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Top facilities combined with experienced trainers mean a high quality course! 


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PADI Instructor Development Course in Greece – IDC

If you love the underwater world, love talking to people, love sharing your passion for diving and want to change your life style and make your hobby your job then the PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) is the course that is going to change your life forever. As a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor you are given the chance to infect people with your passion for diving in Europe and all around the world. You have the opportunity to introduce people to the beautiful blue world that you love and care for so much.

Our personalized PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC) will exceed all your expectations!

You can expect

  • Two life and career changing weeks with individual curriculum in your language
  • Training as a PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor, PADI Specialty Instructor and EFR Instructor
  • Multimedia classrooms both indoors and outdoors
  • On site central accommodation directly behind the diving school (included in the price) 
  • Perfect confined open water and open water dive sites 
  • Support from the IDC Staff instructors in your preparation for the Instructor Development Course
  • Unlimited air and weights 

What to expect from your IDC

At Dive2gether Crete our personal IDC package is just what you are looking for. Based on the south coast of Crete, Greece we have the ideal location and training facilities to offer a top-quality IDC. The combination of flat crystal-clear Mediterranean water, perfectly sized swimming pool behind the diving school and large onsite classrooms enable you to be taught to the highest possible standard.

Our Course Director and EFR Instructor Trainer, Balazs Doczy and his team of personally trained IDC Staff Instructors will provide you with an Instructor Development Course and Emergency First Responder (EFR) Instructor Course in your preferred language of either English, Dutch, German or Hungarian which will set you up for a fantastic career in diving.
Not only will you be receiving the benefit of a brilliant IDC but included in your package you will also receive 

  • 2 Specialty Instructor ratings
  • the EFR Instructor Course
  • free tuition in your language from our Staff Instructors before you arrive at Dive2gether Crete

We are very much looking forward to welcoming you to our diving school here in Plakias on the south coast of Crete, Greece. In order to sign up for our Instructor Development Course in September please contact us via email and we will be able to provide you will plenty more information. 


    Balazs Doczy

    Balazs Doczy, PADI Course Director and EFR Instructor Trainer
    PADI Course Director, EFR Instructor Trainer

    Balazs (alias Bali) started his career as a journalist and translator in Hungary. Then, in 2003, he started his diving career in Egypt and since then he has worked as a PADI instructor all around the world and taught people how to dive in Indonesia, Mexico, Honduras, Croatia, Cyprus and Hungary.

    Since 2008 he has been involved in PADI IDCs and is one of the few PADI Instructors who have attended the PADI Course Director Training Course twice. First as a PADI Course Director and second as a translator. For several years now, he is also working as a translator for PADI for English to Hungarian and is the author of an English-Hungarian diving dictionary.

    Bali has held the IDC at Dive2gether in Plakias on the south coast of Crete, Greece since 2016. In that time all his PADI Instructor candidates have passed the PADI IE (Instructor Examination).

    Thomas Laudy

    PADI IDC Staff InstructorThomas Laudy in a blue Dive2gether shirt, PADI IDC Staff Instructor

    Thomas (Tom) started diving with Dive2gether in Plakias on the south coast of Crete, Greece when he was 12 years old. As his family and him have fallen in love with Plakias and Crete they have been coming on annual holidays since 2007.

    Tom used these holidays to climb his way up the PADI ladder until 2012 when he became a PADI Divemaster and started to work at Dive2gether in Crete.

    After 2 years and by then a PADI Instructor he decided to work as a sports teacher in England, his home country. Since 2015 he is back on the south coast of Crete and became a PADI IDC Staff Instructor and ready to help you pass your IDC and become a PADI Instructor yourself.

    Michael Holzknecht

    Michael Holzknecht in a blue Dive2gether shirt, PADI IDC Staff InstructorPADI IDC Staff Instructor

    Michael (Mike) fell in love with diving from the moment he put his head underwater at an early age. As soon as he completed his PADI DSD Mike knew that diving was the career for him and then becoming a PADI Instructor was his goal.

    In 2011 Mike turned 18 and was able to become a PADI Divemaster at Dive2gether, Plakias and has worked in the diving field in Crete, Greece ever since. In 2013 he took the PADI Instructor Development Course and three years later took the step up to qualify as a PADI IDC Staff Instructor both with Dive2gether, Crete.

    Mike has been in the diving industry for some time and loves to share his passion and knowledge with future PADI Instructors.

    Stefan Duijvestijn

    Stefan Duijvestijn in a blue Dive2gether shirt, PADI IDC Staff InstructorPADI IDC Staff Instructor

    Stefan (Stef) started at Dive2gether, Crete when he was 14 with two weeks of work experience and immediately made it his goal to work in Plakias, Greece.

    When he turned 18 he became a PADI Divemaster and within a few years gained plenty of experience developing towards PADI Instructor in 2015. Clearly a natural teacher and mentor he quickly progressed in all aspects of his job and was able to become a PADI IDC Staff Instructor in 2017.

    He is highly motivated and enthusiastic about student diver and professional education and is looking forward to infecting you with is passion.

PADI Instructor Development Course Prerequisites

To sign up for the PADI Instructor Development Course you need to

  • be an active PADI Divemaster (or equivalent)
  • have logged at least 60 dives
  • be a certified diver for at least 6 months
  • have a current medical statement attesting to your diving fitness signed by a physician within the last 12 months 
  • be an Emergency First Responder or equivalent

To continue and participate in the PADI Instructor Exam you must

  • have logged at least 100 dives
  • have completed a PADI IDC successfully
  • have completed an Emergency First Response (EFR) Instructor course successfully 

Minimum age

  • 18 years

If you do not meet some of the above prerequisites but would like to take part in our PADI Instructor Development Course, then contact us and we will try to create a personalised training plan for you.

PADI Instructor Development Course (IDC)

Dates from the 05.10. until the 19.10.2021
Registration period until the 05.09. to be ensured a spot in a course in your preferred language