Care (CPR and First Aid) trained, within 24 months
  • Have your PADI Medical Statement signed off by a physician within 12 months of starting your course
  • Understand and speak English: teaching is in English; training materials are available in other languages on request, subject to availability.
  • Be positive, self-motivated, committed to and ready for this challenging but highly rewarding course.

Ready..? Here are your next steps on your PADI Pro Diver adventure:

  1. Message us!
    Shoot us a message at or whatsapp +5999 693 8305
× How can I help you?