New IDC Dates For 2017 at Buddy Dive Bonaire

Go Pro with Buddy Dive; Often copied, never equaled!

Bonaire, Dutch Caribbean (January 13, 2017) – Everyone has a dream, right? For those with a passion in scuba diving and dreaming of a career in the dive industry, Buddy Dive Academy is the place to be. In 2017 Buddy Dive Academy offers the opportunity to follow the Instructor Development Course (IDC) on both Bonaire and Dominica. The two present perfect spots in the Caribbean to become a PADI instructor.

Only PADI CDC in the Southern Caribbean
Whether the student chooses to become a PADI professional on Bonaire, shore diving capital of the world, or on the nature island of Dominica, they are sure to join one of the best PADI professional dive training facilities worldwide. Buddy Dive Academy is proud to be the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the southern Caribbean. “Our students dream of teaching new divers becomes reality with us”, says Pepe Mastropaolo, PADI Course Director at Buddy Dive Academy. “We train our candidates to the highest level of standards and guarantee a 100% passing rate in the PADI Instructor Examination (IE).”

High level of professionalism

Mastropaolo will fly into Dominica to guide the candidates during their course, to guarantee the high level of professionalism everyone is used to have in Bonaire. “We would like to give the residents of Dominica and surrounding islands the opportunity to become a PADI instructor”, he explains. “As CDC we also give them a hand in the search of a job placement in Bonaire, Dominica or other surrounding islands in the Caribbean.” The on-site accommodation on both Bonaire and Dominica is very convenient for the candidates; easy access to the dive operation, pool and ocean and at the same time they can experience the atmosphere of a dive operation, their possible future work environment!

Dates Instructor Development Course 2017


February 7 – 19, 201
April 29 – May 10, 2017
August 12 – August 23, 2017
November 24 – December 6, 2017

Dominica (minimum of 6 participants)
June 16 – 27, 2017

About Buddy Dive Academy
Go Pro with Buddy Dive; Often copied, never equaled!
Buddy Dive Academy is built on the foundations of Buddy Dive Resort, which has been teaching and taking care of divers for over 30 years.  Buddy Dive Academy is proud to be the only PADI Career Development Center (CDC) in the southern Caribbean and winner of numerous awards as the premier PADI diving facility in the Caribbean.
Our solid experience, high standards and 100% passing rate results in PADI Instructors who are  ready to teach and interact in the diving industry with a high level of professionalism, directly after the Instructor Development Course. All these facts combined will exponentially increase  the candidates’  employability in the diving industry.

More information about the Buddy Dive Academy IDC programs:

About Buddy Dive Resort
Buddy Dive Resort, Bonaire’s leading dive hotel is known for its personable staff, spacious accommodations and a dive operation that has something for every diver. Today, the resort is complete with eleven modern buildings housing spacious one, two and three bedroom apartments, a full service dive center, activity desk, two swimming pools, two restaurants, pool bar, vehicle rentals and the famous drive thru air and Nitrox fill station. Built with active people in mind, Buddy Dive Resort knows exactly what is needed to make guests comfortable both during their busy day of diving and exploring. Buddy Dive Resort was recognized as one of the World’s Best Dive Resorts & Operations in Scuba Diving magazine’s 2015 Reader’s Choice Awards: Top 100 Gold List.

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About Gene Muchanski

Executive Director at Dive Industry Association. Board Member at Dive Industry Foundation. Marketing Consultant to the Diving Industry. I have been a certified Scuba Diver since I was 15 years old and have been a passionate waterman for as long as I can remember.
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