What is a PADI IDC Centre
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What is a PADI IDC Centre

PADI Dive Centers and Resorts are where scuba divers find diver education, scuba diving equipment and opportunities to go diving. There are PADI dive shops all over the world.

All PADI Dive Centers and Resorts meet minimum requirements for dive services and many have earned higher ratings by offering additional training and services. Use the following descriptions to better understand the different retailer and resort levels.

PADI Dive Resort Vs PADI Dive Centre

PADI Dive Resorts are dive operators who cater more to vacationing scuba divers and snorkelers whilst a PADI Dive Centre offer a greater range of products,  services and PADI courses..


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. These businesses excel in providing quality services to divers, present a professional image and actively promote the benefits of recreational scuba diving, snorkeling, dive travel, and environmental protection. PADI Five Star Dive Centers embrace the PADI System of diver education and offer regular continuing education programs to ensure divers have the opportunity to advance their skills and knowledge. These dive businesses are active in the community and are committed to providing customer satisfaction along with great dive experiences.

We first received this prestigious recognition in 2010.


PADI Five Star Instructor Development Centers (Five Star IDCs) are dive centers that meet all PADI Five Star Dive Center standards, plus offer PADI instructor-level training.

Five Star IDCs have at least one PADI Course Director, and in our case we have the highest level of Course Director, Platinum, on staff and are committed to offering PADI Instructor courses and continuing education opportunities to dive professionals. These businesses excel in using the PADI System of diver education to introduce people to scuba diving, and then provide the continuing education that allows individuals to progress on to the dive professional level. If your goal is to become a PADI Scuba Instructor, you have found the very best in IDC Centres.

As one of the longest established 5 Star IDC Centers and the ONLY one in Teneife with our own resident PADI Course Director, you can trust us to guide you on your adventure to becoming a PADI Pro and also have the networks to offer employment once you have become a PADI Pro.

We have been training PADI Divemaster and Instructors for over 10 years in Tenerife, so you know you will be in safe hands.

PADI Divemaster PADI Instructor Internship Course