IDC in Tobago
Tobago, with its southern location outside the hurricane belt and varied diving attractions, keeps coming up on the diving radar.
Sportif Dive is offering instructor development courses there, to get you from PADI Dive Master to Open Water Scuba Instructor in two weeks.
Candidates staying at the recently refurbished 4* Blue Waters Inn on the west coast are promised a new dive centre with air-conditioned classroom onsite, two new dive-boats and more than 25 dive-sites ”on your doorstep”, offering a wide range of conditions.
You’ll have to hurry for the next one, with flights leaving Gatwick on 9 July and the course running from 10 July up to the instructor exam by 22 July, but there will be more. Including flights and transfers,
14 nights’ B&B accommodation, PADI Instructor Development Course and EFR (Emergency First Response) Instructor course, the price is £1995pp, with course materials, registration and exam fees payable locally.

No distractions
If you prefer to avoid the distractions of overseas climes while working on an Instructor qualification, PADI 5* IDC facility 4th Element offers two-day Instructor Development Courses for £350 excluding materials – coming up this year in Whittlesey, Pontefract and Rugby (we’re sure those places have their own distractions, of course). ”We offer the full range of instructor courses, two classrooms, ideal facilities and a friendly atmosphere,” says the centre.