We are sure that you have many questions before starting your training with Pro Dive. We have summed up the most frequent ones for you.
A PADI Instructor Development Center has a PADI Course Director on staff and offers instructor-level training. A Career Development Center (CDC) is a dive center with more extensive and/or more frequent professional training opportunities.
The PADI 5-Star Career Development Center (CDC) classification is awarded to PADI 5-Star IDC centers that conduct additional instructor-level training and meet requirements for assisting dive leaders in reaching their educational and professional goals, like Pro Dive.
PADI 5-Star CDC’s offer career-oriented training to prepare dive professionals for employment in the dive industry as well as offering job placement assistance for program graduates. PADI 5-Star CDC’s are committed to training dive leaders and conducting career development programs.
Our training facilities are in different locations in and around Playa del Carmen. Depending on the objectives and to get the best practical experience, we will conduct your training at
Most of your IDC training will take place in Pro Dive’s own, dedicated IDC-classroom in Playacar, a short walk away from Playa’s famous 5th Avenue and the Cozumel ferry pier. From here you have easy access to our PADI Five Star Dive Center at the Royal Hideaway, fully equipped dive boats, as well as to the deep and shallow swimming pools for confined water skills practice.
A short drive north of Playa del Carmen.
We may add some fun dives at one of the world’s top diving destinations.
Everyone has their own preferences, tastes and budgets when it comes to accommodation. For this reason and as there are meanwhile unlimited options, we leave this choice entirely to you and neither include nor offer any accommodation with our courses.
Every professional training or career change starts with an initial investment, but the return on investment in this industry is very fast. The diving industry will not make you rich, but it’s a lifestyle with a decent income that can take you to many tropical and culturally diverse places around the world.
The moment you receive a job opportunity your return on investments starts, and with an average start salary of us$1,000, this is earned back within a couple of months!
Bear in mind that when you pass the PADI IE, many others in the area also pass their PADI IE, and they are all looking for jobs! This is why it is important to choose the proper training facility, as many « say » they offer job assistance, but few really do!
After every PADI IE our human resources department is usually overwhelmed with new applications. However, being a PADI Career Development Center, we prefer to train our own staff and also hire the right people from our own academy.
So invest clever, as almost 80% of our candidates in the past years went on to gain employment as instructors, many of them with Pro Dive International at one of their 14 dive centers in Mexico – True job opportunities!
At Pro Dive International, we offer an extended IDC (including our free IDC Prep) with plenty of time for private counseling and personal attention. We offer the most complete IDC in Mexico, which is the reason we want to take our time for it.
The GoPro team at Pro Dive International does not see their job as just preparing you to pass the PADI IE. That is the easy part. Their job is to create great professionals who will stand out from the crowd, and who will go on to succeed in their professional diving career. Being an instructor is a fabulous opportunity, but also brings major responsibilities, as you will be leading dive groups, be responsible for their safety, and will be seen as a role model for other divers.
During your IDC training, you will be prepared to work, and we will get the opportunity to know you better, and recognize your talents and skills, as we are always looking for quality staff for our centers.
For any other questions, please feel free and contact our Course Director and his team!
+52 984 806-4797