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November 24th 2021

PADI Instructor Programs on Curacao

The Instructor Development Course (IDC) will prepare you to become an Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) through real-life training scenarios, comprehensive theoretical education, and hands mentoring every step of the way.
Experience what it’s like to live as an instructor with a prime beach-front location as your classroom. Develop your skills to master level to prepare yourself not only for the Instructor Evaluation (IE) but, more importantly, for your future career.
All theory can be completed in your own language plus FREE bonus material preparation available. The IDC Course can be taught in 2 different languages: English & Dutch.

You can find all our PADI dive instructor courses below.

Our Instructor Courses

Instructor Calendar

EFR Instructor Course

PADI Instructor Course

Instructor Packages

What people say about us

star rating  What a great time diving with Thor at THE DIVESHOP. Wife and I visited Curacao many times while cruising. Thor picked us up from the cruise ship right on time.... read more

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January 1, 2023

star rating  Loved everything about our diving experience with The Diveshop Curaçao Excellent guidance for our teens taking their open water course. Professional, relaxed, safety first and above all fun. Highly recommended!... read more

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November 1, 2022

star rating  I dove with various instructors at the diveshop through my time in curaçao and did several courses, mainly with Thor and Pleunie, but I also had the chance to dive... read more

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October 26, 2022

Instructor Calendar 2021


May 30th '21

May 30th '21


June 17th '21

June 26th '21

Instructor Exam

June 27th '21

June 28th '21

PADI IDC Postponed

September 10th '21

September 19th '21

Instructor Exam Postponed

September 20th '21

September 21st '21


November 24th '21

December 4th '21

Instructor Exam

December 5th '21

December 6th '21

EFR-Instructor Course

Do you want to become an EFR Instructor or…
Are you an EFR Instructor and would love to refresh your EFR skills?

During the program we cover an EFRI Orientation, presentations, practical role-playing skills, scenarios and assessments. After the morning session we have a well deserved lunch break. In the afternoon you will complete the mandatory exams.
Our motto is: “feel more comfortable, gain more control and be confident… teach with a smile! If you have fun, your students will have fun too.

$299 incl. tax
Duration: 1 day
Including PADI Fees

PADI Instructor Course (IDC)

By now you probably decided that you would like to become a PADI professional. GREAT decision, because there are some fantastic times waiting for you. The program that we offer is not only a professional education, but at the same time you will enjoy the beautiful weather of Curacao, sandy beaches and crystal clear waters. On top of that it’s an adventure you are going to start living abroad for a couple of weeks or maybe even months and making friends for the rest of your life. After you followed and successfully completed our program you have the opportunity to work all over the world. Every where you have been dreaming off. It’s all going to be possible for you very very…soon!

Minimum requirement is minimum 18 years old, 100 logged dives, Divemaster certification, completed the EFR certification within 24 months and medical clearance signed by a physician within the last 12 months.


Incl. 14 nights accommodation
Duration: 12 Days
Including Crew-Pack
Including PADI Fees

PADI Instructor Exam

Join the 2 day PADI Instructor Exam after you have successfully completed the PADI IDC. The Instructor Exam will take place right after the IDC and will be organized by PADI Staff. During the Instructor Exam, PADI Staff will evaluate your knowledge, dive skills and overall professionalism. After the Instructor Exam your application will be officially processed by PADI HQ and you will receive a notification that you’re in active teaching status.

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*PADI IDC is including rental BCD, regulator & computer.

Candidates must bring their own mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit/rashguard.

Instructor Packages

I am an Open Water Diver

7 Weeks

$ 5299.00

I am an Advanced Diver

7 Weeks

$ 5099.00

I am a Rescue Diver

6 Weeks

$ 4449.00

Including Accommodation
Unlimited Diving
Including Rental Equipment
Including PADI Manuals
Including PADI Fees
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*IDC Packages are including rental BCD, regulator & computer.

Candidates must bring their own mask, snorkel, fins & wetsuit/rashguard.

padi 5 star instructor development center

Official PADI 5-star Instructor Development Dive Center

We are an official PADI Five Star Dive Center. PADI Five Star Dive Centers are progressive dive shops that provide a full range of PADI scuba diving education programs, equipment selection and experience opportunities, while encouraging aquatic environmental responsibility.

Read more about PADI 5-star Dive Centers