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Bocas Water Sports is pleased to announce that our next IDC will begin on February 18, 2012 at our facilities here in lovely Bocas del Toro, Panama. Bocas Water Sports has been in business since 1990 providing divers excellent instruction at a fair price. The IDC will be conducted by PADI Course Directors Michel Lavoie and Eddie Ibarra. We feel that we make an excellent combination and our dedication to quality instruction is evident in the level of expertise that our students possess upon completion of their courses. We strongly believe that we have top-notch instructors which translate into top-notch graduates. We ascribe to the belief that you get out what you put in and we always strive to do our best to provide the best instruction we possibly can. The price for the IDC is $1,200 USD and assumes that the candidate is a certified PADI Divemaster or equivalent and meets all prerequisites needed to begin the IDC and the EFR Instructor courses. Course materials and PADI fees are not included.


The IDC is composed of two parts. The first part leads to the Assistant Instructor rating. The second part leads to the PADI Open Water Scuba Instructor (OWSI) rating the most prestigious and most universal Open Water Scuba Instructor rating. Before and after the IDC, several Instructor Specialties will be offered to IDC candidates and registered OWSIs or above. You may want to progress to MSDT or IDCS or even Course Director, join us to further your instruction, improve your skills, contribute to the formation of better candidates and, most of all, have fun, lots of fun.


IDC candidates need to be:

  • PADI Divemasters or leadership level with another diver training organization including:
  • 18 years old
  • 100 logged dives with documented experience in night diving, deep diving and underwater navigation
  • If not a PADI Divemaster, successfully complete the PADI Divemaster course dive rescue assessment
  • Certified diver for six months
  • Medical clearance attesting to dive fitness signed by¬† physician within the previous 12 months
  • Emergency First Response Primary and Secondary Care course completion (or qualifying training) within the last 24 months.

Bocas Water Sports is prepared to help any candidate make up any deficiency in the prerequisites. Contact us for information as it pertains to your specific situation.


In order to reserve a spot in the upcoming class, please contact us directly at GoPro@bocaswatersports.com or 507-757-9541. Your place in the class is not confirmed until a payment of $1,000 has been received and an agreement has been executed.


Contact us at Gopro@bocaswatersports.com for additional information on our next IDC.




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