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Dive Friends Bonaire Schedules PADI IDC Program

Dive Friends Bonaire will be conducting an Instructor Development Course (IDC) beginning November 22nd and continuing through November 30th, 2010. The Instructor Exam conducted by PADI will immediately follow on December 1st and 2nd.

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 (November 24th, 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), $1,115.00
•         E-Learning IDC, $999.00
•         Emergency First Response Instructor, $250.00
•         Staff Instructor, $599.00 (five specialties)

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

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 $799.00, 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, including special IDC rates for 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 for pricing and eligibility requirements and discounted rates for accommodations.

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:

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