Where we train - Abroad
Our IDCs outside the UK are conducted all over the world in Egypt, the Caribbean, the Philippines and many more besides. We work hard to forge close relationships with the dive centres that we work with to be able to provide you with a stress free and fun experience.
Spain - Benalmadena
Completing your professional training in Spain is an ideal location as it's just a short flight away from the UK.
The dive sites that we'll use are spectacular and often surprising and with top class facilities and an amazing team at the host centre, you will be well looked after in the perfect environment to further your professional training.
We conduct our training with Into the Blue dive centre who are a friendly and knowledgeable team of divers running the biggest centre in the region.
Egypt - El Quseir
Taking your IDC in the idyllic surroundings of the Red Sea is both immersive and stress free at the unique resort of Roots, in El Quseir.
Everything you could possibly need is on your doorstep including a beautiful house reef, great swimming pool for training and an air conditioned classroom. Added to that we are fortunate to be able to offer soft all inclusive packages (with unlimited ice cream!) with various accommodation options. All you will need to do is book your own direct flights into Hurghada.
Egypt - Sharm el Sheikh
Doing your IDC in Sharm is one of the best and worst places to complete your IDC. The year-round sunshine and family atmosphere at the dive centre makes everyone that walks through their doors feel at home. However, having to focus and complete your in-water training whilst you have such a vast array of marine life swimming by can be terribly distracting, especially when a turtle comes to say hello!
The IDCs at Elite always have a day scheduled off for fun diving so everyone can enjoy the stunning sites that the Red Sea has to offer and remind ourselves why we want to share our passion.
The IE will always follow directly after the IDC so everything that you learn is completely fresh in your mind to help you succeed and walk away as a PADI Instructor.
Philippines - Bohol
IDCs in the Philippines are conducted in a stunning resort on Bohol and, being a resort, we are able to offer on site accommodation as part of all our packages.
All of the courses also have the added benefit of offering unlimited shore diving so once all the studying and workshops have been completed each day, you are free to explore the abundant marine life of the surrounding oceans.
The IE will always be held on the same island to make any logistics as pain free as possible.
To find out more about Magic Oceans Resort and their amazing facilities, visit their website here
Caribbean - Carriacou
The idyllic and unspoilt island of Carriacou is a great place to complete your PADI Pro training and the surrounding waters boast some of the best diving in the world.
The island may be small but it has an abundance of character and everything that you need is situated within walking distance of the well equipped dive centre including local tortoises, iguanas and loads of other local wildlife!
The IE will always follow the IDC and will use all the same sites and facilities where your training was conducted to help you feel fully relaxed. Just beware of the rum punch at the after party!