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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

    files/06 Bootcamp/IDC/Bali.jpgPADI 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).

    Thijs Degenhart

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    Thijs came to Dive2gether for the first time in 2017 with his family. He worked his way up from Open Water to Advanced Open Water within ths holiday period and was hooked on the diving virus. He returned in 2018 to start a bootcamp up until Master Scuba Diver. Finally, when he was old enough in 2019, he became a PADI Divemaster and a PADI Instructor the same year!

    In 2020 and 2021, Thijs continued impressing us with his motivation and passion for diving, and because of his development and natural management skills, he was welcomed into Junior Management in 2022. This same year he did his IDC Staff Instructor course and actively assists in courses and is involved in crew training.

    Thijs is known to have a great sense of humor and having a lot of patience. He will ensure diver safety and still keep the fun!

    Kilian Mayer

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    Kilian came diving with us in 2016 for the first time for some fun diving. Already an open water diver, he experienced Dive2gether and our safety standards. He knew he wanted to develop himself and enrolled in our Bootcamp program. In 2017 he completed the Advanced open water diver up until Master scuba diver.

    In 2018 Kilian completed his first professional education and became a PADI Divemaster to work during the season and gain experience & at the end of 2018 he became a PADI Instructor.
    The following season Kilian worked as a PADI Instructor and decided to study at university.

    In 2023 after completing his studies, Kilian rejoined the team and completed the IDC staff instructor course and will complete his first year of participation in Crew training!

    Kilian is known for keeping the team together & making sure we all have a good time, he is very patient and helpful!

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 22.10.2024 until the 1.11.2024 with the Instructor Examination taking place on 02.11.2024 & 03.11.2024
Registration period until the 01.09. to be ensured a spot in a course in your preferred language