PADI 5*IDC Dive Center - Instructor Development Center - Best Dive Excursions - 100% Safety Record - Catalina Dives

  • 100% Safety Record
  • 5 star Instructor Development Center
  • More than 20 000 enthusiastic divers
  • Multi-lingual Dive Instructors
  • English, Dutch, German, Spanish, French, Russian
  • Small groups - no crowds
  • Fun & Adventure

The next PADI IDC dates!

2017

EFR. + Course     Instructor Exam
20 Feb-2 Mar.     3-5 March
15 - 25 May     26-28 May
11 - 21 Sept.     22-24 Sept.
4 - 14 Dec.      15-17 Dec.

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PADI Scuba Diving Courses

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Global Dive Academy are teaching people every day that diving is both fun and safe. We offer free introductory lessons to diving at the Resorts pool, morning and afternoon, for all those wishing to experience diving for the first time so you can easily integrate diving into your vacation.

Already a diver? Check out our Dive Master Interships!

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Our Dive Centre in Bavaro offers all PADI Courses. For beginners we offer: Discover Snorkeling, Discover Scuba Diving, PADI Scuba Diver and PADI Open Water Diver. For the more Experienced Divers we offer: PADI Adventure Diver, PADI Advanced Open Water Diver, PADI Rescue Diver and All PADI Specialty Courses (Enriched Air Nitrox, Deep, Wreck, Navigation, Cavern, etc.) up to the highest rating in Recreational Diving: The "Master Scuba Diver" qualification.



Tired of your day to day job? Want to make a change in your life? Would you like to spend your time teaching others the wonders of Scuba diving and get paid to do so? Become a Scuba Diving instructor and travel the world, meeting people from all walks of life with the same passion as you for Diving! Global Dive Academy gives you the opportunity to become an Open Water Scuba Diving Instructor with our Divemaster to Open Water Instructor Internship. Our professional PADI Instructors and PADI Course Directors will help you every step of the way to becoming a professional Scuba Diving Instructor. Check out our Instructor Development Course.

Dive trainingThe introduction courses are taught in one of the swimming pools of our Beach Resort. The Ocean Dive we make in front of our Resort within no more than 5 Minutes Boatride. The theory section of the course is supported by visual mediums and interactive learning which makes it all the more fun and motivating.

It doesn't matter which diving course you have in mind, with Global Dive Academy you will find the most competent and friendly dive centre in the Dominican Republic. Our programs offer a free boat shuttle service for those staying at other hotels in the area. You will be picked up 30 minute prior to when your course will start and you will also be dropped back once you finish.



Global Dive Academy offer the following PADI Courses:

PADI CoursesPrices
BubblemakerUS$ 89
Discover Scuba Diving (DSD)US$ 99
Scuba DiverUS$ 299
Open Water DiverUS$ 449
Open Water Diver via E-LearningUS$ 299
Adventure DiverUS$ 269
Advanced Open Water DiverUS$ 389
Rescue Diver (RD)US$ 449
Nitrox SpecialtyUS$ 199
Emergency First Response (EFR)US$ 129
Referral DiveUS$ 69
ReActivate (former Scuba Review)US$ 99
“NEW” “PADI Sidemount Specialty” 1 Confined Open Water Dive + 3 Open Water DivesUS$ 399
All PADI Specialty Courses on Request
Ask for the Master Scuba Diver Challenge
PADI Divemaster & PADI GoPro Internships
* Please see below for Dive Master Courses
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Dive Master Courses

The Global Dive Academy Divemaster Program-Independent learning through PADI eLearning

PADI Divemaster Online eLearning gives you:
  • The ability to complete a Significant portion of your Knowledge Development Online, replacing all but one of the Classroom Presentations (Role and Characteristics of a PADI Divemaster). This will be delivered live by one of our PADI IDC Staff Instructors or PADI Course Director.
  • Provides convenient unrestricted 24/7 access to the Online Version of the PADI Divemaster Manual and DVD segments
  • Learning at your own Pace and on your own Schedule and come Fully prepared to your PADI Divemaster Course at Global Dive Academy where “DIVING & STUDYING” is “SERIOUS FUN”.

The PADI Divemaster Online eLearning Fee of $232 is paid directly to PADI. When you Sign Up with Global Dive Academy we will Discount you the $232.

To purchase the IDC Online Independent Study, follow these steps:
  • Click on the “eLearning Button” below.
  • Select “Language” and choose “Purchase an Online Course-eLearning”.
  • Select by “Course Details” the “Divemaster” and then “BUY NOW”
  • Fill out Credit Card information.
  • Begin the PADI DIVEMASTER Course Online with Global Dive Academy.
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Open Water Diver to Dive Master Internship

If you don't have your PADI Scuba Diving Certification yet, but wish to make your first step in Professional Scuba Diving in the Dominican Republic, this PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program is made for you. In this PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program you start from Basic PADI Scuba Diving Skills and Knowledge and Develop them to the Professional PADI Level. It's an Exciting and Intensive 8-Weeks PADI Divemaster Career Internship Training Course that will prepare you for a Successful PADI Scuba Diving Career in the Dominican Republic or all over the World.

This includes the 60 required Logged Scuba Dives necessary for the PADI Divemaster Certification.

What's included?

Dive canons
  • Open Water Diver course
  • Advanced Open Water Diver course
  • EFR primary care
  • EFR secondary Care
  • EFR Care for Children
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Divemaster course and DSD Leadership Internship
  • Unlimited boat diving*
  • Multiple dive excursions, Catalina and Bayahibe
  • Get your Career Internship Training in 2 Environments, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
  • Airport transfers
  • Internship t-shirt and cap
  • Wifi in Diveshop
  • 7% Sales Commission
  • Lunch on Excursion days
  • Personal Guidance from our Multilingual PADI IDC Staff Instructors and PADI Course Director
  • *in coordination with your Base Leader.

Diver Requirements

  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • A medical statement confirming you are: "Fit for Scuba Diving".
  • Your own dive equipment, including a dive computer, knife, surface marker and whistle.
  • *Rental equipment available, with option to buy.

Package price NOW US$ 1954 for 8 weeks. Interested in the Optional PADI e-Learning programs, contact us about the Conditions.
* All PADI Materials and PADI Certification Fee: US$ 599

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Advanced Open Water Diver to PADI Divemaster Internship

If you already have your PADI Open Water Certification, then this PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program is for you. This 6-Week PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program will fully prepare you for life as a PADI Divemaster in the Dominican Republic. This All-Inclusive 6-Week PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program is very Popular because of the High Level of Training in a Real life Environment.

As we work with Real Students and Certified Scuba Divers in the Dominican Republic, this is the Perfect Environment for you to learn in Real Life Circumstances. In the Completion of your 6-Week PADI Divemaster Career Internship Program you will get your PADI Divemaster certification, which will allow you to Assist in Teaching PADI Scuba Diving Courses in the Dominican Republic or all over the World. Can there be a Better Place to spend 6 Weeks Learning the Ins and Outs of the Scuba Dive Business????

What's included?

Dive corals
  • Advanced Open Water Diver course
  • EFR primary care
  • EFR secondary Care
  • EFR Care for Children
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Divemaster course and DSD Leadership Internship
  • Unlimited boat diving*
  • Multiple dive excursions, Catalina and Bayahibe
  • Get your Career Internship Training in 2 Environments, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
  • Airport transfers
  • Internship t-shirt and cap
  • Wifi in Diveshop
  • 7% Sales Commission
  • Lunch on Excursion days
  • Personal Guidance from our Multilingual PADI IDC Staff Instructors and PADI Course Director
  • *in coordination with your Base Leader.

Diver Requirements

  • PADI Open Water Diver Certification or Equivalent Certification.
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • A medical statement confirming you are: "Fit for Scuba Diving".
  • Your own dive equipment, including a dive computer, knife, surface marker and whistle.
  • *Rental equipment available, with option to buy.

Package price US$ 1499 for 6-7 weeks. Interested in the Optional PADI e-Learning programs, contact us about the Conditions.
* All PADI Materials and PADI Certification Fee: US$ 549.


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Rescue Diver to PADI Divemaster Internship

Would you like to continue your PADI Scuba Diving Education and build up your PADI Scuba Diving Career? We can help you with that here in the Dominican Republic. The Dive Internship from PADI Rescue Diver to PADI Divemaster is aimed at Candidates who already have PADI Open Water and PADI Advanced Open Water Scuba Certifications. Program duration is 4 weeks.


Your training will start with the PADI Rescue Diver Course and the EFR Course. This training program is both Challenging and Rewarding, and the “FUN” part is rising to Challenges and Mastering them. After progressing through your Emergency First Response and your PADI Rescue Diver Course, you enter into the First PADI Professional level, the PADI Divemaster, which will help you to achieve Confidence and Perfection. The PADI Divemaster Certification will allow you to work in PADI Dive centers and Resorts here in the Dominican Republic or all over the World.


What's included?

Dive Bayahibe
  • EFR primary care
  • EFR secondary Care
  • EFR Care for Children
  • Rescue Diver course
  • Divemaster course and DSD Leadership Internship
  • Unlimited boat diving*
  • Multiple dive excursions, Catalina and Bayahibe
  • Get your Career Internship Training in 2 Environments, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea
  • Airport transfers
  • Internship t-shirt and cap
  • Wifi in Diveshop
  • 7% Sales Commission
  • Lunch on Excursion days
  • Personal Guidance from our Multilingual PADI IDC Staff Instructors and PADI Course Director

  • *in coordination with your Base Leader

    Diver Prerequisites:

    • PADI Adventure Diver Certification – must have completed the Underwater Navigation Adventure Dive.
    • Be 18 years of age or older
    • A medical statement confirming you are: "Fit for Scuba Diving".
    • Your own dive equipment, including a dive computer, knife, surface marker and whistle.
    • *Rental equipment available, with option to buy.
    Package price NOW US$ 1279 for 4 weeks Interested in the Optional PADI e-Learning programs, contact us about the Conditions.
    * All PADI Materials and PADI Certification Fee: US$ 489.
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PADI Divemaster and DSD Leader Internship

If you have already your PADI Rescue Diver Certification, this is the Program to make your first step in Professional Scuba Diving. It's an intensive 2 to 3-Week PADI Training Course that will prepare you for a successful PADI Scuba Diving and PADI Discover Scuba Diving Leader Career here in the Dominican Republic or all over the World as a PADI Divemaster. In these 2 to 3 Weeks you'll learn everything that you might need for a Successful PADI Scuba Diving Career.

What's included?

Dive wreck
  • Divemaster course and DSD Leadership Internship
  • Unlimited boat diving*
  • Multiple dive excursions, Catalina and Bayahibe
  • Get your Career Internship Training in 2 Environments, the Atlantic Ocean and the Caribbean Sea.
  • Airport transfers
  • Internship t-shirt and cap
  • Wifi in Diveshop
  • 7% Sales Commission
  • Lunch on Excursion days
  • Personal Guidance from our Multilingual PADI IDC Staff Instructors and PADI Course Director
  • *in coordination with your Base Leader

Diver Prerequisites:

  • Certified as a PADI Advanced Open Water Diver and PADI Rescue Diver
  • Be 18 years of age or older
  • A medical statement confirming you are: "Fit for Scuba Diving".
  • Your own dive equipment, including a dive computer, knife, surface marker and whistle.
  • *Rental equipment available, with option to buy.
Package price: NOW US$ 699 for 2 to 3 weeks Interested in the Optional PADI e-Learning programs, contact us about the Conditions.
* All PADI Materials and PADI Certification Fee: US$ 389.
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The next PADI IDC dates!

2017

EFR. + Course     Instructor Exam
20 Feb-2 Mar.     3-5 March
15 - 25 May     26-28 May
11 - 21 Sept.     22-24 Sept.
4 - 14 Dec.      15-17 Dec.