Become a PADI Instructor with us


Becoming a PADI Instructor is a life changing decision, you are about to embark on working in one of the best jobs in the world. We currently offer PADI IDC courses in the UK, Gozo, Malta, Tenerife, Spain and Gran Canaria throughout the year.  People often say PADI Dive Instructors are ‘living the dream’ and the reality is you really can with us.  However competition is fierce, there are lots of Instructors out there all looking for the best jobs, so getting the best training is crucial.

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The best training and support


When you do your Instructor Development Course with us you get more than just a course.  From the first time you contact us we give you support, advice and training that puts you in the best possible position to start your career as a PADI Instructor.  During your course we are with you 100% of the time, solely focused on your IDC and making sure you get the very best training.

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PADI eLearning included in every IDC with us


We include the eLearning module free of charge as part of every IDC we teach. Why? Well, it gives you more time in the water training to become a PADI Instructor so you can really perfect your skills.  We don’t want you to just pass your IDC, we want you pass at the highest level.  When you register for an IDC with us we will send you all the details to log an and start your training straight away.

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Two PADI Course Directors


Let’s face it, it’s a big decision to become a PADI Instructor and you want the best training…with us you will get it.  Not only from one PADI Course Director but two.  Yes, you will have access to two PADI Course Directors and we’ll support you every way we can from preparation for the course, during the course and after the course helping you to find the job of your dreams.  Some of our IDC’s are even staffed by both of us, check out the details of our various locations we teach.

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Customer Quotes

  • 5 star review  I did my IDC with David and Colin in Bubbles dive center in November 2017! All course was top level of training, i learn a lot from David and Colin. Have no words to thank them for the training they provide and effort they put in teaching new instructor candidates! They dont teach you how to pass, they teach you how to get straight 5's! It was realy nice experience with lot of fun! Thanks a lot and hope to see you again above or underwater!!! Happy Bubbles!!!!

    Vladimir Gvozdenovic Avatar Vladimir Gvozdenovic
    November 12, 2017

    5 star review  I did my Divemaster with Dave. I not just learned a lot, I also had a awesome time and got so much Dive experience. Everyone from the Bubbles Instructor also helps me lots on my way to the Divemaster. Thx everyone thx u Dave for this amazing 3 Month Internship. See u next year! Can't wait to go to the Imperial Eagle

    Jennifer Muenze Avatar Jennifer Muenze
    September 13, 2017

    5 star review  I completed my IDC with David Hayler-Montague and Colin Scowcroft just recently and the first thing I'd like to say is a massive THANK YOU!!!. The incredibly high standard that they teach to ensured that I was more than prepared for the IE at the end of the week. Throughout the whole IDC and IE the support that I received from both Dave and Colin was above and beyond anything I ever could have expected. Words cannot express how invaluable the experience has been and with the help of Dave and Colin's invaluable experience and knowledge I now feel ready to competently go out into the world as a PADI instructor. Cannot recommend highly enough. Thank you for everything...

    Constantinos Dino Antoniou Avatar Constantinos Dino Antoniou
    September 13, 2017
  • 5 star review  Great guy, helped me sort out my enrollment forms after I left them on a different island!

    Nick Middleton-Wright Avatar Nick Middleton-Wright
    March 11, 2017

    5 star review  I did my IDC with David Hayler-Montague and Colin Scowcroft at Bubbles CDC, last November, and I literally have nothing bad to say! From beginning to end, everything was amazing. David and Colin helped, guided and taught me (and of course the other students) through the full IDC and the exams. As they said during the preparation week, they dedicated themselves completely to us. You can pass with a 3, but why not go for that perfect 5, is what they said, be confident with what you are doing.The first week was a preparation week, so simply get to the level you need to have before the course starts. I am so happy I did that week! David really helped me a lot, because I got to practice skills I was not very sure about and learn things I had never done before. So if you are in doubt, definitely do this, it is the best kind of preparation you can get! The second week, the IDC, the real work started. David and Colin really gave us the time to develop, become confident, while challenging us to bring out the best. In the end I had so much fun while learning everything. David and Colin are not only course directors, they are coaches and friends, and I can highly recommend them! Thank you both so much for everything!

    Lisa de Jong Avatar Lisa de Jong
    December 16, 2016

    5 star review  I did my Instructor Development Course at Bubbles Dive Centre with course directors David Hayler-Montague and Colin Scowcroft in November 2016. Dave and Colin became my coaches, mentors and good friends while doing the course. We all had plenty of time to develop at our own pace and have fun at the same time. Dave and Colin didn't want us to just pass the examination, they wanted us to feel confident and happy about what we were doing. And it is in their highest interest that the IDC candidates master everything that is necessary to pass the Instructor Examination with great scores. The very high level of training made the actual Instructor Examination a fun and easy experience. And that is why I cannot recommend these two guys highly enough. Thank you for making my dream come true!

    Eva Sølager Mattesen Avatar Eva Sølager Mattesen
    November 16, 2016
  • 5 star review  Thanks for such an amazing 12 days of an IDC and IE. David and Colin were always teaching to the highest standards and prepare me so when that IE came around I felt confident and managed to even enjoy it 🙂 Thanks to both of you. I will be recommending you to anyone planning to do an IDC

    Kim Young Avatar Kim Young
    September 13, 2016

    5 star review  Thank you so much for such a great IDC! Colin and Dave make sure you are of highest standard over the course which makes you so prepared for the IE! Definitely recommend, had so much fun ���

    Hannah Burlison Avatar Hannah Burlison
    September 13, 2016

    5 star review  Thanks for a fab 12 days, and for answering endless questions! David and Colin had us all more than prepared for the IE which made it much more enjoyable! Thanks again!

    Louise Bain Avatar Louise Bain
    September 13, 2016
  • 5 star review  David and Colin are skillful , proficient and engaging teachers . They bring out the best in you ....then demand more ! Thank you for all your patience , I have huge respect for you both and feel I have been taught by the best .

    Karole Lang Avatar Karole Lang
    September 13, 2016

    5 star review  I completed my IDC with David and Colin at Bubbles Dive Centre (Gozo) in May 2016 - it was one of the hardest and simultaneously most rewarding experiences of my life.David and Colin are both inspirational trainers, they push you hard and as a result you will achieve more than you ever imagined.David is always enthusiastic and thoroughly professional, with a great sense of humour. He truly is a great role model for all inspiring Instructors.If you're wondering whether to choose David as your Course Director for the IDC - the simple answer is Yes!

    Bex Doran Avatar Bex Doran
    June 22, 2016

    5 star review  Just before the IDC was about to start I realized that I had forgotten something to bring with me to Gozo. So I asked David (half serious): Would now be a good time to freak out about it? He said: No, you don't need to freak out, about nothing. There is always a way to work it out. Well, that was exactly how it was. There was always a way to sort things out, there was never a question that couldn't be asked or an answer that wasn't given. Thanks to his training we all passed with flying colors. David puts a lot of passion and effort not only in his dive center but also in the instructor training. Having him there with us as moral support and looking after us during the IE meant a lot to us. It was quite touching seeing him pacing up and down the parking lot while we gave our final debriefs. And seeing his beaming face when one after the other got the so longed for handshake by the examiner was brilliant. I can only highly recommend the instructor development course run by David in Gozo.

    Claudia Birkenbach Avatar Claudia Birkenbach
    May 8, 2016
  • 5 star review  Such a great course director had a lot of fun. Thanks a lot 🙂

    James Phipps Avatar James Phipps
    March 15, 2016

    5 star review  Couldn't have asked for a better Course Director for my IDC! Not only did David prepare me in a very patient and enthusiastic manner, he genuinely cared about getting the high results that I achieved at the IE. He taught the course in a very structured and safe way, and he was always open to any and all questions. David doesn't just want you to pass - he wants you to achieve the highest possible results and prepares you in that way. I learnt many invaluable lessons from David and am very happy to have done my IDC with him when I did. Thanks for everything! Very highly recommended!

    Oliver Sodemann Avatar Oliver Sodemann
    March 15, 2016

    5 star review  I did my Rescue, Divemaster, Wreck, Cavern, Deep and Instructor Course with Dave and couldn't recommend a better teacher. He is very patient, safety oriented and takes the time to make sure you are comfortable with every part of the course. I would definitely recommend doing your Divemaster and Instructor Course with Dave. Had an amazing summer and learned tonnes 🙂

    Charly Naylor Avatar Charly Naylor
    October 1, 2015
  • 5 star review  Fantastic IDC in Gozo. Great natural educator and very patient. I would say the 100% pass rate for the first Gozo IDC/IE speaks for itself. Thanks for everything Dave.

    Tom Pinson Avatar Tom Pinson
    September 26, 2015

    5 star review  Fantastic instructor. Always patient and willing to ensure that the correct amount of care and attention is taken and allows as much time as is necessary to create confidence within a person. Understands that everyone is different and takes this into account with his teaching styles. Highly recommend.

    Gary Hayler Avatar Gary Hayler
    September 19, 2015

    5 star review  AMAZING COURSE DIRECTOR! 🙂 Friendly & Fun!

    Hayley Jo Avatar Hayley Jo
    September 4, 2015
  • 5 star review  I obviously have a gut for awesome people owning amazing dive shops! Miss you, guys!

    Kameliya Dímítrova Avatar Kameliya Dímítrova
    September 4, 2015

Complete your IDC with two of the diving industry’s best PADI Course Directors

Going Pro with us will give you the highest standards in SCUBA Instructor training.  Our Instructor Development Courses are the best and we’ll provide you with a flexible training programme that suits you.  People learn in different ways and so we adapt to make sure you always feel comfortable and learn in the best way you can.  Our reputation is brilliant because we teach PADI Instructors to be the best.  But don’t just take our word for it, take a look at what our IDC candidates have to say about us.

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Pro SCUBA training to suit you

A location to suit you

We work with many brilliant dive centres in great locations throughout the world, check out the current dive centres we work with and choose your destination of choice.

Two PADI Course Directors

Two experienced and successful PADI Course Directors who share a passion to train you and develop your skills to become a sought after SCUBA Instructor in the industry who will be with you 100% of the way.

Our promise to you

We promise to work with you until you providing training, mentoring, job search, CV writing, counselling to make you you achieve your dream of becoming a PADI Instructor.

Every course you need

We offer all PADI professional courses right through to Master Instructor including PADI Tec Instructor courses.