5 Reasons to do your IDC at Buddy Dive Resort

Are you wondering how to become a Dive Instructor? Let us tell you why taking your PADI Instructor Development Course at Buddy Dive Resort Bonaire is a great idea!

1. Learn at one of the best dive resorts in the Caribbean

Buddy Dive Resort has been offering PADI courses and dive vacations on Bonaire for over 40 years. The dive operation is rated one of the best in the Caribbean by divers (See the Scuba Diving Readers’ Choice Awards: https://www.scubadiving.com/best-scuba-diving-operators-in-world). You will benefit from doing your Dive Instructor certification at Buddy Dive Resort in many ways. You will get to learn and practice working in the dive industry on a resort that provides the highest quality of service (shore diving, boat diving, equipment rental, and repair)and PADI courses to their guests. This will give you a wealth of experience, but will also look very good on your divers resume. Not only learning how to teach courses the best way but also learning how to help a dive operation run smoothly is a highly appreciated skill.

2. Bonaire is FUN!

Since you will be spending quite some time in the place where you will do your PADI IDC, it is very important to choose a place where you will feel at home. Bonaire is part of the Netherlands and is one of the safest islands in the Caribbean. Bonaire is called Divers Paradise for a reason and most people who visit the Island, come to enjoy the beautiful reefs, the freedom of shore diving, and the perfect diving conditions. Besides that, it is a friendly island, where you will meet many new friends and dive buddies… Many of our IDC candidates, decide to move and work on Bonaire because they fall in love with this Caribbean piece of paradise.
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3. Easy logistics for your PADI IDC

Buddy Dive Resort offers the perfect logistics for your IDC, as well as any other PADI course. The pools, classrooms, house reef, and dive facilities are all conveniently located at the waterfront and on the resort. Everything you need is right there. The resort is equipped with 2 swimming pools, 2 restaurants, its own fleet of rental cars, a drive-thru filling station, 7 dive boats, a full-service dive shop, 2 raised sand beaches…. And did we mention our fantastic house reef?

4. Hang out with Your Buddies

Buddy Dive Resort is a family-owned business. When doing your PADI Dive Instructor course at Buddy Dive, you will become part of the Buddy Dive family. At Buddy Dive, we offer 6 IDCs a year and the Buddy Dive team is very much used to assisting new PADI Instructors during their instructor training. The entire team is always happy to help our IDC candidates and share their experience and knowledge with them. Our IDC candidates often mention the great team, that goes out of its way to help to become a great Dive Instructor when reviewing their Instructor Development Course at Buddy Dive.

5. The Best IDC Programs

To make it very easy to become a Dive Instructor on Bonaire, we offer complete IDC programs including accommodation, meals, course materials, Instructor training, and examination. When booking the all-inclusive IDC, all you will have to do is study and practice to become a dive instructor.

Also for the ones who prefer to arrange their own accommodation, or who live on Bonaire, we offer the most suitable package. Visit https://buddydive.com/diving/instructor-development-course/gopro/ or contact coursedirector@buddydive.com

Want to know more?

Contact our Course Directors directly

Are you ready to take the step and become a PADI Pro? Or do you still have doubts or questions? We are happy to help you book the most suitable package for you or to answer all of your questions. Course Directors Lars and Maarten are happy to help.