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Dive Friends Bonaire Announces IDC for May

(DiverWire) Dive Friends Bonaire is pleased to announce their next Instructor Development Course (IDC) will begin on May 5th and continue through May 13th, 2011. The Instructor Exam conducted by PADI will immediately follow on May 14th and 15th. Dive Friends will be once again offering the new E-Learning option for this IDC, which allows candidates to save time and travel expenses by taking advantage of home-study methods. E-learners can start the IDC on the third day for completion of the program with Dive Friend’s course director. E-Learning is easy; just visit to get started. PADI’s cost for ELearning is $320.00 per candidate.

In order to ensure that all candidates are prepared in all ways, Dive Friends Bonaire is offering a free, two-day IDC Preparation Course. These two days will be used to refresh the candidates’ theoretical knowledge and improve their in-water skills. Concurrent with the IDC course, Dive Friends Bonaire will also offer Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor, Master Scuba Diver Trainer, Staff Instructor, and an option for Staff Instructor with an internship at the dive facility. Costs for these courses are:

  • IDC Prep Course, FREE
  • Full IDC (no E-Learning), $1,200
  • E-Learning IDC, $1,079.00
  • Emergency First Response Instructor, $270.00
  • Staff Instructor, $647.00
  • Master Scuba Diver Trainer, $647.00 (five specialties)

* All rates are in U.S. Dollars; books and PADI fees are additional.

All candidates are also eligible for two days of free unlimited air for shore diving after the IDC.

Together with their accommodation partners, Dive Friends Bonaire also can offer the full IDC plus ten days of accommodation for $1,765, or the full IDC plus twelve days of accommodation for $1,878 (materials and PADI fees excluded).

Dive Friends Bonaire can assist with on-island arrangements, including special IDC rates for other accommodations and/or vehicle rentals. Those interested in participating in the IDC may visit for additional information, or contact Dive Friends Bonaire directly by email at

Dive Friends Bonaire is one of Bonaire’s premier diving facilities offering full diving and snorkeling services while still providing personal attention. Two retail stores are available in Kralendijk, in addition to four diving facilities. For additional information about all their services contact Dive Friends Bonaire : Phone +(599) 717-2929, Fax +(599) 717-2929 Web:, Email:

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