Instructor Development Course (IDC) Bonaire

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Dear Perspective Instructor Candidate,

Thanks for your interest in Buddy Dive Academy which is located at Buddy Dive Resort on the lovely island of Bonaire, Divers Paradise. We offer a wide variety of Instructor Development Courses (IDC) so if you are just about to start your recreational diving adventure or chasing your dream to become a dive professional, we are sure we can help you achieve your goal!

2015 Dates


***Special Offer*** Enriched Air (Nitrox) Instructor Certification & Emergency First response Instructor Course FREE
  • Preparation Course - Nov 25th and 26th
  • PADI Instructor Development Course - Nov 26th to Dec 4th
  • PADI Instructor Examination - Dec 5th and 6th

2016 Dates


  • Preparation Course - February 4th and 5th
  • PADI Instructor Development Course - February 6th until the15th
  • PADI Instructor Examination – February 16th and 17th


  • Preparation Course – April 28th and 29th
  • PADI Instructor Development Course - April 30th until May 9th
  • PADI Instructor Examination – May 10th and 11th


  • Preparation Course – August 11th and 12th
  • PADI Instructor Development Course – August 13th until the 22nd
  • PADI Instructor Examination – August 23rd and 24th


  • Preparation Course –November 24th and 25th
  • PADI Instructor Development Course –November 26th until December 5th
  • PADI Instructor Examination –December 6th and 7th

Please click here for a complete schedule of all IDC Bonaire courses

IDC course Bonaire Instructor Development Course Bonaire

Our fully equipped dive operation features 6 boats, a retail shop, a digital photo center and the only drive thru air fill station in the world. For many years, Bonaire has been awarded with the prestigious Reader’s Choice Destination by Sport Diving Magazine. But, of all of the assets at Buddy Dive, there is no doubt that it is our incredible dive team that makes the difference at Buddy Dive. They go out of their way to make every course or dive a safe and enjoyable experience you won’t forget. It’s this friendly, personal service that has been the trademark of Buddy Dive for over 30 years! Buddy Dive Academy is the #1 place to get your Instructor Development Course (IDC) in Bonaire.

Kind Regards,

Pepe Mastropaolo

Course Director, Buddy Dive Academy