Buddy Dive AcademyPackages & Prices

Your Buddies choice: The all Inclusive IDC – $ 3295,-
When choosing the All-inclusive IDC package at Buddy Dive Resort, you’ll have everything you might need to become a professional, well-educated scuba instructor. Your Buddies will take care of everything. Your (shared) accommodation, meals, materials, the course itself (including EFR & Nitrox instructor course), the instructor applications and the Instructor examination.
After booking this package there is nothing else you’ll have to think of except focusing on studying, practicing, and having lots of fun with your fellow IDC candidates and course directors.

IDC Complete – $ 2795,-
When booking the IDC complete you book everything you need for your instructor course. The materials, the course (including EFR & Nitrox instructor course), the instructor applications, and instructor examination are included. You will not have to arrange any of this. The only things not included are accommodation and meals.

IDC Basic – $ 1625,-
The IDC basic covers the instructor development course (also EFR) and the materials. Be aware that you’ll have to pay and arrange the instructor application and examination before you can become an instructor and start teaching.

Item Necessary IDC All-inclusive
$3295.-
IDC Complete
$2795.-
IDC Basic
$1625.-
IDC materials (crewpack) Yes Included Included Included
EFR Instructor manuals Yes Included Included Included
Instructor Examination Yes Included Included X
Instuctor Application Yes Included Included X
EFR Instructor application Yes Included Included X
Nitrox Instructor Materials No Included Included X
Nitrox Instructor application No Included Included X
Shared accommodation and 3 meals per day – 14 nights No Included X X
IDC tuition fee Yes Included Included Included
EFR Instructor tuition fee Yes Included Included Included
Nitrox Instructor tuition fee No Included Included X

Are you a Bonaire Local? Contact us to request your local rates.


Go Pro Packages

Our go pro packages are designed for people who have decided to change their career and moreover their lifestyle. The go pro packages combine several courses into 1 package, all to lead you towards making your dream to become a dive professional come true! Have a look at our dive instructor package or the divemaster course and make a career of diving!

I am a Rescue Diver and I want to become a PADI Instructor

Dive Master e-learning & IDC.
During this program you will be first trained to become a PADI Divemaster and after completing that course you immediately enrol into the IDC and you’ll become a PADI Instructor. You have the choice to combine your DM course with the all-inclusive IDC or the regular IDC. You have the benefit of learning at home in your own pace and in your own time. E-learning has the future, so choosing this path will prepare you optimally for your future as an instructor.

Including:

  • PADI Divemaster Course, (Divemaster course materials included)
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air (Nitrox) Specialty Instructor Course
  • Instructor Internship (one week assisting our PADI Instructor) Optional

Duration: 23 days
Price: $ On request

Dive Master & IDC

This basically covers the same as above, however, you don’t have the convenience of e-learning, so during your course, you have class-room sessions with your instructor and evenings with self-study, next to the general preparation you need to do for the following day. That is why this course takes a couple of days longer than the e-learning option.

Including:

  • PADI Divemaster Course, (Divemaster course materials included)
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air (Nitrox) Specialty Instructor Course
  • Instructor Internship (one week assisting our PADI Instructor) Optional

Duration: 23 days
Price: $ On request

I am an Advanced Open Water Diver and I want to become a PADI Instructor

Rescue Diver, Divemaster and IDC.
We would to love to help you to bring this challenge to a good completion. Actually, you will not be the first person to follow this road to success and self-realization with us. We know what we are doing for sure.  

Including: 

  • PADI Rescue Diver Course 
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care Student Level 
  • Prep Course PADI Divemaster Course, (Divemaster course materials included) 
  • PADI Instructor Development Course 
  • EFR Instructor Course 
  • PADI Enrich Air (Nitrox) Specialty Instructor Course 
  • Instructor Internship (one week assisting our PADI Instructor) Optional 

Duration: 27 days
Price: $1.927

I am an Open Water Diver and I want to become an Instructor

Advanced Open Water, Rescue Diver, Divemaster and IDC

Yes, it is possible! Being an Open Water Diver and going in 1 stretch all the way to Instructor. And don’t think it isn’t possible, we have guided people through this process and 1 of them was back a year later to work for us, as part of our professional fun and sometimes a bit crazy dive staff.

Including:

  • PADI Advanced Open Water Course
  • PADI Rescue Diver Course
  • EFR Primary and Secondary Care Student Level
  • PADI Divemaster Course, (Divemaster course materials included)
  • PADI Instructor Development Course
  • EFR Instructor Course
  • PADI Enrich Air (Nitrox) Specialty Instructor Course
  • Instructor Internship (one week assisting our PADI Instructor) Optional

Duration: 30 days
Price: $2.112

Just meeting the prerequisites for the PADI Divemaster Course alone is a great accomplishment. By the time you are ready to nork in the Divemaster Course, you have learned a great deal about diving through training and practical experience. The Divemaster Course elevates your knowledge and experience to a level that is expected from a diving professional. By earning the PADI Divemaster certification, you will have taken your first solid step into diving’s leadership ranks.

Duration: 7 days
Price: $750

The teaching skills you will develop during the PADI Assistant Instructor Course will allow you to independently conduct several PADI Programs and with some further training from the PADI Course Director you can also teach non-diving specialty courses. Assistant Instructors are Dive Educators who assist with the knowledge development of the student. Taking the PADI Assistant Instructor Course will take you one step closer to becoming a PADI Open Water Instructor.

Duration: 4 days
Price: $