Your Divemaster training will be conducted by not just a regular PADI Instructor, but by a PADI IDC Staff Instructor. Your PADI IDC will be run by our Platinum PADI Course Directors, and we guarantee you will not be in a group size of more than 6:1. This ratio allows us to provide dedicated personal instruction and share our teaching experience and knowledge with you – plus have fun!
The fact that over 80% of our Instructor candidates chose us through word of mouth recommendation, not advertising or marketing, is a recognition of the quality, professionalism, knowledge, expertise, and fun that our Instructor Development team puts into every Instructor Development Course. We ensure that in addition to professionalism, safety, and high standards, all the Instructors we’ve trained leave UDC having had a rewarding, exciting, educational and fun experience with an open door to returning in the future. All our current dive professionals who work at Utila Dive Centre have come through either our Divemaster or Instructor training programs, and the majority of dive professionals working in the Bay Islands (including several other PADI Course Directors) have also been trained by our team.
Our success at training PADI dive professionals and the quality and curriculum of our Divemaster and Instructor programs is often imitated by other facilities in the region, but there is no substitute for experience and we acknowledge that imitation from other dive centers is merely a form of flattery! Our philosophies and the thoroughness of the training and options you have with the Utila Dive Centre, whether you are training to be a PADI Divemaster or Instructor, is unmatched in the Caribbean or Central America. We have been recognised and awarded by PADI as a premier training facility worldwide.