Skip to content

Dive Friends Bonaire to Host Scuba Instructor Development Course

Scuba diving opportunities abound on the island of BonaireDive Friends Bonaire will host an Instructor Development Course (IDC) will begin June 7th and  continue through June 15th, 2010. The Instructor Exam conducted by PADI officials will immediately follow on June 16th and 17th.

Dive Friends will be 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.  They then may report to the IDC on the third day (June 9th, 2010), for completion of the program with Dive Friend’s course director.

E-Learning is easy; all candidates must do is login to PADI’s web site at and click on E-Learning.  Enter the dive center’s number, and follow instructions. PADI’s cost for E-Learning is $320.00 per candidate.

Once all candidates are on Bonaire and in sessions together, the new IDC format will focus upon workshops and interaction, while utilizing the new PADI Guide to Teaching.

Concurrent with the IDC course, Dive Friends Bonaire will also offer Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor, Staff Instructor, and an option for Staff Instructor with an internship at the dive facility.  Costs for these courses are:

•         Full IDC (no E-Learning), $1299.00
•         E-Learning IDC, $999.00
•         Emergency First Response Instructor, $199.00
•         Staff Instructor, $599.00
•         Staff Instructor with one year’s internship, no charge.

Additionally, for those who would like to attain the professional rating of Instructor, but do not yet have a Divemaster rating, Dive Friends Bonaire offers a Divemaster Internship for $999.00, which can be done prior to the IDC.

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

Dive Friends Bonaire can assist with on-island arrangements, such as accommodations or vehicle rental, for those coming to the island for the IDC/IE.    Those interested in participating in the IDC may visit for additional information, or contact Dive Friends Bonaire directly by email at for pricing and eligibility requirements.

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, visit their web site at, or e-mail:


Leave a Comment